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Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team taking positives away from Round 4 of ASBK

It was a frustrating round of the Australian Superbike Championship for the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team at Barbagallo Raceway, with both riders Troy Herfoss and Jamie Stauffer showing impressive form, however missing out on the overall podium in Western Australia over the weekend.

Despite some challenges across the three-day event, Herfoss was fast throughout practice and qualifying at Barbagallo, and when racing kicked off, Herfoss holeshoted both races, and then steered his CBR1000RRSP Honda machine to 4th and 5th placed finishes, concluding the round in 5th overall. Stauffer, who got to a slower start at Barbagallo Raceway, took 9th in race one and 8th in race two, handing the team 8th overall.

Herfoss shared that despite the weekend’s challenges, he achieved personal goals at Round 4, and is looking ahead to Morgan Park already.

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“It was a big weekend for us again – it was a bit of a hard weekend. I’ve been competitive over the last two or three years where I’ve been able to go to every track and say ‘We’re could win this weekend’, but I felt as though I had to adjust my goals a bit in WA,” Herfoss shared.

“I approached round four as ‘how close can I get to the leaders?’ Because every session we just seemed to be losing time which is hard to accept. The goal for me was to have a time within three or four tenths of a second a lap of the leaders, and we did that.

“I was fourth in the first race, and not far off the podium, and in race two I didn’t make a mistake – I rode my best but we just weren’t able to quite match the front guys.

“I got the best out of myself on the weekend, and I can honestly say I made very little mistakes, so I’m looking forward to moving on to Morgan Park – they tell us it’s a Honda track!”

Stauffer, who is still recovering from a back injury sustained ahead of Round 2 of the ASBK, shared that with every race, he’s getting more and more confidence back.

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“I felt a lot better on Sunday than what I did on Saturday – I sort of struggled all weekend and I didn’t qualify in the best position,” Stauffer explained.

“Once racing kicked off though, it was the best thing that could have happened to me – I felt a lot better and I think it’s just about getting my confidence up after coming off my injury.

“I’ve had plenty of injuries to deal with across my career but this one has been the most challenging. We know what we need to work on ahead of Morgan Park, so we’ll just focus on the next round and go from there.”

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The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s next outing will be at Round 5 of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli at Morgan Park, August 5-7.

For more information on the ASBK Championship head to www.asbk.com.au.

To keep up to date with all of Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s news, results, and features, like the ‘Team Honda Racing’ Facebook page, follow @teamhondaracing  on Instagram, or head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au.

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Herfoss and Stauffer bound for Barbagallo Raceway

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team are gearing up to start the engines once again at Round 4 of the Australian Superbike Championship, taking place at Barbagallo Raceway this weekend, June 3-5, 2016.

After a seven week break in between rounds, the team will field two fit and healthy riders at round four of the ASBK this weekend, with both Jamie Stauffer and Troy Herfoss looking to perform well on their CBR1000RRSP Honda machines.

Herfoss, who currently sits in 3rd position in the Australian Superbike Championship standings only eight points shy of the lead, shared that after a successful test at Barbagallo he’ll be aiming for the top step this weekend.

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“The team, myself and Jamie have actually been over in Western Australia for over a week, so it’s been nice to let the body adjust to the small time difference and get some practice in on the bike,” he said.

“After our test at Barbagallo we were really happy with where we are at with the Honda – we’ve made some good progress with the bike, and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can do at round four this weekend.

“Sydney Motorsport Park wasn’t a great round for me, but we still have a lot of races ahead of us, and there’s only eight points in the championship. Hopefully we can close the gap this weekend, and put some more championship points on the board.”

Stauffer, who made a successful return to racing at Sydney Motorsport Park after missing Round 2 of the ASBK due to a back injury, says that he’s close to being back at 100 per cent fitness, and is eager to race aboard his Honda CBR1000RRSP this weekend.

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“I’m really looking forward to this weekend, we’ve had some of the best preparation we have had all year heading in to round four,” Stauffer shared.

“With my back injury, I wasn’t expecting too much from myself at Sydney Motorsport Park, but I was still up there, so it definitely gives me a bit of confidence now knowing that I’m close to being back at full fitness.

“We’ve had a great test at Barbagallo last week, and I’m feeling nice and comfortable on the CBR1000RRSP. The track is quite undulating and fast, so we’ve set the bike up for those conditions and we’re all looking forward to getting out there to race.”

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will race at Round 4 of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli this weekend, June 3-5.

For more information on the ASBK Championship head to www.asbk.com.au.

To keep up to date with all of Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team news, results, and features, like the ‘Team Honda Racing’ Facebook page, follow @teamhondaracing  on Instagram, or head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au.