Eazi Grip

Double podium for Eazi-Grip supported DesmoSport Ducati

Round four of the Southern Downs & Queensland Road Racing Series saw Mike Jones and Oli Bayliss take second and third overall in the Formula 1 (Superbike) class after consistent results across all four races over the weekend.

Mike Jones – 2nd Overall
Qualified: 2nd (1:13.654)
Best Lap: 1:13.068
Results: 2-2-1-2

Oli Bayliss – 3rd Overall
Qualified: 4th (1:14.788)
Best Lap: 1:13.655
Results: 6-4-3-3

Team Co-Owner, Troy Bayliss: “With some more competition on track, this weekend was faster than round two, with Mike and Oli both qualifying faster, and setting faster best lap times than when we raced here for round two. For Oli, he was definitely sore from Thursday’s crash but I’m proud of his efforts this weekend, and even though I know Mike isn’t ever happy with second, these club rounds are giving us the chance to find where we need to improve without any championship repercussions. It’s the reason why we’re here this weekend and I know the guys will take every advantage from it.”

Team Co-Owner, Ben Henry: “I’ve got to be honest, I’m disappointed in our overall results this weekend. I just don’t think we matched the potential that we have, and we’re going to have to take this opportunity and use it to ensure we put everything on the table when we get to race the ASBK again. We didn’t get close to the times we’ve set in testing, but we were consistent, and both Mike and Oli were able to position themselves to take advantage of other riders’ mistakes. Despite the way I feel about our result, it was great to be at the track again, and it gives us some more direction as a team that we’ve been missing by not racing. I have to thank the club and the volunteers for another great weekend at the track and a well-run event.”

Mike Jones: “It was great to have another chance to go racing with the team. Although I took a race win, I wanted four of them this weekend, so even though there a lot of positives to take, I’m not content with the results and it motivates me to keep working. We’ve shown in testing that we’re capable of more and so now we have more motivation to push back to the top step when we get to South Australia next month.”

Oli Bayliss: “I’m happy to be on the podium this weekend. With three other ASBK factory-level riders on track, it proved that I can mix it with the lead group. I’m still pretty sore after my crash on the 600 in practice on Thursday, so even though I think I can go faster, I’m still pretty happy to come away with third this weekend.”

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2020 in News

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