Dan Stauffer wins Tassy x 2

ImageYamaha’s Dan Stauffer has won both races of the 2008 Australian Superbike round in Tasmania.


Dan Stauffer Yamaha Clean Sweep at  Symmons Plains

The Yamaha Racing Team has scored its fourth consecutive Superbike round win in the 2008 season at Tasmania’s Symmon’s Plains circuit this weekend following an exceptional clean sweep by Daniel Stauffer.

The R1 pilot re-ignited the manufacturer’s championship chances, with teammate and brother Jamie Stauffer also making inroads in second overall for the round. Jamie backed up to take a win and a further race podium in the Supersport class to maintain his stranglehold on the championship.

The final round of the 2008 Australian Superbike Championship will be held at Eastern Creek Raceway on October 17-19 where YRT will seek to record a trifecta of Superbike and Supersport championship wins.

Yamaha Racing Team Superbike.

ImageThe Yamaha Racing Team’s Daniel Stauffer notched up his third Australian Superbike Championship round win at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains circuit this weekend, capitalising on a positive pre-event test to take the overall spoils. Fastest on the opening day of testing, Stauffer headed into the penultimate round on the calendar quietly confident of the R1’s form in race trim. Pole position eluded the Gold Coaster by less than two-tenths of a second in Saturday’s combined qualifier which saw all 4 championship challengers line up on the front row.

Daniel won the 20-lap opening race by a comfortable 2.815-second margin over championship leader Glenn Allerton and teammate Jamie Stauffer. He won the decider in a similar fashion, this time holding off his brother who rode through to second after edging out Jason O’Halloran. A perfect 50-point haul has significantly improved Daniel’s championship chances ahead of the series final at Eastern Creek.

“Everything came together this weekend – the team and the bike have been fantastic. We’ve done very little but put in fuel and put on tyres, it’s just getting stronger each time we go out there,” said Stauffer. “Tyre life plays a big part in these races and the Dunlops didn’t have a mark on them, it gave me confidence to keep up the fast consistent laps and it’s a great reward to take two wins. I’ve been training very hard with Gally (Stephen Gall) back on the Gold Coast and its definitely helped me in these races.”


Jamie Stauffer consolidated second place in the championship with a pair of race podiums, taking a solid second overall for the round with 38 points. The defending champion from season 2006 and 2007 has moved to within 5 points of leader Allerton, with 51 points still up for grabs.

“It’s a great result to the team, no one was going to catch Daniel this weekend,” said Stauffer. “The competition at the front is very tight, I raced alongside Glenn Allerton for a number of laps, there was even a point where we were going side-by-side through the sweeper. I took a point off Glenn in the championship which could be important at Eastern Creek, we’ll wait and see. I’m hoping we can get up and give Yamaha its third Superbike title in a row.”

Round Results – Australian Superbike Championship, Symmon’s Plains

1. Daniel STAUFFER (NSW), 50
2. Jamie STAUFFER (NSW), 38
3. Glenn ALLERTON (NSW), 37
4. Jason O’HALLORAN (NSW), 34
5. Robert BUGDEN (QLD), 33
6. Zac DAVIES (NSW), 28
7. Chris TROUNSON (VIC), 27
9. Shannon JOHNSON (VIC), 23
10. Trent GIBSON (VIC), 21

Championship Results after 6 of 7 rounds – Australian Superbike Championship

1. Glenn ALLERTON (NSW), 230
2. Jamie STAUFFER (NSW), 225
3. Daniel STAUFFER (NSW), 216
4. Jason O’HALLORAN (NSW), 188
5. Craig COXHELL (VIC), 160
6. Robert BUGDEN (QLD), 138
7. Kevin CURTAIN (NSW), 133
8. Chris TROUNSON (VIC), 131
9. Zac DAVIES (NSW), 130
10. Jon CARTWRIGHT (QLD), 114

Yamaha Racing Team Supersport.

ImageThe Yamaha Racing Team’s Jeremy Crowe endured a tough round of results at the penultimate event on the Australian Supersport Championship calendar at Symmon’s Plains this weekend.

The New South Welshman had a troubled leadup to the Tasmanian outing, spraining his ankle during a crash in practice last week. He secured a start on the second row of the grid for today’s races and was away from the line well in the opening 20 lap stoush, battling well within the top 5 before crashing out on lap 12 along with a number of other riders on a large puddle of water on the track.

Crowe made a good start in the second race and was involved in a see-sawing stoush with rival riders before greeting the chequered flag in ninth after 20 laps. As a result, Crowe drops to sixth in the Supersport standings with a single round remaining. YRT Superbike teammate Jamie Stauffer extended his lead in the championship on his R6, finishing second for the round.


The manufacturer enjoys the luxury of a 27 point lead in the class, equivalent to more than one race ahead of the closest competition. Yamaha privateer Ben Attard enjoyed another exceptional round aboard his R6, finishing second in race 1 and fourth in race 2. He is now fourth in the outright championship.

Round Results – Australian Supersport Championship, Symmon’s Plains

1. Joshua WATERS (VIC), 44
2. Jamie STAUFFER (NSW), 43
3. Wayne MAXWELL (VIC), 37
4. Ben ATTARD (QLD), 37
5. Judd GREEDY (QLD), 32
6. Christan CASELLA (VIC), 30
7. Brett SIMMONDS (TAS), 27
8. Grant HAY (NSW), 27
9. Scott CAMPBELL (TAS), 20
10. Ben BURKE (NSW), 17

Championship Results after 6 of 7 rounds – Australian Supersport Championship

1. Jamie STAUFFER (NSW), 264
2. Joshua WATERS (VIC), 237
3. Wayne MAXWELL (VIC), 201
4. Ben ATTARD (QLD), 185
5. Judd GREEDY (QLD), 179
6. Jeremy CROWE (NSW), 165
7. Grant HAY (NSW), 151
8. Mitchell CARR (NSW), 128
9. Christan CASELLA (VIC), 118
10. Chris QUINN (NSW), 115

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