Jamie Stauffer makes history at Eastern Creek

Jamie Stauffer makes history at Eastern Creek
NOVEMBER 18 2006

fastest motorcycle lap ever With just minutes remaining in the final session of the final round of the YMF Loan Australian Superbike Championship at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway, Jamie Stauffer emerged from the pits on his production based Yamaha YZF-R1SP and shattered his previous best effort, laying down a lap time of 1min 30.321sec – the fastest ever recorded lap of Eastern Creek on a motorcycle!

The time shaved a narrow margin off the benchmark of Grand Prix rider, Spaniard Alex Criville set on an exotic 500cc Grand Prix machine at the Australian Motorcycle Grand  Prix some years ago.

Stauffer will now have started from the number 1 position on the grid at every Superbike race in 2006, and is just two races away from claiming the first ever number 1 plate for Yamaha’s Superbike squad.

This is fantastic news, when I did the lap I wasn’t actually aware I’d gone that fast, I had to wait until I’d ridden back into the pits for the guys to tell me,” said Stauffer, “My YZF-R1SP felt great out there today, things looked a bit grim after the first session where we finished third, but with a little more heat in the track and a different Dunlop tyre we were really able to work at that time.”

7 poles from 7 rounds in the season is really pleasing also, I wasn’t actually focusing on breaking any kind of record this weekend and it really is a testament to the bike and the team that I’m able to go out there and lap this quickly."R1 Yamaha motorcycle in pits

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