Holland double poles in Queensland


Teknic Honda’s Russell Holland has raised the bar at Queensland Raceway today, after qualifying in pole position in both the Superbike and Supersport classes.

After clocking times approximately point one of a second quicker than Jamie Stauffer (Superbike) and Jason O’Halloran (Supersport), the Honda rider secured his first premier class pole of the season, and his second in the 600cc class.

To make it even sweeter for the Honda man who has struggled for much of the season due to injury, Holland’s time of a 1:09.49 on the CBR1000RR was a new qualifying record at the national championship circuit.

Proving his return to form is no fluke, the factory rider also set a qualifying lap record of 1:11.85 in Supersport in the morning session, besting the previous time by 4-tenths of a second.

“This is exactly what I’ve been working for,” Holland commented.

“I was out on a practice bike in the first Superbike session and finished that one around fourth, but I knew that I could get better times in the second session and everything went to plan.”

Holland’s team mate, Bryan Staring also participated in Supersport qualifying sessions, and although still working through the fall out from a difficult wrist injury, the young rider managed to slot into the 14th place on the grid.

This weekend Queensland Raceway is playing host to the important double header round of the Australian series.

Holland is banking on two round wins in each class to catapult him up the Championship ladder prior to the series final next month at Eastern Creek.

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