Suzuki re-signs Bugden for ASC
Suzuki Australia is delighted to announce the re-signing of Superbike rider, Robbie Bugden for the 2007 Australian Superbike Championship.
Wrapping up an impressive third place in the 2006 Australian Superbike Championship in his first year with a factory team, Bugden has secured a fully-supported satellite ride with Suzuki, remaining onboard the GSX-R1000 Superbike for the 2007 series."
Currently in scorching form, Bugden is leading the 2007 New Zealand Superbike Championship aboard the Suzuki GSX-R1000, taking five wins from six races and going under the lap record at every event.
"I'm really happy to be back on board with Suzuki for 2007… I had a very strong finish to the 2006 season with Team Yoshimura Suzuki and I think we can build on that momentum heading into this season," Robbie Bugden said. "Already this year, I've been pushing myself to new levels in the New Zealand championship and the GSX-R1000 is proving that it's definitely THE bike to be on.
"I have to thank Suzuki New Zealand for the invitation to race in the NZ Superbike series… it's been a great experience and all the support they have given me so far has been absolutely fantastic.
"Suzuki is such a dominant force in New Zealand road racing, with GSX-R1000's filling the top three spots in the Superbike championship… I'm just glad that I'm the guy at the top of the points right now."
With the New Zealand Superbike Series as pre-season preparation for the Australian competition, Bugden will start the new season in great shape for Suzuki and is looking to continue his winning ways back on home soil.
Suzuki will field its strongest ever rider line-up in the Australian Superbike class, with three-time champion, Shawn Giles, the 2003 champion, Craig Coxhell and Bugden all piloting Team Yoshimura Suzuki prepared GSX-R1000 race machines.
The 2007 Australian Superbike Championship commences on 16 – 18 February at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway.