| 4 wins from 4 starts as McMartin and the Ricoh Business Centre/Carbonize Race Team dominate in Queensland.|
Craig McMartin and the Ricoh Business Centre/Carbonize Race Team had a busy weekend at the demanding Queensland Raceway, Qld with McMartin performing double duties, competing in both the Pro Twins and Superbike classes in the Australian Superbike Championships rounds 4 & 5 double header.
McMartin, riding the Ricoh Business Centre/Carbonize Racing 1098S, again dominated the Pro Twins class, taking 4 wins from 4 starts after taking pole position with a time of 1:12.6, 1.2 sec ahead of Daniel Wheeler (Ducati 1098S). In each of the four races, McMartin got off to a steady start with Wheeler leading early on before McMartin was able to take the lead and build a gap to take the win from Daniel Wheeler, with Mick Johnston (Ducati 1098S) taking 3rd position in all four races.
McMartin also competed in the highly competitive Superbike class, making his debut in the Superbike class on the new Ducati 1098R and despite having very little preparation time aboard the new machine, McMartin was able to qualify on the 3rd row of the grid with a time of 1:11.4. In each of the four races, McMartin was able to get away to a good start before battling with Superbike class regulars, Scott Charlton (Kawasaki Racing ZX10), Jon Cartwright (Yamaha R1) and Chris Trounson (Honda CBR1000RR) with McMartin finishing in 11th position in Saturdays races 1 and 2. While in Sunday’s events, McMartin was able to better his results from Saturday, finishing in 10th position in race 1 and 9th position in race 2 on Sunday afternoon.
McMartin and the Ricoh Business Centre/Carbonize Race Team were very happy with the results from the weekend with McMartin saying, “It’s been a tough weekend for us, competing in both the Pro Twins class and also the Superbike class on the new Ducati 1098R but we have worked hard all weekend and we couldn’t be happier with our results. Taking four wins from four starts in the Pro Twins class was great, Daniel pushed me hard all weekend and I would like to congratulate him for his efforts over the four races. We couldn’t be happier with our results in the Superbike class on the new bike, we worked hard all weekend and were able to make improvements to the bike each time we went out and to be able battle with Scotty and John was great fun and better than I expected on what is essentially a standard road bike apart from the exhaust system – it just goes to show how good the Ducati is off the show-room floor! I’m just wrapped with our results and would like to thank my team for working so hard all weekend, I couldn’t have got these results with out there hard work all weekend. I would also like to thank Ricoh Business Centre – Sydney, Carbonize Road & Race, Brisbane Motorcycles, Ducati Adelaide and Western QBE for making this weekend possible.”
Craig McMartin now leads the Pro Twins Championship with 325 points from Daniel Wheeler, while Mick Johnston holds down 3rd position. Craig’s next outing on the Ricoh Business Centre/Carbonize Racing 1098S and 1098R will be at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains circuit on the 29th, 30th & 31st Aug.
Craig would like thank Ricoh Business Centre – Sydney, Carbonize Road & Race, Brisbane Motorcycles, Ducati Adelaide and Western QBE for there support in 2008. Craig would also like to thank Gimoto Leathers, Cut Grafix, Teknik Suspension, PB Smash Repairs Nowra, Speedymoto, Draggin Jeans, RK Takasago Chain, Ferrodo Brake Pads, Shell Oils & Ariete Grips.
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