Aprilia Stuns - 1-2-3 Pro Twin Podium Finish
By John Birrell
John Allen (Aluma Lite Racing), starting from pole position, took a commanding win in race 2 of the Pro-Twins. Allen was beaten off the line by the diminutive Shaun Geronimi (Forza Racing Aprilia), but in the space of the next few corners, Allen was past and gone, pulling away at nearly a second per lap.

“I was just cruising,” said Allen when asked if he was out to thump his competitors after being unjustly penalized in race 1, in his opinion. “Oh, I was trying alright!” smiled Allen whose mood had improved since earlier in the day.


Completing an all Aprilia podium, Geronimi held out Zac Davies (Belray Australian Security Concepts) after scrapping throughout the race.

“It’s not horsepower – it’s suspension,” explained Geronimi. “We change one thing and it affects something else. The front end is just perfect. It’s the backend that needs the work.” For as long as Geronimi has been competing in Pro-Twins, he’s been saying that. Some things never change.

Davies was pensive after the race. “I missed the start. I can’t pull the start for some unknown reason,” the youngster sighed. “I’m having huge suspension problems. Every time I try to get on the gas it tries to spit me over the handlebars. It just will not drive at all.” But it was yet another podium position.

Roland Kruck (Doin’ Bikes) rode a lonely race to bring his SP1 home in fourth ahead of the reigning champion Craig McMartin (Ducati Sydney) and Dave Fuller (Ducati Noosa). McMartin was clearly relieved to finish the day and salvage some points.


In the privateers, D-grader Jon Cartwright pulled a rabbit out of the hat on his TRX850 to upstage Jon Iles (Forza Aprilia) and Scott Osbourn (Champ Ride Days, Ducati Penrith).

Mick Johnston finished a creditable eighth outright as the first B.E.A.R.s F1 rider home.



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