Suzuki Returns As Major Sponsor Of Aussie Superbikes

Suzuki Returns As Major Sponsor Of Aussie Superbikes
Suzuki Australia has proudly announced its return as a major sponsor of the 2007 Australian Superbike Championship, following the series' successful results across the 2006 season. Suzuki will again offer financial support to the nation's premier national road racing championships, covering the entire eight-round series which now features a new double-header format for selected rounds in 2007. "Racing is an important part of the Suzuki psyche... In Australia and around the world, Suzuki has been a dominant factor in top level production class racing throughout the modern era," Glyn Griffiths, National Marketing Manager - Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said. "For the second consecutive year, Suzuki has made a significant financial commitment to the Australian Superbike Championship that supports our own commitment to creating the highest quality motorcycle racing and raising the profile of the sport in this country. "In addition to renewing our position as a major sponsor for the Aussie Superbike series, Suzuki has expanded its Suzuki Support Rider scheme, plus the on-track commitment with Team Yoshimura Suzuki is greater than ever, and we are very confident and excited about our new race program. "Team Yoshimura Suzuki will field an extremely strong rider line-up in the 2007 Superbike and Supersport classes and we expect to be a major force in both categories - it is only fitting that we are major sponsors of these series, too." Presenting a stunning team of champion riders, Team Yoshimura Suzuki will feature three-time Australian Superbike Champion, Shawn Giles and 2003 Australian Superbike Champion, Craig Coxhell racing aboard Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes, while 2003 Australian 125 GP Champion, Josh Waters will pilot the factory Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport machine. AUSCO General Manager, Terry O'Neill is delighted about the continuing partnership with Suzuki Australia. "The continuation of this major sponsorship agreement with Suzuki Australia is an indication of the strength of the current series and Suzuki's dedication to the sport," Terry O'Neill said. "Suzuki's contribution is of great importance and will make a positive impact on motorcycle racing in this country. "For 2007, the Australian Superbike series has been expanded to eight rounds and, for the first time, will include an exciting, new double-header format that will provide interesting new opportunities for our sponsors, including Suzuki." Team Yoshimura Suzuki's Giles, Coxhell and Waters will take to Eastern Creek Raceway (NSW) for round one of the Suzuki sponsored Australian Superbike and Supersport Championships on 16 - 18 February 2007.