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13th September 2011 

Doodson Motorsport - Donington Park

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The Doodson Motorsport Team were back in action at the Donington Park round of the British Superbike Championship with AMA Superbike regular David Anthony posting a solid performance on his debut with the team.

The 30year old Australian now resides in California competing in the AMA American Superbike Championship with numerous top ten finishes under his belt. “Aussie Dave” is no stranger to the British Superbike paddock having ridden in Supersport and Superstock classes, not to mention a successful foray into the Superbike EVO championship last year, scoring a double win at Thruxton.

Taking the place of injured team regular Tom Tunstall, Anthony flew direct from the final round of AMA in New Jersey to Donington Park to get his first taste of the high powered Doodson Motorsport BMW S1000RR race bike.

Using practice and qualifying to continue to acclimatise to the German machine and the unfamiliar 2.48 mile Leicestershire track, David’s progress was consistent. Averaging 96.75mph over the lap he secured the seventh fastest time of the EVO runners.

In the first of Sunday’s two 20lap races the rear tyre spun on the wheel rim early in the race, throwing the wheel out of balance and severely hampering his efforts. The vibration deteriorated and eventually Anthony had to pit to change the rear tyre.

Race two proved more fruitful and the Aussie was up to fifth by the end of lap one. Equalling his qualifying pace he passed South African Hudson Kennaugh on lap ten, but was passed by Evo front runners Graham Gowland and Glen Richards taking a solid sixth place at the chequered flag.

The experience gained gives Anthony a great foundation to build on as the championship moves to the penultimate round at Silverstone in just less than two weeks.

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