Thursday, July 30


Press Release: Team Honda Star at Actrix Series

Team Honda Racing’s road race squad were more than happy with their results at the third round of the Victoria Motorcycle Club’s Actrix Winter Series, last Saturday (July 25) at Manfeild Raceway, Feilding.

The weather was kinder than it had been at previous rounds; the day started looking like the sun was going to shine, but things cooled off as the day wore on.

New Plymouth’s Hayden Fitzgerald took his Team Honda Racing-Castrol CBR1000RR to a win and a third in the combined F1 Superbike class and a victory in the Superbike only race.
Feilding’s Craig Shirriffs took his Team Honda Racing - Red Black Beauty, to a win and a second in the combined F1 Superbike class, then finished third in the Superbike only race.

The race team are using the Winter Series to continue their development of the CBR1000RR and have been trying different suspension settings as the team searches for improvements for faster lap times.

‘’Our development is going well” said Fitzgerald from his New Plymouth base this week, “It was great to come away with the win for the day,” he added.

"Hayden and I had a pretty good day on Saturday with Honda finishing 1st and 2nd overall in F1. "We both tried a new rear suspension" added Shirriffs.

Both riders are looking forward to Round 4 which will take place 22 August at Manfeild Raceway, Feilding.

Provisional Results
Round Three Actrix 2009 Winter Series
Manfeild Raceway 25 July 2009.

Superbikes only:
Hayden Fitzgerald (New Plymouth) Honda, 1; Sloan Frost (Auckland) Suzuki, 2; Craig Shirriffs (Feilding) Honda 3.

Combined F1 Superbikes:
Race One:
1, Shirriffs; 2, Frost; 3, Fitzgerald.

Race Two:
1, Fitzgerald; 2, Shirriffs; 3, Frost.