New-look Maxima BMW confirms Allerton for ASBK assault

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Next Gen Motorsports has renewed its contract with three-time Australian Superbike champion Glenn Allerton for the 2019 season, while attracting Maxima Oils Australia as its new naming rights sponsor to form a new-look Maxima BMW squad.

Allerton will spearhead the team’s efforts once again this year alongside 2017 Supersport champion Ted Collins, who’s set to receive support from the Victorian-based squad as revealed by CycleOnline.com.au on Tuesday.

Along with the new Maxima partnership, which sees the oil company reunited with Next Gen Motorsports, the team will also make the transition to Dunlop tyres.

“This partnership is nothing new for us all,” said Maxima BMW team manager Wayne Hepburn. “Together we have had strong success winning the 2011 Australian Superbike Championship together. It goes without saying 2011 was a fantastic year for both the team, Maxima and Dunlop tyres.

“Looking ahead towards the future and working closely with both Maxima and Dunlop, I am sure we can get more great results together like we have in the past. I speak on behalf of Glenn and the whole team, we are very excited to have Maxima Racing Oils Australia and Dunlop Tyres Australia on board for the 2019 season.

“I believe Ted’s 2018 rookie Superbike year was promising. Ted deserves technical support from the team to continue his growth and be able to display his riding skills he has on two wheels.”

Maxima BMW declared its interest in contesting the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) this season, taking part in an official test in Thailand last December, however no further details have been made available. The team will hit the track at Phillip Island on 2-3 February for the first official ASBK test of the year.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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