Kevin Curtain takes the win in the 600cc and FX Superbike class
Rick Olson made it a YRT 1-2 in the Superbike division

Yamaha Racing With Ipone Rampage at FX Round Two

23 Apr 2012

Yamaha Racing with Ipone teamsters Kevin Curtain and Rick Olson continued on their winning ways at round two of the Australasian FX Superbike Championship held at Wakefield Park, Goulborn over the weekend.

Kevin Curtain again proved he is the man to beat in the FX championship winning both FX600cc and the premier FX Superbike championship on board his Yamaha’s.

It was a clean sweep of all three motos for Curtain in the FX Superbike class on his R1, where he was simply a notch above his competitors and had control in each and every race.

But he wasn’t able to clean sweep both classes as Yamaha rider Sean Condon pinched a race win of the dominant Curtain in the opening 600cc leg. But he bounced back strongly in the last two motos to win the day with 2-1-1 results and extend his lead in the championship.

Rick Olson had a challenging weekend that included crashes, a long night in the workshop and a second place round finish. During the Saturday racing, Olson had two crashes, one a simple fall that he was able to continue on with, the other a monumental get off that trashed the bike and had the team working furiously through the night.

In a credit to the YRT crew, the Olson machine was back up and running the following morning and he was able to get on with the job of racing. Olson gathered his composure for a much improved performance on Sunday and was rock solid in second place in all three races of the FX Superbike class. The result gave Yamaha the perfect 1-2 finish in every race was well as the overall round points.

“It was all smooth sailing with Kevin and another great weekend by him but the team had to put in the long hours to get Rick’s bike back into race condition and huge effort,” states team director, John Redding.

“To see the dedication of the crew and then Rick come back the next day and put it on the podium was a great character test for everyone and I’m proud to say everyone did their role perfectly.”For a full list of results:

Round Two Results – Wakefield Park
FX 600cc

1st Kevin Curtain – 75
2nd Sean Condon – 69
3rd Michael Lockhart – 58

FX Superbike
1st Kevin Curtain – 75
2nd Rick Olson – 66

3rd Matthew Walters – 56

Championship Points – After Two Rounds
FX 600cc
1st Kevin Curtain – 144

2nd Sean Condon – 129
3rd Michael Lockhart – 106

FX Superbike
1st Kevin Curtain – 139
2nd Rick Olson – 133

3rd Matthew Walters - 114

Gary Moore
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