The Doodson Motorsport British Superbike Team has bounced back following Tom Tunstall’s injuries, and has secured the services of the 2008 Australian Superbike Champion, Glenn Allerton.
Regular rider and team principle Tom Tunstall sustained breaks to his pelvis and sacrum after hitting oil in the first race at the Snetterton just over a month ago.
Although his recovery is progressing well it was clear from an early stage that a replacement rider would be needed, as Tunstall explained:
“As soon as the injuries were diagnosed I quickly realised we’d need to arrange another rider. I started making calls from my hospital bed and was very close to sorting it in time for Oulton. For contractual reasons that didn’t happen but we continued to work hard.”
“Glenn is highly thought of by BMW, and his success on the S1000RR in this year’s Australian Superbike Championship speaks for itself.
“It’s certainly in at the deep end for him, he hasn’t used Pirellis or seen any of the UK tracks before, and his first full day of the bike will include qualifying and a race! Glen is very motivated and enthusiastic about coming to BSB with the Doodson Motorsport team. We are looking forward to working with him and confident he will quickly adapt”.
The 30year old from Sydney is running away with this year’s Australian Superbike Championship. Having finished on the podium in every race, and winning 50% of them, Glenn has established a 56 point lead with three rounds remaining.