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Rick Olson Stars At FX While Kevin Curtain Claims Formula Oz Crown

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Yamaha Racing with Ipone‰Ûªs Rick Olson hit top form at Sydney‰Ûªs Motorpsort Park as he contested the weekends round of the 2013 FX Australasian Superbike championship.

Competing on his Yamaha R6, Olson took to the competition with no mercy and won all three races contested over the weekend, claiming the maximum 75 points on offer. Olson and fellow Yamaha racer Cru Halliday turned it on for the crowd with some close and spirited racing that had fans on the fence lines and the pair went at it each and every lap.

The huge points haul now sees Olson 44 points clear at the top of the table in the FX600cc class and with one round remaining he needs nothing more than smooth and consistent rides at the final round to secure that championship win.

In the premier FX Superbike category, Olson was also out to make every post a winner and he put his R1 up the front all weekend. The Superbikes competed in a double header weekend, with both the three races on Saturday and the three on Sunday all combining for championship points in what was the final round of the Superbike class.

Olson won the round on Saturday with his 2-3-1 finishes, his first round win in this class for the 2013 season. With confidence high he was out to replicate his previous day performance. He took 4-1-2 results on Sunday which landed him in equal first for the round with Broc Parkes, but second overall on count back.

‰ÛÏIt was a much better weekend from me and I was in the battle every race." Olson stated. "I raced well and didn‰Ûªt make any mistakes or falls which has let me down in the past so it was good to put together a full weekend‰Ûªs racing.

‰ÛÏThe 600cc is looking good, I just need to continue what I have been doing and finish the last round out strongly while the Superbike was nice to get some good results over the weekend and make the last rounds my best,‰Û
Kevin Curtain has won the Formula Oz championship for 2013 - Credit: Brian Dyer
Kevin Curtain put the Formula Oz championship to bed after a dominant weekend on his thundering R1. Curtain won every race in that class over the weekend and now has a 98 point lead with only one round and 75 points on offer.

He was right on the thick of the action in the Superbike class as all three YRT riders went bar to bar in the opening exchanges. A fall during the opening race on Saturday put paid to any realistic chance of snaring the championship win for Curtain, but he rebounded strongly over the rest of the weekend to finish the championship in second place.

‰ÛÏWith all three riders battling in the Superbikes, there was some tense moments from us in the pits,‰Û

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