Elliott in super switch
AFTER only two years on tarmac and with the 2015 Supersports title under his belt, Brayden Elliott will continue his meteoric path with a tilt at Superbikes.
Sticking with Suzuki machinery, he is readying for the elite road racing category this year.
Hailing from Tumut, Elliott made the transition from dirt track to Supersport in 2014.
Moving to the top level means starting track testing on a GSXR1000 as early as next week.
He will be backed again by mechanic Phil Tainton and coach Shawn Giles. The trio had started planning and organising the campaign for the premium class last year.
“Last year was a very successful one for myself, which I definitely owe to the people around me that made it possible,” he says.
“My partnership with Phil and Shawn throughout 2016 is something I see as a great advantage that will be a huge benefit in making the transition into the Superbike class.
“Our team worked together as a family throughout 2015 towards the same goal. I couldn’t be happier with the people supporting me.
“I like to set a goal, give it everything to achieve that goal and continue to move onto the next challenge. Being only my third year on a road bike, things have certainly happened fast.”
Elliott clinched the Supersports championship as pole rider in round five at Phillip Island, comfortably outpointing Kane Burns and Aiden Coote.
Upgrading to the Gixxer inspired Elliott to benchmark many of the current factory riders but he anticipates a year of learning and progression among the best in the country.
“The Superbike class definitely has some extremely experienced riders to contend with being the highest level of road racing in Australia.
“Watching these riders in the
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