Christchurch racer Al Hoogenboezem riding for Cube Racing in the Australian Supersport championship this year ended up pretty happy with the weekend after a mixed start to the latest round at Queensland raceway over the weekend , that cost valuable track time.
On Friday Alastair had to sit out the first free practice due to an oil leak , then session two wasn't easy as he was having to play catch up and not managing a clear lap , after a red flag and making adjustments lap times weren't that great , but the split times look encouraging.
For Saturday , the team fitted new tyres for qualifying with the top thirteen progressing to superpole shoot out , Al was hopeful , however it was not to be with new rubber fitted a chatter problem developed. He qualified 15th just .2 away from superpole.
On the race day the chatter disappeared and Alastair managed two ninth places turning times that would have had in the top five. Alastair now lies 8th in the championship points table and is the first Suzuki.
Next round is a Sydney Motorsport Park in August.
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