Champion down under.
Glenn Allerton has been representing the colors of BMW Motorrad Motorsport in his native Australia for many years. The three-time champion (2008, 2011, 2014) competes with the NextGen Motorsports team in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK). In an interview, Allerton tells how his passion for racing was sparked at a young age, why fate gave his racing life a decisive turn, what he loves about the new BMW S 1000 RR, and what goals you still have as a three-time Australian superbike champion.
An interview with Glenn Allerton
“Yes, we’ve been like a big family for a lot of years. I started racing with the team back in 2010 and they actually helped me out in a time when I needed some help. I had been Australian Superbike Champion previously and finished second in the championship in 2009 but I ended up without a ride because the team I had raced for folded. Team manager Wayne Hepburn who was already running another team just put his hand up and said ‘Hey, you are too talented to not be out there, so here’s the bike, here’s a couple of mechanics and let’s go racing.’ I then finished third in the Australian Superbike Championship, basically riding at the side of his team just out of the tent. When we had the opportunity to combine with BMW in 2011, we did and we went out and won the Australian Superbike Championship.”