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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from CHR

Well the year of motorcycle racing has finished. Chas managed to finish 2nd after a action packed last round in Sydney, Chas took pole and the race 1 win but a blown engine and crash threw all title chances out the window. But as they say that's racing.

Chas will be back for 2009, again on Suzuki's but this time he will pilot a GSXR 600 in the Australian Super-Sport Championship riding for the RC Motor sport team. RC Motor sport is a business designed by and for all lovers of motor sport. Founder Rod Church wood hopes to have doors open to the new shop in January and details of the grand opening will be but up shortly.

In the pass 2 months a lot of preparation has been made in-order for the new shop to open and also testing of the 600 has been flat out with Chas testing Phillip Island and Mallala all ready. "The 600 is a lot different to riding the 1000, you have to ride the bike so much harder to get near the same laps times I did on my 1000 stocker" commented Chas after his first ride at Phillip Island. "It's a great bike and I can't wait to be pushing it to it's limits".

The team will continue testing at Phillip Island and with Chas now being graded to "A" he will be looking forward to giving it his all in 2009.

Both Chas Hern Racing and RC Motor sport wish all our friends and Fans a Merry Christmas and a Great 2009.

 

 

Chas Rocks the GP

 

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Left to Right - Marty,Chas and Rod
After a great result at the 2008 World Super-bike support class Chas Hern was looking forward to competing in the Moto GP support class but the team’s budget for the year had almost reached its limit and Chas looked like being a spectator for the event.

 

Chas was contacted by sponsor Marty from Underground Design in South Australia with a plan to see him line up on the Super-bike grid. Rod Churchwood from RC Motorsport also came aboard and Chas was on his way.

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Chas Hern selected for 2009 Kirk McCarthy scholarship

After what can only be described as the worst round of the year for the Chas Hern/RC motorsport team, a major boost came at the awards dinner.

Chas had finished 2nd in the 2008 formula Xtreme Championship and collected his trophy, but to his surprise it wasn’t going to be his only trip to the stage. Chas suffered a damaged ankle in the 2nd race for the weekend but insisted on showing up to the dinner to thank sponsors and his team.

 After the intermission, Chas’s name was called out to accept the Kirk McCarthy award and he hopped his way down to the stage to gladly collect the trophy.  “This means a lot to me. I had the privilege of racing against Kirk in dirt track. I have also had the honor of meeting his parents Margaret and Allan, as they live only 20 minutes from the Motorcycle/Lawn mower shop where I used to work. They used to come in and buy parts from me.” commented Chas proudly accepting the award. This is a major boost to the team as they will be stepping up to a premier class in 2009. Chas will again be riding Suzuki’s and details of the team will be revealed soon. 

Big thanks to everyone behind the Kirk McCarthy fund and especially Allan and Margaret McCarthy for their ongoing support for up and coming Australian riders after the loss of Kirk, one of Australia’s greatest motorcycle personality’s and competitors.

   

 

  
 

Hughie Hoare is go

cam_stocker.jpgOn the 20th and 21st of this month Isle of Man winner and European Super-bike sensation Cameron Donald will be teamed up with Chas Hern for the annual Hughie Hoare endurance race. Cameron, who races for the Relentless/Tas Suzuki team in Ireland and the UK is back home for his off season for the next few months before heading back to Ireland for next year. The team had there first test yesterday and the times were hot.

 

 

Cam aboard his Super-Stock GSXR 1000

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Chas Tops Tassie

asc-tas-r6-08_0759.jpgIn the latest round of the 2008 Australian Super-bike Championships Chas Hern stepped it up to take the overall round victory in the Formula Xtreme class, on his Mick Hone Motorcycle Suzuki GSXR 1000. After lapping under the lap record in warm up he showed that he was fit and ready to take the fight to Championship leader Brayden Carr, and would close the points lead down to 6.5 going into the last round in Sydney on October 17th and 18th.
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Chas Hern still in charge after a hard weekend at Winton

chas_bike_compress.jpgAt the latest round of the Australian Super-Bike Champion ships, Chas Hern was able to put pain aside and make 3 top finishes over the weekend. Chas broke his left thumb while testing at Winton only 3 weeks prior to RD 3 of the Championship. He underwent surgery 1 week prior to Winton where 2 screws, 1 wire and 2 fish hook like anchors were put in Chas’s left wrist.
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Local Cam Donald striving at Isle of Man TT

2008 Isle of Man Superstock TT Results
6/4/2008
By Bart Madson of Motorcycle USA.com

TAS Relentless Suzuki rider Cameron Donald continued the GSX-R TT steamroller on Monday with a win in the Scottish Life International Superstock TT. The Australian, who celebrated his first-ever TT victory during Saturday's Superbike race, claimed the checkers ahead of Honda ace and "King of the Mountain" John McGuinness. Still winless in his TT career, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda's Guy Martin had to settle for third on the Superstock rostrum.cam_2008_superbike_tt.jpg

Cam Donald our local Eltham boy, at his best

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Chas and the Stoner

stoner_lid.jpgChas will be Switching over to Nolan Helmets this weekend after the release of the Casey Stoner replica helmets now being availible in Australia.

Two versions of the Stoner Helmet are available with a limited edition Phillip Island and his normal edition.

 

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Development team are go again

gen_start_line_pi.jpgThis weekend will see Gen again take to the track for the second round of the Victroian inter club series at Broadford.

Gen will be taking part in the novice up to 400cc and the 400cc production class abord her Kawasaki ZXR400

Racing starts at 10 and and free gate entry. 

 

Chas again under lap record and again in plaster

chas_mallala.jpgAt the Victorian road race championships Chas hern put his Mick Hone/Hern Engineering Suzuki GSXR 1000 on pole in the Super-Bike class lapping more than half a second under the current Formula Xtreme lap record. Chas set a 1.26.3 to take pole from Chris Trounson, but a high side the very next lap would see Chas watching the rest of the weekend from the side line.

Team mate Dean Oughtred went on to finish a great second place behind Trounson.

Chas had X-rays on his all ready broken left wrist and is now back in plaster.

 

Mallala ASC round 2

asc-mal-r2-08_4759.jpgAt Round two of the 2008 Kawasaki Australian Super-Bike Championships, Chas Hern has been able to finish off a perfect weekend with 3 race wins from 3 starts, plus a new Formula Extreme lap record.

 

 

Chas and His Mick Hone Motorcycles/ Hern Engineering Suzuki GSXR 1000 leads into turn 1

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