Superbike - Phillip Island wild-cards given to Aussie duo

Local riders Jamie Stauffer and Glenn Allerton will be given wild-cards for the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike season at Phillip Island.

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A wallaby jumps onto the racetrack before the qualifying session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island

Stauffer finished the last Australian Superbike season in third, while Allerton came in fourth behind BSB-bound Josh Waters and Wayne Maxwell.

Not a single rider will represent Australia on the current 2013 starting grid.

“My career has seen me race both in Australia and overseas and I have had a lot of success, but to have the chance to race against the world's best Superbike riders starts my 2013 season off with a terrific challenge," Stauffer said.

"I'm really excited about the prospect and I have every confidence that Team Honda Racing will provide me a strong set up in the CBR1000RR so that I can give it 110 per cent and be competitive.”

Allerton added: "It has always been a dream of mine to compete on the world stage and to compete against the best rider in the world.

"It has been a long time waiting and the team and I really appreciate the opportunity that we have been given and are going to give it our best to show case what talent we have in Australia.”

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