Leonard Smith is at the World Superbike opener this weekend at Phillip Island and caught up with Aiden Wagner. The young Aussie is competing as a wildcard in the World Supersport Championship and has shown good speed so far this weekend.
Wagner is racing with the Australian run Oz Wildcard Racing, set up specifically for weekends like these and to give young Australian talent a shot in World Championship events.
Wagner has been competing in Australian Supersport racing for the last few years, achieving great results during his time. He has season long battles with Daniel Falzon and knows how to fight at the front.
For this weekend, it is a learning experience for Wagner having competed in a Moto2 WIldcard at the end of last year at the MotoGP round at Phillip Island.
Despite his lack of experience in international events he has shown impressive pace, qualifying 12th with a 1:34.702, 1.3 seconds of Jules Cluzel’s pole time.
In this interview, Leonard and Aidan talk about his weekend, expectations and riding in the World Supersport field.
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Interview and photos by Leonard Smith, February 2015
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