Features 14 Apr 2016

Fan Guide: 2016 ASBK Rd3 Sydney Motorsport Park

Previewing this weekend's third round of the season.

Round three of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli is upon us this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park. CycleOnline.com.au previews what’s to come when the lights go out.

Image: Keith Muir.

Image: Keith Muir.

Form

Our pick:
Wayne Maxwell – The way Maxwell dominated that second race at Wakefield Park has to sound some alarm bells for his opposition. If he keeps that type of form up, don’t be shocked to see him become the third different overall winner in as many rounds.

Next best:
Mike Jones/Troy Herfoss – After a horrible round at Wakefield Park last time out, expect the DesmoSport Ducati entry of Jones to be right back at the pointy end. He’s won plenty of races at Sydney in the past – including last year – so this is his chance to climb back on top and an ideal time to show just what the 1299 Panigale S is capable of. And we hate to be fence sitters, but it’s impossible to leave Herfoss off this list considering he’s the title leader. Again, if things go to plan for him on Sunday and he minimises errors, he wins.

Outside chance:
Glenn Allerton – It seems strange to list one of the in-form guys as an outsider of sorts (as well as when you factor who is in Watch for below), but we’re tipping Allerton to be right there in the mix nonetheless. As we’ve mentioned, a confident Allerton is a fast Allerton, so if it clicks come Sunday he could snatch both races.

Watch for:
Cru Halliday, Jamie Stauffer, Daniel Falzon, Matt Walters, Ben Burke

Rider lists

Superbike:
1 Mike JONES
3 Ryan HAMPTON
12 Matt WALTERS
14 Glenn ALLERTON
15 Nick MARSH
16 Michael BLAIR
17 Troy HERFOSS
21 Heath GRIFFIN
22 Trent GIBSON
23 Peter BERRY
25 Daniel FALZON
33 Sloan FROST
36 Carlos RENDON
46 Simon GALLOWAY
47 Wayne MAXWELL
48 Paul DUTTON
51 Brayden ELLIOTT
60 Ben BURKE
65 Cru HALLIDAY
71 Joel BEARD
73 Tony KEOGH
74 Steve MCLEOD
77 Adam SENIOR
78 Nathan SPITERI
88 Brendan SCHMIDT
96 Mathew HARDING

Supersport:
12 Mark CHIODO
13 Ben WHITE
14 Shane MAGGS
15 Rylee SIMONS
20 Bernie RUSSELL
25 Ben BLYTH
26 Matt PRICE
27 Nic LIMINTON
29 Patrick LI
30 Kane BURNS
36 Sam CLARKE
47 Giuseppe SCARCELLA
50 Callum SPRIGGS
52 Michael KNIGHT
58 Anthony QUINN
65 Troy GUENTHER
66 Hayden SPINKS
68 Mitch LEVY
74 Cam RUSSELL
77 Robbie MENZIES
81 Oliver CAMBRIDGE
82 Chris QUINN
84 Thomas BRYDEN
88 Harrison COX
92 Ted COLLINS
96 Luke MITCHELL
322 Simon REES

Moto3/125GP:
15 Locky TAYLOR
17 Brian HOUGHTON
27 Lachlan KEOGH
28 Tayla RELPH
32 Dylan WHITESIDE
69 Ben LEONARD
71 Tom EDWARDS

Production:
1 Justin HALL
17 Tom TOPARIS
25 Michael KING
27 Lachlan KEOGH
33 Reid BATTYE
36 Lee CHEETHAM
37 Gregory FARRELL
37 Jack MAHAFFY
44 James BOYLE
46 Aidan HAYES
54 Jack DAWES
55 Brandon DEMMERY
58 Callum ALDERSON
77 Daniel MOORE
83 Steven MASON
85 Ty LYNCH
92 Julie KLINKER
93 Drew SELLS
98 Joshua MCHENRY
193 Kate MURADIAN
322 Keegan PICKERING
344 Patrick CONDON
345 Samuel CONDON
346 James CONDON
355 Laura BROWN
377 Trent THOMSON

R3 Cup:
20 Hunter FORD
25 Michael KING
31 Christopher DOBIE
36 Arkadiusz DEPCZYNSKI
37 Jack MAHAFFY
44 James BOYLE
46 Aidan HAYES
58 Callum ALDERSON
77 Daniel MOORE
87 Zac LEVY
83 Steven MASON
85 Ty LYNCH
93 Kate MURADIAN

Circuit location

Sydney Motorsport Park
Brabham Drive, Eastern Creek, NSW

Circuit facts

Length: 3.93 kilometres (GP Circuit)

Turns: 12
Superbike lap record: Aiden Wagner 1m30.666s
Supersport lap record: Rick Olson 1m32.727s

Event entry

Single-day (available at gate):
Adults $20
Concession $10
Ride Groups (pre-booked) $15 p/day (planned for Sunday)
Under 15 Free

Two-day (available at gate):
Adults $30
Concession $15
Under 15 Free

Event schedule

2016 series calendar

Rd1 – 26-28 February – Phillip Island, VIC (WorldSBK)
Rd2 – 25-27 March – Wakefield Park, NSW
Rd3 – 16-17 April – Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Rd4 – 3-5 June – Barbagallo Raceway, WA
Rd5 – 5-7 August – Morgan Park, QLD
Rd6 – 30 September-2 October – Winton Motor Raceway, VIC

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