Features 4 Aug 2016

Fan Guide: 2016 ASBK Rd5 Morgan Park

Previewing this weekend's penultimate round of the season.

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

Image: Keith Muir.

Image: Keith Muir.

Form

Our pick: Mike Jones – Defending ASBK champion Jones dominated at his home round last year and we’re tipping he’ll be in the frame to do so again this year. The DesmoSport Ducati rider didn’t have a transponder fitted during the recent test, but word is he was unofficially the fastest rider on track.

Next best: Wayne Maxwell – Carrying a five-point lead into the penultimate stop, Maxwell would enjoy nothing more than to stretch that advantage on Sunday. It will be tight and the front, but he seems to have a knack for coming out on top when it counts.

Outside chance: Glenn Allerton/Troy Herfoss – We couldn’t discard either of this pair for victory in Queensland. If they start off on the right foot, get track position in the races and click on the weekend, both Allerton and Herfoss have what it takes to win. And realistically, to win this title, they need to.

Watch for:
Cru Halliday, Daniel Falzon

Rider lists

Superbike:
1 Mike JONES
3 Ryan HAMPTON
14 Glenn ALLERTON
17 Troy HERFOSS
23 Peter BERRY
24 Andy FISHER
25 Daniel FALZON
27 Jamie STAUFFER
33 Sloan FROST
47 Wayne MAXWELL
51 Brayden ELLIOTT
65 Cru HALLIDAY
67 Brenton HYDE
71 Luke COOPER
77 Adam SENIOR
78 Nathan SPITERI
82 Ryan YANKO
88 Brendan SCHMIDT

Supersport:
12 Mark CHIODO
13 Jeremy WALTER
24 Steve HASLAM
25 Ben BLYTH
27 Nic LIMINTON
29 Patrick LI
32 David ROUGHLEY
36 Sam CLARKE
50 Callum SPRIGGS
55 Oscar DAVISON
58 Anthony QUINN
61 Jason MARTIN
65 Troy GUENTHER
75 Cameron WEBSTER
77 Robbie MENZIES
82 Chris QUINN
83 Lachlan EPIS
88 Harrison COX
92 Ted COLLINS
96 Luke MITCHELL

Moto3/125GP:
14 Sarah FAIRBROTHER
15 Locky TAYLOR
17 Brian HOUGHTON
28 Tayla RELPH
69 Ben LEONARD
71 Tommy EDWARDS

Production:
1 Justin HALL
17 Tom TOPARIS
20 Hunter FORD
24 Michael KING
33 Reid BATTYE
36 Lee CHEETHAM
36 Arkadiusz DEPCZYNSKI
42 Jack PASSFIELD
46 Aidan HAYES
54 Jack DAWES
55 Brandon DEMMERY
58 Callum ALDERSON
71 Tommy EDWARDS
73 Lewis DRAY
77 Daniel MOORE
83 Steven MASON
85 Ty LYNCH
93 Drew SELLS
117 Zane FORD
322 Keegan PICKERING
337 Gregory FARRELL
345 Sam CONDON
346 Jim CONDON
350 Peter AVERY

R3 Cup:
20 Hunter FORD
24 Michael KING
31 Kate MURADIAN
36 Arkadiusz DEPCZYNSKI
41 Sharni PINFOLD
42 Jack PASSFIELD
46 Aidan HAYES
58 Callum ALDERSON
73 Lewis DRAY
77 Daniel MOORE
83 Steven MASON
85 Ty LYNCH
87 Zac LEVY

Circuit location

Old Stanthorpe Road
Warwick, QLD

Circuit facts

Length: 2.967 kilometres

Turns: 12
Superbike lap record: Mike JONES 1m15.590s
Supersport lap record: Aiden WAGNER 1m16.692s

Event entry

Single-day:
Adults $20.00
Concession $10.00
Under 15 Free

Two-day:
Adults $30.00
Concession $15.00
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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