Dunlop Tyres press release:
The revamped 2017 Swann Super Series opened at Sydney Motorsport Park in New South Wales over the weekend, with rounds one and two contested by over 140 competitors across a variety of categories.
Once again Dunlop is the official tyre of the Australasian Superbike Championship, supplying control tyres for the Superbike, Formula Oz (A), Supersport, Formula Xtreme (C&D), Pro-Twins and Nakedbike classes.
In the Superbike field it was Brad Swallow (Kawasaki) who won the opening round of the season on Saturday with two race victories ahead of final race winner Lucus Vitale (Kawasaki) and Simon Galloway (Yamaha). On Sunday for round two it was Vitale who was able to rise to the top with 2-1-1 finishes from race one winner Galloway and Brendan McIntyre (Suzuki). Swallow finished fourth.
Formula Oz (A) belonged to Damian Sutton (Kawasaki) during both rounds, as Christian Carroll (Kawasaki), Con Kokkoris (Ducati), Jean-Gabriel Laine (Yamaha) and Tim Griffith (Kawasaki) all emerged victorious in the graded Formula Xtreme class between Saturday and Sunday.
The Supersport class was largely dominated by Sam Lambert (Yamaha) as he won five of six races contested across the weekend, but a crash in race one on Saturday denied him of the opening round overall. That enabled Giuseppe Scarcella (Kawasaki) to top round one, but Lambert pulled through on Sunday.
It was Heath Griffin (Ducati) who was unbeaten in the Pro-Twins division by winning all six races in his class, while Adrian Pierpoint (Aprilia) won both rounds of the Nakedbikes in Sydney with five wins in six races.
“Congratulations to all of the competitors racing on Dunlop tyres this weekend in Sydney,” commented Dunlop national motorcycle manager Sebastian Mincone. “It is shaping up to be an exciting series and Dunlop is proud to once again be the official tyre of the Australasian Superbike Championship.”
The 2017 Swann Super Series will continue at Queensland Raceway on 15-16 July for rounds three and four. Visit www.dunloptyres.com.au or find Dunlop Tyres Australia & New Zealand on Facebook and @ridedunlopau on Instagram for further information on the brand.