Features 10 Jul 2017

Breakdown: 2017 ASBK Rd4 Hidden Valley

Vitals from round four of the Australian Superbike Championship.

Round four of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli at Hidden Valley saw plenty of the surprises, from new bikes hitting the track to breakthrough results. CycleOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day.

Superbike

Image: Keith Muir.

Pole position: Daniel Falzon 1m06.055s

Race one results:
1. Josh WATERS
2. Troy HERFOSS
3. Wayne MAXWELL
4. Bryan STARING
5. Robert BUGDEN
6. Corey TURNER
7. Matt WALTERS
8. Mitch LEVY
9. Cru HALLIDAY
10. Troy G√úNTHER
11. Sloan FROST
12. Aaiden COOTE
13. Callum SPRIGGS
14. Beau BEATON
15. Ben STRONACH
16. Stan WHITING

Race time: 8m57.792s
Margin of victory: 0.453s
Laps completed: 8
Fastest lap: Wayne Maxwell 1m06.228s

Race two results:
1. Josh WATERS
2. Troy HERFOSS
3. Bryan STARING
4. Corey TURNER
5. Robert BUGDEN
6. Daniel FALZON
7. Cru HALLIDAY
8. Matt WALTERS
9. Beau BEATON
10. Troy GUENTHER
11. Mitch LEVY
12. Sloan FROST
13. Aaiden COOTE
14. Adam SENIOR

Race time: 15m37.923s
Margin of victory: 2.868s
Laps completed: 14
Fastest lap: Josh Waters 1m05.986s

Overall results:
1. Josh WATERS 50
2. Troy HERFOSS 40
3. Bryan STARING 35
4. Corey TURNER 32
5. Robert BUGDEN 32
6. Matt WALTERS 27
7. Cru HALLIDAY 26
8. Mitch LEVY 23
9. Troy GUENTHER 22
10. Beau BEATON 19
11. Sloan FROST 19
12. Wayne MAXWELL 18
13. Aaiden COOTE 17
14. Daniel FALZON 16
15. Callum SPRIGGS 8
16. Adam SENIOR 7
17. Ben STRONACH 6
18. Stan WHITING 5

Championship standings:
1. Troy HERFOSS 170
2. Robert BUGDEN 157
3. Daniel FALZON 155
4. Wayne MAXWELL 148
5. Josh WATERS 135
6. Bryan STARING 131
7. Cru HALLIDAY 110
8. Corey TURNER 81
9. Beau BEATON 79
10. Mitch LEVY 78
11. Matt WALTERS 75
12. Troy GUENTHER 74
13. Kyle BUCKLEY 68
14. Michael BLAIR 65
15. Josh HOOK 58
16. Callum SPRIGGS 39
17. Glenn ALLERTON 35
18. Adam SENIOR 33
19. Aiden COOTE 33
20. Alex PHILLIS 32

Verdict:
Former points leader Daniel Falzon (JD Racing Yamaha) started the weekend strong claiming pole, but just laps into leading the opening race he went down twice, the second time resulting in a red flag. On the restart, Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Josh Waters took control of the race to edge out Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) and Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team). Falzon returned for the restart, initially crossing the line in sixth, only for his efforts to be disqualified upon review later in the day. The South Australian was eager to make a mends in race two, leading before the effects of his race one crashes got the best of him and dropped down the order. Waters stole the lead, setting a new lap record of 1m05.986s in the process and went onto win by 2.868s aboard his new up-spec GSX-R1000R. Herfoss was second for second overall, as teammate Bryan Staring concluded the top three – a great result for the Honda duo who debuted the new Fireblade CBR1000RR SP2.

Supersport

Image: Keith Muir.

Pole position: Mark CHIODO 1m08.715

Race one results:
1. Tom TOPARIS
2. Ted COLLINS
3. Damon REES
4. Mason COOTE
5. Cambridge OLIVIER
6. Sam LAMBERT
7. Chris QUINN
8. Mick HEFFERAN
9. Nic LIMINTON
10. Jordan CARLSSON
11. Sam CONDON
12. Sam MULDOON
13. Rhys BELLING
14. Aidan HAYES
15. Patrick LI
16. Jimmy BROADBENT
17. Jake PRUITI
18. Warren GIBB
19. Graeme SMITH
20. Mark CHIODO

Race time: 16m18.122s
Margin of victory: 1.610s
Laps completed: 14
Fastest lap: Ted Collins 1m09.153s

Race two results:
1. Ted COLLINS
2. Tom TOPARIS
3. Mick HEFFERAN
4. Sam MULDOON
5. Sam LAMBERT
6. Nic LIMINTON
7. Chris QUINN
8. Cambridge OLIVIER
9. Jordan CARLSSON
10. Jake PRUITI
11. Damon REES
12. Aidan HAYES
13. Sam CONDON
14. Rhys BELLING
15. Patrick LI
16. Jimmy BROADBENT
17. Thomas BRYDEN
18. Justin CASE
19. Warren GIBB
20. Graeme SMITH

Race time: 16m23.160s
Margin of victory: 1.728s
Laps completed: 14
Fastest lap: Tom Toparis 1m09.352s

Overall results:
1. Ted COLLINS 45
2. Tom TOPARIS 45
3. Mick HEFFERAN 31
4. Sam LAMBERT 31
5. Cambridge OLIVIER 29
6. Chris QUINN 28
7. Damon REES 28
8. Nic LIMINTON 27
9. Sam MULDOON 26
10. Jordan CARLSSON 23
11. Sam CONDON 18
12. Mason COOTE 17
13. Aidan HAYES 16
14. Jake PRUITI 15
15. Rhys BELLING 15
16. Patrick LI 12
17. Jimmy BROADBENT 10
18. Warren GIBB 5
19. Thomas BRYDEN 4
20. Justin CASE 3

Championship standings:
1. Ted COLLINS 182
2. Tom TOPARIS 136
3. Mason COOTE 128
4. Jordan CARLSSON 104.5
5. Sam CONDON 98.5
6. Mark CHIODO 96.5
7. Nic LIMINTON 94
8. Chris QUINN 84.5
9. Cambridge OLIVIER 75
10. Damon REES 74
11. Sam LAMBERT 67
12. Jake PRUITI 61
13. Ryan TAYLOR 61
14. Sam MULDOON 59
15. Aidan HAYES 52
16. Rhys BELLING 43.5
17. Lincoln GILDING 43
18. Ben BURKE 41.5
19. Giuseppe SCARCELLA 40
20. Mick HEFFERAN 31

Verdict:
Mark Chiodo (Repsol GAS Racing) set the pace by claiming pole, but it wasn’t the weekend to be for the youthful talent, who crashed in both outings and retired in the opening laps of race two. Cube Racing’s Tom Toparis was able to defeat Ted Collins (Next Gen Motorsport Suzuki) by 1.610s, however the roles were reversed in race two with Collins coming out on top, earning the overall on count back. Local talent Mick Hefferan (Kawasaki) stepped onto the podium, tieing with fellow Territorian Sam Lambert (Yamaha), who would’ve secured the final spot on the podium if not for a penalty in the opening race. Another contender for the top three was Mason Coote (Yamaha), although a crash while holding third in the second race as he endeavoured to dive under Toparis in the last turn denied him of the opportunity.

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