News 11 Aug 2017

Herfoss content with testing progress at Morgan Park

Additional developments made with the new CBR1000RR SP2.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Current Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) leader Troy Herfoss believes this week’s official test at Morgan Park delivered satisfying results as he continues to develop the new CBR1000RR SP2.

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing rider was fastest on day one in Queensland, although he was just pipped for the top spot on day two by rival Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team).

The defending premier class champion stated it was solid two days of progress, and with a recently resurfaced circuit at Morgan Park, it was good hit out ahead of the fifth round set to be hosted by the venue at the end of the month.

“It was really good, and two important days for everyone really,” Herfoss explained to CycleOnline.com.au. “There’s a new surface at Morgan Park, and obviously more development on the new bike is pretty important for us at the moment, so we were pretty happy to get two solid days in.

“It was a bit of a slow start on the first day, but I did come to terms with the new bike pretty quickly. It’s hard to say where everyone is at with race pace, but there were some really fast laps from everyone, so the field was really tight.

“Wayne [Maxwell] showed that he’s definitely going to Morgan Park with the favourite tag – he was doing some fast times – we just have to keep pushing hard and hope that our race speed is up there to match him.”

Herfoss holds a 13-point advantage in the ASBK title chase, with Morgan Park’s fifth round scheduled for 25-27 August.

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