News 3 Jun 2012

Waters wins action-packed QLD ASBK Supersport round

Team Suzuki Supersport star shines in dramatic round of support racing at the 'Paperclip'.

Brodie Waters raced to the Supersport round win in Queensland. Image: Andrew Gosling/TBG Sport.

A series of crashes cut short a dramatic day of racing in the Motul Australian Supersport Championship at Queensland Raceway today, with Brodie Waters emerging the victor despite crashing out of the second race.

Yamaha’s Glenn Scott gapped the field to convert his pole position to a win in the opening race, heading home Triumph rider and points leader Mitchell Carr.

Team Suzuki’s Waters battled back from seventh on the grid to claim third ahead of Team Honda Racing’s Josh Hook and local favourite Brendan Clarke.

The second race was red-flagged after a turn one crash involving Yamaha rider Mike Jones, with the field resetting to their original grid positions for a full re-start.

Scott took the lead and began to stretch his legs again, unaware of a championship-changing crash behind him involving series leader Mitchell Carr.

Carr came unstuck at the tricky turn five and was forced to wait out the rest of the race on the in-field.

The damage to his title charge was minimised when Waters and Scott crashed heavily into the turn one sand trap, resulting in a red-flag and the early declaration of the race.

Hook was awarded the win and half points, but a post-race protest saw Waters re-instated as race winner.

Carr leaves Queensland Raceway with a lead of just 4.5 points over Hook, with Waters still in check just eight points further behind.

Daniel Falzon won a closely-contested Suzuki Superstock weekend ahead of local riders Callum Spriggs and Brad Gross.

Bargain Bike Gear 250 Production spoils went to Luke Burgess ahead of pint-sized Olly Simpson and local favourite Zac Levy.

Lachlan Hill emerged as Dunlop Superlites winner, with cross-entered Olly Simpson coming up trumps in the Akrapovic Moto3 Championship.

Ben Nicolson backed up from Prostock duties to take Akrapovic Supermoto S2 class honours, with Dave Oliver winning the S1 class.

The QBE Australian Superbike Championships resume at Phillip Island on 17 August.

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