News 1 Jul 2013

Herfoss to contest Sydney Motorsport Park Supersport round with WNR Kawasaki

2010 Australian Supersport Champion Troy Herfoss to join Warwick Nowland's outfit aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Troy Herfoss was a convincing winner of the 2010 Australian Supersport Championship. Image: TBG Sport.

Troy Herfoss was a convincing winner of the 2010 Australian Supersport Championship. Image: TBG Sport.

2010 Australian Supersport Champion Troy Herfoss will make a surprise return to the class at the Sydney Motorsport Park ‘double-header’ round of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) on 1-4 August.

Herfoss has confirmed he will pilot a Warwick Nowland Racing (WNR) Kawasaki ZX-6R for the four-day event, which comprises round four and five of the championship.

The Australian rider had been in the frame to ride a leading machine in the IDM German Superbike Championship this year but elected to return home prior to the season start.

The late change of plan saw Herfoss confined to the sidelines and he said he had accepted the fact that he would be without a ride for 2013 prior to the opportunity with WNR arising.

“Warwick said he was keen to do Eastern Creek (Sydney Motorsport Park),” said Herfoss. “He put the message out on Facebook and I responded to that. He called me up straight away and offered me the seat, which I’m appreciative of.

“Obviously my whole situation changed for 2013 very late so I didn’t really expect to find a ride. I’m at home now and really looking forward to racing in Australia again and keeping myself in the game for next year.”

Herfoss is keeping his expectations in check but said he was looking forward to riding the ZX-6R.

“Back in 2008 I bought a bike from Kawasaki, a ZX-6R – that was actually the first time I rode a road bike!” said Herfoss. “The Kawasaki is a good bike, you only need to look at the results in World Superbike and World Supersport from the weekend to see that.

“I’m really excited for the round. Warwick is keen to get his team going and get a good result at his home round. I don’t have too many expectations – we’d like to get a good result and just be in the mix.

“I’m not sure if there will be a chance to test before the round. We do get a few extra practice sessions ahead of the weekend so that should be a chance to get used to the bike. It will be a lot of fun.”

The Goulburn-based rider took eight race wins in his championship season in 2010, just two years after making his road race debut.

Herfoss departed Australia at the end of 2011 after finishing third in his maiden season in the 1000cc Superbike class.