News 6 Oct 2013

Morris wins Phillip Island round, Falzon 2013 ASBK Supersport champion

Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar/EPSA/Yamaha) is the 2013 Australian Supersport Champion after wrapping up the title by finishing third in the final race of the 2013 season at Phillip Island.

Daniel Falzon celebrates the 2013 ASBK Supersport title. Image: Andrew Gosling/TBG Sport.

Daniel Falzon celebrates the 2013 ASBK Supersport title. Image: Andrew Gosling/TBG Sport.

Words: Russell Colvin.

Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar/EPSA/Yamaha) is the 2013 Australian Supersport Champion after wrapping up the title by finishing third in the final race of the 2013 season at Phillip Island.

With a 2-3 result Falzon finished third overall for the round behind dual race winner Aaron Morris (Ohlins/Arrow/Pirelli/PK Bell/Alpinestars/Five Gloves Yamaha) and Michael Blair (Blair Build/YRD/ Joe Groot Civil Yamaha).

“The whole season has been very surreal for us,” said Falzon. “We never expected to come into the Australian Supersport Championship and have the lead in every round. We were not taken over in the championship lead once this season.

“It’s unreal, I can’t comprehend what we have done this year, it’s just been fantastic. I have to thank all my supporters. My mum and dad, who do so much for me and all my sponsors.”

Taking two wins and the round win for the day was Morris, who once again checked out just like in race one and won by 12.859 seconds. He won the round overall to cement second in the standings.

Blair finished in second for the round to seal third overall in the title behind Falzon and Morris. Completing the top five for the round was Ryan Taylor and Hudson Pitt.

Kawasaki-mounted Aaron Gobert was forced out in the closing stages with a technical fault.

2013 QBE Australian Superbike Championship
Round seven – Phillip Island, VIC

Supersport race two results:
1. Aaron MORRIS 19m39.651
2. Michael BLAIR +12.859
3. Daniel FALZON +12.884
4. Ryan TAYLOR +17.196
5. Hudson PITT +20.660
6. Mason COOTE +25.831
7. Mitch LEVY +25.987
8. Thomas BRYDEN +46.724
9. Cam RUSSELL +59.995
10. Jake THOMAS +1m25.009

Supersport round results:
1. Aaron MORRIS 51
2. Michael BLAIR 38
3. Daniel FALZON 38
4. Ryan TAYLOR 34
5. Hudson PITT 32
6. Mason COOTE 30
7. Thomas BRYDEN 27
8. Cam RUSSELL 25
9. Jake THOMAS 23
10. David ROUGHLEY 20

Championship standings (after seven of seven rounds):
1. Daniel FALZON 247
2. Aaron MORRIS 240
3. Michael BLAIR 204
4. Ryan TAYLOR 169
5. Chris QUINN 153
6. Callum SPRIGGS 147
7. Aiden WAGNER 136
8. Mason COOTE 127
9. Aaron GOBERT 117
10. Hudson PITT 104

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