News 25 Mar 2016

Herfoss beneath Wakefield Park best lap in ASBK on Friday

Crankt Protein Honda Racing rider fastest at home.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss has smashed the Wakefield Park circuit best lap during Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli practice this afternoon.

The hometown Goulburn crowd favourite overcame an off-track excursion during the final session to set a scorching 57.594s laptime in this afternoon’s final practice for the fastest time of the day.

The current race record set by Herfoss stands at 58.025s set in 2014, while the previous best lap was posted in a qualifying session by Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team) at 57.877s last year.

Second on the timesheets during Friday’s ASBK proceedings was Maxwell with a 57.647s, points leader Glenn Allerton (Yamaha Racing Team) third, teammate Cru Halliday fourth and Daniel Falzon (JD Racing Yamaha) fifth.

Defending champion Mike Jones (DesmoSport Ducati) was the final rider within a second of Herfoss in sixth position, posting a 58.460s laptime on the 1299 Panigale S.

Meanwhile, in his first day deputising for Jamie Stauffer at Crankt Protein Honda Racing, Queensland international Ant West was seventh fastest overall, improving as the session continued for a 58.813s.

In Supersport it was Luke Mitchell (Yamaha) who rode his R6 to the quickest lap of the day at 1m00.923s, outpacing Oliver Cambridge (Yamaha) and title favourites Troy Guenther (Yamaha) and Callum Spriggs (Cube Racing).

Other riders to go fastest at the conclusion of Friday included Brandon Demmery (Production), Zac Levy (R3 Cup) and Brian Houghton (Moto3/125GP).