News 27 Mar 2016

Clarke sweeps Wakefield Park ASBK Supersport races

Support class wrap from this weekend's second round.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Pole-setter Sam Clarke (Kawasaki) won a shortened first Australian Supersport race at Wakefield Park this morning, red-flagged following 13 of the 16 scheduled laps.

Clarke led the entire race for an eventual victory of 0.159s over Luke Mitchell (Yamaha), who had made his way by Clarke just prior to the red flag – the results decided on the lap prior.

Behind the impressive leading duo was Troy Guenther (Yamaha) in a lonely third, while Callum Spriggs (Kawasaki) worked his way up the order for a fighting fourth. Ben Blyth (Yamaha) rounded out the top five.

The second Australian Supersport race of the round later on this afternoon was a thriller, Clarke managing back-to-back wins for the round overall in a convincing performance.

Clarke was again involved in an entertaining battle with Mitchell, the pair crossing the line separated by just 0.136s while this time title leader Guenther was also right in the mix for third.

He held out Cambridge Olivier (Yamaha) for the result, as Cube Racing’s Callum Spriggs ended race two in fifth. The overall results mirrored race two, with Clarke winning from Mitchell and Guenther.

Race two of the supporting acts have been run in the first half of today’s proceedings, firstly with Sam Condon edging out Brandon Demmery by 0.103s in the Production class, with Callum Alderson third across the line.

In Moto3/125GP it was Brian Houghton who won comfortably from Locky Taylor, who in turn only just edged out Tayla Relph for the runner-up result.

And in the R3 Cup race it was Zac Levy who led Hunter Ford across the line by 0.156s and Alderson backing up for another podium in third, only 0.182 off the top spot.

Come the afternoon proceedings, in the third and final race of the Productions it was Demmery who hit back for the race and round win. He won the final outing over Reid Battye, while earlier winner Condon crossed the line third.

Overall it was Demmery from Alderson and Aidan Hayes in the Over 300 category, while Battye got the better of Condon and Drew Sells in the Up To 300 ranks.

In the third and final Moto3/125GP race for the weekend it was Houghton who completed the sweep from Relph and Ben Leonard, which also made up the overall podium due to a non points score of Taylor.

It was again Levy who won the final R3 Cup race for the overall, this time out ahead of Alderson and Ford. For the round Levy was the dominant victor from Alderson, Ford, Ty Lunch and Hayes.