News 13 Apr 2017

Halliday quickest as Winton ASBK test concludes

Important mileage gained on resurfaced layout ahead of round three.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Yamaha privateer Cru Halliday set the pace on both days on YMF Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli testing at Winton this week.

Halliday posted a 1m20.770s on day two to lead the way ahead of championship leader Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar JD Racing Yamaha) and defending champion Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing).

Recently resurfaced, the Winton test was an important one for riders and teams to familiarise themselves with the layout and it was Halliday who stood out once again after winning a race at last year’s final round.

Former champions Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team) and Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) completed the test fourth and fifth on the time-sheets respectively.

In Supersport it was series leader Ted Collins (Suzuki) who was fastest with a 1m24.040s lap-time, leading Mark Chiodo (Triumph) and Chris Quinn (Yamaha).

Supersport 300 and R3 Cup bikes were also on track across the two days, as Up To 300 rider Drew Sells (Kawasaki) was quickest overall from Oli Bayliss (Kawasaki) and KTM-mounted Max Croker, who was first of the Over 300s.

Round three of the 2017 YMF Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli will be staged at Winton, Victoria, on 28-30 April.

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