Features 24 Aug 2017

Fan Guide: 2017 ASBK Rd5 Morgan Park

Previewing what's to come at this weekend's fifth round.

The fifth round of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli is set for Morgan Park in Queensland this weekend. CycleOnline.com.au previews what’s to come when the lights go out.

Image: Keith Muir.

Round location

Old Stanthorpe Road
Warwick, QLD

Circuit facts

Length: 2.967 kilometres

Turns: 12
Superbike lap record: Troy HERFOSS 1m14.301s
Supersport lap record: Aiden WAGNER 1m16.692s

Event entry

Single-day (available at gate):
Adults $25
Concession $20
15 years and under free

Two-day (available at gate):
Adults $35
Concession $25
15 years and under free

Note:
Reduced online pricing available to purchase at this link.

Schedule

Rider lists

Superbike:

Supersport:

Supersport 300:

R3 Cup:

GP Juniors:

Superbike predictions

First:
Troy Herfoss – One year ago the current ASBK champion utterly dominated the Morgan Park round, effectively spring-boarding him the the championship. This time around he’s equipped with the updated new CBR1000RR SP2 and we can’t look past him to win at least one race and the overall on Sunday.

Second:
Wayne Maxwell – The Yamaha Racing Team leader was second in both races last year and set the pace in recent testing, so all indications are that he will be the primary challenger of Herfoss this weekend. After crashing out of race two in Darwin, wins are definitely required at this point of the season and that could be the boost he needs going in.

Third:
Daniel Falzon – Following the dramas at Hidden Valley that ultimately saw him disqualified from race one, Falzon will be eager to prove his championship potential at round five and had a relatively positive test there earlier this month. Now third in the standings, this round will be telling if he’s going to factor for the crown.

Watch for:
Josh Waters, Robbie Bugden, Cru Halliday, Bryan Staring, Corey Turner, Glenn Allerton

2017 calendar:

Rd1 – 23-26 February – Phillip Island, VIC (WorldSBK)
Rd2 – 17-19 March – Wakefield Park, NSW
Rd3 – 28-30 April – Winton, VIC
Rd4 – 7-9 July – Hidden Valley, NT
Rd5 – 25-27 August – Morgan Park, QLD
Rd6 – 8-10 September – Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Rd7 – 6-8 October – Phillip Island, VIC

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