News 25 Aug 2017

Herfoss tops ASBK times in Friday practice at Morgan Park

Halliday and Waters complete the top three in Queensland.

Image: Keith Muir.

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss has topped the timesheets in Friday’s practice at Morgan Park’s fifth round of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli.

Herfoss lodged a record-breaking time of 1m12.943s in the final outing that would see him soar to the top, edging out Yamaha privateer Cru Halliday, who posted a time of 1m13.148s.

Hidden Valley victor Josh Waters (Team Suzuki Ecstar) recorded the exact same time as Halliday to end up third, both laying down those times in the final session which appeared to be the fastest of the day for most of the field.

Fourth was credited to Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team) with a time of 1m13.296s, as former points leader Daniel Falzon (JD Racing Yamaha) completed the top five with a quick time of 1m13.404s.

DesmoSport Ducati newcomer Corey Turner was sixth, as seventh through to 10th was rounded out by Robbie Bugden (BCperformance Kawasaki), Beau Beaton (Ducati), Glenn Allerton (Yamaha Racing Team) and Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing).

In the Supersport category, Repsol Gas Racing’s Mark Chiodo was fastest with a 1m15.815s time, he was followed by Damon Rees (Honda) who had a time of 1m15.924s, and Chris Quinn (Yamaha) who’s fastest time was 1m16.301s.

The top five was concluded by Nick Liminton (Yamaha) and class points leader Ted Collins (Next Gen Motorsports), who were fourth and fifth respectively.

In the the Under 300 division of Supersport 300, Reid Battye (Kawasaki) was quickest ahead of Oli Bayliss (Cube Racing) and visiting Australian international Lachlan Epis (Next Gen Motorsports), while the Over 300 class was topped by Billy Van Eerde (KTM), followed by Locky Taylor (Yamaha) and Brock Pearson (Yamaha).

Joel Kelso (Yamaha) was fastest in GP Juniors, as Corey Briffa (Yamaha) lodged the quickest time the Yamaha R3 Cup. Bike are back on track tomorrow from 9:00am for qualifying, with racing scheduled for Sunday.