Features 27 Aug 2017

Racefeed: 2017 ASBK Rd5 Morgan Park

Superbike and Supersport post-race updates from Queensland.

Post-race updates from round five of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli direct from Morgan Park, Queensland, on race-day Sunday.

Image: Keith Muir.

Motul Supersport qualifying results:
1. Mark CHIODO
2. Ted COLLINS
3. Chris QUINN
4. Tom TOPARIS
5. Nic LIMINTON
6. Sam MULDOON
7. Sam CONDON
8. Mason COOTE
9. Cambridge OLIVIER
10. Jordan CARLSSON
11. Rhys BELLING
12. Aidan HAYES
13. Lincoln GILDING
14. Brian HOUGHTON
15. Mick HEFFERAN
16. Stephanie REDMAN
17. Ryan SELLEN
18. Patrick LI

Yamaha Motor Insurance Superbike qualifying results:
1. Cru HALLIDAY
2. Troy HERFOSS
3. Josh WATERS
4. Bryan STARING
5. Corey TURNER
6. Daniel FALZON
7. Wayne MAXWELL
8. Robert BUGDEN
9. Matt WALTERS
10. Beau BEATON
11. Glenn ALLERTON
12. Alex PHILLIS
13. Sloan FROST
14. Mitch LEVY
15. Troy GUENTHER
16. Michael BLAIR
17. Ryan YANKO
18. Adam SENIOR
19. Ashley FLEMING

Motul Supersport race one:
Next Gen Motorsports’ Ted Collins shot out to the lead from P2 with Tom Toparis (Cube Racing) and pole-sitter Mark Chiodo (Repsol Gas Racing) in tow, Chiodo would move into second on lap five, but crashed out in the final stages after holding the position for much of the outing. Collins controlled the race right through to the flag to take a 6.733s victory, followed by Toparis and Nic Liminton (Yamaha) in third. The top five was completed by Chris Quinn (Yamaha) and Mason Coote (Yamaha), while sixth through to 10th was Sam Condon (Yamaha), Sam Muldoon (Kawasaki), Cambridge Olivier (Yamaha), Lincoln Gilding (Yamaha) and Aidan Hayes (Kawasaki).

1. Ted COLLINS
2. Tom TOPARIS
3. Nic LIMINTON
4. Chris QUINN
5. Mason COOTE
6. Sam CONDON
7. Sam MULDOON
8. Cambridge OLIVIER
9. Lincoln GILDING
10. Aidan HAYES
11. Mick HEFFERAN
12. Patrick LI
13. Brian HOUGHTON
14. Stephanie REDMAN
15. Jordan CARLSSON
16. Ryan SELLEN
17. Mark CHIODO

Yamaha Motor Insurance Superbike race one:
Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Josh Waters led the field from turn one followed by Cru Halliday (Yamaha) and Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing), who’d ultimately come unstuck in turn one moments after lodging a new lap record of 1m13.317s on lap five, seeing his race come to a premature end. This allowed his teammate Bryan Staring to move into the position, later being relegated down the field. Halliday made the move for the lead as Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team) slotted into second, with the number 65 later making a costly mistake, seeing Maxwell go into the lead. DesmoSport Ducati newcomer Corey Turner also got by Halliday in the following laps to claim a career-best second 0.931s behind Maxwell. Halliday was third ahead of Waters and Daniel Falzon (JD Racing Yamaha), while the top 10 was rounded out by Robbie Bugden (BCperformance Kawasaki), Alex Phillis (Yamaha), Beau Beaton (Ducati), Glenn Allerton (Yamaha Racing Team) and Michael Blair (Yamaha). The win for Maxwell now puts him in the championship lead, as early front-runner Staring lodged a DNF due to a mechanical malfunction.

1. Wayne MAXWELL
2. Corey TURNER
3. Cru HALLIDAY
4. Josh WATERS
5. Daniel FALZON
6. Robert BUGDEN
7. Alex PHILLIS
8. Beau BEATON
9. Glenn ALLERTON
10. Michael BLAIR
11. Mitch LEVY
12. Sloan FROST
13. Ryan YANKO
14. Troy GUENTHER
15. Adam SENIOR

Motul Supersport race two:
Quinn rocketed to the lead in the second Supersport outing, but it was Chiodo who later stole the P1 in a matter of corners. He went onto the control the race in the opening stages until he once again crashed out. This opened up the top spot for race one winner Collins to check out and secure yet another 3.133s victory for the overall. Western Australian-native Coote negotiated his way into second ahead of Quinn, while Muldoon and Condon completed the top five. The top 10 was capped off by Liminton, Gilding, Brian Houghton (Honda), Jordan Carlsson (Yamaha) and Olivier, as Coote and Quinn finished second and third overall behind Collins. The Next Gen Motorsports rider now holds a healthy 68-point advantage in the series standings.

1. Ted COLLINS
2. Mason COOTE
3. Chris QUINN
4. Sam MULDOON
5. Sam CONDON
6. Nic LIMINTON
7. Lincoln GILDING
8. Brian HOUGHTON
9. Jordan CARLSSON
10. Cambridge OLIVIER
11. Mick HEFFERAN
12. Aidan HAYES
13. Patrick LI
14. Ryan SELLEN
15. Mark CHIODO
16. Stephanie REDMAN

Yamaha Motor Insurance Superbike race two:
In the final Superbike race of the day, Halliday maintained P1 around the opening turn as Staring positioned himself in second, the following laps would be chaotic as Falzon, Staring, Walters and Beaton all crashed out in seperate incidents. The crashing wouldn’t stop there with Troy Guenther (Next Gen Motorsports) and Sloan Frost (Suzuki) also exiting the race prematurely, followed by Bugden on lap six. Herfoss took the reigns, however was demoted from a hard-charging Halliday, who went onto take the win. Maxwell was battling for the lead, although dropped to third before making a successful move on eventual third place holder Herfoss. Waters concluded the race just on the tail of the lead pack ahead of Allerton. The top 10 was completed by Mitch Levy (Yamaha), Phillis, Turner – who crashed while in fifth only to remount – Blair and Ryan Yanko (Ducati). Overall it was Maxwell who took the round and leads the championship by five points, as Halliday and Waters completed the podium on race day.

1. Cru HALLIDAY
2. Wayne MAXWELL
3. Troy HERFOSS
4. Josh WATERS
5. Glenn ALLERTON
6. Mitch LEVY
7. Alex PHILLIS
8. Corey TURNER
9. Michael BLAIR
10. Ryan YANKO
11. Adam SENIOR
12. Sloan FROST
13. Ashley FLEMING

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