Features 28 Aug 2017

Breakdown: 2017 ASBK Rd5 Morgan Park

Vitals from round five of the Australian Superbike Championship.

Round five of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli at Morgan Park provided plenty of the entertainment, with tight racing and surprise front runners making for a good weekend of racing. CycleOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day.

Superbike

Image: Keith Muir.

Pole position: Cru Halliday 1m12.808s

Race one results:
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

Race time: 19m49.483s
Margin of victory: 0.931s
Laps completed: 16
Fastest lap: Troy HERFOSS 1m13.317s

Race two results:
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

Race time: 19m48.965s
Margin of victory: 1.027s
Laps completed: 16
Fastest lap: Josh WATERS 1m13.416s

Overall results:
1. Wayne Maxwell 45
2. Cru HALLIDAY 44
3. Josh WATERS 34
4. Corey TURNER 33
5. Glenn ALLERTON 28
6. Alex PHILLIS 28
7. Mitch LEVY 25
8. Michael BLAIR 23
9. Ryan YANKO 19
10. Troy HERFOSS 18
11. Sloan Frost 18
12. Adam SENIOR 16
13. Daniel FALZON 16
14. Robbie BUGDEN 15
15. Beau BEATON 13
16. Ashley FLEMMING 8
17. Troy GUENTHER 7

Championship standings:
1. Wayne MAXWELL 193
2. Troy HERFOSS 188
3. Robbie BUGDEN 172
4. Daniel FALZON 171
5. Josh WATERS 169
6. Cru HALLIDAY 169
7. Bryan Staring 131
8. Corey TURNER 114
9. Mitch LEVY 103
10. Beau Beaton 92
11. Michael BLAIR 88
12. Troy GUENTHER 81
13. Matt WALTERS 75
14. Kyle BUCKLEY 68
15. Glenn ALLERTON 63
16. Alex PHILLIS 60
17. Josh HOOK 58
18. Adam SENIOR 49
19. Sloan FROST 41
20. Callum SPRIGGS 39

Verdict:
It was a stellar weekend for Yamaha Racing Team’s Wayne Maxwell, who walked away from the Morgan Park venue with the points lead in hand following an excellent 1-2 scorecard. Yamaha-backed privateer Cru Halliday was fast all weekend, claiming pole and controlling much of race one until a mistake saw drop a number of positions, but he was able to bounce back in race two to take the win. Third was credited to Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Josh Waters, who was ultra-consistent all weekend long to edge out DesmoSport Ducati newcomer Corey Turner for the final spot on the podium. Turner was second in race one, although crashed while challenging Waters for fourth in the second outing, remounting for eighth. Glenn Allerton (Yamaha Racing Team) made a welcomed return to the top five, rounding out the weekend in a credible fifth.

Supersport

Image: Keith Muir.

Pole position: Mark CHIODO 1m15.560s

Race one results:
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

Race time: 17m49.660s
Margin of victory: 6.733s
Laps completed: 14
Fastest lap: Ted COLLINS 1m15.513s

Race two results:
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

Race time: 17m56.903s
Margin of victory: 3.133s
Laps completed: 14
Fastest lap: Ted COLLINS

Overall results:
1. Ted COLLINS 50
2. Mason COOTE 36
3. Chris QUINN 35
4. Nic LIMINTON 33
5. Sam MULDOON 31
6. Sam CONDON 31
7. Lincoln GILDING 26
8. Cambridge OLIVIER 24
9. Brian HOUGHTON 21
10. Mick HEFFERAN 20
11. Aidan HAYES 20
12. Tom TOPARIS 20
13. Jordan CARLSSON 18
14. Patrick Li 17
15. Ryan SELLEN 12
16. Stephanie REDMAN 12
17. Mark CHIODO 11

Championship standings:
1. Ted COLLINS 232
2. Mason COOTE 164
3. Tom TOPARIS 156
4. Sam CONDON 129.5
5. Nic LIMINTON 127
6. Jordan CARLSSON 122.5
7. Chris QUINN 119.5
8. Sam MULDOON 108
9. Mark CHIODO 107.5
10. Cambridge OLIVIER 99
11. Damon REES 74
12. Aidan HAYES 72
13. Lincoln GILDING 69
14. Sam LAMBERT 67
15. Jake PRUITI 61
16. Ryan TAYLOR 61
17. Mick HEFFERAN 51
18. Rhys BELLING 43.5
19. Ben BURKE 41.5
20. Giuseppe SCARCELLA 40

Verdict:
Next Gen Motorsports’ Ted Collins dominated proceeding’s in Queensland, taking two commanding race victories to extend his points advantage to 68 as two rounds remain. Western Australian-native Mason Coote (Yamaha) pieced together two strong races for second, as the top three was rounded out by surprise podium getter Chris Quinn (Yamaha). The top five was completed by Nic Liminton (Yamaha) and Sam Muldoon (Kawasaki), who were fourth and fifth respectively. Regular front-runner Tom Toparis (Cube Racing) suffered an untimely bike issue in race two, as pole-sitter Mark Chiodo (Repsol Gas Racing) crashed in each outing.

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