Features 8 Sep 2017

Fan Guide: 2017 ASBK Rd6 Sydney Motorsport Park

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

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

Image: Keith Muir.

Round location

Brabham Drive/Ferrers Road
Eastern Creek, NSW

Circuit facts

Length: 3.93 kilometres

Turns: 12
Superbike lap record: Glenn Allerton 1m30.366s
Supersport lap record: Jamie Stauffer 1m32.654s

Event entry

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

Two-day (available at gate):
Adults $30
Concession $25
15 years and under free

Schedule

Rider lists

Superbike:

Supersport:

Supersport 300:

R3 Cup:

Moto3/125GP:

Superbike predictions

First:
Wayne Maxwell – Fresh off a round victory at Morgan Park, Wayne Maxwell is riding a wave of confidence heading into this weekend’s sixth round. The Yamaha Racing Team rider has the points lead in hand, and there’s not doubt he’ll be tough to beat as he endeavours to stretch that advantage out.

Second:
Troy Herfoss – Always a strong contender, Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss will be looking to make amends this weekend, with regaining the points lead being the clear goal for the defending champion. A costly crash denied him of a strong result at the previous round, but lock him in for a podium this Sunday.

Third:
Cru Halliday – After a breakout performance on his privateer YZF-R1M in Queensland, Cru Halliday heads to his home track this time around and it’s his strongest on the calendar. He’ll be in the frame for pole and at least one race win, but whether or not he can piece it together for the overall remains to be seen at this stage.

Watch for:
Daniel Falzon, Josh Waters, Glenn Allerton, Robbie Bugden, Corey Turner, Bryan Staring

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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