News 10 Sep 2017

Herfoss retakes ASBK points lead following Sydney podium

Team Honda Racing press release:

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss leads the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) with a single round remaining after finishing second overall at Sydney Motorsport Park today.

After qualifying fifth, the defending two-time national champion put forward two determined rides in the 14-lap races to go 2-3 for the round, placing him six points ahead in the standings.

It was yet another impressive performance from Herfoss aboard the 2017 CBR1000RR SP2 despite a difficult beginning to the weekend and one that will go a long way toward his chances of sealing a third-straight crown.

Teammate Bryan Staring had one of his strongest weekends of the season to date at the Eastern Creek-based circuit, qualifying in position four on Saturday and then claiming a brilliant second place result in race two.

Unfortunately he experienced a technical glitch in race one while running second, but managed to bounce back later in the afternoon to challenge for the victory in P2. He salvaged 10th overall and is now seventh in the point-standings.

Crankt Protein Honda Racing will now spend the next month preparing for the 2017 ASBK series finale, to be contested at Phillip Island in Victoria on 6-8 October.

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