Features 10 Sep 2017

Racefeed: 2017 ASBK Rd6 Sydney Motorsport Park

Superbike and Supersport post-race updates from New South Wales.

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

Image: Keith Muir.

Motul Supersport qualifying results:
1. Mark CHIODO
2. Tom TOPARIS
3. Aaron MORRIS
4. Sam MULDOON
5. Mason COOTE
6. Ted COLLINS
7. Sam CONDON
8. Chris QUINN
9. Hayden SPINKS
10. Nic LIMINTON
11. Cambridge OLIVIER
12. Thomas BRYDEN
13. Jordan CARLSSON
14. Jake PRUITI
15. Aidan HAYES
16. Rhys BELLING
17. Simon REES
18. Mick HEFFERAN
19. Grant DAVIS
20. Mitch REES

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

Motul Supersport race one:
The first Supersport race of the weekend marked a spectacular return to national competition for Yamaha-mounted Aaron Morris, trailing Mark Chiodo (Triumph) for the first six laps before taking charge and sprinting off to a 4.335s victory at the conclusion of 12 laps. Crossing the line second on track and directly behind Morris was actually Tom Toparis (Kawasaki), however a 10-second jump start penalty dropped him down the order to fifth. That bumped early leader Chiodo up to second, with Mason Coote (Yamaha) and Sam Condon (Yamaha) also capitalising in positions four and five. Championship leader Ted Collins (Suzuki) rode a composed and lonely race for P6, taking one step closer to clinching the 2017 title. The top 10 was filled by Chris Quinn (Yamaha), Jordan Carlsson (Yamaha), Jake Pruiti (Kawasaki) and Nic Liminton (Yamaha). Local Sam Muldoon (Kawasaki) was well in contention until he crashed out of fourth at turn eight in dramatic fashion just prior to the midway point.

1. Aaron MORRIS
2. Mark CHIODO
3. Mason COOTE
4. Sam CONDON
5. Tom TOPARIS
6. Ted COLLINS
7. Chris QUINN
8. Jordan CARLSSON
9. Jake PRUITI
10. Nic LIMINTON
11. Hayden SPINKS
12. Thomas BRYDEN
13. Aidan HAYES
14. Rhys BELLING
15. Cambridge OLIVIER
16. Simon REES
17. Mick HEFFERAN
18. Patrick LI
19. Mitch REES
20. Grant DAVIS

Yamaha Motor Insurance Superbike race one:
It was a dominant performance from Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Josh Waters in the opening affair, taking off from the pole position and asserting himself as the man to beat from the outset. He powered to a new lap record of 1m29.941s on lap two and an early mechanical from Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) while running second at the time assisted Waters in edging away to an eventual 2.660s victory. From that point and with Waters comfortably out front, it came down to who would finish second, as a determined Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) eventually claimed the position – narrowing the championship difference down to three points as a result. Behind him was series leader Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team), who in turn fended off a racy Josh Hook (McMartin Racing Ducati) after a late challenge for third, with Glenn Allerton (Yamaha Racing Team) also in the mix for P5. The distant top 10 was completed by Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar JD Racing Yamaha), Cru Halliday (IPONE/YMF/YMI Yamaha), Robbie Bugden (Kawasaki BCperformance), Michael Blair (Blair Build/Gosford Classic Car Museum Yamaha) and Corey Turner (DesmoSport Ducati).

1. Josh WATERS
2. Troy HERFOSS
3. Wayne MAXWELL
4. Josh HOOK
5. Glenn ALLERTON
6. Daniel FALZON
7. Cru HALLIDAY
8. Robert BUGDEN
9. Michael BLAIR
10. Corey TURNER
11. Alex PHILLIS
12. Beau BEATON
13. Kyle BUCKLEY
14. Mitch LEVY
15. Matt WALTERS
16. Lachlan EPIS
17. Mathew HARDING
18. Sloan FROST
19. Troy GUENTHER
20. Brendan McINTYRE

Motul Supersport race two:
Repsol GAS Racing Triumph’s Chiodo surged to the second race victory in Supersport this afternoon in commanding fashion, victorious by 4.813s ahead of Muldoon and Coote. That pair took full advantage of a clash between Toparis and Morris on lap nine of the 12 at turn two, while Quinn and Collins crept into the top five by race’s end. More importantly, fifth for Collins was enough for Next Gen Motorsports standout Collins to clinch his first Australian Supersport Championship crown aboard the GSX-R600 with a round to spare. Meanwhile, the top 10 placings included Condon, Carlsson, Liminton, Thomas Bryden (Yamaha) and New Zealander Simon Rees (Honda). Overall for the round Chiodo took the win, joined on the rostrum by Coote and Condon, as in the championship standings it’s now Collins a full 63 points ahead of Coote, with Toparis a further 28 points behind in third.

1. Mark CHIODO
2. Sam MULDOON
3. Mason COOTE
4. Chris QUINN
5. Ted COLLINS
6. Sam CONDON
7. Jordan CARLSSON
8. Nic LIMINTON
9. Thomas BRYDEN
10. Simon REES
11. Cambridge OLIVIER
12. Aidan HAYES
13. Rhys BELLING
14. Mitch REES
15. Mick HEFFERAN
16. Patrick LI
17. Ryan SELLEN
18. Grant DAVIS
19. Carl KITSON
20. Justin CASE

Yamaha Motor Insurance Superbike race two:
A perfect weekend consisting of pole position and two race wins has lifted former two-time champion Waters into title contention with one round remaining, now six points outside of new championship leader Herfoss. The second race in Sydney was another thriller, although that was for third as Waters inched away to a 1.361s win ahead of Staring, who maintained pressure for the duration but couldn’t quite challenge for the victory. The battle for the final race podium ultimately saw Herfoss take the position and important points after overcoming a hard-charging Allerton and fast-finishing Bugden. Halliday was also well in the mix this time around for sixth, as an impressive Blair, Turner, Hook – who had a jump start penalty after initially crossing the line fifth – and Alex Phillis (Apex Civil/Helicraft Racing Yamaha) were the top 10. Falzon crashed out of the fight for the top five at turn five on lap 12 of 14. Overall for the weekend Waters was the victor, from Herfoss and a resurgent Allerton. In the standings Herfoss will lead into Phillip Island’s finale by six points over Waters, with Maxwell another nine points in arrears in third.

1. Josh WATERS
2. Bryan STARING
3. Troy HERFOSS
4. Glenn ALLERTON
5. Robert BUGDEN
6. Cru HALLIDAY
7. Michael BLAIR
8. Corey TURNER
9. Josh HOOK
10. Alex PHILLIS
11. Beau BEATON
12. Mitch LEVY
13. Mathew HARDING
14. Kyle BUCKLEY
15. Sloan FROST
16. Troy GUENTHER
17. Brendan McINTYRE
18. Aiden COOTE
19. Daniel FALZON
20. Adam SENIOR

Related