Features 8 Oct 2017

Racefeed: 2017 ASBK Rd7 Phillip Island

Superbike and Supersport post-race updates from Victoria.

Post-race updates from round seven of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli direct from Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria, on race-day Sunday.

Image: Keith Muir.

Motul Supersport qualifying results:
1. Mark CHIODO 1m35.330s
2. Tom TOPARIS 1m35.871s
3. Mason COOTE 1m37.628s
4. Sam CONDON 1m37.910s
5. Chris QUINN 1m38.242s
6. Ryan TAYLOR 1m38.367s
7. Aidan HAYES 1m38.633s
8. Jordan CARLSSON 1m38.784s
9. Mitch REES 1m38.831s
10. Rhys BELLING 1m38.947s
11. Cambridge OLIVIER 1m39.546s
12. Sam MULDOON 1m40.147s
13. Mick HEFFERAN 1m40.469s
14. Brian HOUGHTON 1m40.787s
15. Ryan SELLEN 1m41.394s
16. Patrick LI 1m41.649s
17. Jake PRUITI 1m41.801s

Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Superbike qualifying results:
1. Wayne MAXWELL 1m32.587s
2. Daniel FALZON 1m32.600s
3. Josh WATERS 1m32.740s
4. Bryan STARING 1m32.850s
5. Troy HERFOSS 1m32.851s
6. Glenn ALLERTON 1m33.145s
7. Cru HALLIDAY 1m33.907s
8. Matt WALTERS 1m33.957s
9. Alex PHILLIS 1m34.052s
10. Michael BLAIR 1m34.125s
11. Josh HOOK 1m34.146s
12. Corey TURNER 1m34.244s
13. Robert BUGDEN 1m34.316s
14. Jed METCHER 1m34.352s
15. Beau BEATON 1m34.381s
16. Mitch LEVY 1m34.565s
17. Ted COLLINS 1m34.781s
18. Sloan FROST 1m34.882s
19. Aiden COOTE 1m35.942s
20. Kyle BUCKLEY 1m36.855s

Motul Supersport race one:
The opening Supersport race of the weekend was all pole-setter Mark Chiodo (Repsol GAS Racing Triumph) at the front of the field, taking charge on lap two and going on to win by 4.316s. Chiodo won ahead of early leader Tom Toparis (Cube Racing Kawasaki) and experienced local Ryan Taylor (Yamaha), who was a full 18 seconds from victory to round out the podium in the opening 10-lap affair. With Sam Condon (Yamaha) and Rhys Belling (Yamaha) completing the top five, disaster struck series podium challenger Mason Coote (Yamaha) when he exited just past the halfway point following a crash at turn 11, bringing him within striking distance of Toparis for P2 in the standings. The top 10 also featured Mitch Rees (Honda) in sixth from the ever-improving Aidan Hayes (Cube Racing Kawasaki), Jordan Carlsson (Yamaha), Chris Quinn (Yamaha) and Cambridge Olivier (Yamaha).

1. Mark CHIODO
2. Tom TOPARIS
3. Ryan TAYLOR
4. Sam CONDON
5. Rhys BELLING
6. Mitch REES
7. Aidan HAYES
8. Jordan CARLSSON
9. Chris QUINN
10. Cambridge OLIVIER
11. Brian HOUGHTON
12. Ryan SELLEN
13. Mick HEFFERAN
14. Patrick LI
15. Jake PRUITI

Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Superbike race one:
Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Josh Waters has taken a vital victory in the opening 12-lap Superbike encounter at Phillip Island, taking charge of the championship to carry a 13-point lead into this afternoon’s title-deciding affair. Rain falling pre-race soon turned to sunshine and a relatively high wind quickly dried the track surface, making for a dry race and straightforward strategy for the teams. Waters pulled a 1.2s on the opening lap and from that point he was in control for the duration, eventually crossing the line 3.759s ahead of Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team), who has climbed his way into P2 behind Waters in the points after Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss entered the pits with two laps remaining after running toward the rear of the top 10. The defending champion’s now 19 points outside of the lead as a result. Second of the Yamahas Glenn Allerton fought hard for third, edging Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar JD Racing Yamaha) for position as Josh Hook (McMartin Racing Ducati) filled the top five. It was a tight scrap for sixth between Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) and Cru Halliday (IPONE/YMF/YMI Yamaha) – finishing in that order – while Alex Phillis (Apex Civil/Helicraft Racing Yamaha), Michael Blair (Blair Build/Gosford Classic Car Museum Yamaha) and Robbie Bugden (Kawasaki BCperformance) were the top 10 finishers.

1. Josh WATERS
2. Wayne MAXWELL
3. Glenn ALLERTON
4. Daniel FALZON
5. Josh HOOK
6. Bryan STARING
7. Cru HALLIDAY
8. Alex PHILLIS
9. Michael BLAIR
10. Robert BUGDEN
11. Mitch LEVY
12. Jed METCHER
13. Sloan FROST
14. Ted COLLINS
15. Matt WALTERS
16. David BARKER
17. Adam SENIOR
18. Brendan McINTYRE
19. Ben STRONACH
20. Aiden COOTE

Motul Supersport race two:
Race two of the Supersport ranks was a tighter affair as once again Toparis led the opening lap before Chiodo stormed to the front of the pack. This time though the talented rookie Toparis was able to maintain pressure throughout the 10 laps, but any chance of a late pass was missed when he had a high-speed moment on the final lap. That enabled a flawless Chiodo to go ahead and sweep the weekend, 0.447s ahead of Toparis, while Coote bounced back for P3 to ultimately secure the runner-up result in the standings ahead of Toparis. Coote got the better of Taylor for position four, as Belling, Quinn, Rees, Condon, Calsson and Mick Hefferan (Kawasaki) were the top 10 scorers. Overall for the round Chiodo, Toparis and Taylor made up the podium, while in the standings Ted Collins (Suzuki) – who is on Superbike duties this weekend – was crowned with a round to spare ahead of Coote and Toparis.

1. Mark CHIODO
2. Tom TOPARIS
3. Mason COOTE
4. Ryan TAYLOR
5. Rhys BELLING
6. Chris QUINN
7. Mitch REES
8. Sam CONDON
9. Jordan CARLSSON
10. Mick HEFFERAN
11. Aidan HAYES
12. Cambridge OLIVIER
13. Brian HOUGHTON
14. Ryan SELLEN
15. Patrick LI

Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Superbike race two:
A thrilling final race of the year saw Maxwell round out the year with a race and round win, but it was Waters who has become a triple ASBK champion after adding the 2017 title to his 2009 and 2012 victories. Dry, warm conditions greeted riders for Superbike race two this afternoon and it was evident that the title was on the line once and for all. Waters led lap one, but a gritty Maxwell worked his way through from P4 at the end of the first lap and took the lead by the end of the second lap. While he edged away at the front to a 0.126s win, Waters had his hands full as he eventually slipped back to fifth, but appeared to be riding in ‘championship mode’ in a bid to wrap up a third-career crown. Across the line behind Maxwell and Herfoss was Staring in a strong showing, marginally ahead of Allerton for third. Next came Waters for the number one plate, as Falzon, Phillis, Matt Walters (Swann Insurance Kawasaki), Blair and Hook completed the race top 10. Maxwell won the round ahead of Waters and Allerton, as the series belonged to Waters by four points over Maxwell and a further 11 in front of Herfoss.

1. Wayne MAXWELL
2. Troy HERFOSS
3. Bryan STARING
4. Glenn ALLERTON
5. Josh WATERS
6. Daniel FALZON
7. Alex PHILLIS
8. Matt WALTERS
9. Michael BLAIR
10. Josh HOOK
11. Jed METCHER
12. Cru HALLIDAY
13. Mitch LEVY
14. Robert BUGDEN
15. Sloan FROST
16. Ted COLLINS
17. Trent GIBSON
18. David BARKER
19. Brendan McINTYRE
20. Adam SENIOR

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