Features 9 Oct 2017

Breakdown: 2017 ASBK Rd7 Phillip Island

Vitals from round seven of the Australian Superbike Championship.

Round seven of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul Pirelli at Phillip Island provided plenty of the entertainment, with tight racing and surprise changes in the title chase making for a good weekend of racing. CycleOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day.

Superbike

Image: Keith Muir.

Pole position: Wayne MAXWELL 1m32.587s

Race one results:
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

Race time: 18m52.996s
Margin of victory: 3.759s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Josh Waters 1m33.278s

Race two results:
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

Race time: 18m49.358s
Margin of victory: 0.126s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Wayne MAXWELL 1m33.012s

Overall results:
1. Wayne MAXWELL 46
2. Josh WATERS 41
3. Glenn ALLERTON 35
4. Bryan STARING 33
5. Daniel FALZON 32
6. Alex PHILLIS 27
7. Josh HOOK 27
8. Michael BLAIR 24
9. Cru HALLIDAY 23
10. Troy HERFOSS 20
11. Matt WALTERS 19
12. Jed METCHER 19
13. Mitch LEVY 18
14. Robert BUGDEN 18
15. Sloan FROST 14
16. Ted COLLINS 12
17. David BARKER 8
18. Brendan McINTYRE 5
19. Adam SENIOR 5
20. Trent GIBSON 4

Championship standings:
1. Josh WATERS 261
2. Wayne MAXWELL 257
3. Troy HERFOSS 246
4. Daniel FALZON 220
5. Robert BUGDEN 219
6. Cru HALLIDAY 206
7. Bryan STARING 184
8. Michael BLAIR 138
9. Corey TURNER 138
10. Mitch LEVY 137
11. Glenn ALLERTON 131
12. Josh HOOK 114
13. Beau BEATON 111
14. Alex PHILLIS 108
15. Matt WALTERS 100
16. Troy GUENTHER 88
17. Kyle BUCKLEY 83
18. Sloan FROST 64
19. Adam SENIOR 55
20. Callum SPRIGGS 39

Verdict:
It was thrilling final of round of racing in the Superbike class, which ultimately saw Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Josh Waters secure the crown after taking advantage of the dramatic events that unfolded. Yamaha Racing Team’s Wayne Maxwell claimed the overall with 2-1 results, bettering Waters’ 1-5 scorecard. Third was credited to Glenn Allerton (Yamaha Racing Team), followed by Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) and Daniel Falzon (JD Racing Yamaha) in fourth and fifth respectively. Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing), who entered the weekend with a six-point advantage, saw his title hopes crushed when he was forced to pull into pit lane during race one, although he bounced back for second in the final outing.

Supersport

Image: Keith Muir.

Pole position: Mark CHIODO 1m35.330s

Race one results:
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

Race time: 16m10.640s
Margin of victory: 4.316s
Laps completed: 10
Fastest lap: Mark CHIODO 1m35.943s

Race two results:
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

Race time: 16m09.437s
Margin of victory: 0.447s
Laps completed: 10
Fastest lap: Mark CHIODO 1m35.968s

Overall results:
1. Mark CHIODO 51
2. Tom TOPARIS 40
3. Ryan TAYLOR 35
4. Rhys BELLING 32
5. Sam CONDON 30
6. Mitch REES 29
7. Chris QUINN 27
8. Jordan CARLSSON 25
9. Aidan HAYES 24
10. Cambridge OLIVIER 20
11. Mick HEFFERAN 19
12. Mason COOTE 18
13. Brian HOUGHTON 18
14. Ryan SELLEN 16
15. Patrick LI 13
16. Jake PRUITI 6

Championship standings:
1. Ted COLLINS 263
2. Mason COOTE 218
3. Tom TOPARIS 212
4. Mark CHIODO 204.5
5. Sam CONDON 191.5
6. Chris QUINN 177.5
7. Jordan CARLSSON 174.5
8. Nic LIMINTON 151
9. Cambridge OLIVIER 135
10. Sam MULDOON 128
11. Aidan HAYES 113
12. Ryan TAYLOR 96
13. Rhys BELLING 90.5
14. Mick HEFFERAN 80
15. Jake PRUITI 79
16. Damon REES 74
17. Lincoln GILDING 69
18. Sam LAMBERT 67
19. Patrick LI 58
20. Brian HOUGHTON 56

Verdict:
With the Supersport category already wrapped up by Ted Collins (Next Gen Motorsports) at the previous stop, who also stepped up to the premier category for Phillip Island, it left it wide open for the field to make their mark in the final round. Repsol Gas Racing Triumph’s Mark Chiodo stepped up to the plate, dominating the weekend after claiming pole and two commanding race victories. Cube Racing’s Tom Toparis settled for a comfortable second with a pair of runner-up results, followed by Ryan Taylor (Yamaha) in third. Completing the top five in positions four and five was Rhys Belling (Yamaha) and Sam Condon (Yamaha).

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