News 10 Sep 2018

Herfoss rates 2018 ASBK crown as career-best accolade

Winton victory 'icing on the cake' for two-time ASBK champion.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Newly-crowned Australian Superbike champion Troy Herfoss has declared this year’s crown sits atop the accolades he’s earned across multiple disciplines of motorcycle racing.

The now two-time ASBK champion, who’s claimed an AMA Supermoto title amongst a host of Australian championships in Dirt Track and Supersport categories, charged to his fifth overall victory of the season at Winton’s penultimate round yesterday in Victoria.

In a red-flag filled day, the Penrite Honda Racing rider collected his eighth race win in the opening outing, before securing a controlled fifth in the final race to earn top spot, and most importantly, the number one plate with a round still to spare.

“It’s an incredible result and I’m just so thankful for everyone who has helped out this year,” Herfoss beamed. “Deon [Coote] has taken over the team this season and has done a great job with the crew. It’s quite a small team and everyone has worked so hard – it feels good to really dominate it.

“There’s no questioning it, we’ve got the number one plate with a round to go and we really earned it. This tops all the championships I’ve won, just because we’ve won so many races – we’re at eight wins and I never dreamt that I would have that many in one year. This is the top of the pile for me and five overall victories is the icing on the cake.”

Herfoss sits on 298.5 points as the Australian Superbike Championship heads to Phillip Island on 12-14 October for the seventh and final round of the series, where the battle for second in the standings will unfold between Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team) and Troy Bayliss (DesmoSport Ducati).