News 26 Mar 2019

Qualifying position key for Falzon amongst competitive field

Yamaha Racing Team pilot winds up fifth at the second round.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Daniel Falzon believes qualifying position amongst the competitive premier class is key to landing a strong finish in each and every stop of this year’s Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK).

Falzon qualified P5 at Wakefield Park’s second round on the weekend in New South Wales, finishing 0.560s off pace-setter and Yamaha Racing Team partner Cru Halliday.

The talented South Australian navigated his way to a 4-5 results sheet in the two outings on Sunday, granting him fifth overall while promoting him to eighth in the championship standings.

“The weekend was positive in many ways and in the right direction after round one,” Falzon commented. “I need to get a better qualifying position so I can be up the front from the get go, and that is something I will work on before the next round.

“I think if I can get track position early in the race, the results will improve, and I can get on the podium. That’s the goal for the next round and being in my home state in South Australia, I really want to be at my best and make a big charge up the championship table. I was on the podium there last year and it would be amazing to win there at the next round.”

Reigning champion Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) pulled through with a double-victory at Wakefield Park, leading a podium that consisted of Supersport champion Halliday and former multi-time ASBK title holder Wayne Maxwell (Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia).