Toparis and Shaw fastest in Supersport and Supersport 300 classes.
Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia’s Wayne Maxwell has ended a rain-affected Friday practice on top of the timesheets at Winton’s fifth round of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), the premier class managing just one session under reasonable conditions.
Former champion Maxwell, who won last time out at Morgan Park, lodged the fastest time of 1m21.499s in session two, edging out Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team) and defending champion Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) in the top three, the duo recording times of 1m21.724s and 1m21.851s respectively.
Points leader Mike Jones (DesmoSport Ducati) was fourth with a 1m21.995s time, followed by Josh Waters (Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia), who recorded a best-lap of 1m22.649s.
Bryan Staring (Kawasaki BCpeformance) was sixth ahead of Alex Phillis (Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia), Glenn Allerton (Maxima BMW), Matt Walters (Kawasaki Connection) and Aaron Morris (Maxima BMW).
The Supersport category saw championship leader Tom Toparis (Landbridge Yamaha) set the fastest over Yamaha-mounted Ty Lynch, as Aiden Hayes (Yamaha) locked out the top three. Fourth and fifth were credited to Rhys Belling (Yamaha) and Chris Quinn (Yamaha).
Yannis Shaw (Kawasaki) was fastest in Supersport 300 ahead of Luke Jhonston (Kawasaki) and Luke Power (Kawasaki), as Max Stauffer (Yamaha) led Luke Jhonston (Yamaha) and Ben Baker (Yamaha) in the Yamaha R3 Cup.