News 7 Aug 2022

Lynch and Lytras split Morgan Park ASBK Supersport wins

Supersport 300 class overall to Aksu in standout performance.

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Title rivals Ty Lynch and John Lytras have split wins in the Morgan Park round of the 2022 Australian Supersport Championship, with Lynch sealing the overall and Taiyo Aksu winning the Supersport 300 round.

The opening Supersport race of the weekend saw Lynch (Yamaha) power ahead in the early laps, until pole-setter and current championship leader Lytras made his move on lap two.

It looked like he would be on his way to victory at that point until a bike issue forced him to stop and reset, before getting going again and he would experience more troubles later – eventually crossing the line three laps down for important points at the rear of the pack in P13.

That allowed Lynch to ride to an unchallenged 9.546s victory ahead of Tom Bramich (Yamaha), who got the better of Jake Farnsworth (Yamaha) in the latter stages for the runner-up position.

Another R6 in Scott Nicholson was fourth ahead of Mitch Kuhne (Yamaha), as Tom Drane (Yamaha), Luca Durning (Yamaha), Rhys Belling (Yamaha), Tarbon Walker (Yamaha) and Troy Guenther (Yamaha) the top 10.

Following the disappointments of race one and with any apparent electrical gremlins solved, Lytras rebounded to take the race two victory by a healthy 6.199s margin.

A comfortable P2 on track was enough for Lynch to clinch the overall in another standout weekend for him. Race two saw Lytras jump out front early and maintain control from there over Lynch, while Bramich managed third this time out.

The battle for fourth was tighter again, as Drane edged out Nicholson for position, while Belling, Durning, former champion Guenther, McLaren-Wood and Walter were the top 10. Kuhne was a non-starter this time out, as Farnsworth’s day also came to a premature end when he crashed at turn one.

Overall for the round, Lynch topped the podium from Bramich and Lytras, with Lytras now leading the standings by six points from Lynch.

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The Supersport 300 round belonged to Yamaha charger Taiyo Aksu in a standout performance, going 1-1-2 for the weekend and signalling his late challenge for the title.

It was Cameron Swain (Yamaha) who won the last race of the weekend by just 0.030s over Aksu and he would earn runner-up on the overall podium, edging Liam Waters (Yamaha) for position on count-back.

After finishing P5 this weekend, Cameron Dunker (Yamaha) leads the points by 29 from Glenn Nelson (Yamaha) after he was sixth this weekend and in turn is a further four ahead of Aksu.

The R3 Cup round belonged to Waters after he went 2-1-1 for the weekend, topping the podium over opening race winner Aksu and with Dunker third. Harrison Watts won the Oceania Junior Cup, winning the opening race, joined on the podium by final race winner Cameron Rende and second race winner Bodie Paige.

Detailed results