News 10 Aug 2022

Front-end confidence of Halliday dips after race one fall

Yamaha contender able to remount and score important points.

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After a front-end crash in race one at Morgan Park, Yamaha Racing Team’s Cru Halliday looks to round six of the 2022 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Phillip Island to rebound and bring back his confidence.

Halliday – one of just four riders to win in the premier class in Warwick – secured his third front-row start of the season when he set to a 1m13.138s to line up in P3.

With third-placed Troy Herfoss still in sight, the fall in the opening bout occurred on lap eight which dropped Halliday to the rear of the field. He was able to remount and finish 11th, scoring 10 valuable points in the process.

“First crash came about, turn seven, I was mid-corner and I just lost the front,” Halliday said to CycleOnline. “Just a racing incident, I was trying and I made a mistake.

“When you head into the second race like I did today [Sunday], I felt a bit slower in that sector, but heading down to Phillip Island, a track that I’m good at, hopefully, I can bring back my confidence and finish the year strong.”

The number 65 completed the second race in sixth, ultimately placing him P7 overall for the round and fifth in the championship leaving Morgan Park.

Halliday’s strongest result of the season came in the opener at Phillip Island where he was second overall, as the series returns to the iconic venue on 18-20 November for its penultimate round.