News 14 Oct 2022

Halliday on pole for Superbike support races at Phillip Island

Waters and Jones complete front row in rain-impacted outing.

Image: Foremost Media.

Yamaha Racing Team’s Cru Halliday stormed to the top of the timesheets to qualify fastest for the Superbike support races at the Australian MotoGP.

Halliday’s benchmark of a 1m33.304s was just 0.186s clear of Boost Mobile racing with K-Tech Ducati fill-in Josh Waters, the three-time Australian Superbike (ASBK) champion stepping in for Wayne Maxwell who opted not to compete at the event.

Current ASBK leader Mike Jones (Yamaha Racing Team) was third, 0.477s from pole position as Bryan Staring (DesmoSport Ducati) and Jed Metcher (727 Moto) completed the top five. P6 was Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) ahead of Broc Pearson (DesmoSport Ducati), both riders unable to improve in the closing stages due to rain.

A number of top ASBK regulars decided to not attend due to no ASBK points being on offer, with race one for the Superbike support class taking place this afternoon while races two and three will be contested tomorrow.

In the Oceania Junior Cup (OJC) Marcus Hamod was fastest in practice ahead of Hunter Corney and Bodie Paige, as the session was red-flagged due to multiple crashes caused by light rain.

Detailed results