News 18 Nov 2022

Waters tops ASBK practice to take Friday Phillip Island honours

Supersport benchmark set by Bramich on his way to pole position.

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Three-time Mi-Bike Australian Superbike (ASBK) champion Josh Waters continued his impressive form on the Boost Mobile with K-Tech Ducati to top practice at Phillip Island, as Tom Bramich stormed to pole position in Supersport.

Waters – who debuted with the team at the MotoGP support races last month – was quickest in both sessions to ultimately lead teammate Wayne Maxwell by 0.262s, the defending champion posting a 1m32.395s in this morning’s session.

Yamaha Racing Team’s Cru Halliday was third quickest, notching a 1m32.403s in the second session to lead MotoGo Yamaha’s Anthony West and championship leader Mike Jones (Yamaha Racing Team).

In P6 was NextGen Motorsports’ Glenn Allerton, the multi-time ASBK champion notching a 1m32.870s, as South Australian Daniel Falzon (Willliam Adams Caterpillar Yamaha), Bryan Staring (DesmoSport Ducati), Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) and Broc Pearson (DesmoSport Ducati) completed the top 10.

Penrite Honda Racing’s Senna Agius was 12th quickest in his superbike debut, as internationals Billy McConnell (727 Moto Yamaha) and Travis Wyman (Addicted to Track Yamaha) ended Friday P19 and P21 respectively.

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Bramich (Yamaha), secured pole position ahead of the three Supersport races this weekend with a 1m36.756s set on his fourth flying lap.

The number 44 led Jack Passfield (Yamaha) who is making his return to the series, as championship leader John Lytras (Yamaha) grabbed the final spot on the front row courtesy of a 1m37.514s.

In P4 was Victorian Scott Nicholson (Yamaha) with a 1m37.874s, edging Dallas Skeer (Yamaha) by just 0.25s as title contender Ty Lynch (Yamaha) completes the second row, ahead of returning international Jacob Hatch (Yamaha), Jake Farnsworth (Yamaha), Rhys Belling (Yamaha) and Archie McDonald (Yamaha) in his Australian Supersport debut.

Race one for Supersport 300 took place this afternoon, with Henry Snell (Yamaha) narrowly edging points-leader Cameron Dunker (Yamaha) as Hayden Nelson completed the podium.

Detailed results