News 19 Nov 2022

Supersport win banked for Bramich in second Phillip Island bout

Passfield and Lytras complete the top three, Australian title-contender Lynch DNF.

Image: Foremost Media.

Yamaha-mounted Tom Bramich banked the Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) Supersport race two victory at Phillip Island, crossing the line less than a tenth ahead of Jack Passfield and title-leader John Lytras.

From pole position, Bramich (Yamaha) grabbed the early lead but was relegated not long after by Lytras  (Yamaha) as Passfield (Yamaha) was shuffled back on the opening lap.

Bramich and Lytras began to break away, however, once Passfield moved to third he clawed back the advantage on the leading duo, overcoming both to take the lead as the race entered its second half.

A determined Bramich however countered when it mattered to take the chequered flag first, just 0.059s ahead of Passfield with Lytras right in the mix, only 0.092s from the front.

Scott Nicholson finished the race in fourth, narrowly edging Supersport rookie Archie McDonald, as Jake Farnsworth (Yamaha), Rhys Belling (Yamaha), Tom Drane (Yamaha), Brendan Wilson (Yamaha) and Tarbon Walker (Yamaha) completed the top 10.

Notably, title-contender Ty Lynch crashed in a fall involving Dallas Skeer, with the incident under investigation after the race. After Lynch’s DNF, Lytras now leads the championship by 23.5 points, with Bramich third a further nine behind.

Detailed results

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