News 20 Nov 2022

Racefeed: 2022 ASBK Rd6 Phillip Island

Direct updates from sixth round of the season in Victoria.

Follow the 2022 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) with direct SBK and Supersport updates from round six of the season at Phillip Island through Racefeed.

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Superbike race two:

A commanding ride from Wayne Maxwell saw him hunt down teammate Josh Waters to bounce back from yesterday’s mistake and take victory in race two. Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) held the lead at the end of the first lap, but pole-sitter Waters quickly worked his way forward from outside of the top three to take first position by lap two. From there the three-time ASBK champion swiftly stretched out a margin at the front, as Maxwell (Boost Mobile Ducati with K-Tech) took second from Herfoss with nine laps to go. With six laps to go, Maxwell had reduced the gap to his teammate out front to under one second, and with three remaining, he made his move for the lead, ultimately taking victory, 1.599s ahead of Waters. Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team) charged his way to third, overcoming Herfoss in fourth as championship leader Mike Jones (Yamaha Racing Team) – who was shuffled well back on the opening lap – completed the top five. Yesterday’s winner Bryan Staring (DesmoSport Ducati) was sixth, leading NextGen Motorsports BMW’s Glenn Allerton, impressive teenager Senna Agius (Penrite Honda Racing), Arthur Sissis (Unitech Racing Yamaha) and Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar Yamaha) in P10.

Supersport race three: 

A composed victory in race three saw Tom Bramich (Yamaha) secure the round six overall. Jack Passfield (Yamaha) moved to the lead in the early stages, however, he was relegated back to third by Bramich and John Lytras (Yamaha) as the second lap commenced – the front trio opening up a gap immediately to those behind. Pole-sitter and race two winner Bramich then stretched out his advantage to over one second in the following laps, with Passfield moving back past Lytras into second. From there Passfield slowly edged his way back towards Bramich, setting a 1m36.480s in the process and with three laps to go was within striking distance of the number 44, and retook the lead. Disaster struck for Passfield on the next lap, crashing at turn six and allowing Bramich a comfortable ride home to victory, 8.108s clear of Lytras. Archie McDonald (Yamaha) snatched P3 from Scott Nicholson (Yamaha) in the closing stages, with the number 39 taking the chequered flag fourth, 5.837s ahead of Ty Lynch (Yamaha) in fifth. Sixth was Dallas Skeer (Yamaha), as Jake Farnsworth (Yamaha), Rhys Belling (Yamaha), Tom Drane (Yamaha) and Brendan Wilson completed the top 10. For the round, Lytras and Nicholson completed the top three, as Lytras leads Bramich and Lynch by 27.5 points entering The Bend’s final round next weekend.

Superbike race three:

Waters cleared out from what was a dramatic superbike race three to claim a dominant … victory, as title-contender Maxwell fell on the opening lap. The number 47’s incident occurred at turn four, where he clipped the back of Herfoss and crashed out, unable to continue the race. As Waters extended out front, a four-rider battle for second developed between Herfoss, Jones, Staring and Allerton. Further drama ensued before half race distance when Falzon tucked at turn four, bringing down both Halliday as Agius collected the downed bikes and fell also. With four laps to, Jones worked his way to the front of the battle for second, but a late move from Staring into turn three secured the number 67 the runner-up position. Jones completed the podium, with Herfoss fourth and Allerton fifth, notably run wide by the number 17 at turn four. Metcher took the chequered flag sixth, with Sissis, Pearson, Max Stauffer (GTR Motostars Yamaha) and Ben Burke (Kawasaki) completing the top 10. Waters took the overall ahead of Staring and Allerton, while Jones enjoys a 38-point lead ahead of Staring, with Maxwell all but of contention now 48 points back ahead of the season final at The Bend next weekend.