News 20 Nov 2022

Sunday Supersport victory seals Bramich Phillip Island overall

Dunker extends Supersport 300 lead with win at round six.

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Winning Sunday’s Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) Supersport race, Tom Bramich secured the overall at round six as Cameron Dunker extended his Supersport 300 lead with victory at Phillip Island.

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.

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Victory in Supersport 300 race three secured points leader Cameron Dunker the overall at round six, as disaster struck race one and two winner Henry Snell in the form of a multi-rider fall at turn four, which also saw Taiyo Aksu (Yamaha) and Cameron Swain (Yamaha) down.

Completing the overall podium in the class at Phillip Island were Hayden Nelson (Yamaha) and Sam Pezzetta (Yamaha), also second in third respectively in the final race, as Dunker now enjoys a 60-point advantage in the championship standings ahead of Glenn Nelson (Yamaha) entering the final round of the season next weekend at The Bend.

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