News 29 Nov 2022

Final round ASBK Supersport sweep for Moto3 graduate Voight

Pole and two race wins for Thriller Motorsport talent in South Australia.

Image: Foremost Media.

Returning home to compete at The Bend after a season in Europe on a Moto3, Harrison Voight delivered in Supersport to take pole and two commanding race wins.

This year, the 16-year-old contested the JuniorGP World Championship with SIC58 Squadra Corse and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup (RBRC), achieving a podium finish in race one at the Sachsenring.

To reach his current level, Voight has overcome multiple injury setbacks, and for 2022 was also provided with the chance to wildcard in the Moto3 World Championship round at Misano, finishing a credible P23 in his maiden outing at that level.

Voight tested a 600 earlier in the year and showed promise in the pre-season, before heading overseas for his 2022 European campaign. With the teenager making the step to Moto2 in the European Championship next year with the Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team, the timing and opportunity to race The Bend with the Thriller Motorsport squad was valuable seat time in preparation for 2023.

“It’s good to come home and rewind a little bit, and to have the ASBK here as well, for us to be here in time it fitted in perfect. It was a lot of fun, and some seat time on the bigger bike, bigger wheels was excellent,” Voight explained to CycleOnline.

“It was a very good weekend. Friday we struggled a little bit, not so much, just trying to get my head around the bigger bike again. But overall today [Sunday] was really good, got a PB in race one which was happy to get within a second of Broc’s [Peason] lap time. Overall a good weekend, and a big thank you to Thriller Motorsports for making the weekend happen.”

At The Bend, Voight qualified on pole by over a second – the second session on Saturday notably wet, not allowing any riders, including the number 29, the chance to improve – and won both races on Sunday by a commanding margin.