News 17 Jun 2023

'Pretty tender this morning' admits Herfoss following Friday fall

Fireblade contender still right in the ASBK mix after qualifying P3.

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Penrite Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss suffered a violent highside during practice yesterday at Hidden Valley and admits ‘I’m pretty tender this morning’, but is still right in the mix after qualifying third at the fourth round of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK).

Herfoss topped the second practice session yesterday but fell soon after in FP2 at the exit of turn one, bringing the session to a premature end.

He was able to slowly get to his feet and complete the day, and despite feeling the effects of the crash this morning he was able to post his best lap of the weekend to date in qualifying two, securing a front-row starting position with a 1m05.108s.

“I’m pretty tender this morning and I went pretty quick straight away,” Herfoss explained. “I’m pretty sure I know what is going to play out between the riders, I just don’t know how fast they are going to go. When we get to later in the day and the track temperature goes up, it’s going to bring a lot of people into the race I think. It is going to be fun.”

The top five were separated by just over two-tenths in practice yesterday, with just 0.345s covering Josh Waters (McMartin Racing Ducati) in first and Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team) in fifth following qualifying this morning.

Herfoss enters race one this afternoon second in ASBK standings, 18 points back from points leader Waters as the halfway point in the series approaches.