News 4 Oct 2023

Two-time Supersport champion Toparis to complete ASBK remainder

Joining Stop & Seal outfit onboard a Yamaha R6 for final rounds.

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Double Australian Supersport champion Tom Toparis will return to the national 600 ranks for the final two rounds of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), joining the 666 Racing Stop & Seal team.

Toparis won the ASBK Supersport title in 2019 and 2020, Yamaha equipped, and then spent a lengthy time on the sidelines after underwent surgery to correct growth arrest in his humerus bone.

2023 marks his first season back racing full-time, and he is currently third in the BSB Supersport standings with the Macadam Racing Yamaha team. The BSB season concludes at Brands Hatch on 13-15 October, with round six of ASBK taking place at Phillip Island between 27-29 October.

“It feels like forever since I’ve raced at home,” said Toparis. “After I won my last Supersport championship, there’s been a lot happen, with surgeries and racing in Europe and the UK, so to go to the track purely to just to have fun, see some familiar faces and help out the team a little with some setup, I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, with no pressure riding another Cube [Performance Centre] R6.”

Toparis joins impressive Supersport rookie Hayden Nelson in the team’s line-up, the Morgan Park pole-setter officially announced as part of the team last week.