News 27 Apr 2024

ASBK Supersport sanctions applied after heated Friday in Queensland

Stop and Seal team and Chiodo fined for breaching MA Code of Conduct.

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A series of sanctions have been applied by Motorcycling Australia (MA) following a heated Friday at Queensland Raceway’s third round of the 2024 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK).

Honda-backed Supersport hope Mark Chiodo was involved in a heated exchange with members of the Stop and Seal team, including a clash with Archie McDonald on-track that led to a further troubles off-track.

According to Friday’s ‘ASBK Summary of Judicial Outcomes’ circulated by race direction this morning, Stop and Seal team owner Robbie Bolger was fined $250 for breaching the MA Code of Conduct following the incident.

Chiodo was penalised with a $500 fine, plus required to provide an apology to a fellow rider – understood to be McDonald – and attend a further briefing with the ASBK race director for his breach of MA’s Code of Conduct.

It ended up being a Stop and Seal 1-2-3-4 on the Supersport timesheets at the conclusion of practice, led by McDonald with a record-breaking 1m10.638s lap-time, ahead of Tom Toparis, Corey Turner and Jack Mahaffy. Chiodo, meanwhile, stopped the clocks in P8 on combined times.