Features 1 May 2024

Quotebook: 2024 ASBK Rd3 Queensland Raceway

Assorted racer comments following the third round of the season.

The 2024 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) returned to Queensland Raceway for the third round of the season, and we’ve compiled comments from a number of different riders to see how their weekends went for this Quotebook feature.


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Broc Pearson (DesmoSport Ducati) – Eighth overall:
I had some high expectations this weekend and although my outright lap time didn’t have me at the front through practice, we were working to a plan with strong race speed. I went into Sunday feeling good about the position we were in, so I’m disappointed to leave Queensland Raceway with a seventh and ninth place. A huge thank you to Ben and the entire DesmoSport Ducati, along with everyone that came out to support me over the weekend. We’re the only team to feature on the podium at every round this year and I plan on keeping that streak alive when we get to Morgan Park.

Troy Herfoss (DesmoSport Ducati) – Third overall:
What can I say… It’s been such a whirlwind with my flight home from America delayed, I got home and was pretty much straight back on the bike in practice and here we are, weekend over already! I really want to thank everyone that’s come out to the track this weekend, there’s been so many supportive comments and interest in what I’m doing this year both here and in the US and I really appreciate it. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by good people across two great teams right now and it’s allowing me to really enjoy racing motorbikes. Battling for the podium against Max [Stauffer] was a real highlight for me across both races, after racing against and learning a lot from his dad when I started on a superbike, I was proud to legitimately race against him as he took his first double podium weekend too.

Max Stauffer (Penrite Racing SBK) – Second overall:
Overall a great weekend, I got my first front row after qualifying second and got my first ever double podium with my best ever finishing position with a second and a P3 in the second race after a great battle with Troy [Herfoss]. I even had a battle for the lead with Mike [Jones] and I tried to fight my best, but Mike was a little bit better than me today and I’m going to work on my weak points and come out stronger at the next round.

Cameron Dunker (Penrite Racing SBK) – 10th overall:
Difficult weekend here at Queensland Raceway, but we got through it in the end, not the position we wanted. The times were tight in the races but unfortunately, I was in the back of the leading group but on to the next round. I can’t thank the team enough for their hard work and the support from our sponsors.

Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team) – Fifth overall:
Looking back, not qualifying well was what really hurt me. Because the times are always so close here, you need to be near the front and have good track position to get good results and starting from seventh on the grid really put me behind the eight ball. The team did a great job earlier in the week as we were able to turn around a slow start on Friday and turn in some good laps on Saturday, so I’m just frustrated I didn’t keep that going and produce a podium on Sunday. Thanks to the team for all the hard work over the weekend. I owe them one for not getting the result we should have, so I will be out to redeem myself at the next round.

Mike Jones (Yamaha Racing Team) – First overall:
It’s been a while since I have won a race, so it’s a good reward for myself and the team as we have continued to work hard even through the results haven’t gone our way. I needed a good weekend here at Queensland Raceway to get myself back in the championship and get some momentum going for the next few rounds, so it’s awesome to make that happen and the goal is to do it again at the next round at Morgan Park. The team did a great job and the bike was amazing to ride all weekend. To be able to generate the speed we did, for as long as we did, is a credit to Kev, Dyllan and Liam and I just really enjoyed racing it this weekend. It was also great to have so many friends and family here this weekend and hear them cheer me on all around the track.

Glenn Allerton (GT Racing) – Sixth overall:
It was a weekend of mixed fortunes. Practice and qualifying showcased our potential, securing a front-row start. However, as track temperatures rose, grip on exit became challenging and a critical factor on this circuit. While our initial and closing speeds were promising, our mid-race pace faltered compared to the competition. It’s a challenge we must address. I’m confident there’s more to extract from our setup, and l’m committed to refining our approach ahead of Morgan Park.