ASBK Phillip Island Finale Televised Live over 4 Hours on SBS

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Four Hours of Down to Wire ASBK Finale Action on SBS

Troy Herfoss - Image by Steve Duggan
Troy Herfoss – Image by Steve Duggan

The sixth and final event of the revitalised Australian Superbike Championship will take place at the iconic 4.45km track over the October 6-8 weekend and in an exciting announcement ahead of the Spokes.com.au presented round, it has been confirmed that the ASBK Finale will now feature four nail biting hours of Live free-to-air coverage on SBS.

Troy Herfoss currently holds a slim six-point buffer over Josh Waters and the Suzuki man has been on fire of late, taking double victories at both Hidden Valley and Sydney Motorsports Park.

Josh Waters - Image by Steve Duggan
Josh Waters – Image by Steve Duggan

Wayne Maxwell is only 15-points shy of championship leader Herfoss, and nine-points off Waters. The Victorian took a hefty tumble at Sydney Motorsports Park, smacking a tyre barrier very hard, but has shook off any lingering effects from that incident and will be ready to rumble this weekend, at a venue where he has so often been absolutely scintillating.

Wayne Maxwell - Image by Steve Duggan
Wayne Maxwell – Image by Steve Duggan

Glenn Allerton is not in the title hunt this season after suffering significant arm injuries early in the season at Wakefield Park, but was fiercely competitive at the most recent Sydney Motorsport Park round and is very eager to finish the season on a high.

Glenn Allerton - Image by Steve Duggan
Glenn Allerton – Image by Steve Duggan

Halliday has had a good season in 2017, despite breaking away from the official YRT fold and running his own family backed outfit, he has been strong and consistent. Wakefield Park the major low-point of his season, Morgan Park the highlight.  Halliday currently lies sixth in the championship standings.

Cru Halliday - Image by Steven Duggan
Cru Halliday – Image by Steven Duggan

Daniel Falzon completely dominated at Phillip Island when the season got underway in conjunction with the World Superbike event back in February. The South Australian was unstoppable at the season opener, taking three wins and pole position for a perfect 76-point haul. Falzon continued with great form at Wakefield Park and Winton but then struck trouble in Darwin. His title ambitions were then further dented at Morgan Park where a handlebar failure saw him crash out with no points from one of the races. A slip up at the most recent Sydney Motorsport Park round saw the South Australian slide further down the standings, the 23-year-old now in fifth place, five-points ahead of Halliday.

Daniel Falzon
Daniel Falzon

Thanks to the Support of ASBK TV Broadcast partners – AVE and SBS, in addition to witnessing multiple classes go down to the wire, race fans will be able to watch both YMI Superbike races on television this weekend.

Jed Metcher - Image by Steve Duggan
Jed Metcher will ride at the Phillip Island Finale – Image by Steve Duggan

Fans will be treated to plenty of action on and off the track, however for the multitude of fans both domestically and internationally who can’t be at Phillip Island, ASBK has provided them with the best opportunity to keep up to speed with everything happening on October 8.

After wrapping up the Supersport Title in Sydney, NextGen Suzuki's Ted Collins will make his Superbike debut at Phillip Island - Image by TBG
After wrapping up the Supersport Title in Sydney, NextGen Suzuki’s Ted Collins will make his Superbike debut at Phillip Island – Image by TBG

With the epic conclusion of 2017 ASBK set to kick-off this weekend at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, there could be no better time to extend ASBK’s SBS coverage to a full four hours.

Alex Phillis - Image by Steve Duggan
Alex Phillis – Image by Steve Duggan

The broadcast will be televised on free-to-air Channel SBS for the opening hour 1pm – 2pm and then 2pm – 5pm will be on SBS VICELAND.

Sloan Frost - Image by Steve Duggan
Sloan Frost – Image by Steve Duggan

Both YMI Superbike races will be shown live and in full! During the broadcast, viewers will be reminded to switch over to SBS VICELAND after 2pm. (All times are AEDST).

Corey Turner - Image by Steve Duggan
Corey Turner – Image by Steve Duggan

This year’s ASBK has been nothing short of thrilling, and the final round will prove just how competitive the Championship has been so far.

Bryan Staring - Image by Steve Duggan
Bryan Staring – Image by Steve Duggan

No fewer than five classes will be wrapped up in full at the Spokes.com.au presents Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, including the YMI Superbike, Hi-Tec Batteries Supersport 300 ‘Over’, YMF R3 Cup, Moto 3 / 125, and Australian Sidecar Championship.

ASBK Supersport - Image by TBG
ASBK Supersport – Image by TBG

The four hour coverage via SBS will provide fans and future fans with the perfect opportunity to witness the nation’s premier road race, the Australian Superbike Championship.

Josh Waters - Image by Steve Duggan
Josh Waters – Image by Steve Duggan

In what has been one of the most exciting seasons for many, many years, fans won’t want to miss any Superbike action from the Island.

This Sunday, if you can’t attend the Spokes.com.au presents Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, make sure to tune into SBS and SBS VICELAND for the epic conclusion of the 2017 ASBK Championship.

ASBK Live Streaming

From 9:30 am AEDST the ASBK will be broadcast LIVE to everyone in the world via the ASBK website. Capturing the live racing moments, exclusive interviews with past and present champions and so much more, the Live Stream is not to be missed.

Start planning your journey to ‘the Island’ for the Spokes.com.au presents Round 7 at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC on 6th- 8th October 2017.

As always, stay up to date with all the latest news and updates from the ASBK by liking ASBK on Facebook, following the @asbk on Instagram and checking out the ASBK website here.

Troy Herfoss - Image by Steve Duggan
Troy Herfoss – Image by Steve Duggan

If you don’t have much on next weekend, October 6-8, head down to Phillip Island to take in the sights and sounds of ASBK or stay at home and watch it live on SBS Television, or streamed via the ASBK Facebook page.

Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Superbike Championship Standings
  1. Troy Herfoss 226
  2. Josh Waters 220
  3. Wayne Maxwell 211
  4. Robbie Bugden 201
  5. Daniel Falzon 188
  6. Cru Halliday 183
  7. Bryan Staring 151
  8. Corey Turner 138
  9. Mitch Levy 119
  10. Michael Blair 114
  11. Beau Beaton 111
  12. Glenn Allerton 96
  13. Troy Guenther 88
  14. Josh Hook 87
  15. Kyle Buckley 83
Motul Supersport Championship Standings
  1. Ted Collins 263 (Champion)
  2. Mason Coote 200
  3. Tom Toparis 172
  4. Sam Condon 161.5
  5. Mark Chiodo 153.5
  6. Nic Liminton 151
  7. Chris Quinn 150.5
  8. Jordan Carlsson 149.5
  9. Sam Muldoon 128
  10. Cambridge Olivier 115
  11. Aidan Hayes 89
  12. Damon Rees 74
  13. Jake Pruiti 73
  14. Lincoln Gilding 69
  15. Sam Lambert 67
Hi-Tec Batteries Supersport 300 Championship Standings (Over 300cc)
  1. Billy Van Eerde 276
  2. Zac Levy 264
  3. Jack Mahaffy 262
  4. Tommy Edwards 262
  5. Tom Bramich 253.5
  6. Brandon Demmery 238
  7. Max Croker 219.5
  8. Hunter Ford 200.5
  9. Ben Bramich 185.5
  10. Corey Briffa 163.5
Hi-Tec Batteries Supersport 300 Championship Standings (Up To 300cc)
  1. Reid Battye 373 (Champion)
  2. Yanni Shaw 288
  3. Drew Sells 275
  4. Oli Bayliss 259
  5. Laura Brown 220
  6. Bronson Pickett 219.5
  7. Greg Farrell 187
  8. Scott Nicholson 169
  9. Shelby Turner 149
  10. Keegan Pickering 110
Yamaha Motor Finance R3 Cup Championship Points Standings
  1. Tom Edwards 244
  2. Jack Mahaffy 239
  3. Hunter Ford 194
  4. Ben Bramich 177
  5. Tayla Relph 157