ASBK 2018 – Round Six – Winton

GP Junior Cup

Joel Kelso was simply unstoppable in the GP Juniors Cup at Winton Motor Raceway, with the International racer arriving back Australia for a short stint in the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli and seeing great success – claiming maximum points over the weekend.

GP Junior Cup Race 1

Joel Kelso clinched victory in Race One of the GP Juniors Cup in a welcome return for the international racer from the NT.

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Joel Kelso – Winton Park ASBK 2018 – Image by TBG

Kelso has been racing in the CIV Moto3 national Championships in Italy as of late, and he managed to take victory here at Winton, whilst coming under pressure from Australia’s rising stars of Road Race. He will soon be heading back to Europe after this meeting.

The racing was extremely competitive between the top four in particular with only 1.8 seconds separating the battle pack. Taking victory was Kelso, followed by Luke Power and John Lytras on the podium. Max Stauffer would just miss out in fourth after leading several stages of the race.

Establishing himself in the top five was Harrison Voight from the Gold Coast, who is improving with ever race meeting. Angus Greenfell, Jamie Port and Josh Noden  completed the top eight. Fastest lap of the race went to the charging Queenslander, Lytras with a 1:45.208.

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GP Juniors Cup Podium – 1. Joel Kelso, 2. Luke Power, 3. John Lytras – Winton Park ASBK 2018 – Image by TBG
Winton Saturday Classification GP Junior Cup
  1. Joel KELSO (NT) 1:45.027
  2. Max STAUFFER (NSW) 1:46.494
  3. Luke POWER (VIC) 1:47.035
  4. John LYTRAS (QLD) 1:48.068
  5. Harrison VOIGHT (QLD) 1:48.922
  6. Angus GRENFELL (VIC) 1:52.776
  7. Jamie PORT (VIC) 1:55.423
  8. Josh NODEN (VIC) 1:58.288
GP Juniors Cup Race 1 Provisional
  1. Joel KELSO (NT) 8:55.026
  2. Luke POWER (VIC) +1.541
  3. John LYTRAS (QLD) +1.555
  4. Max STAUFFER (NSW) +1.811
  5. Harrison VOIGHT (QLD) +23.135
  6. Angus GRENFELL (VIC) +34.636
  7. Jamie PORT (VIC) +52.355
  8. Josh NODEN (VIC) +1:01.821

GP Juniors Race 2

Taking another victory in race two of the GP Juniors Cup at Winton was the Northern Territorian specialist Joel Kelso, with a margin of +4.223 seconds ahead of the chasing pack. Kelso had a crash in the morning warm-up, so he was relieved to be able to take part in the race.

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GP Juniors Cup – ASBK 2018 Winton

Incredibly he managed to break away from the other riders, managing to use his pole position to his advantage. The battles behind him were pretty intense, as they crossed the finish line in the five-lap race.

Luke Power (G.Williams Eng., Yamaha YZF-R15) came second, Max Stauffer (Rock Oil, Yamaha YZF-R15) came third, John Lytras (Caboolture Yamaha, YZF-R15) fourth, Harrison Voight (Voight Contracting, Yamaha YZF-R15) fifth, Angus Greenfell (ABU Engineering, Yamaha YZF-R15) sixth and Josh Noden (J.B.J Builders, Yamaha YZF-R15) closed the race in seventh.

Fastest lap of the race went to Kelso, which was no surprise to see with a 1:46.492.

GP Juniors Race Two Provisional Results

  1. Joel KELSO (JDS Moto, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  2. Luke POWER (G.Williams Eng., Yamaha YZF-R15)
  3. Max STAUFFER (Rock Oil, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  4. John LYTRAS (Caboolture Yamaha, YZF-R15)
  5. Harrison VOIGHT (Voight Contracting, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  6. Angus GRENFELL (ABU Engineering, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  7. Josh NODEN (J.B.J Builders, Yamaha YZF-R15)

GP Juniors Race 3

Adding another victory to his trophy cabinet was Kelso for the GP Juniors this weekend. He won the race in a tactical masterclass. With Lytras, Power and Stauffer battling it out behind him, Kelso made sure to make a break for it and avoid the turmoil. Kelso took victory by 4.512s, joined by Lytras and Power on the podium. Fastest lap of the race once again went to the Northern Territorian, Kelso.

Kelso won the overall round with maximum points, ahead of Power and Lytras. Stauffer leads the championship with 298 points, ahead of Lytras with 284 and Kelso with 140 points in the championship fight.

Joel Kelso

“I’m really happy with the results this weekend after having a crash this morning in the warm up. I just ran my own race and put my head down. Big thanks to Jimmy’s Chop Shop for getting me down here this weekend, Bracksy for the bike and GP Juniors for making this all possible. I saw there was a battle behind me and I just wanted to get away from it as quick as possible!”

ASBK TBG Rnd Winton GP Junior Cup Overall Podium
GP Juniors Cup Overall Podium – 1. Joel Kelso, 2. John Lytras, 3. Luke Power- ASBK 2018 Winton

GP Juniors Race Three Provisional Results

  1. Joel KELSO (JDS Moto, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  2. John LYTRAS (Caboolture Yamaha, YZF-R15)
  3. Luke POWER (G.Williams Eng., Yamaha YZF-R15)
  4. Max STAUFFER (Rock Oil, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  5. Harrison VOIGHT (Voight Contracting, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  6. Angus GRENFELL (ABU Engineering, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  7. Jamie PORT (Mum and Dad Racing, Yamaha YZF-R15)
  8. Josh NODEN (J.B.J Builders, Yamaha YZF-R15)

GP Juniors Cup Overall at Winton

  1. Joel KELSO Yamaha 75
  2. Luke POWER Yamaha 58
  3. John LYTRAS Yamaha 55
  4. Max STAUFFER Yamaha 52
  5. Harrison VOIGHT Yamaha 48
  6. Angus GRENFELL Yamaha 45
  7. Josh NODEN Yamaha 40
  8. Jamie PORT Yamaha 28

GP Juniors Cup Standings

  1. Max STAUFFER Yamaha 298
  2. John LYTRAS Yamaha 284
  3. Joel KELSO Yamaha 140
  4. Harrison VOIGHT Yamaha 137
  5. Jamie PORT Yamaha 101
  6. Zylas BUNTING Yamaha 95
  7. Luke POWER Yamaha 58
  8. Glenn NELSON Yamaha 50
  9. Tristan ADAMSON Yamaha 48
  10. Harry KHOURI Yamaha 48
  11. Angus GRENFELL Yamaha 45
  12. Josh NODEN Yamaha 40

Australian F1 and F2 Sidecar

Winton Motor Raceway was treated to great racing from the Horsell Consulting Round of the Australian F1 and F2 Sidecar Championship, as part of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli. Crossing the finish line in first was Dave Boughen / Robbie Shorter (F1, LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000) in both of today’s races.

 

F1 and F2 Australian Sidecar Championship Race One

Race One quickly got underway at 4:05pm on the start grid on. The F1 and F2 class machines launched from the starting grid positions. Sidecar duo Neil Turner / Danyon Turner (Rock Oil Racing, F1 JBR Suzuki GSXR 1000) were given a 10 second penalty for a jumped start.

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Sidecars at Winton – ASBK 2018

The fastest lap of the race went to Boughen and Shorter with a time of 1:32.999, who crossed the finish line in first position.

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Saturday’s Race 1 winners – Mick Alton / Christine Clancy (left); Dave Boughen / Robbie Shorter (right)

F1 & F2 Sidecar Race 1

  1. Dave BOUGHEN / Robbie SHORTER (F1, LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  2. Howard FORD / Lee MENZIES (California Customs, F1 LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  3. Beau BEATON / Corey TURNER (K.H. Equipment PL, F1 Irving Vincent F1 1300)
  4. Jeff BROWN / Darren SHELDRICK (APW M-cycles, F1 JBR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  5. Noel BEARE / Declan BEARE (Beare Boys Racing, F1 Alvin Suzuki GSXR 1000)

F1 and F2 Australian Sidecar Championship Race Two

Race two of the Horsell Consulting round of the F1 & F2 Sidecar championship had plenty of twists and turns as Dave Boughen / Robbie Shorter (F1, LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000) took victory for F1, they also took out the fastest lap of the race.

Taking a well-deserved victory for F2 was Mick Alton / Christine Clancy (J&C Contracting, F2 LCR Suzuki GSXR 600).

Boughen and Shorter crossed the finish line 5.064s ahead of Beau Beaton / Corey Turner (K.H. Equipment PL, F1 Irving Vincent F1 1300) on their beautiful Irving Vincent machine that had to have its exhaust altered to comply with noise regulations.

F1 & F2 Sidecars Race Two

  1. Dave BOUGHEN / Robbie SHORTER (F1, LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  2. Beau BEATON / Corey TURNER (K.H. Equipment PL, F1 Irving Vincent F1 1300)
  3. Jeff BROWN / Darren SHELDRICK (APW M-cycles, F1 JBR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  4. Mick ALTON / Christine CLANCY (J&C Contracting, F2 LCR Suzuki GSXR 600)
  5. Howard FORD / Lee MENZIES (California Customs, F1 LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000)

F1 & F2 Sidecars Race Three

Race Three of the F1 & F2 Australian Sidecar Championship was the final session on track at Winton Motor Raceway. At the start, all outfits featured were away quickly and cleanly off the line and through the turn one.

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Sidecars start at Winton – ASBK 2018

Boughen / Shorter took victory for the F1 Championship, despite coming under pressure from Ford / Menzies in F2.

Mick Alton

“The 1000’s had more horsepower on us and I tried to make up more ground on them in the corners. I tried getting them under brakes but it locked up on us a few times. I had the best passenger for a little 600 to keep up with the F1’s for a few laps.”

Dave Boughen

“We had burnt our tyres up by the end and we were working hard. Looking forward to working with Robbie for the final round.”

Shorten said he was happy to take some Aussie silverware back to New Zealand.

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Dave Boughen / Robbie Shorter

F1 & F2 Australian Sidecar Race Three

  1. Dave BOUGHEN / Robbie SHORTER (F1 LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  2. Howard FORD / Lee MENZIES (California Customs, F1 LCR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  3. Jeff BROWN / Darren SHELDRICK (APW M-cycles, F1 JBR Suzuki GSXR 1000)
  4. Beau BEATON / Corey TURNER (K.H. Equipment PL, F1 Irving Vincent F1 1300)
  5. Mick ALTON / Christine CLANCY (J&C Contracting, F2 LCR Suzuki GSXR 600)

F1 Class Overall

  1. D. Boughen / R. Shorter 75
  2. H. Ford / L. Menzies 57
  3. B. Beaton / C. Turner 55
  4. J. Brown / D. Sheldrick 53
  5. M. Alton / C. Clancy 48
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Mick Alton / Christine Clancy

F2 Class Overall

  1. M. Alton / C. Clancy 76
  2. J. Clancy / W. Grubb 54
  3. R. Goodale / S. Goodale 54
  4. P. Clancy / S. Bonney 40
  5. S. Judd / R. Spanknebel 32

F1 Class Standings

  1. H. Ford / L. Menzies 182
  2. J. Brown / D. Sheldrick 163
  3. D. Boughen / R. Shorter 151
  4. M. Alton / C. Clancy 139
  5. R. Goodale / S. Goodale 133

F2 Class Standings

  1. M. Alton / C. Clancy 194
  2. R. Goodale / S. Goodale 172
  3. J. Clancy / W. Grubb 153
  4. P. Clancy / S. Bonney 132
  5. S. Reynolds / K. Warne 91

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