Troy Herfoss topped the early afternoon FP2 session on the Penrite Honda but then threw the bike down the road while on another hot lap in that session. That little tumble had obviously not rattled Herfoss as his first flying lap out of the blocks in FP3 was 1m13.722.
Josh Waters then went to the top of the FP3 session with a 1m13.344, his best time of the day thus far but still outside Herf’s 1m13.128 from FP2.
Troy Bayliss then took his turn at the top of the timesheet, a 1m13.325 to the Ducati legend to better his 1m13.545 from FP2. He backed it up with a 1m13.341. After returning to the pits for some tweaks TB then went out and put in the first 1m12s lap of the day, 1m12.923 to the Ducati 1299 Final Edition. A couple of laps later he dropped in another 12, a 1m12.965.
Wayne Maxwell had been quietly churning out laps all day but put his head down in the dying minutes of FP3 to push himself up the order. His best of the day was a 1m13.493 which was good enough for fourth.
Herfoss exited pitlane with ten minutes remaining and put in a 1m13.087 on his first flying lap of that stint, his best lap of the day thus far. He bettered it a couple of laps later with a 1m13.042.
Josh Waters then had a red hot crack and put in 1m13.111 to place third.
Daniel Falzon ended the day in fifth ahead of Bryan Staring, Ted Collins, Alex Phillis and Mark Chiodo while Arthur Sissis rounded out the top ten.
TB’s 1m12.923 is under Herf’s 1m13.317 race lap record from last year but just outside Cru Halliday’s 1m12.808 qualifying record.
Superbike FP3 Results
Troy BAYLISS Ducati 1299 FE 1:12.923
Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR SP 1:13.042
Josh WATERS Suzuki GSX-RR 1:13.111
Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:13.493
Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:13.745
Bryan STARING Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:14.194
Ted COLLINS R BMW S RR 1:14.736
Alex PHILLIS Suzuki GSX-RR 1:14.798
Mark CHIODO R Suzuki GSX-RR 1:14.867
Arthur SISSIS R Honda CBR RR SP 1:14.886
Kyle BUCKLEY Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:14.971
Matt WALTERS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:15.284
In the 600cc Supersport category (times further down the page), both Cru Halliday and Tom Toparis were well under the lap record. Toparis was on top for most of the session with a 1m15.122 but Halliday then dropped in a stunning 1m14.994 to lower the 600cc benchmark around Morgan Park Raceway.
Callum Spriggs was back in action for the first time in a long while and showed he is anything but rusty after ended the day third quickest on 1m16.196 ahead of Lachlan Epis, Damon Rees and the returning from injury Broc Pearson.
Locky Taylor held sway in the Supersport 300 category by a gnat’s whisker over Harry Khouri.
Superbike QP1 is expected to get underway at 1110 Saturday morning with QP2 scheduled for 1510. The opening 16-lap race is slated for 1130 Sunday morning with the second and final bout for the round set to be contested at 1345. The racing will be live on SBS and Fox Sports while streaming will be available on the web via both ASBK.com.au and Facebook Live.
2018 ASBK Championship Points Standings
Troy Herfoss – 205.5
Wayne Maxwell – 176
Troy Bayliss – 157
Daniel Falzon – 154
Josh Waters – 148.5
Bryan Staring – 142.5
Glenn Allerton – 124
Alex Phillis – 106
Matt Walters – 83
Arthur Sissis – 79.5
Mark Chiodo – 75.5
Kyle Buckley – 65.5
Michael Blair – 63
Jamie Stauffer – 60
Mitch Levy – 53
Supersport 600 Friday Combined Times
Cru HALLIDAY (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R6 1:14.994
Tom TOPARIS (NSW) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:15.122
Callum SPRIGGS (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R6 1:16.196
Lachlan EPIS (NSW) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:16.428
Damon REES (NZ) Honda CBR RR 1:16.526
Broc PEARSON (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R6 1:16.778
Max CROKER (NSW) Suzuki GSX-R 1:16.899
Chris QUINN (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R6 1:16.992
Giuseppe SCARCELLA (NSW) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:17.300
Rhys BELLING (VIC) Yamaha YZF-R6 1:17.434
Brian HOUGHTON (QLD) Honda CBR RR 1:18.353
Scott NICHOLSON (VIC) Suzuki GSX-R 1:18.523
Ty LYNCH (SA) Yamaha YZF-R61:19.173
Jack PASSFIELD (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R61:19.267
Zac JOHNSON (VIC) Yamaha YZF-R6 1:19.644
Supersport 300 Friday Combined Times
Locky TAYLOR (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:24.512
Harry KHOURI (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:24.513
Seth CRUMP (QLD) KTM RC 1:24.860
Mitch KUHNE (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:24.870
Hunter FORD (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.305
Zac LEVY (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.363
Oli BAYLISS (QLD) Kawasaki Ninja 1:25.441
Steve MARTIN (VIC) Kawasaki Ninka 400 1:25.498
Max STAUFFER (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.582
Callum O’BRIEN (WA) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.595
Tom BRAMICH (VIC) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.605
Travis HALL (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.812
Zane FORD (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.836
John LYTRAS (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:26.157
Bronson PICKETT (WA) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:26.436
YMF R3 Cup
Locky TAYLOR (QLD) 1:24.619
Callum O’BRIEN (WA) 1:24.984
Max STAUFFER (NSW) 1:25.104
Harry KHOURI (NSW) 1:25.270
Hunter FORD (NSW) 1:25.491
Tom BRAMICH (VIC) 1:25.503
John LYTRAS (QLD) 1:25.531
Mitch KUHNE (QLD) 1:25.671
Travis HALL (QLD) 1:25.733
Zane FORD (NSW) 1:25.793
Kyle O’CONNELL (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 1:25.877
Zac LEVY (QLD) 1:25.927
Tayla RELPH (QLD) 1:26.183
Bronson PICKETT (WA) 1:26.550
Laura BROWN (NSW) 1:27.105
Dan THOMAS (NSW) 1:27.504
Simon DICKSON (QLD) 1:27.900
Jack COUSENS (VIC) 1:28.245
Zylas BUNTING (NSW) 1:28.521
GP Juniors Cup Friday Combined Times
Joel KELSO (NT) 1:41.125
Max STAUFFER (NSW) 1:41.424
John LYTRAS (QLD) 1:41.763
Harrison VOIGHT (QLD) 1:41.871
Glenn NELSON (QLD) 1:42.715
Zylas BUNTING (NSW) 1:43.659
2018 ASBK Calendar
Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, QLD August 17 – 19
Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, VIC September 7 – 9
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