2019 Australian Superbike Championship

Round 7 – SMP

The ASBK Finale – Part Two


ASBK Superbike Race Two

Race one was an exciting battle that ended up going down to the wire between Mike Jones and Troy Herfoss. 

It was the Ducati man that had the power to take the victory but the Penrite Honda looked incredibly strong around the corners, even when the tyres were shot, Herfoss looked to have supreme confidence as the Fireblade SP slithered around underneath him. 

Daniel Falzon was very strong early on before losing the front at turn nine and going out of contention. Maxwell was also strong in the first half of the race but ultimately lost pace as the race progressed and his tyres were cooked.

Bryan Staring and Cru Halliday never really figured in the fight but were never far off, so close, but yet so far. The gap at the flag was five-seconds but it was only in the last two laps that gap had been that large, and if they managed to improve their set-up between races were likely to be a larger factor in this final battle that would decide the war.

Only half-a-point between Herfoss as they lined up on the line. The forecast thunderstorms were still yet to appear and it looked like we would have a fully dry race to decide the championship.

SBK Race Two underway!

Wayne Maxwell led the field through turn one from Herfoss while Jones had a brilliant start from the third row to be up to third place by turn two and tussling with Herfoss on exit, the Penrite Honda man making the Ducati pilot stand the bike up a little on exit to avoid contact.  Falzon fourth, Halliday fifth, Waters sixth, Staring seventh.

Mike Jones overtook Herfoss down the main straight and held on to that position through turn one and then stood Maxwell up at turn two in an aggressive pass. 

Herfoss then got Jones on the change of direction between turns four and five, held on around the back of the circuit, Jones looked up the inside at turn nine but no need to take any risk, he can just wait for the main straight and pull the trigger on that big 1299 Ducati and blow past him on the straight, which is exactly what happened.

Jones held on to that lead for the entire next lap but was closely shadowed by Herfoss throughout. Maxwell was right behind them in third, Halliday and Falzon were still in close touch at this stage also.

By half-race distance Maxwell had started to lose ground on that leading duo and was coming under attack from Cru Halliday.

Herfoss continued to shadow Jones for the next couple of laps before going up the inside at turn one with five laps to go.

Jones came back at him a lap later but ran wide and Herfoss took the lead right back. Again on the next lap the move happened at turn two, this time Herfoss in a little deep and Jones through to the lead with just under three laps to run.

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Mike Jones – Image by TBG

Wayne Maxwell had drifted back to fifth but Staring then went down, promoting Maxwell back up fourth. Cru Halliday was in a somewhat lonely third place. 

Jones and Herfoss side by side at turn two with just under two laps to run, Herfoss through at turn three and into the lead, Jones looks up the inside at turn four but can’t do it.

Last lap board and Herfoss led past the stripe but Jones powered up the inside to take the lead into turn one, the Ducati man holds sway at turn two, maintains the lead at turn three and four. Herfoss takes him on change of direction and leads down to turn seven, Jones up the inside at turn eight, Herfoss up the inside at nine but can’t stop it, he runs wide, Jones left with an easy run to the line and with it the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship.

Mike Jones our 2019 ASBK Superbike Champion

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Mike Jones 2019 ASBK Champ

Troy Herfoss a valiant second, Wayne Maxwell third in the series and Cru Halliday fourth in the championship which makes for four different manufacturers filling the top four places in the title.

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Mike Jones 2019 ASBK Champ – Image by Rob Mott

What a finale, what a championship. Roll on season 2020!


Pos Name Machine Time/Gap
1 Mike JONES  Ducati FE 19m54.385
2 Troy HERFOSS  Honda CBR SP +1.050
3 Cru HALLIDAY  Yamaha YZF-R1 +8.119
4 Wayne MAXWELL Suzuki GSXR +8.793
5 Jamie STAUFFER Ducati V4R +11.230
6 Mark CHIODO  Honda CBR SP +16.295
7 Matt WALTERS Kawasaki ZX10RR +16.500
8 Glenn ALLERTON  BMW S RR +17.146
9 Josh WATERS  Suzuki GSXR +18.253
10 Damon REES Honda CBR SP +20.320
11 Ben BURKE Kawasaki ZX10RR +23.024
12 Arthur SISSIS Suzuki GSXR +23.059
13 Lachlan  Kawasaki ZX10R +31.602
14 Alex PHILLIS Suzuki GSXR +34.208
15 Brendan MCINTYRE Suzuki GSXR +37.944
16 Sloan FROST  Suzuki GSXR +42.577
17 Dominic DE LEON  Kawasaki ZX10R +56.723
18 Heath GRIFFIN Suzuki GSXR +57.262
19 Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1 +1m31.924
DNF Bryan STARING Kawasaki ZX10RR 3 Laps
DNF Daniel FALZON  Yamaha YZF-R1 5 Laps
DNF Nathan SPITERI Suzuki GSXR 12 Laps
Pos Name Pole R1 R2 Total
1 Michael JONES 0 25 25 286.5
2 Troy HERFOSS 0 20 20 281
3 Wayne MAXWELL 0 18 17 273
4 Cru HALLIDAY 0 16 18 256
5 Josh WATERS 0 12 12 240
6 Bryan STARING 0 17 0 228.5
7 Matt WALTERS 0 10 14 184.5
8 Daniel FALZON 1 0 0 157
9 Alex PHILLIS 0 8 7 146
10 Mark CHIODO 0 14 15 134
11 Damon REES 0 11 11 120.5
12 Arthur SISSIS 0 0 9 115.5
13 Glenn ALLERTON 0 13 13 108
14 Lachlan EPIS 0 9 8 102
15 Glenn SCOTT 0 0 0 90
16 Aiden WAGNER 0 0 0 71
17 Sloan FROST 0 5 5 70
18 Ted COLLINS 0 0 0 49
19 Brendan McINTYRE 0 6 6 44
20 Jamie STAUFFER 0 15 16 41
21 Aaron MORRIS 0 0 0 40
22 Philip CZAJ 0 0 0 31
23 David BARKER 0 0 0 27
24 Max CROKER 0 0 0 27
25 Matt TOOLEY 0 3 0 18
26 Ben BURKE 0 7 10 17
27 Dean HASLER 0 0 0 15
28 Evan BYLES 0 0 0 13
29 Brian HOUGHTON 0 0 0 10
30 Kyle BUCKLEY 0 0 0 9
31 Dominic DE LEON 0 4 4 8
32 Michael EDWARDS 0 1 2 8
33 Nathan SPITERI 0 0 0 8
34 Heath GRIFFIN 0 2 3 5
35 Adam SENIOR 0 0 0 5
36 Paul VAN DER HEIDEN 0 0 0 4
37 Trent GIBSON 0 0 0 3
38 Ryan YANKO 0 0 0 3
39 Will DAVIDSON 0 0 0 2
Pos Name Pole R1 R2 Total
1 Suzuki 0 51 59 931.5
2 Kawasaki 0 47 36 728
3 Honda 0 45 46 545.5
4 Yamaha 1 20 20 516
5 Ducati 0 40 41 281.5
6 BMW 0 13 13 216
7 Aprilia 0 0 0 31

Australian Supersport Race Two

Tom Edwards again scored the holeshot from Tom Toparis and Jack Passfield while Callum Spriggs was hot to trot from the off in this one coming through from further back on the grid and up to fourth place.

Oli Bayliss fought his way through to the podium in the opening race but there would be no repeat in this bout as the young Queenslander went down at turn nine with Aidan Hayes.

Tom Edwards maintained the lead over the opening few laps but Toparis swept past him at turn nine with just over eight laps to run and took the lead. Edwards got him back early on the next lap to move back to the front, Jack Passfield was still right with that duo.

Callum Spriggs was a couple of seconds down in fourth but went down with seven laps to go and out of the race which promoted Broc Pearson up to that fourth place.

Toparis back into the lead with six laps to go but again Edwards came right back at him into turn two once again. They swapped places again shortly after and this time around managed to maintain the lead for more than a few corners. Toparis then started to eke away from Edwards, the newcomer pulled some of that gap back again with two laps to go but Toparis responded to the challenge and simply pulled away from his pursuer yet again and took a clear victory at the flag.

Tom Toparis

“It’s just topped off a fairy-tale year for us – in the end, we only lost six points for the whole season. Tommy (Edwards) was so good to race against – it was awesome to have someone of his calibre coming and racing here. He hasn’t had a lot of time on the 600cc bike, so he’s done really well.”

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Tom Toparis – Image by Rob Mott

A hugely impressive Supersport debut for Tom Edwards this weekend on a bike that he has not had much set-up time on.  He made Toparis work for the victories in this season finale.

Tom Edwards

“It’s super-good to be back – it’s great racing back here, just as it was when I left at the end of 2017. It’s really good to see how competitive Supersport is – I’ve tried to keep up with Tom all weekend, overtook him a couple of times but I didn’t have anything left at the end of the last race.”

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Tom Edwards – Image by Rob Mott

Jack Passfield also deserving of some kudos for his performances here at SMP this weekend.

Toparis though the dominant force in this category all season and a thoroughly deserving champion.

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Tom Toparis topped the round overall for the season final – Image by TBG

Australian Supersport Results /  Standings

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tom TOPARIS Yamaha YZF-R6 17m18.546
2 Tom EDWARDS  Yamaha YZF-R6 +2.595
3 Jack PASSFIELD  Yamaha YZF-R6 +6.804
4 Broc PEARSON  Yamaha YZF-R6 +11.039
5 Jack HYDE  Yamaha YZF-R6 +11.190
6 Nic LIMINTON  Yamaha YZF-R6 +21.735
7 Rhys BELLING  Yamaha YZF-R6 +27.285
8 Avalon BIDDLE Yamaha YZF-R6 +28.947
9 Ty LYNCH  Yamaha YZF-R6 +29.950
10 Dallas SKEER  Suzuki GSXR +36.449
11 Chris QUINN  Yamaha YZF-R6 +38.503
12 Luke MITCHELL Yamaha YZF-R6 +41.538
13 Aidan HAYES  Yamaha YZF-R6 +54.906
14 Oli BAYLISS  Yamaha YZF-R6 +1m01.228
15 Andrew EDSER  Kawasaki ZX6R +1m26.068
DNF Callum SPRIGGS  Yamaha YZF-R6 6 Laps
DNF Brodie MALOUF  Yamaha YZF-R6 10 Laps
Pos Name Pole R1 R2 Total
1 Tom TOPARIS 1 25 25 401
2 Broc PEARSON 0 15 17 278
3 Nic LIMINTON 0 13 15 236
4 Aidan HAYES 0 17 8 216
5 Oliver BAYLISS 0 18 7 206
6 Jack PASSFIELD 0 16 18 175
7 Dallas SKEER 0 0 11 172
8 Ty LYNCH 0 10 12 163
9 Rhys BELLING 0 11 14 143
10 Reid BATTYE 0 0 0 142
11 Chris QUINN 0 7 10 126
12 Avalon BIDDLE 0 6 13 120
13 Callum SPRIGGS 0 12 0 101
14 Jack HYDE 0 14 16 97
15 Luke MITCHELL 0 5 9 79
16 Andrew EDSER 0 9 6 79
17 John QUINN 0 0 0 76
18 Richie DIBBEN 0 0 0 48
19 Tom EDWARDS 0 20 20 40
20 Zac JOHNSON 0 0 0 37
21 Scott NICHOLSON 0 0 0 31
22 Timothy DONNON 0 0 0 28
23 Brodie MALOUF 0 8 0 26
24 Dylan WHITESIDE 0 0 0 26
25 Samuel LAMBERT 0 0 0 22
26 Callum O’BRIEN 0 0 0 18
27 Ryan SELLEN 0 0 0 17
28 Chandler COOPER 0 0 0 17
29 Corey TURNER 0 0 0 16
30 Ben LIEBIG 0 0 0 14
31 Matt CRANMER 0 0 0 13
32 Luke SANDERS 0 0 0 13
33 Bronson PICKETT 0 0 0 12
34 Daniel LEONARD 0 0 0 5
35 Oscar DAVISON 0 0 0 1

Supersport 300 Race Three

The afternoon schedule kicked off with the final exciting tussle for Supersport 300 glory at SMP and it was Senna Agius with the early advantage over Seth Crump, Hunter Ford, Zac Levy and series leader Max Stauffer.

It was as usual an intense battle throughout the entire eight-lap distance and at half-race distance the primary duo tussling over the lead were Senna Agius and Hunter Ford. With two laps to run still only half-a-second covered the top five.

Early on the final lap Agius swooped back through to the lead, Hunter Ford tried up the inside at turn three, again at turn nine, but Agius held on… Stauffer was in sixth and if it finished like that Agius would pip him to the title by a single point!

Down the chute they go and Agius holds on, he takes the win sand with it the 2019 Australian Supersport 300 Championship by a single point over Max Stauffer. 

Senna Agius

“On the last lap, I was seventh heading into the first corner, and I thought ‘I have to make something special’ – I put my head down, and by Turn 9 I was in first. It was a bit risky leading out of the last corner, because I got slipstreamed to the line in Race 2, but I just took a breath, hoped I could get there and I got it done. I love ASBK, it’s fun racing and associating with all the competitors.”

A triumphant victory for Agius and a crushing blow for Stauffer.

Supersport 300 Race Three Results / Standings

Pos Rider Rider Time/Gap
1 Senna AGIUS  Kawasaki EX 400 14m06.037
2 Hunter FORD Yamaha R3 321 +0.066
3 Seth CRUMP  KTM RC 390 +0.280
4 Zac LEVY  Yamaha R3 321 +0.325
5 Max STAUFFER  Yamaha R3 321 +0.414
6 John LYTRAS ( Yamaha R3 321 +0.996
7 Luke JHONSTON Kawasaki EX 400 +1.099
8 Brandon DEMMERY  Yamaha R3 321 +1.617
9 Yannis SHAW  Kawasaki EX 400 +2.122
10 Ben BAKER  Yamaha R3 321 +2.555
11 Kyle O’CONNELL  Yamaha R3 321 +10.887
12 Ryan SMITH Yamaha R3 321 +10.968
13 Reece OUGHTRED  Yamaha R3 321 +21.032
14 Peter NERLICH Kawasaki EX 400 +21.109
15 Matt RINDEL  Yamaha R3 321 +21.477
16 Zylas BUNTING Kawasaki EX 400 +21.081
17 Caleb GILMORE  Yamaha R3 321 +21.546
18 James JACOBS  Kawasaki EX 400 +26.089
19 Laura BROWN  Yamaha R3 321 +26.504
20 Noel MAHON  Kawasaki EX 400 +34.014
21 Zak PETTENDY Yamaha R3 321 +34.075
22 Jimmy BROADBENT  Kawasaki EX 400 +50.643
23 Patrick LI ( Yamaha R3 321 +50.900
24 Craig WHITE Kawasaki EX 400 +1m13.459
Pos Name Pole R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Senna AGIUS 0 25 20 25 384
2 Max STAUFFER 0 20 17 16 383
3 Hunter FORD 1 18 14 20 309
4 Seth CRUMP 0 11 13 18 293
5 Yannis SHAW 0 12 12 12 285
6 John LYTRAS 0 14 15 15 277
7 Brandon DEMMERY 0 16 16 13 254
8 Zac LEVY 0 17 18 17 243
9 Luke JHONSTON 0 15 25 14 216
10 Ben BAKER 0 13 9 11 206
11 Locky TAYLOR 0 0 0 0 203
12 Harry KHOURI 0 0 0 0 192
13 Peter NERLICH 0 5 5 7 152
14 Travis HALL 0 0 0 0 116
15 Luke POWER 0 0 0 0 98
16 Zylas BUNTING 0 6 7 5 88
17 Kyle O’CONNELL 0 10 10 10 79
18 Ryan SMITH 0 9 11 9 67
19 Jacob ROULSTONE 0 0 0 63
20 Callum O’BRIEN 0 0 0 0 62
21 Laura BROWN 0 7 1 2 57
22 Mitch KUHNE 0 0 0 0 54
23 Olly SIMPSON 0 0 0 0 51
24 Matt RINDEL 0 0 8 6 49
25 Tristan ADAMSON 0 0 0 0 48
26 Ben BURKE 0 0 0 0 43
27 Dylan WHITESIDE 0 0 0 0 39
28 Reece OUGHTRED 0 0 0 8 35
29 Harrison VOIGHT 0 1 0 0 34
30 Mitchell SIMPSON 0 0 0 0 25
31 Stephany KAPILAWI-JAMES 0 0 0 0 15
32 Harry PARKER 0 0 4 0 14
33 Tayla RELPH 0 0 0 0 14
34 James JACOBS 0 4 6 3 13
35 Caleb GILMORE 0 8 0 4 12
36 Noel MAHON 0 2 2 1 11
37 Jacob HATCH 0 0 0 0 9
38 Grace POUTCH 0 0 0 0 9
39 Jesse WOODS 0 0 0 0 8
40 Tom NEWTON 0 0 0 0 7
41 Jimmy BROADBENT 0 3 3 0 6
42 Josh HALL 0 0 0 0 6
43 Bronson PICKETT 0 0 0 0 4
44 Zak PETTENDY 0 0 0 0 3
45 Ryan MOSCARDINI 0 0 0 0 2
46 John BLENKIN 0 0 0 0 2
47 Keegan PICKERING 0 0 0 0 2
48 Jordan SIMPSON 0 0 0 0 1

bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup

Sunday’s two OJC races were both won by Marianos Nikolis, who also claimed his first overall round win ahead of Tom Drane and Archie McDonald. Thompson ended up at the top of the standings ahead of Grenfell and Drane.

Carter Thompson secured the inaugural bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup title by finishing seventh in Race 2 earlier in the day.

The recently-selected Asia Talent Cup Australian representative only needed to finish ahead of Angus Grenfell to clinch the title, and he took a sensible approachto claim the title.

Carter Thompson

“It’s been a great year, and I’d like to thank all the people who made the Oceania Junior Cup happen. I was a bit nervous before that race, but once it started I knew I just needed to get as far forward as I could.”

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Carter Thompson claimed the OJC title – Image by TBG

bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup Race Three / Standings

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Marianos NIKOLIS  Yamaha YZF-R15 12m24.998
2 Tom DRANE  Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.058
3 Archie MCDONALD  Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.065
4 Max GIBBONS Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.113
5 Cormac BUCHANAN  Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.388
6 Patrick BOGNAR  Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.769
7 Reece OUGHTRED  Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.791
8 Angus GRENFELL  Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.823
9 Jacob HATCH  Yamaha YZF-R15 +1.349
10 Cros FRANCIS Yamaha YZF-R15 +1.427
11 Carter THOMPSON  Yamaha YZF-R15 +1.459
12 Lincoln KNIGHT ( Yamaha YZF-R15 +1.755
13 Jai RUSSO  Yamaha YZF-R15 +13.133
14 Cameron DUNKER  Yamaha YZF-R15 +13.173
15 Zak PETTENDY  Yamaha YZF-R15 +13.200
16 Lucas QUINN Yamaha YZF-R15 +13.213
17 Hunter DIPLOCK  Yamaha YZF-R15 +16.828
18 Tom CONNORS  Yamaha YZF-R15 +17.486
19 Clay CLEGG  Yamaha YZF-R15 +17.540
20 Dominic FLETCHER  Yamaha YZF-R15 +18.322
21 Varis FLEMING  Yamaha YZF-R15 +26.236
22 Toby JAMES  Yamaha YZF-R15 +52.397
DNS Jamie PORT Yamaha YZF-R15 6 Laps
Pos Name R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Carter THOMPSON 17 14 10 334
2 Angus GRENFELL 0 11 13 303
3 Tom DRANE 25 20 20 288
4 Archie McDONALD 18 15 18 258
5 Marianos NIKOLIS 20 25 25 252
6 Max GIBBONS 16 12 17 251.5
7 Reece OUGHTRED 14 13 14 220
8 Jacob ROULSTONE 0 0 0 201
9 Zak PETTENDY 10 17 6 185
10 Cros FRANCIS 12 8 11 178
11 Jacob HATCH 15 18 12 168
12 Glenn NELSON 0 0 0 163
13 Jai RUSSO 8 6 8 137
14 Cormac BUCHANAN 0 10 16 134.5
15 Lucas QUINN 6 3 5 132
16 Patrick BOGNAR 9 16 15 105
17 Lincoln KNIGHT 11 7 9 99
18 Varis FLEMING 2 0 0 92
19 Hunter DIPLOCK 7 5 4 79
20 Jamie PORT 4 1 0 68
21 Alex KENWORTHY-JONES 0 0 0 62
22 Tom CONNORS 5 2 3 43
23 Cameron DUNKER 13 9 7 29
24 Thomas BROWN 0 0 0 29
25 Dominic FLETCHER 1 0 1 24
26 Jayden MARTIN 0 0 0 21
27 Toby JAMES 0 0 0 17
28 Clay CLEGG 3 4 2 9

YMF R3 Cup Race

Zac Levy won both Sunday’s YMF R3 Cup races, but it was Hunter Ford who clinched the championship with a couple of consistent finishes.

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Zac Levy was the top performer on Sunday – Image by TBG

Levy took the win in Race 3 by just 0.002s from Lytras, with Max Stauffer just 0.1s away from the win. Ford finished in eighth position after a conservative performance, but it was enough for the Newcastle rider to win the title.

Hunter Ford

“I knew I only had to finish in the top 17 to win the title – winning the race would have been nice, but it’s been a good season.”

YMF R3 Cup Race Three / Standings

Pos Name Rider Time/Gap
1 Zac LEVY Yamaha YZF-R3 12m21.441
2 John LYTRAS  Yamaha YZF-R3 +0.002
3 Max STAUFFER  Yamaha YZF-R3 +0.116
4 Reece OUGHTRED Yamaha YZF-R3 +0.514
5 Brandon DEMMERY  Yamaha YZF-R3 +0.522
6 Ben BAKER  Yamaha YZF-R3 +0.700
7 Ryan SMITH  Yamaha YZF-R3 +1.784
8 Hunter FORD  Yamaha YZF-R3 +2.661
9 Caleb GILMORE Yamaha YZF-R3 +12.089
10 Kyle O’CONNELL  Yamaha YZF-R3 +12.463
11 Archie MCDONALD Yamaha YZF-R3 +19.719
12 Matt RINDEL  Yamaha YZF-R3 +23.735
13 Laura BROWN  Yamaha YZF-R3 +24.212
14 Patrick BOGNAR  Yamaha YZF-R3 +32.720
15 Zak PETTENDY  Yamaha YZF-R3 +34.162
16 Dominic FLETCHER  Yamaha YZF-R3 +36.834
17 Harry PARKER (NZ) Yamaha YZF-R3 +32.728
18 Patrick LI  Yamaha YZF-R3 +37.249
19 Hunter DIPLOCK Yamaha YZF-R3 +52.583
20 Tony SIMS  Yamaha YZF-R3 +1m00.310
DNF Jacob HATCH  Yamaha YZF-R3 2 Laps
Pos Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
1 Hunter FORD 25 20 13 289
2 John LYTRAS 18 18 20 274
3 Max STAUFFER 17 13 18 261
4 Brandon DEMMERY 20 16 16 251
5 Zac LEVY 13 25 25 219
6 Locky TAYLOR 0 0 0 195
7 Reece OUGHTRED 15 14 17 152
8 Ben BAKER 16 15 15 134
9 Ryan SMITH 14 17 14 134
10 Luke JHONSTON 0 0 0 117
11 Matt RINDEL 9 8 9 88
12 Harry KHOURI 0 0 0 86
13 Tristan ADAMSON 0 0 0 84
14 Jacob ROULSTONE 0 0 0 82
15 Archie McDONALD 8 10 10 81
16 Jacob HATCH 12 12 0 78
17 Kyle O’CONNELL 11 11 11 76
18 Travis HALL 0 0 0 76
19 Laura BROWN 10 0 8 74
20 Zak PETTENDY 7 7 6 70
21 Harrison VOIGHT 2 4 3 59
22 Zylas BUNTING 0 0 0 59
23 Mitch KUHNE 0 0 0 46
24 Patrick BOGNAR 5 5 7 41
25 Stephany KAPILAWI-JAMES 0 0 0 36
26 Harry PARKER 4 6 4 31
27 Caleb GILMORE 6 9 12 27
28 Ryan MOSCARDINI 0 0 0 17
29 Dominic FLETCHER 0 2 5 16
30 Keegan PICKERING 0 0 0 14
31 Hunter DIPLOCK 3 3 2 11
32 Josh NODEN 0 0 0 11
33 Josh HALL 0 0 0 11
34 Bronson PICKETT 0 0 0 8
35 Jeremy CZMOK 0 0 0 7
36 John BLENKIN 0 0 0 6
37 Jamie PORT 0 0 0 5
38 Cameron AGOSTINI 0 0 0 5
39 Tony SIMS 1 0 1 2
40 Kristian AGOSTINI 0 0 0 2

Superbike Masters

Aaron Morris chalked up two more dominant race victories in the Superbike Masters, but the highlight was the battle for second between John Allen and Stephen Kairl, culimating in a battle in Race 3.

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Aaron Morris topped the Superbike Masters at Round 7 – Image by TBG

Some rapid starts from Kairl worked to his advantage in both races, especially in Sunday’s final race where he moved into the outright lead for a couple of laps, and he ultimately sealed the runner-up spot.

Stephen Kairl

“I got a bit gifted in that last race, but I’m so lucky to be able to ride such a beautiful bike at such a big event.”

Superbike Masters Race Three / Standings

Pos Name Machine Time/Gap
1 Aaron MORRIS  Yamaha FZR 1043 9m53.529
2 Stephen KAIRL Yamaha FZR 1040 +12.400
3 John ALLEN Yamaha OW31 750 +13.387
4 Stephen CRAIG  Suzuki GSXR 750 +24.065
5 Stuart WOODBURY  Ducati SP 851 +31.227
6 Scott WEBSTER  Harris Suzuki 1200 +31.299
7 Stephen WARD  Yamaha FZR 1000 +33.640
8 Mark McVEIGH  Yamaha FZR 1000 +35.483
9 Mick JOHNSTON  Ducati TTF1 985 +47.065
10 Phillip BURKE  Honda RC30 750 +50.424
11 Roger GUNN  Harris F1 1170 +55.359
12 Anthony BANN Kawasaki ZXR 750 +55.707
13 Steven HARLEY  Yamaha FZN 750 +1:13.620
14 Patrick POVOLNY  Suzuki GSX 1100 +1m25.630
15 Andrew GARRETT  Suzuki GSXR 750 +1m27.212
16 Gary NAYSMITH  Kawasaki Z J 1166 +1m27.404
17 Denis ACKLAND  Kawasaki Z 1260 +1:27.578
18 Mark RODDA  Suzuki GS S 1100 +1m28.622
19 Karen WEBB Suzuki GSXR 749 +1m40.491
20 Paul RIGNEY Harris Kawasaki 1170 +1m54.928
21 Darren LARK  Suzuki GSX 1150 1 Lap
DNF Greg DAL SANTO  Ducati SS 700 1 Lap
Pos Name R1 R2 R3 Total
1 John ALLEN 20 9 18 122
2 Mark McVEIGH 17 7.5 13 88.5
3 Scott WEBSTER 15 7 15 85
4 Aaron MORRIS 25 12.5 25 62.5
5 Alexander PICKETT 0 0 0 60
6 Murray CLARK 0 0 0 54
7 Mark RODDA 4 1.5 3 52.5
8 Stephen KAIRL 18 10 20 48
9 Stephen CRAIG 16 8.5 17 41.5
10 Gregory JAMES 8 0 0 37
11 Stephen WARD 14 8 14 36
12 Stuart WOODBURY 13 6.5 16 35.5
13 Mick JOHNSTON 12 6 12 30
14 Phillip BURKE 11 5.5 11 27.5
15 Darren LARK 0 0 0 26
16 Anthony BANN 10 4.5 9 23.5
17 Roger GUNN 7 5 10 22
18 Steven HARLEY 9 0 8 17
19 Patrick POVOLNY 5 2.5 7 14.5
20 Richard EASTON 0 0 0 14
21 Denis ACKLAND 6 3.5 4 13.5
22 Gary NAYSMITH 3 2 5 10
23 Andrew GARRETT 0 3 6 9
24 Karen WEBB 2 0.5 2 4.5
25 Greg DAL SANTO 0 4 0 4
26 Paul RIGNEY 1 1 1 3
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2020 Australian F1 & F2 Sidecar Championship Exciting news from the Australian F1 and F2 Sidecar Championship in 2020, with the series being expanded to...
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Matt Walters back in the ASBK ring with Kawasaki in 2020

Matt Walters to contest ASBK 2020 Cessnock Kawasaki's Matt Walters will continue his campaign in the Australian Superbike championship (ASBK) into season 2020 with backing...
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Glenn Scott joins Bryan Staring at BCperformance Kawasaki

BCperformance ramp up for ASBK 2020 Kawasaki BCperformance Racing have announced they they will continue to campaign in the Australian Superbike championship (ASBK) in 2020...
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Oceania Junior Cup confirmed for 2020 Aussie MotoGP & WSBK rounds

bLU cRU OJC joins Australian 2020 MotoGP & WSBK rounds It's been announced by MA that Australia's bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup will join the 2020...
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Wayne Maxwell to race Ducati V4 R | ASBK 2020

Maxwell on McMartin prepared Ducati for ASBK 2020 After Steve Martin left for Europe at the turn of the century Ducati's presence in the ranks...
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Mike Jones confirmed to defend ASBK Title on V4 R

DesmoSport Ducati Confirms Mike Jones to Race V4 R in 2020 After taking four pole positions and four race wins, along with nine podiums, on...
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Halliday & Wagner to head YRT 2020 ASBK efforts on YZF-R1M

Halliday & Wagner to head YRT ASBK efforts in 2020 Aiden Wagner will join Cru Halliday as the two pilots locked in for the Yamaha...
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ASBK Images Gallery C | 2019 ASBK season finale

2019 ASBK Images Round 7 – SMP – Gallery C Images Rob Mott/TBG