2019 ASBK – Round Six – Phillip Island

Superbike Race Two

Wayne Maxwell completely dominated the opening 12-lapper while Troy Herfoss displayed even more determination than normal to take second ahead of Mike Jones. While Maxwell had been by himself up front, the battle for second place had been frenetic and took place with Josh Waters and Cru Halliday in close company.

Mike Jones may have ‘only’ scored third but he still extended his lead in the championship over Cru Halliday out to 14.5-points. The 25-points for Wayne Maxwell promoted him into third place, four-points behind Halliday, 18.5-points over Jones. Herfoss’ hard fought second place had pushed his tally up to 216-points, thus we had 20-points covering the top four in the championship ahead to this final race of the penultimate round.

Away we go!

All riders got away cleanly but it was pole-sitter Mike Jones that led them through Southern Loop for the first time with Wayne Maxwell and Matt Walters in close company.

Jones and Maxwell started to break away from the field from turn four and around the back of the circuit, the pair down the chute to start lap two nose-to-tail. Despite tailing Jones around turn 12 the Ducati still had enough mumbo to pull away from the Suzuki down the main straight.

Maxwell made his way past at turn three with an inside move that made the Ducati man stand the Ducati down a little. Matt Walters was still a strong third place.

Cru Halliday then saw his championship chances slide away from him as the #65 went down while trying to pass team-mate Falzon at MG Hairpin. 

Mike Jones was back into the lead with ten laps to go but not for long as Maxwell again took the lead at turn four. 

Troy Herfoss then put in a new fastest lap of the race on lap four to close in on third placed Matt Walters and then pass him around the back of the circuit. Next target Jones…

Herfoss set another new fastest lap of the race on the next circuit, a 1m32.512s to close to within striking distance of the leading duo. Would Herf’ have enough rubber left to take the battle all the way to Maxwell and Jones in the closing laps….?

Mike Jones goes down!

Jones went down at turn four, he was just a little wide on entry and while trying to gather it back up and on-line he was brushed on the inside by Maxwell who was on the normal tighter line, the result saw Jones on the deck, and Maxwell in the lead…

Officials notified us that the incident was under investigation, for what reason I don’t really know unless they had a lot more camera angles than I had seen…

Bryan Staring goes down…!

Another championship contender sees his championship chances disappear before his eyes as Bryan Staring. 

Mark Chiodo goes down!

With five laps to run it was Herfoss shadowing Maxwell and that pair had three-seconds on Matt Walters.

The Cessnock Kawasaki privateer was starting to come under attack from Josh Waters and Daniel Falzon as they tried to steal that podium from the 26-year-old. He was not giving up without a very big fight, the ZX-10R wriggling and writhing around on corner exit but Walters pin-point accurate on corner entries in what was an impressive performance. 

Last lap board

Troy Herfoss lunges up the inside of Wayne Maxwell into turn one on the final lap, maintains sway through Southern Loop, Maxwell goes up the inside before turn three… Maxwell has the inside line at turn four, maintains advantage into Siberia. Herfoss on the pipe of the Suzuki before slipping up the inside before Hayshed in an awesome move!

Herfoss holds on through Lukey Heights and MG Hairpin, leads Maxwell around turn 11…… Gets the power down…..   Maxwell got a great run off 12 but Herfoss had done enough! Herfoss the race winner by 0.028 of a second at the chequered flag! 

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Maxwell pulled out of the slipstream but didn’t have enough to overhaul Herfoss on the run to the line

Herfoss wins and takes series lead!

ASBK Rnd Phillip Island RbMotoLens SBK R Parc Ferme Troy Herfoss
Troy Herfoss the new ASBK Championship leader

Troy Herfoss the new championship leader by three-points over Maxwell.  Jones still right in the hunt, only 4.5-points off the championship leader and of course that means less than five-points separates that top trio heading to the championship finale at Sydney Motorsport Park early next month. 

ASBK Rnd Phillip Island RbMotoLens SBK R Parc Ferme Troy Herfoss
Phillip Island is generally a track that Herfoss has not had his best results, but he turned that form around this weekend and walks away the series lead

Josh Waters got the better of Falzon and Walters to climb the final step on the rostrum for this race, and also third place for the round. 

ASBK Rnd Phillip Island RbMotoLens SBK R Parc Josh Waters Ferme Troy Herfoss Wayne Maxwell
Superbike Race Two Podium – Herfoss the winner from Maxwell while Waters claimed third

Superbike Race Two Results


1Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR SP18m45.784
2Wayne MAXWELLSuzuki GSXRR+0.028
3Josh WATERS Suzuki GSXRR+5.845
4Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1+5.865
5Matt WALTERS Kawasaki ZX10R+7.018
6Glenn ALLERTONBMW S RR+21.089
7Damon REES Honda CBR+27.446
8Alex PHILLIS Suzuki GSXR+27.875
9Lachlan EPIS Kawasaki ZX10R+36.998
10Sloan FROST Suzuki GSXR+53.843
11Aaron MORRIS BMW S RR+59.411
12Dean HASLER BMW S RR+59.830
13Matt TOOLEYYamaha YZF-R1+1m01.825
14David BARKER Kawasaki ZX10R+1m04.426
15Philip CZAJAprilia RSV4+1m18.626
16Nathan SPITERISuzuki GSXRR+1m21.343
17Brendan MCINTYRE Suzuki GSXR+1m28.002
18Trent GIBSONSuzuki GSXR+1m38.075
19Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1+1m38.292
DNFMike JONES Ducati 1299 FE6 Laps
DNFBryan STARING Kawasaki ZX10R6 Laps
DNFCru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R111 Laps


PosRiderPoleRace 1Race 2Total
1Troy HERFOSS 202545
2Wayne MAXWELL 252045
3Josh WATERS 171835
4Daniel FALZON 151732
5Matt WALTERS 141630
6Glenn ALLERTON 111526
7Alex PHILLIS 81321
8Lachlan EPIS 91221
9Michael JONES118 19
10Sloan FROST 71118
11Cru HALLIDAY 16 16
12Dean HASLER 6915
13Damon REES  1414
14Bryan STARING 13 13
15Mark CHIODO 12 12
16David BARKER 4711
17Philip CZAJ 5611
18Aaron MORRIS  1010
19Jamie STAUFFER 10 10
20Matt TOOLEY  88
21Nathan SPITERI 358
22Brendan McINTYRE 246
23Trent GIBSON  33
24Michael EDWARDS 123
PosNameRace 1Race 2Total
1Troy HERFOSS2025241
2Wayne MAXWELL2520238
3Michael JONES x1 Pole18 236.5
4Cru HALLIDAY16 222
5Josh WATERS1718216
6Bryan STARING13 211.5
7Matt WALTERS1416160.5
8Daniel FALZON1517156
9Alex PHILLIS813131
10Arthur SISSIS  106.5
11Mark CHIODO12 105
12Damon REES 1498.5
13Glenn SCOTT  90
14Lachlan EPIS91285
15Glenn ALLERTON111582
16Aiden WAGNER  71
17Sloan FROST71160
18Ted COLLINS  49
19Aaron MORRIS 1040
20Brendan McINTYRE2432
21Philip CZAJ5631
22David BARKER4727
23Max CROKER  27
24Dean HASLER6915
25Matt TOOLEY 815
26Evan BYLES  13
27Jamie STAUFFER10 10
28Brian HOUGHTON  10
29Kyle BUCKLEY  9
30Nathan SPITERI358
31Michael EDWARDS125
32Adam SENIOR  5
34Trent GIBSON 33
35Ryan YANKO  3
36Will DAVIDSON  2
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