ASBK heads to Wakefield Park
Meet the riders in Goulburn on Thursday – Win a Pillion ride with Troy Bayliss
The second round of the 2016 ASBK Championship is only days away, with competitors and teams now champing at the bit to hit the track at the second round of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul Pirelli, being held at Wakefield Park Raceway this Easter weekend.
With the season opener behind them, and another five rounds of racing to go, ASBK competitors now have a 2016 championship on their minds – and for those leading the points in Superbike and Supersport classes the pressure is on.
Yamaha Racing Team’s Glenn Allerton was the most dominant Superbike rider on the track at Phillip Island, and is now eager to carry his winning momentum into round 2 this weekend.
“I’m pretty confident that I stand a good position to try and win. It’s as close to my home track as you could possibly get, and its one of the tracks where I first learnt how to ride a road bike,” he said.
“We didn’t test for the first round and we managed to win every race at Phillip Island, I just know that the package that we have with the Yamaha R1 is really strong and I am super confident.
“Anything can happen and I think for sure we have the chance to take out another trifecta. I have been undefeated around Wakefield before. It’s going to be different now with really hard competition in my teammates, but also Troy (Herfoss) on the Honda and Mike Jones on the Ducati. Its going to be a battle as far as who can get the most out of themselves and their bike for the weekend.
“My body is feeling good, the bike is good, and I have a new bike to ride this weekend so I am excited about jumping on the new 2016 model R1 at Wakefield Park.”
For round one Supersport winner Troy Guenther, round two at Wakefield Park provides the opportunity to snatch up crucial championship points once again.
“I feel really good – the Graffiti Alley Yamaha Team have been working really hard in between rounds to prepare the bike, and I feel really confident for Wakefield,” he said.
“We have had some really positive testing sessions there, and I am feeling great for Round 2.
“Its quite a different track to Phillip Island, so its going to be interesting to see how everyone adapts at Wakefield – it’s a great track that suits our Yamaha quite well so I am excited to race it.
“After Phillip Island we have a clear direction of what we can improve on – I have been continuing to train, and have been building on my fitness for race distance. I am most excited to just be racing again this weekend!”
Come and meet the riders in Goulburn on Thursday afternoon with Street Display
Fans, locals, and ASBK supporters get the opportunity to get up close and personal with athletes, road bike machines, and selected team trucks ahead of Round 2 of the ASBK which will be held at Wakefield Park Raceway on March 25-27, 2016.
Top Superbike riders will all be in attendance at Belmore Park in Goulburn signing autographs, handing out posters, mingling with fans as well as being available to local media for photo, video, and interview opportunities.
The ASBK Street Activation will be a hive of activity, with giveaways, the fastest road racers in the country, as well as factory race bikes all on display – being a rare opportunity for media and fans to get up close and personal with these incredible machines.
On THURSDAY MARCH 24, top riders and teams who will be racing at Round 2 of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance ASBK Championship presented by Motul Pirelli, will head to Belmore Park in Goulburn, New South Wales, for an official street activation.
Belmore Park, Goulburn, NSW. Located on the main street (Auburn Street) of Goulburn town centre.
Belmore Park, 210 Auburn St, Goulburn NSW 2580
Who will be there?
Goulburn Local Troy Herfoss and The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team Truck
Last year’s ASBK Superbike Champion Mike Jones with the DesmoSport Ducati team truck and three-time World Champion Troy Bayliss’s Pillion Ride Bike on display
Yamaha trio Wayne Maxwell, Glenn Allerton (previous ASBK champions) and Cru Halliday
Privateers racers Daniel Falzon and Brayden Elliott amongst other great athletes of the sport
The event will start from 4pm and run into the afternoon concluding at approximately 6pm
Make your Easter one to remember at Wakefield Park Raceway!!
Pillion rides are a once in a lifetime opportunity to jump on board a Superbike machine with some of the legends of our sport and take in an experience like no other!
Thanks to Suzuki, Honda,Yamaha, Shark Helmets and Berik Leathers we get to provide some lucky winners with this adrenaline packed experience, starting at Round 2 of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli, at Wakefield Park next weekend.
Those winning a pillion ride will get to jump on the back of a bike with either three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss, three-time ASBK Superbike Champion Shawn Giles, or Australian Superbike and World Endurance Champion Steve Martin.
If this experience sounds like something you want to win, jump on to the ASBK Facebook Page and post your favourite photo to Facebook of you riding a road bike and tag ‘ASBK – Australian Superbikes’ and we will pick one lucky winner to jump on the back for the experience of a lifetime at Round 2 at Wakefield Park!
Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday March 23, with winner announced first thing on Thursday morning.
So don’t miss your chance for a once in a lifetime experience! Post your riding pictures to our Facebook page now!
The 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli is at Wakefield Park Raceway, near Goulburn in New South Wales, from March 25-27.
ASBK 2016 – Round Two – Wakefield Park – Schedule
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ASBK 2016 – Round One – Phillip Island – Championship Points
- Glenn Allerton 75 points
- Michael Jones 57 points
- Wayne Maxwell 54 points
- Troy Herfoss 52 points
- Michael Blair 45 points
- Ben Burke 41 points
- Daniel Falzon 39 points
- Robbie Bugden 35 points
- Cru Halliday 34 points
- Matt Walters 32 points
- Jamie Stauffer 27 points
ASBK 2016 – Round One – Phillip Island – Supersport Championship Points
- Troy Guenther 58.5 points
- Callum Spriggs 43.5 points
- Luke Mitchell 41 points
- Chris Quinn 40 points
- Ben Blyth 38 points
- Ryan Taylor 35.5 points
- Sam Clarke 30.5 points
- Ted Collins 29.5 points
- Nic Liminton 29 points
- Brad Shaw 28.5 points
ASBK 2016 – Round One – Phillip Island – Moto3 / 125 Championship Points
- Brian Houghton 63 points
- Locky Taylor 60 points
- Tom Edwards 55 points
- Lachlan Kavney 48 points
- Tayla Relph 46 points
ASBK 2016 Calendar
- Round 1 Phillip Island GP Circuit, WSBK, Vic 25-28 February
- Round 2 Wakefield Park Raceway, NSW 25-27 March
- Round 3 Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW 16-17 April
- Round 4 Barbagallo Raceway, WA 3-5 June
- Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, QLD 6-7 August
- Round 6 Winton Motor Raceway, Vic 30 September – 2 October