ASBK at Winton 2001-2008
With the next round of the 2019 Australian Superbike Championship set to take place early next month at Winton, I decided last night to trawl through some of the MCNews.com.au archives from Winton Motor Raceway and bring back some memories.
These images would be a mix of mine and some from the likes of Keith Muir, Phil Smith and Stephen Piper.
I just realised MCNews.com.au is turning 20 years old!
2001 Winton ASBK
Shawn Giles won all three Superbikes race at Winton in 2001 en route to his second championship title. Giles had also won both Superbike races at Winton the year before.
2002 Winton ASBK
Jamie Stauffer won the Superbike round at Winton in 2002 from Shawn Giles and a teenage Josh Brookes.
Shawn Giles though made it three championships in a row when he took the title again in 2002. Shannon Johnson was the 2002 Australian Supersport Champion after winning the series by 98-points from Scott Charlton. Johnson also won the RK Chains Samurai Trophy in 2002.
2003 Winton ASBK
Here is the Superbike podium from Winton in 2003 where a 20-year-old Shepparton rider Craig Coxhell emerged from the downpours as the new championship leader. Coxhell went on to win the championship that year.
Daniel Stauffer though was the round winner at Winton in 2003 while Scott Charlton rounded out the overall Superbike podium.
2004 Winton ASBK
Adam Fergusson did the Superbike/Supersport Championship double in 2004, a feat his team-mate Josh Brookes would emulate in season 2005. Here at Winton in 2004 we can see Shawn Giles leading Adam Fergusson, Shannon Johnson and Jamie Stauffer.
This next busy picture from Winton in 2004 shows Josh Brookes leading Adam Fergusson in a Supersport race in a 38-rider field that also included the likes of Josh Waters, Glenn Allerton, Jamie Stauffer, Russell Holland, David Anthony, Jordan and Deon Coote, Chris Seaton, Mark Aitchison, Jeremy Crowe, Brendan Clarke, Alex Cudlin, Robbie Baird and Judd Greedy, just to name a few….
2005 Winton ASBK
Anthony Gobert was back in Australia and riding a Fireblade in the 2005 Australian Superbike Championship season and can be seen here ahead of Glenn Allerton, Robert Bugden, Shawn Giles and Josh Brookes.
It was Adam Fergusson though that won the Winton round from Robert Bugden and Daniel Stauffer.
Both the Superbike and Supersport Championships in 2005 were wrapped up by Josh Brookes.
2006 Winton ASBK
Jamie Stauffer won the Winton round of the Australian Superbike Championship in 2006 with pole position followed by two race victories over Robbie Bugden. Kiwi Andrew Stroud pipped Shawn Giles for third overall for the round.
The 2006 Australian Superbike Championship would also go to Jamie Stauffer by 56-points over Russell Holland. Stauffer also took the Supersport Championship in 2006, and successfully defended the Superbike #1 plate again in 2007.
2007 Winton ASBK
The Winton round of the 2007 Australian Superbike Championship was a double-header event with a full championship round held on Saturday, and then another championship round on Sunday.
Jamie Stauffer won the Saturday Winton round ahead of brother Daniel, while Glenn Allerton’s two fourth place finishes earned him the third step on the rostrum. On Sunday Jamie won the round from Craig Coxhell.
2008 Winton ASBK
In 2008 it was Daniel Stauffer’s turn to take the Winton round victory ahead of Craig Coxhell and Shawn Giles. Jamie had taken pole and the race one win but suffered a DNF in the second race.
The Australian Superbike Championship in 2008 went to Glenn Allerton (Honda) who took the first of his three ASBK Titles.