Superbike QP

Robbie Bugden topped a sweltering 15-minute qualifying session at Queensland Raceway at 1600 this afternoon.

The local rider, who will have his Honey Badger cheer squad on hand this weekend finished 0.061 of a second over Yamaha mounted Michael Blair, with Ben Burke finishing the session third quickest.

Robbie Bugden
Robbie Bugden

Craig McMartin is sporting a glaring new colour scheme on his delectable Panigale R this weekend and finished the session fourth quickest ahead of his Racer’s Edge teammate Beau Beaton.

Matt Walters was certainly the most spectacular rider on track today, the Kawasaki Connection rider very entertaining with the ZX-10R set up slideways into turn three every lap. It didn’t translate to outright speed for the Cessnock youngster however, Walters over a second off the pace of Bugden, but with a clear gap over seventh placed Liam Wilkinson.

Matt Walters
Matt Walters

Racing starts tomorrow and Sunday by 10am both days with every class scheduled to run three races each day.

Warm temperatures are forecast for the entire weekend which will certainly make grip at a premium and tyre preservation vitally important to race results over the course of the weekend with all competitors on a Dunlop control tyre.

  1. Bugden 1m10.452
  2. Blair 1m10.513
  3. Burke 1m10.794
  4. McMartin 1m11.372
  5. Beaton 1m11.375
  6. Walters 1m11.563
  7. Wilkinson 1m12.205
  8. Baker 1m12.430
  9. De Leon 1m12.434
  10. McIntyre 1m12.566
Supersport QP

The hot weather conditions today at Queensland Raceway also saw many Supersport competitors struggling for grip, at one end or the other, or both.

BCperformance’s Kyle Buckley was riding in his usual aggressive and sideways manner on the SA Kawasaki ZX-6R to head off prime foe Mitch Levy for pole position.

Kyle Buckley
Kyle Buckley

Jordan Carlsson was third quickest ahead of Sam Muldoon and Chris Quinn while Callum Spriggs made an appearance aboard a YZF-R6. The Queenslander quickly got down to competitive times and will be one to watch as the weekend unfolds.

  1. Buckley 1m13.086
  2. Levy 1m13.443
  3. Carlsson 1m13.593
  4. Muldoon 1m13.801
  5. Quinn 1m13.905
  6. Spriggs 1m13.966
  7. Barker 1m14.596
  8. Spinks 1m15.647
Ninja 300 Qualifying

Young Broc Pearson topped the Ninja 300 qualifying with a time only two-tenths off the lap record he set in his first appearance in the class back here in July. Today’s 1m24.772 coming on the last of the ten laps he put in during the 15-minute session.

Second was Sam Condon ahead of Tom Toparis and Jack Dawes while Hunter Ford rounded out the top five.

  1. Pearson 1m24.772
  2. S Condon 1m25.588
  3. Toparis 1m25.671
  4. Dawes 1m26.333
  5. Ford 1m26.653
  6. Sellen 1m26.841
  7. Shaw 1m26.928
  8. Broadbent 1m26.998
  9. P Condon 1m27.742
  10. Wright 1m28.155
Formula OZ Qualifying

Simon Galloway looked very smooth on the Chris Watson Motorcycles YZF-R1 this afternoon and topped the Formula OZ qualifying session despite recording only six laps. Galloway is expected to wrap up the Formula OZ crown this weekend as he has a significant lead heading into the round.

Lucas Vitale was a strong second place today ahead of Brett Kitchin and Stuart Fripp while Evan Byles rounded out the top five.

  1. Galloway 1m11.829
  2. Vitale 1m11.884
  3. Kitchin 1m12.856
  4. Fripp 1m13.011
  5. Byles 1m14.023
Pro Twins / Nakedbike Qualifying

The Pro Twins race this weekend sees the return of the delectable Irving Vincent at the hands of Beau Beaton but he will have his work cut out for in keeping Michael McMillan at bay this weekend as only one-hundredth of a second separate the two men today.

  1. Beaton 1m12.872
  2. McMillan 1m12.887