Maxwell takes Q1 fastest from Herfoss and Falzon


Sun quickly broke through at Wakefield Park Raceway for Saturday’s morning qualifying sessions, with temperatures quickly rising and the GP Juniors starting the days proceedings before the Supersport 300 class went out on track, with Ford topping the timesheets narrowly ahead of Levy.

Supersport saw Cru Halliday produce a masterclass to top the Q1 session ahead of early leader Lachlan Epis, both riders in the 59s, with Toparis completing the top three.

Superbike would see Wayne Maxwell again continue his domination, this time with Troy Herfoss taking the second fastest spot in Q1, with Daniel Falzon third. Championship leader Staring was fifth fastest, behind Josh Waters.

See the Friday Wrap here (link).


Superbike – Qualifying 1

Troy Bayliss set out during Qualifying 1 to put in some strong early times, swapping top times with Blair, while Friday’s leaders Maxwell and Falzon joined the session late, both quickly jumping to the top of the timing sheets, with Maxwell setting the first sub 58s time with a 57.522, and quickly followed by Falzon with a 57.862 – placing Falzon close to his Friday best.

With less than five minutes to go Herfoss became the third rider to hit the 57s, with a 57.831, a time that would see him finish the session second fastest, behind Maxwell and narrowly ahead of Falzon.

Maxwell’s 57.522 was enough to top the session on his R1M, mirroring his domination of Friday, where he set a fastest time of 57.182. He also proved consistent, putting down three 57s laps, with Falzon putting down two to his name, and Herfoss one.

Josh Waters was fourth fastest, Bryan Staring fifth, and Troy Bayliss sixth, with neither Waters or Bayliss breaking the 58s mark in Q1, compared to Friday.

Matt Walters crashed his ZX-10R heading onto the back straight, with the rider OK, and sits eighth fastest on the timesheets.

Superbike – Qualifying 1

  1. Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha YZF-R1M 57.522
  2. Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR SP 57.831
  3. Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1M 57.862
  4. Josh WATERS Suzuki GSXR-R 58.297
  5. Bryan STARING Kawasaki ZX10R 58.347
  6. Troy BAYLISS Ducati Panigale FE 58.369
  7. Michael BLAIR Yamaha YZF-R1 58.401
  8. Matt WALTERS Kawasaki ZX10R 58.630
  9. Alex PHILLIS Suzuki GSXR 58.730
  10. Bradley SWALLOW Kawasaki ZX10R 58.802
  11. Glenn ALLERTON BMW S RR 58.809
  12. Jamie STAUFFER Ducati Panigale R 59.306
  13. Kyle BUCKLEY Kawasaki ZX10R 59.370
  14. Matt HARDING Kawasaki ZX10R 59.382
  15. Corey TURNER Suzuki GSXR 59.680
  16. Ted COLLINS BMW S RR 59.789
  17. Mitchell LEVY Yamaha YZF-R1 59.870
  18. Lucas VITALE Kawasaki ZX10R 1:00.046
  19. Callum SPRIGGS Kawasaki ZX10R 1:00.155
  20. Mark CHIODO Suzuki GSXR-R 1:00.245
  21. Arthur SISSIS Suzuki GSXR 1:00.287
  22. Adam SENIOR Yamaha YZF-R1 1:00.338
  23. Brendan McINTYRE Suzuki GSXR 1:00.638
  24. Philip CZAJ Aprilia RSV4 F 1:02.181
  25. Hamish McMURRAY Kawasaki ZX10R 1:02.637
  26. Joel RHODES Yamaha YZF-R1 1:02.674

Supersport 300 – Qualifying 1

A highly competitive Supersport 300 Qualifying 1 session saw Hunter Ford take top honours with a 1:07.706 on his seventh lap, narrowly beating Zac Levy who also posted his best time on his seventh lap with a 1:07.716. Third fastest was Locky Taylor with a 1:07.813, with Tayla Relph nipping at his heels with a 1:07.824.

Tom Bramich was fifth, Callum O’Brien sixth and Harry Khoury seventh, with all posting times in the 1:07.9s, with less than a tenth of a second between them.

The session was red flagged and ended 2min30 early with Farrell crashing and requiring medical assistance at Turn 3.

An amendment saw Oli Bayliss’s times ignored due to his bike being taken into garage prior to impound.

Supersport 300 – Qualifying 1 Top 10

  1. Hunter FORD (NSW) 1:07.706
  2. Zac LEVY (QLD) 1:07.714
  3. Locky TAYLOR (QLD) 1:07.813
  4. Tayla RELPH (QLD) 1:07.824
  5. Tom BRAMICH (VIC) 1:07.908
  6. Callum O BRIEN (WA) 1:07.967
  7. Harry KHOURI (NSW) 1:07.994
  8. Jarred BROOK (QLD) 1:08.346
  9. Ben BRAMICH (VIC) 1:08.690
  10. Max STAUFFER (NSW) 1:08.776

Supersport – Qualifying 1

In Supersport qualifying Lachlan Epis tookan early lead, and was the first rider to dip into the 1:00s, with a 1:00.152, while Liminton and Croker were next fastest.

Epis followed this up by breaking the 1 minute mark, with a 59.815 on his ninth lap – a time he would not better in this session – and seeming untouchable, until Cru Halliday put in a masterclass and took a 59.446, followed by a 59.216 – a time which would ensure his Q1 dominance.

Tom Toparis was third fastest, with a 1:00.078, not quite breaking the 1 minute mark, but particularly impressive considering he only put in two laps, then having a major off at Turn 1, flipping the bike, but seeing him quickly back on his feet.

Broc Pearson was fourth, Jordan Carlsson fifth, Nic Liminton six and Zackary Johnson seventh and the last of the riders below 1:01.

Supersport – Qualifying 1 – Provisional

  1. Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF- R6 59.216
  2. Lachlan EPIS Kawasaki ZX6R 59.815
  3. Tom TOPARIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:00.078
  4. Broc PEARSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1:00.445
  5. Jordan CARLSSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1:00.635
  6. Nic LIMINTON Yamaha YZF- R6 1:00.765
  7. Zackary JOHNSON Yamaha YZF- R6 1:00.926
  8. Giuseppe SCARCELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:01.012
  9. Rhys BELLING Yamaha YZF-R6 1:01.022
  10. Cambridge OLIVIER Yamaha YZF-R6 1:01.131

R3 Cup – Qualifying 1

In the R3 Cup Locky Taylor became early leader, holding a 1:08.026 in his third lap, while Tayla Relph was closest on a 1:08:052, with the session red flagged following Bronson Pickett going down and being taken to the medical centre.

Once riders were back on pace the competition heated up with Taylor putting in a 1:06.853 in the closing seconds of the session, narrowly ahead of Hunter Ford with a .860, while Zac Levy rounded out the top three with a .954, the last of the riders below 1.07s.

R3 Cup – Qualifying 1 – Provisional

  1. Locky TAYLOR Yamaha YZF-R3 1:06.853
  2. Hunter FORD Yamaha YZF-R3 1:06.860
  3. Zac LEVY Yamaha YZF-R3 1:06.954
  4. Tom BRAMICH Yamaha YZF-R3 1:07.348
  5. Harry KHOURI Yamaha YZF-R3 1:07.656
  6. John LYTRAS Yamaha YZF-R3 1:07.664
  7. Callum OBRIEN Yamaha YZF-R3 1:07.788
  8. Tayla RELPH Yamaha YZF-R3 1:07.862
  9. Max STAUFFER Yamaha YZF-R3 1:07.981
  10. Travis HALL Yamaha YZF-R3 1:08.800
  11. Troy RYAN Yamaha YZF-R3 1:08.844
  12. Mitch KUHNE Yamaha YZF-R3 1:09.100 17
  13. Dan THOMAS Yamaha YZF-R3 1:09.979 10
  14. Bronson PICKETT Yamaha YZF-R3 1:10.225
  15. Jake BRETT Yamaha YZF-R3 1:10.739 8
  16. James WENSEMIUS Yamaha YZF-R3 1:10.821
  17. Zane FORD Yamaha YZF-R3 1:10.889
  18. Keegan PICKERING Yamaha YZF-R3 1:10.941
  19. Zylas BUNTING Yamaha YZF-R3 1:11.479
  20. Ryan MOSCARDINI Yamaha YZF-R3 1:12.134
  21. Mark BOTTOMLEY Yamaha YZF-R3 1:15.471

2018 ASBK Round 2 Schedule – Wakefield Park

2018 ASBK Round 2 Wakefield Park


ASBK Championship Points Standings

  1. Bryan Staring 60
  2. Josh Waters 59
  3. Troy Herfoss 59
  4. Troy Bayliss 51
  5. Daniel Falzon 47
  6. Wayne Maxwell 43
  7. Michael Blair 41
  8. Matt Walters 37
  9. Aaron Morris 37
  10. Alex Phillis 31
  11. Glenn Allerton 25
  12. Mark Chiodo 21
  13. Mitch Rees 20
  14. Aaiden Coote 18
  15. Corey Turner 17
  16. Ted Collins 15
  17. Mitch Levy 11
  18. Kyle Buckley 11
  19. Mike Jones 9
  20. Callum Spriggs 8

Australian Supersport Standings

  1. Tom TOPARIS (QLD) 75
  2. Cru HALLIDAY (NSW) 60
  3. Broc PEARSON (QLD) 50
  4. Damon REES (NZ) 44
  5. Zackary JOHNSON (VIC) 42
  6. Rhys BELLING (VIC) 38
  7. Nic LIMINTON (SA) 36
  8. Aidan HAYES (QLD) 32
  9. Giuseppe SCARCELLA (NSW) 31
  10. Scott NICHOLSON (VIC) 31
  11. Dallas SKEER (SA) 29
  12. Brendan CLARKE (QLD) 28
  13. Luke MITCHELL (NSW) 25
  14. Matt BARTON (VIC) 24
  15. Thomas BRYDEN (NSW) 18
  16. Max CROKER (NSW) 18
  17. Jack PASSFIELD (NSW) 16
  18. Ryan TAYLOR (VIC) 15
  19. Scott CHAPMAN (NSW) 10
  20. Steve HASLAM (NSW) 3

2018 ASBK Calendar

  • Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW March 16 – 18
  • Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA April 19 – 22
  • Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT June 28 – 1 July
  • Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD August 17 – 19
  • Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC September 7 – 9
  • Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 12 – 14

ASBK Goes Live

ASBK recently announced its live coverage package for the 2018 season and fans will have three different options to watch this weekend’s racing on SBS, Fox Sports and livestream on Sunday March 18. With so much at stake, fan’s will have to tune in to watch the thrilling racing ASBK has to offer.

SBS Australia 1:00pm – 3:00pm AEDT
FOX Sports Australia Channel 501 1:00pm – 4:00pm AEDT
ASBK.com.au Livestream from 9:30am AEDT