Team Honda ready for FX ASC Finale
The finale of the Australasian Superbike Championship will be held this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park and Troy Herfoss sits on equal points at the top of the Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike leader board with Wayne Maxwell heading into this weekend’s twilight event.
Both Herfoss and Maxwell hold equal billing at the top of the table and are gearing up for a battle royale to take the Superbike title in what is certain to be a thrilling conclusion to an action packed season for Team Honda Racing.
The seventh round ASC finale format will differ from usual race events in that the races will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Superbike races will be day/twilight races with 1 race on Friday evening and then the final Swann Series superbike races will be held on Saturday afternoon and evening as day/twilight races.
Title contender Troy Herfoss is not concerned about the introduction of the new format at the finale, saying “I think it will make the event all the more accessible and exciting for the spectators so that’s great.
“I’ve raced in the twilight and also done night racing over at Suzuka so I know what to expect although it is slightly different doing sprint races in the twilight as opposed to endurance races, but the point is I am there to give it my all and take home the 2015 Australasian Superbike Championship title for Team Honda Racing.
“I am really looking forward to getting out there as it is going to be a huge weekend.”
Jamie Stauffer is in sixth place on the leader board to begin the finale and is looking to finish a strong season on a high, saying “I am out of contention for the title of course after missing round one, but I have had a great season since my recovery and I am looking forward to this weekend’s finale immensely.
“The twilight racing should make for some interesting viewing for spectators and will be something different for competitors that’s for sure. I have experienced twilight and night racing in Japan for the Suzuka 8 hr event as has Troy so to do it here for a domestic race will be great.”
Fox Sports channel 501 will have racing at Sydney Motorsport Park live from 5pm – 8pm on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December and live streaming of all Saturday’s races can be viewed right here at www.MCNews.com.au
2015 Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship Points Standings after six of seven rounds
- Wayne Maxwell 316
- Troy Herfoss 316
- Glenn Allerton 292
- Cru Halliday 236
- Mike Jones 228
- Jamie Stauffer 222
- Matt Walters 200
- Sean Condon 160
- Evan Byles 156
- Ben Burke 146
Last year Team Honda took a sensation 1-2-3 result in the 2014 Swann Australasian Superbike Championship
This year Wayne Maxwell made the move over to YRT on the new YZF-R1 and heading into the season finale is on equal points with Team Honda’s Troy Herfoss