Local wins ASBK round at Wakefield Park

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Sunday 18th March, 2018 - 7:08pm

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Race winners Wayne Maxwell (#47) and Troy Herfoss (#17) pic: Andrew Gosling tbg sport

Troy Herfoss has won a race and ASBK Round 2 at his home track of Wakefield Park while Troy Bayliss finished sixth and fifth in the two races.

Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha) claimed Race 1 when he dragged past Herfoss (Honda) on the final run down the main straight, the pair having traded places during the encounter.

They and Josh Waters (Suzuki) had broken away from the field early in the piece, though Waters ended up finishing a fairly distant third.

Bayliss (Ducati) made up two places at the start and got by Daniel Falzon for fourth on Lap 7, holding out the Yamaha rider for some time.

However, an error on Lap 17 of 20 gave the position back to Falzon and pre-round championship leader Bryan Staring (Kawasaki) followed.

Race 2 again began with a three-way battle between Herfoss, Maxwell, and Waters.

Maxwell beat pole-sitter Herfoss off the line and led for the first 11 laps before the Goulburn rider made his move and checked out.

Behind Maxwell, Waters and Falzon repeated their Race 1 results, the latter having got by Bayliss on Lap 3 this time around.

Herfoss has taken over the championship lead while Staring’s title hopes were dented when he failed to finish Race 2.

Round 3 takes the YMI Australian Superbike Championship to The Bend Motorsport Park on April 19-22.

Results: Race 1, Wakefield Park (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 47 Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 20 19:39.935
2 17 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 20 +0:00.031
3 1 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR-R 20 +0:06.153
4 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 20 +0:07.257
5 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 20 +0:09.166
6 21 Troy BAYLISS Desmosport Ducati Ducati Panigale FE 20 +0:10.753
7 14 Glenn ALLERTON NextGen Motorsports BMW S RR 20 +0:16.891
8 27 Jamie STAUFFER Craig McMartin Racing Ducati Panigale R 20 +0:21.354
9 20 Alex PHILLIS Phillis Racing Suzuki Suzuki GSXR 20 +0:21.423
10 12 Matt WALTERS Swann Insurance Superbike Kawasaki ZX10R 20 +0:21.712

Results: Race 2, Wakefield Park (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 17 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 20 19:36.514
2 47 Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 20 +0:01.144
3 1 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR-R 20 +0:02.986
4 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 20 +0:05.889
5 21 Troy BAYLISS Desmosport Ducati Ducati Panigale FE 20 +0:10.506
6 27 Jamie STAUFFER Craig McMartin Racing Ducati Panigale R 20 +0:18.344
7 14 Glenn ALLERTON NextGen Motorsports BMW S RR 20 +0:22.005
8 20 Alex PHILLIS Phillis Racing Suzuki Suzuki GSXR 20 +0:25.854
9 178 Michael BLAIR Michael Blair Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 20 +0:26.497
10 83 Kyle BUCKLEY Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 20 +0:28.673

Championship points (Top 10)

Pos Rider Pts
1 Troy HERFOSS 105
2 Josh WATERS 95
3 Wayne MAXWELL 88
4 Troy BAYLISS 82
5 Daniel FALZON 81
6 Bryan STARING 76
7 Michael BLAIR 63
8 Matt WALTERS 57
9 Alex PHILLIS 56
10 Glenn ALLERTON 53

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