Herfoss sweeps ASBK Round 5 at Morgan Park

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Monday 20th August, 2018 - 6:30am

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Troy Herfoss leads the field

Troy Herfoss has won both races of Round 5 of the YMI Australian Superbike Championship at Morgan Park.

The Honda rider also qualified on pole but made a poor start to Race 1 and was third at the end of the opening lap, behind Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha) and Troy Bayliss (Ducati).

Bayliss took the lead on Lap 3 before being challenged by Herfoss in the final five laps.

After an entertaining stoush, Herfoss made the decisive move on the penultimate of 14 laps.

Maxwell finished third, ahead of Josh Waters (Suzuki) and Daniel Falzon (Yamaha).

Race 2 was something of a repeat as the eventual race winner dropped to fourth at the start before climbing back to the top of the order.

Again it was Bayliss who was the last man to stand in his way, but the three-time world champion ultimately finished only fourth after running wide on the second-last lap.

Waters took second and Maxwell third as Falzon again came home in fifth.

Herfoss’s exploits at the Queensland circuit saw him extended his championship lead to 44.5 points over Maxwell with two rounds remaining.

The next of those is at Winton Motor Raceway on September 7-9.

Results: Race 1, Morgan Park (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 17 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 14 17:19.961
2 21 Troy BAYLISS Desmosport Ducati Ducati 1299 FE 14 +0:01.083
3 47 Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 14 +0:04.947
4 1 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-RR 14 +0:05.104
5 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 14 +0:13.762
6 12 Matt WALTERS Swann Insurance Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 +0:16.523
7 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 +0:18.358
8 52 Corey TURNER Honda CBR RR SP 14 +0:20.590
9 20 Alex PHILLIS Phillis Racing Suzuki GSX-RR 14 +0:23.095
10 29 Ted COLLINS NextGen Motorsports BMW S RR 14 +0:23.245

Results: Race 2, Morgan Park (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 17 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 16 19:43.566
2 1 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-RR 16 +0:00.729
3 47 Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 16 +0:04.283
4 21 Troy BAYLISS Desmosport Ducati Ducati 1299 FE 16 +0:07.544
5 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 16 +0:14.973
6 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX-10R 16 +0:16.893
7 12 Matt WALTERS Swann Insurance Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 16 +0:20.182
8 52 Corey TURNER Honda CBR RR SP 16 +0:28.956
9 29 Ted COLLINS NextGen Motorsports BMW S RR 16 +0:28.974
10 82 Ryan YANKO Bettapork Ducati Panigale 16 +0:33.579

Championship points (Top 10)

Pos Rider Pts
1 Troy HERFOSS 256.5
2 Wayne MAXWELL 212
3 Troy BAYLISS 194
4 Daniel FALZON 186
5 Josh WATERS 185.5
6 Bryan STARING 171.5
7 Alex PHILLIS 127
8 Glenn ALLERTON 124
9 Matt WALTERS 112
10 Mark CHIODO 83.5

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