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Herfoss sweeps ASBK at Wakefield Park

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Monday 25th March, 2019 - 7:55am

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Troy Herfoss pic: Andrew Gosling – tbg sport

Troy Herfoss has led home Cru Halliday in each of the two races in Round 2 of the Australian Superbike Championship at Wakefield Park.

Halliday qualified on pole but it was Wayne Maxwell (Suzuki) who would take an early lead in Race 1.

Herfoss (Honda) overtook Halliday on Lap 7 and then got by Maxwell at his second attempt, on Lap 13.

Along the way, he broke the lap record with a 57.525s on Lap 8 and won by 1.189s.

Halliday dropped as low as fourth after an error on Lap 11 at Turn 4 but ultimately snatched second from Maxwell when he sent his Yamaha down the inside at the final corner of the race.

In Race 2, Herfoss jumped into first position immediately and while Halliday tailed him all the way, there would be no change to the order at the front with 0.367s between them at the chequered flag.

Mike Jones (Ducati), riding in place of Troy Bayliss as the three-time Superbike World Champion sat out the round due to recent finger surgery, finished the race in third after passing Maxwell at Turn 11 on what would be the penultimate lap.

The race was cut short due to a crash for Lachlan Epis (Kawasaki), but full points were awarded for the 13 laps completed.

Halliday leads the championship, by five points back to Herfoss, ahead of Round 3 at The Bend on April 26-28.

Results: Race 1, Wakefield Park (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 1 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 20 19:22.871
2 65 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 20 +0:01.189
3 47 Wayne MAXWELL Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSXR 20 +0:01.376
4 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 20 +0:04.068
5 46 Mike JONES Desmosport Ducati Ducati P-gale FE 20 +0:04.805
6 21 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSXR 20 +0:13.536
7 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10RR 20 +0:19.998
8 8 Alex PHILLIS Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSXR 20 +0:22.940
9 12 Matt WALTERS Kawasaki Connection Kawasaki ZX10RR 20 +0:23.496
10 168 Glenn SCOTT GSR Kawasaki ZX10RR 20 +0:23.588

Results: Race 2, Wakefield Park (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 1 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 13 12:35.772
2 65 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 13 +0:00.367
3 46 Mike JONES Desmosport Ducati Ducati P-gale FE 13 +0:02.043
4 47 Wayne MAXWELL Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSXR 13 +0:02.892
5 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 13 +0:03.136
6 21 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSXR 13 +0:08.307
7 12 Matt WALTERS Kawasaki Connection Kawasaki ZX10RR 13 +0:11.599
8 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10RR 13 +0:11.742
9 168 Glenn SCOTT GSR Kawasaki ZX10RR 13 +0:16.593
10 8 Alex PHILLIS Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSXR 13 +0:17.087

Championship points (Top 10)

Pos Rider Pts
1 Cru HALLIDAY 96
2 Troy HERFOSS 91
3 Michael JONES 83
4 Josh WATERS 80
5 Wayne MAXWELL 75
6 Bryan STARING 75
7 Aiden WAGNER 71
8 Daniel FALZON 65
9 Matt WALTERS 56
10 Glenn ALLERTON 56

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