LATEST:

Staring goes three from three at The Bend

Speedcafe.com

Monday 29th April, 2019 - 10:24am

Share:

Bryan Staring at the head of the pack pic: Andrew Gosling – tbg sport

Bryan Staring now leads the Kawasaki Australian Superbike Championship after winning all three races of Round 3 at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Starting only sixth in Race 1, which was shortened to nine laps due to an early red flag and full restart, the Kawasaki rider initially ran behind a vigorous battle for the lead between Arthur Sissis (Suzuki), Daniel Falzon (Yamaha), Mike Jones (Ducati), and Mark Chiodo (Honda).

Jones, who will ride in place of Troy Bayliss for the end of the year after standing in as an injury replacement for the three-time world champion in Round 2, qualified on pole but it was Sissis with the holeshot for the first attempt a race start before Falzon and then Chiodo led when the race got underway again.

Jones was second to Chiodo when he had a dive at Turn 1 on Lap 6 but that saw him instead lose a spot to Staring, who also took first position before the lap was out and was not headed again.

Second went to Jones and third to Cru Halliday (Yamaha).

In Race 2, Wayne Maxwell (Suzuki) led for the first five laps, while Halliday was second and Staring third at the end of the standing lap.

Staring gave up a place when he skated wide into Turn 1 but regained that within a couple of laps before passing both Halliday and then Maxwell on Lap 6.

Jones came from 10th after the first lap to deny Maxwell second position, which he took over on Lap 7 of 10.

Staring completed the sweep despite running as low as seventh in Race 3, where he sat for the first two laps before climbing to fourth by the end of Lap 5.

Next time around, he rounded up early leader Jones at Turn 10, passed Josh Waters (Suzuki), then assumed the lead when Maxwell made an error at the last corner of the race track.

The #67 Kawasaki went on to win by 4.6s from Maxwell and Halliday.

Staring therefore takes a championship lead of one point over Halliday to Round 4 at Morgan Park on July 5-7.

Results: Race 1, The Bend (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 9 17:17.386
2 46 Mike JONES Desmosport Ducati Ducati P-gale FE 9 +0:04.651
3 65 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 9 +0:04.845
4 30 Mark CHIODO Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 9 +0:08.322
5 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 9 +0:15.203
6 21 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R 9 +0:15.319
7 168 Glenn SCOTT GSR Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 9 +0:17.695
8 12 Matt WALTERS Kawasaki Connection Kawasaki ZX10R 9 +0:17.822
9 92 Damon REES Carl Cox M-sport Honda CBR RR 9 +0:22.600
10 22 Lachlan EPIS Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 9 +0:22.977

Results: Race 2, The Bend (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 10 19:07.448
2 46 Mike JONES Desmosport Ducati Ducati P-gale FE 10 +0:07.908
3 47 Wayne MAXWELL Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:08.111
4 65 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 10 +0:10.233
5 21 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:11.527
6 1 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 10 +0:15.235
7 25 Daniel FALZON Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 10 +0:15.569
8 61 Arthur SISSIS SA Demolition Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:16.174
9 168 Glenn SCOTT GSR Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 10 +0:23.097
10 8 Alex PHILLIS Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:25.014

Results: Race 3, The Bend (Top 10)

Pos Num Rider Team Bike Laps Time/Gap
1 67 Bryan STARING Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 10 19:09.532
2 47 Wayne MAXWELL Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:04.559
3 65 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R1M 10 +0:05.903
4 1 Troy HERFOSS Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 10 +0:06.913
5 46 Mike JONES Desmosport Ducati Ducati P-gale FE 10 +0:07.830
6 21 Josh WATERS Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:08.456
7 8 Alex PHILLIS Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia Suzuki GSX-R 10 +0:18.926
8 168 Glenn SCOTT GSR Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 10 +0:19.630
9 30 Mark CHIODO Penrite Honda Racing Honda CBR RR SP 10 +0:20.351
10 22 Lachlan EPIS Kawasaki BCperformance Kawasaki ZX10R 10 +0:20.384

Championship points (Top 10)

Pos Rider Pts
1 Bryan STARING 150
2 Cru HALLIDAY 149
3 Michael JONES 140
4 Troy HERFOSS 132
5 Josh WATERS 126
6 Wayne MAXWELL 113
7 Daniel FALZON 95
8 Glenn SCOTT 90
9 Matt WALTERS 87
10 Mark CHIODO 79

Speedcafe.com comment policy

Speedcafe.com reserves the right to remove comments that are off-topic, abusive and ban users who do not follow the comment policy. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Some comments may require approval before being published which can take up to 48 hours.

For support, please contact [email protected]

Speedcafe.com has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

Read the Speedcafe.com promise
Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free!