Cru Halliday completes Friday domination with pole place at SMP

ASBK 2023

Spherical Two – Sydney Motorsport Park

There was a prolonged break between the follow classes and the opening Superbike qualifying session that received underway below lights at 2030 on Friday evening. The highest 12 from the 20-minute QP1 session would then proceed by to a 15-minute Q2 session to finalise the primary 4 rows of the grid for Saturday’s opening 13-lap race at 1620 on Saturday.

The bikes regarded unbelievable rolling out of pit-lane below lights on Friday evening at SMP. The forecast heavy rain had gone across the space and thus we had dry qualifying classes.

May Cru Halliday surpass his 1m28.895s effort from FP3?

Superbike QP1

Mike Jones was the primary man within the 29s, a 1m29.903 on his first lap and Troy Herfoss instantly put in his quickest lap of the day, a 1m30.496 on his first flyer.

Broc Pearson additionally put in his quickest lap of the day early on this session, a 1m31.443, one other indicator that the DesmoSport Ducati squad are making progress with the bike. He then bettered that with a 1m31.269.

Josh Waters then, 0.451 below Jones’ marker on the first break up, 0.704 on the second break up, after which crosses the stripe to go P1 with a 1m29.071.  Cru Halliday had but to show a lap…

Max Stauffer then one other to enhance on his follow instances, {the teenager} placing a 1m31.080.

Halliday rolled out of the pits because the session approached the midway mark…  Cru’s first flying lap a 1m30.065 earlier than returning to pit-lane with six-minutes left within the session.

With two-minutes remaining the highest ten riders had been all within the pits…  They solely wanted to complete within the prime 12 to progress by to Q2, and naturally with them already now consuming into their tyre allocation they needed to do as few laps as attainable to earn their place in Q1. And the pits is the place they stayed because the clock ran out…

Superbike QP1 Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Velocity
1 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R 1m29.071 293
2 Mike JONES Yamaha R1-M +0.832 290
3 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha R1-M +0.994 288
4 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR +1.425 289
5 Bryan STARING Yamaha R1M +1.442 286
6 Max STAUFFER Yamaha R1 +2.009 287
7 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 +2.084 291
8 Ted COLLINS BMW M RR +2.145 288
9 Broc PEARSON Ducati V4 R +2.198 291
10 Glenn ALLERTON  BMW M RR +2.402 283
11 Matt WALTERS Aprilia RSV4 +3.847 285
12 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki ZX10R +4.317 277
13 Josh SODERLAND Ducati V4R +4.543 282
14 Scott ALLARS Yamaha R1 +5.620 275
15 Dominic DE LEON Kawasaki ZX10R +6.141 276
16 Leanne NELSON Kawasaki ZX10R +6.215 278
17 Michael KEMP Yamaha YZF-R1 +6.957 280
18 Nicholas MARSH Yamaha R1M +9.055 268

Superbike QP2

What had the likes of Halliday, Waters and Jones left up their sleeve for this closing shootout…?

Halliday had set the benchmark for the day throughout follow at 1m28.895 however it was Waters that set the brand new qualifying lap report at 1m29.071 within the QP1 session, as in fact qualifying data can solely be set throughout qualifying classes.

That they had 15-minutes to resolve the ultimate 4 rows of the grid for tomorrow’s opening 13-lap bout that’s scheduled to get underway at 1620.

Cru Halliday reeled off a 1m29.750 on his first lap, then backed that up with a 1m29.347 earlier than returning to the pits.

Josh Waters - Image RbMotoLens
Josh Waters – Picture RbMotoLens

Waters recording a 1m30.035 on his first lap, adopted by a 1m30.002, Jones a 1m30.105 and Glenn Allerton a 1m30.449.

Troy Herfoss then places in his finest lap of SMP, a 1m29.952. Jones improved to 1m29.672.  Herfoss then improved additional to 1m29.776.

Cru Halliday - Image RbMotoLens
Cru Halliday – Picture RbMotoLens

On the midway level it was Halliday, Jones, Herfoss, Waters, Allerton, Staring filling the highest six positions.  At this juncture Broc Pearson was but to report a time, he had gone out early however instantly returned to the pits, presumably with a technical downside.

Halliday headed out once more with simply over five-minutes left on the shot clock…  Pearson additionally headed again out.

Bryan Staring leaped as much as fourth, a 1m29.837 throwing his hat within the ring… With four-minutes to run all riders had been on observe or heading out of the pits for a final crack at it…

Broc Pearson put in a 1m30.778 to get himself provisionally on the third row.

Josh Waters put in a 1m29.227 to place himself into P1 with two-minutes remaining within the session.  The McMartin Racing rider then went fractionally below that point on the first break up on the following lap, Cru Halliday even additional below on the first break up, Mike Jones additionally below on the second break up and by the largest margin, 0.217… Jonesy does it, a 1m29.019 to go P1 with 30-seconds remaining…However not for lengthy…

Cru Halliday a 1m28.970 on his seventh lap of the session simply earlier than the chequered flag to set a brand new qualifying lap report and full a clear sweep of each session held right here at present. The 34-year-old topping FP1, FP2, FP3 and likewise qualifying.

The front row - Image RbMotoLens
The entrance row – Picture RbMotoLens

Superbike QP2 Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole
1 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha R1-M 1m28.970
2 Mike JONES Yamaha R1-M +0.049
3 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R +0.050
4 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR +0.740
5 Bryan STARING Yamaha R1M +0.867
6 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR +1.092
7 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 +1.524
8 Max STAUFFER Yamaha R1 +1.671
9 Broc PEARSON Ducati V4 R +1.770
10 Ted COLLINS BMW M RR +1.990
11 Matt WALTERS Aprilia RSV4 +3.557
12 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki ZX10R +4.348
Cru Halliday dominated Friday at SMP - Image RbMotoLens
Cru Halliday dominated Friday at SMP – Picture RbMotoLens

Superbike Mixed Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Cru HALLIDAY  Yamaha R1-M 1m28.970
2 Mike JONES Yamaha R1-M 1m29.019
3 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R 1m29.020
4 Troy HERFOSS  Honda CBR RR 1m29.710
5 Bryan STARING Yamaha R1M 1m29.837
6 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR 1m30.062
7 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 1m30.494
8 Max STAUFFER Yamaha R1 1m30.641
9 Broc PEARSON Ducati V4 R 1m30.740
10 Ted COLLINS  BMW M RR 1m30.960
11 Matt WALTERS Aprilia RSV4 1m32.527
12 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki ZX10R 1m33.318
13 Josh SODERLAND Ducati V4R 1m33.614
14 Scott ALLARS Yamaha R1 1m34.691
15 Dominic DE LEON Kawasaki ZX10R 1m35.212
16 Leanne NELSON  Kawasaki ZX10R 1m35.286
17 Michael KEMP Yamaha YZF-R1 1m36.028
18 Nicholas MARSH Yamaha R1M 1m38.126

Supersport Qualifying

Sean Condon was comfortable to sit down in pit-lane for QP2 after setting a tempo in Q1 that none of his opponents might get close to.

The Q2 session was pink flagged with 11-minutes remaining when Jack Passfield went down, he walked away however his stricken bike posed a hazard to different riders.

After a delay the session received underway however no one might get any nearer to Condon. Olly Simpson was one of many solely riders to enhance within the second session, transferring as much as fourth however nonetheless over a second slower than Condon’s benchmark.

Olly Simpson was one of few riders to improve in Q2 - Image RbMotoLens
Olly Simpson was one in all few riders to enhance in Q2 – Picture RbMotoLens

Then within the dying minutes Tom Bramich additionally managed to enhance his standing from tenth as much as seventh so he’ll head row three of the grid when the opening 11-lap Supersport race will get underway at 1540 on Saturday afternoon.

Tom Bramich another one to improve in the dark - Image RbMotoLens
Tom Bramich one other one to enhance at nighttime – Picture RbMotoLens

Defending champion John Lytras will begin from the fourth row.

Defending champ John Lytras will start from the fourth row - Image RbMotoLens
Defending champ John Lytras will begin from the fourth row – Picture RbMotoLens

Supersport Mixed Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Q1 Q2 Greatest
1 Sean CONDON Yamaha 1m32.509 / 1m32.509
2 Jack PASSFIELD Yamaha 1m33.253 1m35.360 1m33.253
3 Ty LYNCH  Yamaha 1m33.538 1m33.782 1m33.538
4 Olly SIMPSON Yamaha 1m34.282 1m33.554 1m33.554
5 Jake FARNSWORTH Yamaha 1m33.722 1m34.171 1m33.722
6 Hayden NELSON Yamaha 1m33.758 1m35.994 1m33.758
7 Tom BRAMICH  Yamaha 1m34.482 1m34.053 1m34.053
8 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha 1m34.118 1m34.594 1m34.118
9 Dallas SKEERD Yamaha 1m34.161 1m34.404 1m34.161
10 John LYTRAS Yamaha 1m34.470 1m35.007 1m34.470
11 Jonathan NAHLOUS  Yamaha 1m34.613 1m34.471 1m34.471
12 Scott NICHOLSON Yamaha 1m35.340 1m34.527 1m34.527
13 Jack FAVELLE Yamaha 1m35.843 1m34.576 1m34.576
14 Luke SANDERS Yamaha 1m34.630 1m35.772 1m34.630
15 Luca DURNING Yamaha 1m35.096 1m34.900 1m34.900
16 Tarbon WALKER  Yamaha 1m34.904 1m35.526 1m34.904
17 Reece OUGHTRED Yamaha 1m36.197 1m35.593 1m35.593
18 Hunter FORD Yamaha 1m35.762 1m36.508 1m35.762
19 Glenn NELSON Yamaha 1m35.790 1m36.401 1m35.790
20 Ben BAKER Yamaha 1m37.285 1m36.231 1m36.231
21 Noel MAHON Yamaha 1m36.413 1m37.039 1m36.413
22 Jake SENIOR Yamaha 1m37.543 1m37.424 1m37.424
23 Mitch SIMPSON Yamaha 1m37.634 1m38.228 1m37.634
24 Simone BOLDRINI Yamaha 1m37.706 1m37.662 1m37.662
25 Declan CARBERRY Suzuki 1m38.247 1m37.841 1m37.841
26 Brendan WILSON  Yamaha 1m38.416 1m38.298 1m38.298

Supersport 300 / YMF R3 Cup Qualifying

Brandon Demmery saved his finest for final, knocking Cameron Swain out of prime spot on the chequered flag to take pole place and with it a brand new Supersport 300 Qualifying lap report, 1m42.871.

Supersport 300 / YMF R3 Cup Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Q1 Q2 Greatest
1 Brandon DEMMERY Yamaha 1m44.380 1m42.871 1m42.871
2 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha 1m43.092 1m45.179 1m43.092
3 Brodie GAWITH  Yamaha 1m44.365 1m43.238 1m43.238
4 Jai RUSSO Yamaha 1m43.817 1m43.246 1m43.246
5 Cooper ROWNTREE  Yamaha 1m44.035 1m44.203 1m44.035
6 Marcus HAMOD Yamaha 1m45.207 1m44.241 1m44.241
7 Ryan LARKIN Yamaha 1m45.705 1m44.438 1m44.438
8 Henry SNELL  Yamaha 1m44.923 1m44.598 1m44.598
9 Harrison WATTS  Yamaha 1m46.089 1m44.733 1m44.733
10 Luke JHONSTON  Yamaha 1m45.020 1m44.779 1m44.779
11 Valentino KNEZOVIC Yamaha 1m46.931 1m44.947 1m44.947
12 Joshua NEWMAN  Yamaha 1m45.427 1m44.972 1m44.972
13 Casey MIDDLETON  Kawasaki 1m45.282 1m44.974 1m44.974
14 Lincoln KNIGHT Yamaha 1m45.614 1m45.513 1m45.513
15 Sam PEZZETTA  Yamaha 1m45.791 1m46.352 1m45.791
16 Jordy SIMPSON Yamaha 1m46.121 1m46.516 1m46.121
17 Calvin MOYLAN  Kawasaki 1m46.461 1m47.230 1m46.461
18 Tara MORRISON Kawasaki  1m46.578 1m46.523 1m46.523
19 Brock QUINLAN Kawasaki 1m51.192 1m47.010 1m47.010
20 Steve SFORZIN Kawasaki 1m47.297 1m47.288 1m47.288
21 Abbie CAMERON Yamaha 1m47.970 / 1m47.970
22 Daley MILLS Kawasaki 1m49.798 1m48.292 1m48.292
23 Will NASSIF Yamaha 1m49.803 1m48.690 1m48.690
24 Ryder GILBERT Yamaha 1m49.033 1m49.979 1m49.033
25 William HUNT Yamaha 1m50.668 1m49.424 1m49.424

bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup Mixed Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Q1 Q2 Greatest
2 Bodie PAIGE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m58.592 1m59.306 1m58.592
3 Ella MCCAUSLAND Yamaha YZF-R15 1m59.781 1m58.817 158.817
4 Jake PAIGE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m58.818 1m59.293 1m58.818
5 Hunter CORNEY Yamaha YZF-R15 1m59.172 1m58.823 1m58.823
6 Jed FYFFE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m59.496 1m59.775 1m59.496
7 Valentino KNEZOVIC Yamaha YZF-R15 1m59.625 1m59.536 1m59.536
8 Archie SCHMIDT Yamaha YZF-R15 2m00.606 1m59.576 1m59.576
9 Alexander CODEY Yamaha YZF-R15 2m00.856 2m00.460 2m00.460
10 Haydn FORDYCE Yamaha YZF-R15 2m00.892 2m00.604 2m00.604
11 Rikki HENRY Yamaha YZF-R15 2m00.917 2m01.057 2m00.917
12 John PELGRAVE Yamaha YZF-R15 2m02.016 2m01.053 2m01.053
13 Rossi MCADAM Yamaha YZF-R15 2m01.114 2m02.224 2m01.114
14 Oscar LEWIS Yamaha YZF-R15 2m01.736 2m01.276 2m01.276
15 Nixon FROST Yamaha YZF-R15 2m02.530 2m01.497 2m01.497
16 Ethan JOHNSON Yamaha YZF-R15 2m01.925 2m01.877 2m01.877
17 Elijah ANDREW Yamaha YZF-R15 2m02.224 2m04.858 2m02.224
18 Hunter CHARLETT Yamaha YZF-R15 2m04.414 2m02.784 2m02.784
19 Isaac AYAD Yamaha YZF-R15 2m04.203 2m03.246 2m03.246
20 Nikolas LAZOS Yamaha YZF-R15 2m04.653 2m05.582 2m04.653

Superbike Masters Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Rider Class Bike Time/Hole Velocity
1 Keo WATSON  P6F13 Yamaha FZR 1000 1m36.638 263
2 Troy CORSER P5F1 Yamaha TZ 750 +1.545 249
3 Murray CLARK  P6F13 Suzuki GSXR 1127 +3.169 260
4 Brian BOLSTER ( P6F13 Yamaha FZR 1000 +4.147 252
5 Aaron BENNETT  P5UN Suzuki GSX 1290 +4.414 255
6 Greg AVERY P5F1 Suzuki Katana 1100 +4.694 242
7 Corey GLOCK P6F7 Suzuki GSXR 749 +5.436 226
8 Phillip BURKE P6F7 Honda VFR 750 +6.099 242
9 Brad PHELAN P5UN Suzuki Katana 1100 +6.304 247
10 Robert YOUNG P6F7 Ducati 888 +6.386 241
11 Glenn HINDLE P5F1 Suzuki XR69 1170 +7.702 242
12 Phillip BEVAN P6F7 Honda VFR 750 +8.550 233
13 Scott WEBSTER P5F1 Harris XR69 1200 +8.880 247
14 Stephen KAIRL P6F13 Yamaha FZR 1000 +9.342 254
15 Richard EASTON P6F7 Suzuki GSXR 750 +9.371 229
16 Roger GUNN P5UN Suzuki Katana 1260 +9.565 246
17 Paul RIGNEY  P5UN Kawasaki Z 1000 R +10.223 232
18 Damien COPPOLA P5UN Kawasaki Z1J 1000 +11.278 233
19 Steven HARLEY P6F13 Bimota YB6 1000 +11.359 242
20 Laurie FYFFE  P6F7 Honda RC30 750 +11.521 238
21 Mick JOHNSTON P6F7 Ducati TTF1 900 +11.944 222
22 Paul PARLETT P5F1 Harris XR69 1100 +12.262 232
23 Mick MOLONEY P5UN Suzuki GSX 1170 +12.599 232
24 Damion DAVIS P5F1 Suzuki TR 738 +13.687 203
25 Gregory FARRELL P6F7 Honda RC30 750 +13.769 214
26 Andrew RELPH  P6F7 Kawasaki ZXR 750 +14.031 213
27 Kurt GRAINGER P6F7 Suzuki GSXR 750 +15.344 224
28 Ross DOBSON P5UN Suzuki GSX 1290 +17.963 224
29 Darren LARK P6F7 Kawasaki ZXR 749 +35.846 200


Saturday twenty fifth March
Time Class Occasion Period
1400 1405 bLU cRU WUP 5 minutes
1410 1415 Supersport WUP 5 minutes
1420 1430 Superbike WUP 10 minutes
1435 1440 SSP300 /  R3 Cup WUP 5 minutes
1445 1450 Superbike Masters WUP 5 minutes
1450 1510 ASBK Pillion Rides – Drinks Break 20 minutes
1510 1530 bLU cRU R2 6 Laps
1540 1610 Supersport R1 11 Laps
1620 1655 Superbike R1 13 Laps
1705 1730 SSP300 / R3 Cup R2 8 Laps
1740 1755 Superbike Masters R2 6 Laps
1755 1930 Dinner – ASBK Pitlane Stroll 95 minutes
Night time Races
1930 1950 bLU cRU R3 6 Laps
2000 2030 Supersport R2 11 Laps
2040 2105 SSP00  R3 8 Laps
2115 2150 Superbike R2 13 Laps
2200 2215 Superbike Masters R3 6 Laps

2023 ASBK Calendar

2023 ASBK Calendar
Spherical Circuit Location Date
R1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Feb 24-26
R2 Sydney Motorsports Park NSW Mar 24-25
R3 Queensland Raceway QLD Apr 28-30
R4 Hidden Valley Raceway NT Jun 16-18
R5 Morgan Park Raceway QLD Jul 14-16
R6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Oct 27-29
R7 The Bend Motorsport Park SA Dec 1 – 3