Josh Waters completes good trifecta at Phillip Island

ASBK 2023

Spherical One – Phillip Island

Superbike Race Three

Various climate situations and interrupted races with further begins in consequence, nothing had managed to make a dent within the dominance of Josh Waters. On race two kind it appeared as if Cru Halliday had one of the best probability to upset the McMartin Racing applecart however he would wish a lightning begin if he was to throw his hat in that winners circle… A 12-lap race distance in entrance of them.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Josh Waters obtained an nearly good launch and had about ten bike lengths on his pursuers by Southern Loop.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Arthur Sissis in second place however Allerton slid underneath him at flip 4 to take that second place. Cru Halliday had an enormous second on the exit of flip 4 that just about pitched him into orbit however he stayed on the bike albeit shuffled all the way down to fifth place.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Mike Jones as much as third place behind Glenn Allerton however the BMW had sufficient mumbo to carry the YRT man at bay down the chute to start out lap two. Jones finally obtained the higher of him across the again of the circuit to maneuver as much as second place.

Allerton then a bit huge at flip ten which opened the door for Herfoss to steal that third place and relegate him additional again to fourth. Nothing separated Herfoss, Allerton, Halliday, Sissis and Staring down the chute to start out lap three, however that group was already dropping contact with second positioned Mike Jones. Up entrance Waters was in one other race…

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Halliday was climbing everywhere in the again of Herfoss and decided to steal third place as that duo began to drag away from fifth positioned Allerton and sixth positioned Staring.

Halliday difficult Herfoss then seeking to chase down Jones – Picture RbMotoLens

Herfoss made Halliday work for it and it took the YRT man a few laps longer than he would have most well-liked however eventally he did make a transfer keep on with take that third place with seven laps remaining.

Halliday pulling away from Herfoss and Allerton – Picture RbMotoLens

Halliday now had clear air and was instantly the quickest man on the circuit, nonetheless, he was arelady 1.5-seconds behind his team-mate and five-seconds behind the race chief with seven laps to run. A 1m32.173 quickest lap of the race to Halliday on lap six.

Bryan Staring then ran very huge whereas difficult Herfoss for fourth place, dropping loads of floor within the course of and slipping additional down the order to sixth place as Allerton swept on by.

Herfoss, Allerton, Beginning – Picture RbMotoLens

Cru Halliday caught Mike Jones very quickly and went previous him with what appeared like obvious ease, instantly pulling away from the defending champ.  That pair although was already five-seconds behind Josh Waters with 4 laps to run.

A bit of additional again Glenn Allerton obtained the higher of Troy Herfoss for fourth place however that was an ongoing battle additionally contested by Bryan Staring. Herfoss and Allerton swapping locations commonly whereas Staring bided his time simply behind.

Herfoss and Allerton had a race lengthy battle – Picture RbMotoLens

Josh Waters had buttoned it off over the previous couple of laps which allowed Halliday to start out closing in. Waters dropping again to 1m33s whereas Halliday continued to reel of 1m32s. It appeared the chase was up although with two laps to run as Halliday then began dropping tempo fairly dramatically. Maybe the YRT males on the smooth possibility rubber that was now effectively previous its use-by date.

Pole place, a qualifying lap document, a race lap document and three wins for Josh Waters to spherical out an ideal begin to the season for the McMartin Racing squad. Josh did his job to perfection, the group appeared to have given him the proper instrument for the job, a match made in heaven it appears.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Maybe a way of unfulfilled potential for Halliday however even when he had obtained an ideal begin he would have needed to do some severe naked knuckle brawling to upset Josh sufficient to race for the win.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Mike Jones talked about that the wind actually precipitated him issues in that bout however the defending champion nonetheless on the rostrum and a reasonably clear distance forward of Glenn Allerton who gained his conflict with Troy Herfoss over fourth place.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Bryan Staring nearly had the tempo to problem for fourth however in the end completed in sixth place with a helpful buffer over Arthur Sissis.

Lachlan Epis an extra nine-seconds behind Staring and had fellow BMW rider Ted Collins for shut firm.

Max Stauffer lastly managed to outlive a race with out getting punted at flip 4 and clinched tenth place forward of Broc Pearson.

Mike Jones and Troy Herfoss each rating 53-points for the spherical forward of Glenn Allerton on a fair 50.

Halliday, Sissis and Collins all go away right here with 40-points within the financial institution.

Subsequent cease Sydney Motorsport Park late subsequent month.

Superbike Race Three – Picture RbMotoLens

Superbike Race Three Outcomes

Pos Rider Machine Time/Hole Pace
1 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R 18m41.342 307
2 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1M +4.343 310
3 Mike JONES Yamaha YZF-R1M +6.914 303
4 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR +11.332 307
5 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR +11.418 301
6 Bryan STARING Yamaha YZF-R1M +12.065 311
7 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1M +15.818 307
8 Lachlan EPIS BMW M RR +24.284 304
9 Ted COLLINS BMW M RR +24.765 303
10 Max STAUFFER Yamaha YZF-R1M +28.040 301
11 Broc PEARSON Ducati V4R +28.651 303
12 Matt WALTERS Aprilia RSV4 +48.996 301
13 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki ZX10R +1m04.564 290
14 Scott ALLARS Yamaha YZF-R1M +1m07.149 289
15 Jack DAVIS Suzuki GSXR +1m12.119 293
16 Michael KEMP Yamaha YZF-R1M +1m38.271 285
DNF Michael EDWARDS  Yamaha YZF-R1M +6 Laps 287
Spherical Podium – Picture RbMotoLens

Superbike Championship Factors

Pos Rider Bike Pole R1 R2 R3 Complete
1 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R 1 25 25 25 76
2 Troy HERFOSS Honda 20 17 16 53
3 Mike JONES Yamaha 17 18 18 53
4 Glenn ALLERTON BMW 18 15 17 50
5 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha 20 20 40
6 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha 10 16 14 40
7 Ted COLLINS BMW 15 13 12 40
8 Bryan STARING Yamaha 9 14 15 38
9 Matt WALTERS Aprilia 14 11 9 34
10 Broc PEARSON Ducati 11 12 10 33
11 Scott ALLARS Yamaha 13 8 7 28
12 Michael KEMP Yamaha 12 7 5 24
13 Lachlan EPIS BMW 8 13 21
14 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki 10 8 18
15 Mark CHIODO Honda 16 16
16 Jack DAVIS Suzuki 9 6 15
17 Max STAUFFER Yamaha 11 11

Phillip Island WorldSBK/ASBK Race Schedule

Sunday 26 February 2023
Begin  End  Session  Session Laps Distance
0800 0810 Timekeeping Observe System Take a look at
0830  0840 FIM Medical Inspection /// FIM Observe Inspection
0910 Australian Supersport 300 R3 8 35.56km
0945 Australian Superbike R2 12 53.34km
1030 1045 WorldSBK WUP
1055 1110 WorldSSP WUP
1130 Australian Supersport R3 10 44.45km
1200 1235 Pit Stroll 2 & Security Automobile Laps ASBK Displays on Podium
1300 WorldSBK SPRace 10 44.45km
1340 Australian Superbike R3 12 53.34km
1430 WorldSSP R2   80.01km
1505 1535 ASBK Pillion Rides ASBK Displays on Podium
1600 WorldSBK R3 22 97.79km