Josh Waters the pacesetter as ASBK Check wraps up at SMP

2023 ASBK SMP Check Occasions


Growing monitor temperatures this afternoon cruelled any possibilities of the brand new benchmark set by Josh Waters this morning being threatened within the latter classes thus it was considerably of an anti-climax right here this afternoon. That stated, for an intensive examination of the sphere together with some fascinating information I recommened you learn the complete overview I wrote yesterday right here.

Josh Waters – Picture RbMotoLens

This morning there was loads of motion although with Josh Waters stealing Cru Halliday’s glory and headline with a 1m29.570 establishing a brand new benchmark round SMP for ASBK simply after Cru had set a 1m29.658.

Cru Halliday leaves SMP with a smile on his face – Picture RbMotoLens

Each Josh and Cru recorded a number of 1m29s over the 2 days and that pair had essentially the most outright pace right here this week, nevertheless, when the monitor actually warmed up Waters was the one rider to proceed to show constant pace.

Josh Waters even put in a 1m29.6 when monitor temperatures had been broaching 60-degrees late on Thursday – Picture RbMotoLens

All through at this time’s third after which last session the place monitor temperatures had been round 60-degrees Waters actually set himself aside from the remainder of the sphere. Even dropping in a 1m29.622 late within the last session to underline his dominance.

Mike Jones with crew chief Dylan - Image RbMotoLens
Mike Jones with crew chief Dylan – Picture RbMotoLens

Mike Jones was additionally within the 1m29s membership this morning to finish the take a look at third general and is assured he has the instruments and pace to efficiently defend his title.

Troy Herfoss - Image RbMotoLens
Troy Herfoss – Picture RbMotoLens

Troy Herfoss is just not far behind however was not as constantly quick as that aforementioned trio nevertheless he did present extra consistency and pace than DesmoSport Ducati’s Broc Pearson. Pearson was solely two-tenths off Herf’s finest on a single lap assault however the Honda man put in much more quick laps than the teen.

Lachlan Epis confirmed good tempo on the BMW whether or not working Pirelli or Dunlop rubber.

Max Stauffer continued his regular progress and signed off the day with a 1m30.453 within the last session, he’ll depart right here buzzing tonight and pa Jamie will probably be stoked along with his, and their, progress.

Senna Agius has put in loads of laps right here not solely to get seat time forward of his FIM Moto2 European Championship but in addition to assist Michelin out with some tyre testing.

Michelin were tyre testing with Senna Agius - Image RbMotoLens
Michelin had been tyre testing with Senna Agius – Picture RbMotoLens

Ted Collins chipped away at getting snug on the Livson BMW M 1000 RR and reveals potential of closing the hole.

Yesterday was just about a write-off for Arthur Sissis and the bike issues continued this morning. Sissis finally acquired some significant laps on this afternoon however the crew will depart right here unfulfilled. As will Mark Chiodo whose current promise at a Phillip Island monitor day didn’t translate to hurry right here in Sydney this week.

Superbike Mixed Occasions

Pos Rider Bike F.Lap (Comb) Pace (km/h)
1 Josh WATERS (VIC) Ducati V4R 1:29.570 295
2 Cru HALLIDAY (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:29.658 294
3 Mike JONES (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:29.997 291
4 Troy HERFOSS (QLD) Honda CBR RR 1:30.024 295
5 Broc PEARSON (QLD)  Ducati V4R 1:30.235 296
6 Lachlan EPIS (NSW)  BMW M RR 1:30.275 293
7 Max STAUFFER (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:30.453 289
8 Senna AGIUS (NSW) Honda CBR RR 1:30.810 293
9 Ted COLLINS (VIC) BMW M RR 1:31.098 291
10 Arthur SISSIS (SA) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:31.306 289
11 Mark CHIODO (VIC) Honda CBR RR 1:32.374 291
12 Paris HARDWICK (NSW) Kawasaki ZX10R 1:33.771 285
13 Josh SODERLAND (NSW) Ducati V4R 1:35.471 287
14 Dominic DE LEON (NSW) Kawasaki ZX10R 1:36.053 279
15 Nick MARSH (NSW) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:36.075 272
16 Ben ANGELIDIS (NSW) BMW M RR 1:36.125 277
17 Michael EDWARDS (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:37.152 275
18 Michael KEMP (SA) Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:37.232 279


Harrison Voight had got here, noticed and conquered early sufficient to pack up following lunch earlier at this time after setting a tempo that no one may get inside a second of. Harry will contest the opening spherical at Phillip Island earlier than heading to Europe for a tilt on the FIM Moto2 European Championship.

Harrison Voight - Image RbMotoLens
Harrison Voight – Picture RbMotoLens

On this week’s kind it’s truthful to say that Sean Condon has established himself as championship favorite after being constantly quick throughout the 2 days.

Sean Condon ran Voight closest – Picture RbMotoLens

John Lytras can have his work reduce out for him in defending his title this 12 months because the Supersport subject is definitely trying fairly stacked happening the shape displayed this week. Nevertheless, I’m certain fortunes will wax and wane as we go to totally different circuits on the calendar and the problem will take a look at his mettle. Making it two in a row could be an enormous achievement that can draw an undisputed line below his credentials.

John Lytras – Picture RbMotoLens

It should even be very fascinating to observe Cam Dunker’s improvement. The not too long ago turned 15-year-old wrapped up each the Supersport 300 and YMF R3 Cup titles in 2022 and now turns his skills to the 600 ranks the place he’s displaying extra indicators of being a fast learner.

Cam Dunker – Picture RbMotoLens

Ty Lynch has little expertise at SMP and couldn’t discover his groove this week however ran Lytras closest final 12 months.  Then we’ve got a fast and decided trying Jake Farnsworth together with the likes of Jack Passfield, Scott Nicholson, Ben Baker, Dallas Skeer and a younger Jonathan Nahlous.

Hunter Ford making his return after an extended compelled hiatus can’t be discounted and veteran Giuseppe Scarcella may shock. However so may loads of others…

Sadly there have been a number of pink flag incidents within the last session with a rider taking place then bringing mess again on to the monitor which precipitated different riders to fall.

Supersport Mixed Occasions

Pos Rider Class Bike F.Lap (Comb) Pace
1 Harrison VOIGHT (QLD) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:32.138 261
2 Sean CONDON (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:33.184 253
3 John LYTRAS (QLD) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:33.335 260
4 Jake FARNSWORTH (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:33.401 259
5 Tom BRAMICH (VIC) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:33.620 262
6 Cameron DUNKER (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:33.931 255
7 Scott NICHOLSON (VIC) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.011 256
8 Dallas SKEER (SA) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.145 253
9 Giuseppe SCARCELLA (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.150 255
10 Jack PASSFIELD (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.272 254
11 Jonathan NAHLOUS (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.502 256
12 Hayden NELSON (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.843 253
13 Ty LYNCH (SA) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:34.844 251
14 Ben BAKER (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:35.063 258
15 Jack FAVELLE (NSW) SS Honda CBR RR 1:35.140 253
16 Luca DURNING (QLD) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:35.911 253
17 Reece OUGHTRED (VIC) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:36.281 258
18 Noel MAHON (VIC) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:37.656 250
19 Hunter FORD (NSW) SS Kawasaki ZX6R 1:37.674 247
20 Marcus HAMOD (NSW) SS Honda CBR RR 1:38.637 250
21 Simone BOLDRINI (NSW) SS Yamaha YZF-R6 1:39.088 243
22 Brian BOLSTER (NSW) ST Suzuki SV 1:44.638 204
23 Dan HUGHES (WA) ST Yamaha YZF-R7 1:47.632 205

Supersport 300/Moto3 Mixed Occasions

Pos Rider Class Bike F.Lap (Comb) Pace
1 Carter THOMPSON (NSW)  M3 Honda NSR 250 1:38.823 212
2 Cameron DUNKER (NSW) M3 1:39.168 210
3 Marianos NIKOLIS (NSW)  M3 1:39.893 220
4 Marcus HAMOD (NSW) M3 Honda NSR 250 1:41.579 207
5 Hudson THOMPSON (NSW) M3 Honda NSR 250 1:44.184 198
6 Marcus HAMOD (NSW) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:44.633 189
7 Brandon DEMMERY (NSW) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:44.811 189
8 Cameron SWAIN (QLD) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:45.148 192
9 Sam PEZZETTA (SA) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:45.251 189
10 Brodie GAWITH (VIC) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:45.513 191
11 Steve SFORZIN (VIC) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:45.713 195
12 Cooper ROWNTREE (SA)  SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:46.131 189
13 Joshua NEWMAN (NSW) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:46.349 191
14 Henry SNELL (QLD) SS3 1:46.371 188
15 Luke JHONSTON (VIC) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:46.470 193
16 Lincoln KNIGHT (NSW) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:46.795 190
17 Valentino KNEZOVIC (NSW) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:46.907 198
18 Tara MORRISON (SA) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:47.508 192
19 Casey MIDDLETON (QLD) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:47.845 191
20 Abbie CAMERON (WA) SS3 Yamaha YZF-R3 1:48.551 186
21 Stephany KAPILAWI-JAMES (QLD) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:48.630 188
22 Calvin MOYLAN (WA) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:50.227 185
23 Daley MILLS (QLD) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:50.769 187
24 Will NASSIF (NSW) SS3 Kawasaki Ninja 1:53.834 181

bLU cRU OJC Mixed Occasions

Pos Rider Bike F.Lap (Comb) Pace (km/h)
1 Rikki HENRY (SA)   Yamaha YZF-R15 1:59.364 151
2 Bodie PAIGE (QLD)   Yamaha YZF-R15 1:59.753 151
3 Hunter CORNEY (QLD)   Yamaha YZF-R15 1:59.974 151
4 Riley NAUTA (QLD)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:00.160 150
5 Sam DRANE (NSW)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:00.890 150
6 Jake PAIGE (QLD)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.069 150
7 Valentino KNEZOVIC (NSW)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.074 151
8 Jed FYFFE (NSW)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.321 150
9 Ella McCAUSLAND (VIC)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.332 151
10 Alexander CODEY (NSW)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.492 151
11 John PELGRAVE (QLD)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.570 151
12 Nixon FROST (VIC)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:01.824 151
13 Ethan JOHNSON (VIC)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:02.208 150
14 Oscar LEWIS (NSW)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:02.429 150
15 Archie SCHMIDT (SA)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:02.853 151
16 Haydn FORDYCE (VIC)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:03.123 150
17 Hunter CHARLETT (VIC)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:03.370 150
18 Nikolas LAZOS (VIC)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:05.437 150
19 Rossi McADAM (WA)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:05.749 149
20 Elijah ANDREW (NSW)   Yamaha YZF-R15 2:06.020 150

2023 ASBK Calendar

2023 ASBK Calendar
Spherical Circuit Location Date
Check Sydney Motorsport Park NSW Feb 1-2
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