Troy Herfoss tops Friday Follow at QLD Raceway

ASBK 2023

Spherical Three – QLD Raceway

Friday Report / Outcomes

The breeze had obtained up slightly this afternoon by the point Superbike opponents exited the pits for his or her third and remaining 30-minute follow session. The wind, whereas removed from robust, was nice sufficient to knock a good bit of temperature out of the observe floor, the bitumen in pit-lane all the way down to 35-degrees when riders hit the observe at 1540 on Friday afternoon.

Troy Herfoss was fast out of the blocks this morning and that pattern continued all through the day – Picture RbMotoLens

The pacesetters within the opening two classes had been Cru Halliday and Troy Herfoss. It was the Penrite Honda man that got here out firing first this afternoon with a 67.705.  Herf backed it up with one other 67 to underline his potential right here this weekend. His 67.705 beneath the 67.861 lap document set by Bryan Staring within the opening race right here final yr on the DesmoSport Ducati, however a tad slower than the 67.673 recorded by Mike Jones to set pole in 2022 on the YRT YZF-R1M. The Penrite Honda man has been on a motorcycle rather more usually of late, using motocross a couple of nights per week and it seems to be serving to him keep sharp between rounds.

Cru Halliday – Picture RbMotoLens

Cru Halliday joined Herf within the 7s with round 12 minutes remaining within the session. The YRT man had already been within the 7s throughout FP1, and his FP3 time was marginally slower than that early marker, which nonetheless proved adequate to safe him P2 total for the day, forward of team-mate Mike Jones and championship chief Josh Waters.

Mike Jones – Picture RbMotoLens

Bryan Staring made some good strides ahead within the remaining session, lopping half-a-second off his earlier finest on the MotoGO Yamaha. They are going to be stoked with that progress, and solely want slightly extra to get on phrases with the main quartet.

Bryan Staring – Picture RbMotoLens

Glenn Allerton has been across the 68.6 mark in all classes, and can wanting to have the ability to discover a additional approach ahead in a single day that can permit him to unlock extra velocity from the M 1000 RR. Livson Racing’s Ted Collins made some severe strides in FP3, bettering his FP1/2 time by four-tenths to nearly declare high BMW honours from Allerton.

Ted Collins – Picture RbMotoLens

Broc Pearson and Max Stauffer are scorching on the heels of the BMW duo whereas Anthony West rounds out the highest ten forward of Matt Walters and Paris Hardwick.

Broc Pearson – Picture RbMotoLens

Superbike opponents have a 30-minute FP4 session on Saturday morning adopted by the Q1 and Q2 qualifying session again to again at 1445. The primary of the 2 16-lap bouts set down for Sunday will get underway at 1110.

Superbike Friday Mixed Follow Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR 1m07.705
2 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m07.952
3 Mike JONES Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m08.081
4 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R 1m08.233
5 Bryan STARING Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m08.309
6 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR 1m08.598
7 Ted COLLINS BMW M RR 1m08.643
8 Broc PEARSON Ducati V4R 1m08.708
9 Max STAUFFER Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m08.784
10 Anthony WEST Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m09.302
11 Matt WALTERS Aprilia RSV4 1m10.322
12 Scott ALLARS Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m11.617
13 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki ZX10R 1m11.980
14 Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m12.664
15 Michael KEMP Yamaha YZF-R1M 1m13.388

Michelin Supersport

Aiden Wagner is a welcome further within the Supersport ranks this weekend and spent Friday getting in control after a yr away from the racetrack. Mark Chiodo is one other Superbike rider that has stepped again to the Supersport ranks for the weekend, breaking out his outdated Triumph Daytona and having a crack as he recovers from some current Superbike testing accidents which have delayed his British Superstock 1000 marketing campaign.

Whereas that pair are removed from their full potential right here this weekend, they’ve helped make the Supersport class this weekend one of many strongest fields we’ve got seen on this class for a while, with a mixture of very skilled riders the likes of Wagner, Chiodo and Sean Condon, together with effectively seasoned and extremely skilled riders of their mid 20s. Each Olly Simpson and Tom Bramich match into that class with their wealth of abroad expertise and Ty Lynch has been placing loads of runs on the board.

Then we’ve got riders simply beginning out to make their mark, defending champ John Lytras remains to be solely 18.

Cameron Dunker is just 15 and making his debut within the class after wrapping up the 300 cc crowns final season. Hayden Nelson can also be solely 15 and displaying loads of promise.

Olly Simpson – Picture RbMotoLens

The ultimate Supersport session was minimize quick after Mark Chiodo crashed at flip six as a consequence of brake failure, however the Victorian is okay.  Olly Simpson was quickest in that remaining session however Tom Bramich topped the day courtesy of the 1m11.615 he put down in FP2, Simpson second, Ty Lynch third.  Scott Nicholson fourth forward of John Lytras and Sean Condon.

Tom Bramich – Picture RbMotoLens

Supersport opponents have a brief day right here tomorrow. Their Q1 session schedule for 0920 adopted by Q2 at 1325 then that’s it for them till their first 14-lap contest will get underway at 1035 on Sunday. Their second and remaining race of the weekend can be contested at 1420 on Sunday afternoon.

Supersport Friday Mixed Follow Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Tom BRAMICH Yamaha YZF-R6 1m11.615
2 Olly SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m11.694
3 Ty LYNCH Yamaha YZF-R6 1m11.828
4 Scott NICHOLSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m11.926
5 John LYTRAS Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.103
6 Sean CONDON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.125
7 Hayden NELSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.128
8 Jack PASSFIELD Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.137
9 Jake FARNSWORTH Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.201
10 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.385
11 Aiden WAGNER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.525
12 Dallas SKEER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.736
13 Jack FAVELLE Honda CBR RR 1m12.782
14 Jonathan NAHLOUS Yamaha YZF-R6 1m12.869
15 Reece OUGHTRED Yamaha YZF-R6 1m13.060
16 Glenn NELSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m13.180
17 Marcus CHIODO Triumph Dayt. 1m13.350
18 Ben BAKER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m13.480
19 Tarbon WALKER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m13.983
20 Mitchell KUHNE Yamaha YZF-R6 1m14.107
21 Luca DURNING Yamaha YZF-R6 1m14.395
22 Marcus HAMOD Honda CBR RR 1m14.717
23 Mitch SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m14.827
24 Declan CARBERRY Suzuki GSXR 1m15.025
25 Morgan McLAREN-WOOD Yamaha YZF-R6 1m15.071
26 Hunter FORD Yamaha YZF-R6 1m15.442
27 Noel MAHON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m15.637


Supersport 300

If we’re speaking about younger expertise within the Supersport 600 class, we wrestle to know the place to begin when trying on the Supersport 300 ranks.  Harrison Watts needs to be a superb start line although as after wrapping up the Ohvale sequence in 2002 the 14-year-old steps as much as a 300 for season 2023.

Then we’ve got Cam Swain, additionally 14, however already with a heap of worldwide expertise beneath his younger belt within the Asia Expertise Cup. The Queenslander is on residence soil this yr concentrating on the Supersport 300 and R3 Cup classes however hopes to work his solution to Europe. Swain topped all three classes at the moment and was beneath the lap document.

Different children trying to star this season embody Sam Pezzetta, Casey Middleton, Jai Russo, Brodie Gawith, Tara Morrison… Nicely just about all of them in that outcomes listing beneath at the moment deserve a point out!

Supersport 300 Friday Mixed Follow Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Cameron SWAIN  Yamaha YZF-R3 1m21.997
2 Marcus HAMOD Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.102
3 Brandon DEMMERY Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.750
4 Sam PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.818
5 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.837
6 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.845
7 Casey MIDDLETON Kawasaki Ninja 1m22.869
8 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.874
9 Ryan LARKIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.933
10 Joshua NEWMAN Kawasaki Ninja 1m22.950
11 Tara MORRISON Kawasaki Ninja 1m22.956
12 Jordy SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.115
13 Cooper ROWNTREE  Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.299
14 Valentino KNEZOVIC Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.442
15 Lachlan LOW Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.511
16 Lincoln KNIGHT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.583
17 Harrison WATTS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.775
18 Calvin MOYLAN Kawasaki Ninja 1m24.294
19 Ryder GILBERT  Yamaha YZF-R3 1m24.434
20 Daley MILLS Kawasaki Ninja 1m25.007
21 Abbie CAMERON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m25.268
22 Will NASSIF Yamaha YZF-R3 1m26.027
23 Brock QUINLAN Kawasaki Ninja 1m27.374

Yamaha Finance R3 Cup Friday Follow Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m21.611
2 Marcus HAMOD Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.262
3 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.521
4 Brandon DEMMERY Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.660
5 Ryan LARKIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.728
6 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.789
7 Cooper ROWNTREE Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.869
8 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 1m22.923
9 Jordy SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.003
10 Sam PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.252
11 Lincoln KNIGHT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.754
12 Harrison WATTS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m23.802
13 Valentino KNEZOVIC Yamaha YZF-R3 1m24.089
14 Lachlan LOW Yamaha YZF-R3 1m24.189
15 Ryder GILBERT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m24.905
16 Abbie CAMERON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m25.609
17 Will NASSIF Yamaha YZF-R3 1m26.066

bLUcRU Oceania Junior Cup Friday Follow Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Hunter CORNEY Yamaha YZF-R15 1m35.794
2 Rikki HENRY Yamaha YZF-R15 1m35.973
3 Bodie PAIGE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.018
4 Riley NAUTA Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.028
5 Ella McCAUSLAND Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.174
6 Valentino KNEZOVIC Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.225
7 Alexander CODEY Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.249
8 Archie SCHMIDT Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.622
9 John PELGRAVE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m36.927
10 Jake PAIGE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m37.012
11 Haydn FORDYCE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m37.175
12 Jed FYFFE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m37.890
13 Elijah ANDREW Yamaha YZF-R15 1m38.050
14 Hunter CHARLETT Yamaha YZF-R15 1m38.762
15 Nixon FROST Yamaha YZF-R15 1m38.880
16 Oscar LEWIS Yamaha YZF-R15 1m38.938
17 Isaac AYAD Yamaha YZF-R15 1m39.634
18 Rossi McADAM Yamaha YZF-R15 1m40.080
19 Nikolas LAZOS Yamaha YZF-R15 1m42.539

QLD Raceway ASBK Schedule

Saturday twenty ninth April
Time CLass Occasion Period
900 915 bLU cRU Q1 15 minutes
920 945 Supersport Q1 25 minutes
950 1010 SSP300  Q1 20 minutes
1015 1045 Superbike FP4 30 minutes
1050 1105 bLU cRU Q2 15 minutes
1110 1125 R3 Cup Q 15 minutes
1140 1200 ARC R1 18min+1Lap
1200 1300 Lunch ASBK Pillion Journey & Autographs Podium 60 minutes
1300 1320 SSP300 Q2 20 minutes
1310 1330 Supersport Q2 25 minutes
1350 1400 ASBK TV Monitor Time Media 10 minutes
1400 1415 bLU cRU R1 6 Laps
1420 1440 R3 Cup R1 8 Laps
1445 1505 Superbike Q1 20 minutes
1515 1530 Superbike Q2 15 minutes
1535 1530 SSP300 R1 10 Laps
1610 1630 ARC R2 18min+1Lap
Sunday thirtieth April
Time Class Occasion Period
0840 0845 SSP300 & R3 Cup WUP 5 minutes
0850 0855 Supersport WUP 5 minutes
0900 0910 Superbike WUP 10 minutes
0915 0920 bLU cRU WUP 5 minutes
0935 0955 ARC R3 18min+1Lap
1010 1030 R3 Cup R2 8 Laps
1035 1105 Supersport R1 14 Laps
1110 1145 Superbike R1 16 Laps
1150 1210 SSP300 R2 10 Laps
1225 1245 ARC R4 18min+1Lap
1245 1330 Lunch – ASBK Pit Social gathering 50 minutes
1330 1345 bLU cRU R2 6 Laps
1355 1415 SSP300 R3 10 Laps
1420 1450 Supersport R2 14 Laps
1455 1530 Superbike R2 16 Laps
1540 1555 bLU cRU R3 6 Laps
16.00 1620 R3 Cup R3 8 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