Maxwell lowers benchmark further but others also improve in FP3

ASBK 2022 Round Three – Wakefield Park
Alpinestars Friday Round Up #3

Superbike riders wasted absolutely no time getting down to business this afternoon here at Wakefield Park when FP3 got underway just before 1600.

Mike Jones – RbMotoLens

Mike Jones and Bryan Staring putting 57.4s on their first flying lap before seconds later Wayne Maxwell said ‘hold my beer’, and dropped in a 56.776. Wayne then went quicker again with three-minutes remaining in the session, a 56.694 on his 18th and final lap of the session the new benchmark and set just before a red flag put a premature end to the session and saw it declared. He had also put in a 57.026 on his 11th lap to make it three laps in that session faster than any other riders best.

No wrong turns so far this weekend for the Boost Mobile Ducati boys…

Mike Jones went 57.119 early on in the session to go second quickest on combined times. Cru Halliday improved with ten-minutes remaining to 57.077 to get back in front of his team-mate and go second once again on combined times. Halliday had also put in a couple of 57.2s in FP3.

Cru Halliday – RbMotoLens

There had also been a lot of improvement amongst most other riders. Herfoss improving to 57.300 on his 14th lap of the session and looking a lot more like we are accustomed to seeing him ride. There was also a couple of 57.5s and 57.6s put in by Herfoss during FP3.

Now we are seeing the Troy Herfoss we know…. Image RbMotoLens

Josh Waters found a few tenths and remained the leading BMW with a 57.595 on his final lap besting team-mate Allerton by a tiny two-thousandths of a second.

Arthur Sissis almost matched his FP2 time but did not go quicker and it was a similar situation for Lachlan Epis.

Riders further back that really did need to find a lot of speed had done exactly that. The likes of Chiodo, Pearson and Mitcher all dropping around half-a-second. However, Max Stauffer failed to improve on the 58.7 he had set in FP2 and crashed late in the session, the cause of the red flag. Anthony West also failed to improve.

Anthony West failed to move any further up the order in FP3

Falzon’s loss of FP2 after he crashed in pit-lane on dropped oil has been costly, with the South Australian way off where he should be by this point of the weekend and in need of making some significant progress here tomorrow to try and secure a decent grid position.

This has been the busiest Friday at an ASBK I can remember. Every Superbike riders seems desperate to put in as many laps as possible at every opportunity. There is the slight possibility of a shower here tomorrow, but it is unlikely. Sunday looks set to be sunny but still cool with temperatures not expected to get above 20-degrees. It could even be as cool as 15-degrees or lower for race one before it gets a bit warmer in the afternoon.

Obviously on today’s form Maxwell looks as though he will be in a race of his own come Sunday. But there are a few riders that are capable of finding the time needed to try and challenge him, if they can get away with him when the lights go out come Sunday… Tomorrow is another day….

Alpinestars Superbike FP3 Combined

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Wayne MAXWELL Ducati V4R 56,694
2 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1 57.077
3 Michael JONES Yamaha YZF-R1 57.119
4 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR 57.300
5 Bryan STARING Ducati V4R 57.526
6 Josh Waters BMW M RR 57.595
7 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR 57.597
8 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 57.682
9 Lachlan EPIS BMW M RR 57.864
10 Mark CHIDO Yamaha YZF-R1 58,190
11 Broc PEARSON Yamaha YZF-R1 58.223
12 Jed METCHER Yamaha YZF-R1 58,411
13 Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1 58,455
14 Max STAUFFER Yamaha YZF-R1 58.753
15th Matthew Walters Kawasaki ZX10RR 58.793
16 Anthony WEST Yamaha YZF-R1 59.195
17 Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1 1m01.095
18 Chandler COOPER Honda CBR RR 1m01.641
19 Hamish McMURRAY Kawasaki ZX10RR 1m08.117

Michelin Supersport

Sean Condon celebrated his return to racing after many years away from the sport by topping the time-sheets on Friday aboaerd the Bikebiz Yamaha ahead of John Lytras, Ty Lynch and Tom Bramich. Olly Simpson had a crash today but recovered to P5 ahead of Tom Drane, Dallas Skeer and Scott Nicholson.

Sean Condon – Image RbMotoLens

Michelin Supersport Friday Combined

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Sean CONDON Yamaha YZF-R6 59.713
2 John LYTRAS Yamaha YZF-R6 59.745
3 Ty Lynch Yamaha YZF-R6 59,754
4 Thomas Bramic Yamaha YZF-R6 59.916
5 Olly SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.082
6 Tom DRANI Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.194
7 Dallas SKEER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.264
8 Scott NICHOLSON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.324
9 Mitchell KUHNE Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.816
10 Jake FARNSWORTH Yamaha YZF-R6 1m01.311
11 Rhys BELLING Yamaha YZF-R6 1m01.419
12 Declan CARBERRY Suzuki GSXR 1m01.887
13 Tarbon Walker Kawasaki ZX6R 1m02.028
14 Noel MAHON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m02.277
15th Timothy Large Yamaha YZF-R6 1m02,760
16 John Quinn Yamaha YZF-R6 1m03.157

Dunlop Supersport 300 Combined

Pos Name Bike Time
1 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.481
2 Hayden Nelson Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.12
3 Jonathan NAHLOUS Kawasaki Ninja 1m06.601
4 Glenn NELSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06,726
5 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06,826
6 Taiyo AKSU Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.956
7 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.014
8 James JACOBS Kawasaki Ninja 1m07.054
9 Samuel PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.283
10 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07,588
11 Marianos NIKOLIS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.679
12 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.294
13 Liam Waters Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.322
14 Jordan SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.894
15th Jamie PORT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.985
16 Cooper ROWNTREE Yamaha YZF-R3 1m09.948

Yamaha Finance R3 Cup Combined

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05,890
2 Glenn NELSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.397
3 Hayden Nelson Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.447
4 Taiyo AKSU Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06,615
5 Jonathan NAHLOUS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06,835
6 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.886
7 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.069
8 Marcus HAMOD Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.075
9 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.120
10 Marianos NIKOLIS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.363
11 Liam Waters Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.593
12 Samuel PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.037
13 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.129
14 Jamie PORT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08.639
15th Jordan SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m08,888
16 Cooper ROWNTREE Yamaha YZF-R3 1m10.294

bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup Combined

Pos Name Bike Time
1 Hudson THOMPSON Yamaha YZF-R15 1m16.212
2 Marcus HAMOD Yamaha YZF-R15 1m16.457
3 Alexander CODEY Yamaha YZF-R15 1m16.629
4 Harrison WATTS Yamaha YZF-R15 1m16,784
5 Ryan LARKIN Yamaha YZF-R15 1m17.169
6 Levi RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R15 1m17.248
7 Hunter Corney Yamaha YZF-R15 1m17.389
8 Cameron RENDE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m17.448
9 Sam DRANE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m17,551
10 Teerin FLEMING Yamaha YZF-R15 1m19.137
11 Bodie PAIGE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m19.690
12 John PELGRAVE Yamaha YZF-R15 1m19.859
13 William Hunt Yamaha YZF-R15 1m20.267
14 Toby JAMES Yamaha YZF-R15 1m20.856
15th Elijah ANDREW Yamaha YZF-R15 1m20.925
16 Nixon FROST Yamaha YZF-R15 1m21.406
17 James WEAVER Yamaha YZF-R15 1m21.414
18 Lachlan MOODY Yamaha YZF-R15 1m22.330
19 Abbie CAMERON Yamaha YZF-R15 1m25.323

Alpinestars Superbike Championship Points

Pos Rider Total
1 Mike JONES 86
2 Bryan STARING 70
3 Josh Waters 67
4 Wayne MAXWELL 64
5 Glenn ALLERTON 61
6 Arthur SISSIS 57
8 Daniel FALZON 51
9 Troy HERFOSS 47
10 Anthony WEST 47
11 Aiden WAGNER 47
12 Mark CHIDO 37
13 Broc PEARSON 31
14 Beau Beaton 27
15th Matt Walters 24
16 Max STAUFFER 23
17 Jed METCHER 20
18 Chandler COOPER 15th
19 Michael EDWARDS 12
20 Luke JHONSTON 7
21 Corey FORDE 3

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ASBK 2022 Round Three
Wakefield Park Schedule

Saturday 23rd April
0900 0920 SSP300 Q1 20 mins
0925 0950 SSP600 Q1 25 mins
0955 1015 R3 Cup Q1 20 mins
1020 1055 SBK T 35 mins
1100 1115 bLU cRU Q1 15 mins
1120 1140 SSP300 Q2 20 mins
1155 1215 Aussie Racing Cars R1 18min+1Lap
1215 1300 Lunch – ASBK Pillion Ride & Autographs Podium 45 min
1300 1320 R3 Cup Q2 20 mins
1325 1350 SSP600 Q2 25 mins
1355 1410 bLU cRU Q2 15 mins
1415 1435 SSP300 R1 10 Laps
1440 1455 SBK Q1 15 mins
1455 1510 ASBK TV Track Time Media 15 mins
1510 1525 SBK Q2 15 mins
1530 1545 bLU cRU R1 6 Laps
1550 1610 R3 Cup R1 8 Laps
1625 1645 Aussie Racing Cars R2 18min+1Lap
Sunday 24th April
0900 0905 bLU cRU WUP 5 mins
0910 0915 SSP600 WUP 5 mins
0920 0925 SSP300 & R3 Cup WUP 5 mins
0930 0940 SBK WUP 10 mins
0950 1010 Aussie Racing Cars R3 18min+1Lap
1020 1050 SSP600 R1 16 Laps
1055 1115 SSP300 R2 10 Laps
1120 1200 SBK R1 20 Laps
1205 1220 R3 Cup R2 8 Laps
1235 1255 Aussie Racing Cars R4 18min+1Lap
1255 1335 Lunch – ASBK Pitlane Walk 40 min
1335 1350 bLU cRU R2 6 Laps
1400 1430 SSP600 R2 16 Laps
1440 1500 SSP300 R3 10 Laps
1510 1550 SBK R2 20 Laps
1600 1615 R3 Cup R3 8 Laps
1625 1640 bLU cRU R3 6 Laps
* ASBK Live TV coverage ^ ASBKTV Live Stream

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2022 ASBK Calendar

Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC 25 – 27 February
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters
Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars
Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 22 – 24 April
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Aussie Racing Cars
Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT 17 – 19 June
* With Supercars – SBK Only
Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD 5 – 7 August
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC
Round 6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC 18 – 20 November
Round 7 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA 2 – 4 December
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC
ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend 4 December

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