Yamaha 1-2 on the grid at Wakefield Park | Saturday round up

ASBK 2022 Round Three – Wakefield Park
Alpinestars Saturday Round Up #2


A few spots of precipitation had been falling ever so and gently sparsely in the lead up to the Saturday afternoon qualifying sessions here at Wakefield Park to keep people on their toes but then it turned into sunshine and warmth just at the right time.

Daniel Falzon’s troublesome Friday had saw the South Australian have to contest Q1 for the first time in his career. He would definitely want to ensure his graduation but only with the minimal amount of laps required to do so in order to have some rubber left for Q2, however, his competitors in the 15-minute session didn’t make it easy for him as the battle for promotion was hotly contested.

Mark Chiodo set the marker early on with a 58.158 and was comfortably ahead on that time for most of the session, it was not until a flurry of laps in the final minutes of the session saw his position threatened with Walters and Falzon getting close.

Chiodo responded though with his first 57 of the weekend, a 57.932 to top the session ahead of Matt Walters (58.164) and Daniel Falzon booking his spot with a 58.175 on the eighth of his 11 laps.

Alpinestars Superbike Q1

Pos Rider Bike Time Speed
1 Mark CHIDO Yamaha YZF-R1 57.932 252
2 Matt Walters Kawasaki ZX10RR 58.164 248
3 Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1 58,175 251
4 Jed METCHER Yamaha YZF-R1 58,375 242
5 Broc PEARSON Yamaha YZF-R1 58,425 242
6 Anthony WEST Yamaha YZF-R1 58,678 244
7 Chandler COOPER Honda CBR RR 1m00.449 251
8 Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1 1m01.083 241

Alpinestars Superbike Q2

Q2 got underway at 1510 with a track temperature of just over 25-degrees under a cloudy sky.

It took the riders a little longer than I had expected for them to muster real pace with the quick times not coming until the riders had made their first stop in the pits. Maxwell putting in a 57.076 as the first shot across the bows and backed it up with a similar 57.093.

Mike Jones then responded with a 56.960 and then backed it up with a stunning 56.673, a new fastest lap of the weekend and qualifying lap record. His YRT team-mate Cru Halliday almost matched him, a 56.774 for the #65 and with four-minutes remaining in the session it was a provisional YRT 1-2 fronting the grid. And that is how it ended, a YRT 1-2 with Maxwell rounding out the front row on 57.006, three-tenths slower than he had managed yesterday.

Mike Jones on pole – Image RbMotoLens

Troy Herfoss was seventh for most of the session but promoted himself up to P5 on his final lap.

Mike Jones on pole – Image RbMotoLens

Bryan Staring put his fastest lap of the weekend in to head that second row on 57.104 ahead of Herfoss (57.201) while Josh Waters (57.303) took top BMW honors to round out that second row.

Maxwell congratulating Mike but was not happy that he went slower than he did yesterday and said he had things to investigate – Image RbMotoLens

Arthur Sissis (57.364) heads row three alongside Glenn Allerton (57.571) and Lachlan Epis (57.641) while Mark Chiodo (58.019) completes the top ten ahead of Matt Walters (58.211) and Daniel Falzon (58.727).

Race one is scheduled to get underway at 1120 with the second 20-lap bout slated for 1510.

Alpinestars Superbike Q2

Pos Rider Bike Time Speed
1 Mike JONES Yamaha YZF-R1 56,673 251
2 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1 56,774 249
3 Wayne MAXWELL Ducati V4R 57.006 251
4 Bryan STARING Ducati V4R 57.104 248
5 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR 57,201 244
6 Josh Waters BMW M RR 57.303 251
7 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 57.364 252
8 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR 57.571 248
9 Lachlan EPIS BMW M RR 57,641 251
10 Mark CHIDO Yamaha YZF-R1 58,019 252
11 Matt Walters Kawasaki ZX10RR 58.321 248
12 Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1 58.727 251

Alpinestars Superbike Combined Qualifying

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Mike JONES Yamaha YZF-R1 56,673
2 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1 56,774
3 Wayne MAXWELL Ducati V4R 57.006
4 Bryan STARING Ducati V4R 57.104
5 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR 57,201
6 Josh Waters BMW M RR 57.303
7 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 57.364
8 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR 57.571
9 Lachlan EPIS BMW M RR 57,641
10 Mark CHIDO Yamaha YZF-R1 58,019
11 Matt Walters Kawasaki ZX10RR 58.321
12 Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1 58.727
13 Jed METCHER Yamaha YZF-R1 58,375
14 Broc PEARSON Yamaha YZF-R1 58,425
15th Anthony WEST Yamaha YZF-R1 58,678
16 Chandler Honda CBR RR 1m00.449
17 Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1 1m01.083

Michelin Supersport

After an almost seven-year absence from any serious racing Sean Condon took pole position today in the Michelin Supersport category.

Condon’s 59.300 in Q1 best John Lytras’ 59.462 and Ty Lynch’s 59.516 to take pole with all three riders on the front row setting their fastest time in the morning session.

Scott Nicholson heads the second row ahead of Tom Bramich and Tom Drane while Dallas Skeer will start from row three.

Sean Condon on pole - Image RbMotoLens
Sean Condon on pole – Image RbMotoLens

Michelin Supersport Friday Combined

Pos Ride Bike Time
1 Sean CONDON Yamaha YZF-R6 59.300
2 John LYTRAS Yamaha YZF-R6 59.462
3 Ty Lynch Yamaha YZF-R6 59.516
4 Scott NICHOLSON Yamaha YZF-R6 59.593
5 Tom Bramic Yamaha YZF-R6 59,879
6 Tom DRANI Yamaha YZF-R6 59.980
7 Dallas SKEER Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.068
8 Mitchell KUHNE Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.195
9 Jake FARNSWORTH Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.334
10 Rhys BELLING Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.400
11 Timothy Large Yamaha YZF-R6 1m00.514
12 Tarbon Walker Kawasaki ZX6R 1m00.886
13 Declan CARBERRY Suzuki GSXR 1m01.484
14 Noel MAHON Yamaha YZF-R6 1m01.719
15th John Quinn Yamaha YZF-R6 1m01.985

Dunlop Supersport 300 Race One

Glenn Nelson and Cameron Dunker quickly set about distancing themselves from the field in the opening Supersport 300 ten-lap encounter. That pair had a second over their pursuers by the end of the opening lap and had stretched that advantage out to more than three-seconds by half-race distance. Nothing separated that pair throughout the entire race and only five-thousandths of a second was between them at the flag, but it was Dunker whose nose was in front at the checkered to claim the victory.

James Jacobs was the best of the rest ahead, crossing the line just ahead of Taiyo Aksu, Jonathan Nahlous, Hayden Nelson, Cameron Swain and Brodie Gawith. Liam Waters had also been in the second group but crashed out with three laps to run.

Dunlop Supersport 300 Race One Results

Pos Name Bike Time/Gap Speed
1 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha YZF-R3 11m01.641 161
2 Glenn NELSON (QLD) Yamaha YZF-R3 +0.005 166
3 James JACOBS Kawasaki Ninja +8.379 171
4 Taiyo AKSU Yamaha YZF-R3 +8.483 169
5 Jonathan NAHLOUS Kawasaki Ninja +8.493 166
6 Hayden Nelson Yamaha YZF-R3 +8.623 167
7 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha YZF-R3 +8.773 168
8 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 +9.089 167
9 Sam PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 +18.345 164
10 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 +18.531 165
11 Jordan SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 +21.131 164
12 Marianos NIKOLIS Yamaha YZF-R3 +21.623 169
13 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 +24.259 168
14 Cooper ROWNTREE Yamaha YZF-R3 +24.746 167
15th Jamie PORT Yamaha YZF-R3 +25.211 170
DNF Liam Waters Yamaha YZF-R3 +2 Laps 169

Dunlop Supersport 300 Qualifying

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.137
2 Jonathan NAHLOUS Kawasaki Ninja 1m05.382
3 Taiyo AKSU Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05,522
4 Glenn NELSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05,738
5 Hayden Nelson Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.742
6 Liam Waters Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.907
7 James JACOBS Kawasaki Ninja 1m06.225
8 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.229
9 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.269
10 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06,449
11 Marianos NIKOLIS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.508
12 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.809
13 Sam PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.258
14 Jordan SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.294
15th Cooper ROWNTREE Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.233
16 Jamie PORT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.729

Yamaha Finance R3 Cup

Yamaha Finance R3 Cup Qualifying

Pos Name Bike Time
1 Cameron DUNKER Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.070
2 Cameron SWAIN Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.695
3 Hayden Nelson Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.763
4 Glenn NELSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05,784
5 Taiyo AKSU Yamaha YZF-R3 1m05.828
6 Marianos Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.085
7 Brodie GAWITH Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.111
8 Jonathan NAHLOUS Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.152
9 Liam Waters Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.284
10 Henry SNELL Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.447
11 Marcus HAMOD Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.918
12 Sam PEZZETTA Yamaha YZF-R3 1m06.923
13 Jai RUSSO Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.255
14 Jamie PORT Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.344
15th Jordan SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07,596
16 Cooper ROWNTREE Yamaha YZF-R3 1m07.784

bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup


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
7 Cru HALLIDAY 54
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

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
SBK, SSPT, SS300
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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