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Sep 8, 2018

Australian Superbike: Troy Herfoss Claims Pole Position At Winton Motor Raceway

Troy Herfoss (17). Photo by TBG Sport, courtesy of Motorcycling Australia.

Herfoss Eyes Another Championship with Pole at Winton

8 September 2018

Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing, CBR1000SP) has stormed to pole position in the YMI Superbike Class at the presents Round 6 Winton Motor Raceway. The pole position giving him a chance to secure the title tomorrow, should results fall his way in the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK).

Herfoss was devastatingly quick in the final stages of Qualifying Two on his Honda machine and secured his third pole position of the season. As a result, he was awarded with the Elite Roads Superbike Pole Position award and cheque.

“It’s been an incredible day,” Herfoss exclaimed. “You typically know if you’ve got a shot at pole position in the lead up, but to be honest, I was surprised with the lap time that we put in. I’m just so over the moon, because it was unexpected given Wayne’s pace around this track.”

Starting P2 on the grid will be Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team, YZF-R1) who appeared to be the favorite for pole heading into qualifying. He led for the majority of Qualifying Two but a late dash by Herfoss meant he had to settle for second fastest. It will be fascinating to see if his long run pace can make the difference tomorrow.

Troy Bayliss (Desmosport Ducati, 1299 Final Edition) will start third tomorrow, completing the front row. The Ducati rider has been a constant podium threat this year, so expect him to be challenging up the front tomorrow.

Josh Waters (Team Suzuki ECSTAR, GSX-R1000R) starts from fourth and looks comfortable around the Winton track. He was only .188 off pole, it just shows the level of competitiveness in this class.

Bryan Staring (Kawasaki BCperformance, ZX-10R) has been strong in all of the practice sessions. After a difficult Morgan Park round, he could be right back in contention for a podium with fifth in qualifying.

Will Herfoss claim the YMI Superbike Championship tomorrow or will Maxwell take the title fight to the final round? Make sure to tune in on SBS, Fox Sports (1pm AEST) and Livestream (All Day) to find out!

YMI Superbike Championship Provisional Qualifying Results

1. Troy HERFOSS (Penrite Honda Racing, Honda CBR1000RRSP) 1:20.160

2. Wayne MAXWELL (Yamaha Racing Team, Yamaha YZF-R1) 1:20.278

3. Troy BAYLISS (Desmosport Ducati, Ducati Final Edition) 1:20.333

4. Josh WATERS (Team Suzuki ECSTAR, GSX-R1000R) 1:20.348

5. Bryan STARING (Kawasaki BCperformance, Kawasaki ZX-10R) 1:20.753

6. Arthur SISSIS (SA Demolition & Salvage, Honda CBR1000RRSP) 1:20.821

7. Daniel FALZON (Yamaha Racing Team, Yamaha YZF-R1) 1:21.072

8. Mark CHIODO (Team Suzuki ECSTAR, Suzuki GSX-RR) 1:21.237

9. Jamie STAUFFER (Craig McMartin Racing, Ducati Panigale R) 1:21.533

10. Ted COLLINS (NextGen Motorsports, BMW S1000RR) 1:21.663

The program can be found on the website ASBK.COM.AU.

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Remaining 2018 ASBK Calendar Rounds

Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC September 7 - 9

Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 12 – 14

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