YMI Supersport 300 Race Two
Max Stauffer was the early leader in the second Supersport 300 bout of the weekend but Locky Taylor sneaked up the inside at turn four to take the lead from the championship leader. Senna Agius then took the lead before Hayshed and maintained sway up front all the way around to the start-finish line but Yannis Shaw used the superior speed of the Kawasaki to pus his way through to the lead as they started lap two.
Luke Johnston took the lead at turn four with five laps to run but at this stage of the race leaders were still changing almost every turn as less than a second covered the top nine. Yannis Shaw again took the lead down the chute, the Kawasaki still enjoying up to a 10 km/h speed advantage here despite a recent move by Motorcycling Australia to restrict the RPM available to the Ninja 400 riders.
Hunter Ford and Senna Agius just about bashed fairings through turn 12 the next time around but it was Agius that led into turn one before Ford sneaked back through to the lead at turn three.
Senna Agius led through the opening half of the final lap as Luke Johnston shadowed him through Hayshed but Agius maintained his lead over Lukey Heights and through MG Hairpin… Agius led through turns 11 and 12, Jhonston right on his pipe as they ran to the line and Jhonston pulled out of the slipstream to take victory from Agius and Shaw.
Yannis Shaw recorded the fastest lap of the race on that final lap, his 1m49.009s and 205 km/h top speed the benchmarks across that bout in what was an all-Kawasaki podium.
YMI Supersport 300 Race Three
Max Stauffer again scored the holeshot to lead the field through turn one but was dusted up at turn four and pushed back to sixth place. Stauffer careful to keep his nose clean as he defends his 300 Supersport Championship lead.
Seth Crump went through to the lead late on the opening lap only to see Luke Johnston and Hunter Ford slip past him on the run towards turn one.
Still only half-a-second covered the top eight as the race approached half-distance and it was Luke Johnston with his nose in front of Senna Agius and Seth Crump while Hunter Ford, Bradnon Demmery, Yannis Shaw, Locky Taylor and Max Stauffer gave chase. John Lytras was a couple of bike lengths behind in ninth place and engaged in battle with Laura Brown.
There was a lengthy delay as the carnage was cleared before the riders regrouped on the grid for a four-lap restart, on cold tyres…
Luke Johnston scored the holeshot this time around ahead of Seth Crump. Brandon Demmery ran off on the exit of Southern Loop with what looked like some sort of problem.
Johnston held sway up front for the opening two laps before Senna Agius swept through to the race lead into turn one as they started lap three. Yannis Shaw then took his turn in the limelight as he swept from fifth to first at turn four and the battle up front stepped up to a next level crazy.
Seth Crump through to the lead at Lukey Heights and led the field through turn 12 towards the last lap board only to be passed by a number of riders before they even got to the line. Through turn three it was Shaw from Ford, Johnston and Crump.
Shaw led a tightly packed bunch of five over Lukey Heights and maintained the lead through MG Hairpin. Agius took the lead at turn 12 and crossed the line side-by-side with Luke Johnston, less than a single tenth separated the top five and official put the result down to a video review before declaring the winner… . Senna Agius eventually declared the winner by two-thousandth of a second over Luke Johnston with Yannis Shaw almost as close in third.
Championship leader Max Stauffer finished sixth for the round while Agius won the round and made a 23-point gain in the championship to now be only 16-points adrift of Stauffer heading to the Sydney Motorsports Park finale next month.
YMI Supersport 300 Results