Bayliss pips Toparis to win Aussie Supersport round at P.I.

2020 mi-bike Australian Superbike Championship
Round One – Phillip Island
Supersport Race Three


Oli Bayliss had broken through for maiden Supersport victory over Tom Toparis on Saturday morning before that finishing order was then reversed in Saturday afternoon’s second 10-lap bout.

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island SS R Oli Bayliss Kim TBG

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island SS R Oli Bayliss Kim TBG

Oli Bayliss on the grid with mum Kim – TBG Image

As they lined up on the grid late on Sunday afternoon the track temperature had sky rocketed towards 50-degrees celsius and Phillip Island was a disctinctly sultry place to be when ever the sea-breeze dropped off.

Toparis and Bayliss were again in close quarters right from the off when the lights went out but this time around Tom Edwards had joined the party along with Jack Passfield and Jack Hyde.

Tom Edwards took the lead early on lap two from Toparis and along with Oli Bayliss that trio started to break away from Passfield and Hyde, that pair coming under attack from Nic Liminton.

Bayliss moved past Toparis to take second place and then started attacking Edwards as the race moved towards the half-way mark. The trio then started swapping positions with reckless abandon as the race wore on.

As they got the last lap board it was Toparis from Bayliss and Edwards but the latter of that trio could not sustain the pace and it was going to come down to a Toparis v Bayliss battle to the line once again….

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island SS R Toparis Bayliss TBG

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island SS R Toparis Bayliss TBG

The race to the chequered flag – TBG Image

Oli Bayliss does it with a 1m36.184 fastest lap of the race on the last lap of the race to steal victory by 17-hundredths of a second.

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island Supersport Race Bayliss Toparis Edwards TBG

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island Supersport Race Bayliss Toparis Edwards TBG

The ASBK Supersport Race Three podium – TBG Image


ASBK next heads to Wakefield Park late this month, the Goulburn circuit playing host to the series over the March 27-29 weekend. Both Tom Toparis and Tom Edwards will be absent from Wakefield Park as they will then be contesting European Championships.


ASBK Supersport Race Three Results

Pos Name Machine Time/Gap Speed
1 Oli BAYLISS YZF-R6 16m13.412 273
2 Tom TOPARIS YZF-R6 +0.017 270
3 Tom EDWARDS YZF-R6 +1.126 276
4 Jack PASSFIELD YZF-R6 +5.013 266
5 Nic LIMINTON YZF-R6 +5.477 266
6 Jack HYDE YZF-R6 +5.606 269
7 Max STAUFFER YZF-R6 +7.157 275
8 Broc PEARSON  YZF-R6 +9.495 269
9 Ted COLLINS GSXR +17.579 269
10 Aidan HAYES YZF-R6 +17.745 273
11 Ty LYNCH YZF-R6 +19.252 267
12 Dallas SKEER GSXR +20.220 273
13 Ryan TAYLOR YZF-R6 +27.330 268
14 Luke MITCHELL YZF-R6 +31.748 266
15 Chris QUINN YZF-R6 +36.703 267
16 Brodie MALOU YZF-R6 +44.829 272
17 Patrick LI YZF-R6 +47.526 269
18 Darren McGRATH ZX6R +48.325 263
19 Mitch KUHNE YZF-R6 +57.155 263
20 Andrew EDSER ZX6R +57.165 267
21 Stephany K-JAMES  YZF-R6 +1:34.597 258
22 Rhys BELLING YZF-R6 1 Lap 257

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island SS Podium Bayliss Toparis Liminton TBG

WSBK TBG WSBK Round Phillip Island SS Podium Bayliss Toparis Liminton TBG

ASBK Supersport Round Podium – Bayliss wins the round from Toparis and Liminton claims third – TBG Image

ASBK Supersport Championship Points

Pos Name Pole R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Oli BAYLISS 1 25 20 25 71
2 Tom TOPARIS 20 25 20 65
3 Nic LIMINTON 18 16 16 50
4 Tom EDWARDS 17 14 18 49
5 Max STAUFFER 15 18 14 47
6 Jack HYDE 16 15 15 46
7 Broc PEARSON 13 11 13 37
8 Ted COLLINS 12 13 12 37
9 Jack PASSFIELD 17 17 34
10 Aidan HAYES 11 9 11 31
11 Dallas SKEER 10 10 9 29
12 Ty LYNCH 9 8 10 27
13 Rhys BELLING 14 12 26
14 Luke MITCHELL 8 7 7 22
15 Ryan TAYLOR 7 6 8 21
16 Chris QUINN 6 5 6 17
17 Brodie MALOUF 5 5 10
18 Darren McGRATH 4 3 3 10
19 Mitch KUHNE 3 4 2 9
20 Andrew EDSER 2 2 1 5
21 Patrick LI 4 4
22 Stephany KAPILAWI-JAMES 1 1 2

Source: MCNews.com.au

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