Yamaha contender secures maiden Supersport race victory at The Bend.
South Australian Nic Liminton has reaped great reward from ending Tom Toparis’s (Landbridge Yamaha) perfect race winning streak in the Supersport class at The Bend Motorsport Park’s third round of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK).
The Yamaha-mounted talent put on a thrilling display in the final encounter of Sunday’s racing, trading the lead with Toparis on numerous occasions before making a lunge in the dying moments to lift his first ever Supersport race victory in front of a home crowd.
The win paired with a 2-2 scorecard recorded in races one and two granted Liminton second overall, enabling him to retain second in the championship rankings.
“I’m totally over the moon about that final race and getting the win,” Liminton expressed. “It was so good to do it in front of my friends and family who have come out to support me and this event in South Australia. To top it off with our very first Australian Supersport championship win in the last race is just even better. I couldn’t be happier. Massive thanks to the team.
“In that race, Tom sure did make me work for it. He is very, very quick and has won every race so far this season. So, to be able to put a stop to his winning streak is such a nice feeling.
“I’m looking forward to Morgan Park. Unfortunately, I missed the round last year due to my health issues. It will be great to be back there as I know I can go quick there. It should be another awesome round.”
Toparis still holds a perfect record for overall wins, currently taking three from three rounds. He holds a 41-point advantage over Liminton.