Liminton and Bayliss round out the overall podium at round one.
Victory in Supersport race three at Phillip Island has granted Tom Toparis (Landbridge Transport Yamaha) the perfect start to the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), claiming pole position before dominating all three outings.
A step above the competition, Toparis charged to an incredible 6.461s over Nic Liminton (Yamaha), setting a blistering time of 1m35.556s.
Liminton, who was supremely consistent all weekend, edged out Callum Spriggs (Yamaha) in third, while Supersport newcomer Oli Bayliss (Cube Racing) and Broc Pearson (Yamaha) completed the top five.
Positions six through to 10 consisted of Aiden Hayes (Yamaha), Reid Battye (Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia), Jack Passfield (Yamaha), Ty Lynch (Yamaha) and Dylan Whiteside (Yamaha). Overall it was Toparis from Liminton, Bayliss – who was on debut – Spriggs and Pearson.
The ASBK will now head to Wakefield Park in New South Wales on 22-24 March for round two of the seven-stop series.