YMI Australian Supersport 300
Max Stauffer had been quickest in the morning session and chose not to take part in Q2 which saw him demoted to P2 on the grid by Locky Taylor after the Queenslander took pole with a 1m48.486s. Yannis Shaw rounded out the front row ahead of John Lytras.
Max Stauffer was the early leader as the opening seven-lap bout of the weekend got underway at 1440 on Saturday afternoon and actually built up a small lead around the back of the circuit but was then slipstreamed down the chute by the chasing horde and shuffled back to sixth place as they headed in to turn one with Senna Agius the new race leader.
The Kawasaki runners enjoying a hefty speed advantage down the main straight, Max Stauffer the slowest on the first lap at 180 km/h while Yannis Shaw on the Kawasaki clocked 204 km/h according to the Computime speed trap.
Hunter Ford moved into the race lead early on lap three, then Luke Johnston took his turn before Senna Agius then moved through to the race lead and that duo went down the main straight side-by-side.
As the race broached the halfway mark still only two-seconds covered the top 14 riders which suggested that racecraft over the final lap would be absolutely crucial. Laura Brown would have been in that mix but then went down at turn ten.
At the last lap board it was Senna Agius with his nose in front of Seth Crump, Hunter Ford and Luke Johnston but only a few turns laters Yannis Shaw had come from behind to move into the race lead.
The order then shuffled many times through the latter half of that final lap but it was Senna Agius the victor over Yannis Shaw while Seth Crump rounded out the podium on the KTM RC390.
Locky Taylor fourth ahead of Hunter Ford and Championship leader Max Stauffer.
Agius victory saw him pull ten-points back on Stauffer but the Kurri Kurri youngster still enjoys a 29-point championship lead.
YMI Australian Supersport 300 Results