Phillip Island ASBK test finishes with Maxwell on top

Toparis once again blitzes Supersport class with fastest time.

Image: Russell Colvin.

For the second day running, Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Wayne Maxwell has topped the official Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) test at Phillip Island in Victoria.

Battling a recently broken collarbone, Maxwell bettered his lap from Saturday, lodging a 1m32.312s time to edge out a blistering
1m32.451s lap from Aiden Wagner (Yamaha) in the final session, as DesmoSport Ducati’s Troy Bayliss closed out the top three with a time of 1m32.631s.

Fourth was credited to Josh Waters (Team Suzuki Ecstar) after he lodged a 1m32.676s time, as Daniel Falzon’s (Yamaha Racing Team) 1m32.784s time rewarded him with fifth. Sixth was taken out by reigning champion Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) followed by Bryan Staring (BCperformance Kawasaki), Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team), Glenn Allerton (Maxima BMW) and Mike Jones (Kawasaki).

In the Supersport category, Tom Toparis (Yamaha) once again reigned supreme, setting his quickest time of 1m35.295s in the first session of the day, defeating Nicholas Liminton (Yamaha) and Oli Bayliss (Cube Racing), who set 1m37.273s and 1m37.492s times respectively. Fourth and fifth were awarded to Broc Pearson (Yamaha) and Reid Battye (Suzuki).

The Supersport 300 and Yamaha R3 Cup, which were combined for each session, saw Tom Bramich (Kawasaki) come out on top over Seth Crump (KTM) and Locky Taylor (Yamaha), while the Oceania Junior Cup was taken out by Max Gibbons (Yamaha) ahead of Carter Thompson (Yamaha) and Archie McDonald (Yamaha).

Detailed results


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