News 27 Feb 2020
Race wins the target for Halliday in 2020 ASBK title bid
Factory Yamaha rider looking to start strongly at Phillip Island.
Yamaha Racing Team’s Cru Halliday has expressed the importance of earning race wins this season as the 2020 Mi-Bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) kicks off this weekend at Phillip Island.
The 2018 Supersport champion finished fourth in the championship standings last season, however fell narrowly shy of earning victory on a number of occasions.
With another highly-competitive field for this year, the New South Welshman – who led the series at one point last year – is targeting race wins to boost his title chances.
“Last year, I proved that I could be consistent and stay on the bike and that was a goal coming into the season,” Halliday explained. “This year, that goal remains in place, but I also need to grab some race wins when the opportunity presents itself.
“With the depth now in the ASBK, a race win is gold not just in terms of the points but also the confidence it brings. Let’s get the championship off to a good start this weekend and I can’t wait to get back into racing.”
The ASBK opener at Phillip Island kicks off today with the opening practice sessions. The round will run in conjunction with the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).