Liminton runner-up on both occasions in Saturday’s opening day of racing.
Landbridge Transport Yamaha’s Tom Toparis has dominated races one and two of the Supersport category at Phillip Island’s opening round of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK).
In race one, Toparis got out to a fantastic start, ultimately stretching a comfortable 5.495s lead by the time he crossed the line, setting a fast-time almost one second quicker than his rivals.
Yamaha’s Nic Liminton wound up in second following a spirited effort, just ahead of Callum Spriggs (Yamaha), while the top five was rounded out by Oli Bayliss (Cube Racing) and Broc Pearson (Yamaha). Sixth to 10th was completed by Ty Lynch (Yamaha), Aiden Hayes (Yamaha, Jack Passfield (Yamaha), Sam Lambert (MV Agusta) and Reid Battye (Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia).
It was another Toparis affair in race two, this time charging to a 3.681s win over Liminton and Bayliss, who’s making his Supersport debut this weekend.
Pearson was fourth ahead of Lynch, with Hayes, Battye, Spriggs, Scott Nicholson (Suzuki) and John Quinn (Triumph) completing the top 10. The Supersport class returns to the track tomorrow for the final race of the weekend.