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Josh Waters units new lap document to take pole at Phillip Island

ASBK Saturday Morning

2022 Spherical Six – Phillip Island

There was somewhat extra palpable stress within the air on what was a fairly nice, albeit overcast morning right here at Phillip Island as remaining preparations had been made forward of the only 30-minute qualifying session for Australian Superbike rivals.

Pleasant conditions at Phillip Island on Saturday morning, albeit a little overcast and with a front approaching from the north-west - Image RbMotoLens
Nice circumstances at Phillip Island on Saturday morning, albeit somewhat overcast and with a entrance approaching from the north-west – Picture RbMotoLens

The forecast was for 10-20 mm of rain at this time after what was a wonderful day yesterday. We had hoped that it won’t arrive till late in proceedings at this time, however as engines had been warmed up in pit-lane there was a sizeable entrance approaching from the north-west that instructed it would arrive earlier than hoped.

Track temperature was 25-degrees and ambient 18-degrees when Superbike riders took to the track for the single qualifying session on Saturday morning - Image RbMotoLens
Monitor temperature was 25-degrees and ambient 19-degrees when riders took to the observe for the only qualifying session – Picture RbMotoLens

Nonetheless, it nonetheless seemed far sufficient away to get some dry classes on this morning, the primary of which might be the 30-minute Superbike qualifying session that will resolve the grid positions for the opening 12-lap Superbike bout scheduled to get underway at 1140 at this time. The remaining two Australian Superbike races will happen on Sunday, race two at 0950 Sunday morning, adopted by the third and remaining bout of this spherical sixth spherical of the 2022 mi-bike Motorbike Insurance coverage Australian Superbike Championship at 1340 on Sunday afternoon.

Josh Waters had topped proceedings on Friday in what was a Increase Cellular Ducati 1-2. Each Waters and Maxwell had been fast from the off within the first session however different riders did shut in on them somewhat within the second observe session to bridge the hole considerably. The purpose for pole place right here this morning may additionally show to be crucial, with Maxwell aiming to scale back Mike Jones’ 29-points buffer over him on the high of the championship desk. Jones had put in a few aggressive laps yesterday, however was nowhere close to the constant tempo of the Ducati duo and in addition had two Yamaha riders in entrance of him, YRT team-mate Cru Halliday and a resurgent Anthony West.

Hard work starting to pay off for MotoGO Yamaha and Anthony West - Image RbMotoLens
Arduous work beginning to repay for MotoGO Yamaha and Anthony West – Picture RbMotoLens

The observe was deemed a bit inexperienced yesterday, with grip lower than optimum. Wayne Maxwell dropped in a 1m32.171 to set the early benchmark on this morning’s 30-minute session and it appeared the observe was in higher situation within the barely cooler circumstances this morning than riders had skilled yesterday.

Younger Senna Agius indicated his potential on the Penrite Honda by dipping into the 32s early on within the session, a 1m32.752 an amazing begin for {the teenager} who’s making his Superbike debut right here this weekend.

Josh Waters was in no hurry to hit the track - Image RbMotoLens
Josh Waters was in no hurry to hit the observe – Picture RbMotoLens

Josh Waters didn’t hit the observe till six-minutes into the session and instantly smashed out an unimaginable 1m31.286, half-a-second beneath the lap document he set right here a number of weeks in the past on the MotoGP occasion, and virtually a second faster than Maxwell.  That Increase Cellular Ducati actually suiting Josh all the way down to the bottom, that 1m31.286 a brand new home qualifying lap document, job accomplished Waters headed again to the pits, his declaration of dominance accomplished. Catch me in the event you can….

That looks like a man on a mission when he did go out though... Image RbMotoLens
That appears like a person on a mission when he did exit although… Picture RbMotoLens

Troy Herfoss began to muster some velocity on the Penrite Honda, a 1m32.295 on his fourth lap earlier than returning to the pits slotting him into P3 with 17-minutes remaining within the session.

Maxwell then improved to 1m31.775, half-a-second away from Herfoss however nonetheless half-a-second off his new Increase Cellular Ducati team-mate, who had simply rejoined the observe.

Mike Jones then began to wind up…. faster than the brand new lap document via the primary sector…. However then misplaced virtually four-tenths although sector two and ended the lap 1.1-seconds behind Waters benchmark.

Josh Waters then lit up a pink first sector cut up… However slipped a fraction within the remaining sectors and recorded a 1m31.684. On the following lap he was once more beneath the lap document via sector one however finally completed that run on a 1m31.845.

Bryan Staring - Image RbMotoLens
Bryan Staring – Picture RbMotoLens

Bryan Staring then joined the 1m31s membership, selling himself into P3 with a 1m31.999.

His YRT team-mate Cru Halliday didn’t rise up to hurry till lower than ten-minutes had been left within the session, presumably some form of technical downside held him again within the first two-thirds of the session. His first actual lap was a 1m32.582 to spring from P26 to P7 simply behind team-mate Mike Jones.

Anthony West was the quickest Yamaha at this juncture, his 1m32.009 half-a-second faster than Jones and Halliday.  That was till Daniel Falzon then dropped in an superior 1m31.596 to take bragging rights for the tuning fork model, and pushing Maxwell again to P3. Falzon had spent yesterday engaged on traction management methods with the crew and so they clearly made an honest breakthrough in a single day with the mapping of their MoTeC system.

Wayne Maxwell leaving the pits for his final run - Image RbMotoLens
Wayne Maxwell leaving the pits for his remaining run – Picture RbMotoLens

Simply after Falzon dropped in that ripper lap Wayne Maxwell mounted his #1 plated Increase Cellular Ducati for his remaining run…  The observe acquired busy with a lot of the sector taking to the circuit on new rubber to attempt to set a marker…  Allerton shifting as much as P8, then Halliday as much as sixth simply behind West however forward of championship chief Jones. Not for lengthy although, as Jones then acquired wound up and dropped in a 1m32.008 to go P5, pushing West again to P6 and Halliday to P7. Troy Herfoss was ninth, Arthur Sissies tenth and Senna Agius eleventh with a few minutes remaining within the session.

Think Daniel might be saying where did I pull that out from.... Image RbMotoLens
Assume Daniel is perhaps saying the place did I pull that out from…. Picture RbMotoLens

There was loads of site visitors on observe because the session got here to an in depth with various riders getting their remaining flyer spoiled. Troy Herfoss although timed his remaining run effectively to enhance to P7, pushing Halliday all the way down to P8, Cru was on a remaining lap that will have seen him transfer up the order however was baulked within the remaining sector and couldn’t enhance. Wayne Maxwell then appeared to expire of gas simply as he began his remaining lap and pulled off at flip one.

The entrance row – Picture RbMotoLens

The celebrities of the session Josh Waters with that new qualifying lap document, and Daniel Falzon second general and high Yamaha an enormous increase of confidence for his household run crew after they did expertise some frustrations yesterday.

Wayne Maxwell missed out on that championship level for pole and can begin from P3 whereas Bryan Staring heads row two alongside Mike Jones and Anthony West.

Troy Herfoss heads the third row forward of Halliday and Allerton whereas Arthur Sissis rounds out the highest ten forward of Senna Agius. Solely a second covers the highest ten.

ASBK Superbike Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Identify Bike Time/Hole Velocity
1 Josh WATERS Ducati V4R 1m31.286 308
2 Daniel FALZON Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.310 303
3 Wayne MAXWELL Ducati V4R +0.489 306
4 Bryan STARING Ducati V4R +0.713 303
5 Mike JONES Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.722 308
6 Anthony WEST Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.723 301
7 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR RR +0.777 308
8 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.800 308
9 Glenn ALLERTON BMW M RR +0.910 304
10 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha YZF-R1 +1.063 307
11 Senna AGIUS Honda CBR RR +1.303 311
12 Jed METCHER Yamaha YZF-R1 +1.770 299
13 Broc PEARSON Ducati V4R +1.887 307
14 Beau BEATON Ducati V4R +2.351 303
15 Billy McCONNELL Yamaha YZF-R1 +2.490 293
16 Max STAUFFER Yamaha YZF-R1 +2.543 306
17 Ted COLLINS  Yamaha YZF-R1 +2.575 303
18 Matt WALTERS Kawasaki ZX10R +3.039 303
19 Ben BURKE Kawasaki ZX10R +3.204 302
20 Alastair HOOGENBOEZEM Yamaha YZF-R1 +4.419 298
21 Travis WYMAN Yamaha YZF-R1 +4.505 297
22 Sloan FROST BMW M RR +5.404 294
23 Brendan McINTYRE Suzuki GSXR +5.612 291
24 Trent BINAISSE Suzuki GSXR +5.720 296
25 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki ZX10R +6.200 293
26 Michael EDWARDS Yamaha YZF-R1 +7.205 290
DNS Nathan SPITERIg BMW M RR -1:31.286 /


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Alpinestars Superbike Championship Factors Standings

Pos Identify Whole
1 Mike JONES 242
2 Wayne MAXWELL 213
3 Bryan STARING 189
4 Troy HERFOSS 170
5 Cru HALLIDAY 161
6 Glenn ALLERTON 160
7 Arthur SISSIS 156
8 Josh WATERS 137
9 Anthony WEST 117
10 Daniel FALZON 111
11 Max STAUFFER 76
12 Lachlan EPIS 66
13 Broc PEARSON 65
14 Jed METCHER 62
15 Michael EDWARDS 59
16 Mark CHIODO 58
17 Aiden WAGNER 47
18 Matt WALTERS 32
19 Beau BEATON 27
20 Ben STRONACH 25
21 Nathan SPITERI 22
22 Chandler COOPER 21
23 Paul LALLY 20
24 Sloan FROST 17
25 Benjamin LOWE 11
26 Luke MACDONALD 10
27 Luke JHONSTON 7
28 Corey FORDE 3

Dwell Broadcast Data

On Sunday, each SBS and Stan Sport will air a highlights bundle from 1300-1500 that may present the opening two Australian Superbike and Supersport races in replay, earlier than then airing the ultimate Superbike encounter of the weekend dwell.  We consider that the Supersport 300 class is not going to get TV air-time.

Phillip Island WSBK/ASBK Spherical Schedule

Saturday November 19
0850 ASBK SBK Qualifying 30 min
0940 ASBK SS300 Race Two 8 laps
1015 ASBK SS Race One 10 laps
1050 WorldSBK FP3 30 min
1140 ASBK SBK Race One 12 laps
1225 WorldSSP Superpole 20 min
1310 WorldSBK Superpole 15 min
1340 Pit Stroll / Pillion Rides 30 min
1430 WorldSSP Race One 18 laps
1515 Security Automobile Laps 20 min
1600 WorldSBK Race One 22 laps
1720 ASBK SS Race Two 10 laps


Sunday November 20
0850 Pillion Rides 20 min
0920 ASBK SS300 Race Three 8 laps
0950 ASBK SBK Race Two 12 laps
1030 WorldSBK Heat Up 15 min
1055 WorldSSP Heat Up 15 min
1130 ASBK SS Race Three 10 laps
1205 Pit Stroll / ASBK SS Trophy Presentation 30 min
1300 WorldSBK Superpole Race 10 laps
1340 ASBK SBK Race Three 12 laps
1430 WorldSSP Race Two 18 laps
1505 Security Automobile Laps / ASBK SS & SBK Shows 25 min
1600 WorldSBK Race Two 22 laps


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