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Maxwell leads house a Enhance Cellular Ducati 1-2 in second Superbike bout


ASBK 2022 – Spherical Six – Phillip Island

Loads of rain had fell at Phillip Island in a single day but it surely was primarily blue skies this morning as Superbike riders shaped up on the grid for his or her second 12-lap race of the WorldSBK weekend. Thus whereas dry, I might think about with a lot of the rubber washed off in a single day the monitor may be a little bit inexperienced this morning, and riders even have a good bit of wind to cope with for the primary time this weekend.

Simply because the ceremonies accomplished on the grid and the pre race interviews wrapped up, some darkish clouds began to blow in from the north and seemed to be heading for the monitor.

A lap one crash by Maxwell right here yesterday gave Mike Jones considerably of a get out of jail free card, Jones completed a lowly tenth however nonetheless noticed his 29-point lead over Wayne Maxwell develop to an excellent bigger 39-point buffer.

Bryan Staring took victory yesterday forward of Glenn Allerton whereas pole-sitter and new qualifying lap file holder Josh Waters rounded out the rostrum.

Max Stauffer was compelled to start out from pit-lane after having hassle getting his Yamaha began on the grid and thus missed out on the warm-up lap.

Daniel Falzon acquired a fantastic launch and led the sector into flip one forward of Josh Waters and Troy Herfoss. Herfoss went up the within of Waters and made the Enhance Cellular Ducati rider stand it up, Herfoss by to second. Allerton then as much as third after pushing Waters again to fourth, Allerton then acquired Falzon round flip 12 to maneuver as much as second place behind race chief Troy Herfoss.

By way of flip three on lap two, Herfoss ran broad, maybe being pushed by the wind, and that allowed Josh Waters by to the lead.  Glenn Allerton acquired Falzon up the within at Hayshed.

As soon as in entrance Josh Waters began to tug away from the sector with what seemed like obvious ease. Wayne Maxwell had steadily labored his method as much as third place and Troy Herfoss was nonetheless in second place with ten laps to run. Championship chief Mike Jones was in ninth place behind Senna Agius.

Wayne Maxwell as much as second place with 9 laps to run after passing Herfoss down the chute. Waters had already constructed a 1.8-second buffers over his pursuers. Cru Halliday had labored his method as much as fourth, Bryan Staring fifth, Glenn Allerton sixth, Daniel Falzon seventh, Mike Jones eighth, Anthony West ninth and Senna Agius tenth.

Mike Jones had began cautiously however had been working his method by the sector, as much as seventh with eight laps to.  Up entrance Waters nonetheless led however Maxwell was the quickest man on monitor and had began to tug some floor again on his main team-mate. Halliday was hounding Herfoss for third however the Honda man was making that Fireblade very broad certainly.

At half-race distance Mike Jones was as much as sixth and shutting on Bryan Staring. Maxwell had lowered Waters’ result in simply over a second. Anthony West went down at flip 4 after attempting to move Glenn Allerton for seventh.

Mike Jones acquired the higher of Staring with 5 laps to run however the DesmoSport Ducati man got here again at him to take that fifth place proper again and that pair began swapping locations fairly common.

Halliday had completed quite a lot of work to get by the sector and onto Herfoss however was struggling to move the Penrite Honda for third place.

Up entrance Wayne Maxwell had the hole to Waters right down to half-a-second, presumably his new team-mate taking part in his half within the championship quest and permitting the defending champ to take the race lead with three laps to run.  Seven-seconds additional again Mike Jones and Bryan Staring have been nonetheless tussling over fifth place.  Halliday had lastly managed to get previous Herfoss to take that third place. With two to go Jones and Staring then began to reel Herfoss in…  Additional again Allerton, Agius and Sissis have been preventing over seventh place.

On the final lap board Maxwell led Waters by a second, Halliday was five-seconds additional again in third place, and Mike Jones was closing quickly on Herfoss….

Maxwell the winner, Waters making it a Enhance Cellular Ducati 1-2 and Halliday a tough fought come from behind podium.

Troy Herfoss managed to carry off that closing cost from Mike Jones, the championship chief taking fifth place forward of Bryan Staring whereas Glenn Allerton gained the battle for seventh.

That victory sees Maxwell scale back the hole to Jones by an vital eight-points, however Jones nonetheless enjoys a substantial 31-point buffer over the defending champ. There are nonetheless 76-points to play for…


  1. Wayne Maxwell
  2. Josh Waters +1.599
  3. Cru Halliday +5.859
  4. Troy Herfoss +6.742
  5. Mike Jones +7.076
  6. Bryan Staring +8.279
  7. Glenn Allerton +12.790
  8. Senna Agius +12.825
  9. Arthur Sissis +12.938
  10. Daniel Falzon +14.590
  11. Broc Pearson +22.966
  12. Jed Metcher +30.706
  13. Ben Burke +35.254
  14. Billy McConnell +35.275
  15. Matt Walters +36.732
  1. Mike Jones 269
  2. Wayne Maxwell 238
  3. Bryan Staring 229
  4. Troy Herfoss 200
  5. Glenn Allerton 194
  6. Cru Halliday 189
  7. Arthur Sissis 185
  8. Josh Waters 175
  9. Daniel Falzon 134
  10. Broc Pearson 126

Reside Broadcast Data

On Sunday, each SBS and Stan Sport will air a highlights package deal 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 imagine that the Supersport 300 class is not going to get TV air-time.


Phillip Island WSBK/ASBK Spherical Schedule

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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