SA RIDERS KICK OFF THEIR ASBK ASSAULT FOR 2020!
9 riders from SA headed to the Island over the weekend for round 1 of the 2020 ASBK, run alongside the opening round of the WSBK. Well done to all of our riders chasing an ARRC in 2020 and we look forward to following your journey this year!
The 9 riders from SA are;
Superbike; Dan Falzon, Arthur Sissis, Evan Byles
Supersport; Nic Liminton, Dallas Skeer, Ty Lynch
Supersport 300; Olly, Mitch & Jordy Simpson
All have varying results to start the season, and here’s a race report or 2 from some of our riders – with others to be published when they come to hand.
Also attached are the points from the Superbike & Supersport classes after the weekend, Supersport 300 to be published when they come to hand!
Link to all results here; http://www.computime.com.au/meetings/index?MeetID=2020/WSBK_20/
Race weekend done ✅
We finished overall 6th position here at Phillip Island for the first round of ASBK.
I’m happy to come away with a bag of points, it’s a solid start to the season and we’re slowly but surely improving bike set up with the new Dunlop tyres.
The weekend however, wasn’t without some mishaps! A puncture in qualifying and then an oil leak in race 3 causing my right foot to slip off the pegs frequently didn’t make laps any easier!
Thanks to the JD Race Team for their efforts, it’s amazing what a task it is pre-season to prepare a competitive Superbike team but hats off to everyone involved.
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After limited time due to practise being cut short because of rain, I went into qualifying unsure on what the outcome might be.
Ended up 13th on the grid and off the pace of my usual lap times. Race 1 saw me finish 11th and get a lot better PB time. Races 2 and 3 were similar with battles with the group I was in.
Overall I finished 11th for the round which is not ideal but considering how tight the times were and that I always struggled at this track we are happy.
Full write up to follow…
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First outing as a team together, and our first hard weekend of many together, a lot of work went in over the weekend to make some form of a positive outcome, I’m disappointed in the result as a whole but at the same time happy to have gathered valuable points in the championship after the start of the weekend was looking as bad as it was.
Riding with an injury like that isn’t easy by all means but when the helmet was on we were focused and had no complaints, next round will be better and I look forward to the challenges that the season holds.
Thank you to the team and everyone behind us it’s a long season and we have a lot too look forward to this year.
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2020 mi-bike Australian Superbike Championship Points
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ASBK Supersport Championship Points
Shout out also to young trials gun, Hayden Eardley and his dad, Mark. They travelled to Phillip Island on the weekend to be part of the Oset Bikes Downunder display and demo, with the young Aussie Champ doing what he does so well on the electric trials bikes! great to see a South Aussie rider get to ride on a stage as big as an WSBK/ASBK round at Australia’s most famous circuit!
Mark is 2nd from left in front, with Hayden far right in the pic below.