The first bikes rolled out of pit lane this morning, signaling the return of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK) to the Southern Downs region and Morgan Park. Check out some of our shots from the rainy first day in QLD… Release: MA.

The first bikes rolled out of pit lane this morning, signaling the return of ASBK to the Southern Downs region and Morgan Park.

The first bikes rolled out of pit lane this morning, signaling the return of ASBK to Southern Downs and Morgan Park.

“Come to Queensland” they said, “It’s a lovely winter getaway”. Well, they got the winter part right with rain and cooler temps and while the earlier runners got some dry track (and the Alpinestars Superbike riders got no more than three dry laps!), for most it was moist...and that created its own set of circumstances. For most riders that meant sitting in their garage and not out on their bike. 

A dry forecast for Saturday and Sunday meant that there was little to gain from going out in the wet around the 3km Morgan Park circuit. There’s no data to gather, no wet tyres to test, you might fall off and as Cru Halliday noted “it’s cold out there.”  And so it was. Some riders went out for the experience (the whole OJC field) and others because “I just like riding a bike” (Bryan Staring). 

In the end, the results sheets told us little about what the weekend has in store for us.

In the end, the results sheets told us little about what the weekend has in store for us.

In the end, the results sheets told us little about what the weekend has in store for us. When Mike Jones is tenth but unconcerned, then you best get to bed early and see what Saturday has for you.


Alpinestars Superbike 

FP1 (Full Results Here) *Only Metcher, Herfoss, Stauffer and Jones managed more than five laps. The session was red flagged for nine minutes due to a loss of power at the track.*

1 #1 Wayne MAXWELL  |  1:14.426
2 #17 Troy HERFOSS  |  +0.140
3 #67 Bryan STARING  |  +0.230



FP2 (Full Results Here) *Only four runners with a collective 41 laps.*

1 #67 Bryan STARING  |  1:27.034  |  14 laps
2 #60 Benjamin LOWE  |  +2.762  |  13 laps
3 #61 Arthur SISSIS  |  +4.285  |  6 laps


FP3 (Full Results Here) *Only four riders ventured out. Lachlan Epis completed 17 laps.*

1 #3 Jed METCHER | 1:22.860
2 #83 Lachlan Epis | +0.765
3 #61 Arthur SISSIS | +1.256



Michelin Supersport 

FP1 (Full Results Here) *13 runners for the session – 11 of the 13 managed over 10 laps+

1 #308 John LYTRAS |  1:16.182
2 #85 Ty LYNCH | +0.575
3 #44 Tom BRAMICH | +0.885



FP2 (Full Results Here)

1 #59 Tom DRANE |  1:30.429
2 #49 Jake FARNSWORTH | +2.067
3 #58 Mitch KUHNE | +2.126


FP3 (Full Results Here)

2 #49 Jake FARNSWORTH |  1:25.862
2 #59 Tom DRANE | +0.435
3 #39 Scott NICHOLSON | +2.183



Dunlop Supersport 300 

FP1 (Full Results Here)

1 #20 Jonathan NAHLOUS  |  1:24.184
2 #39 Glenn NELSON  |  +0.349
3  #91 Taiyo AKSU  |  +0.778


FP2 (Full Results Here)

1 #20 Jonathan NAHLOUS  |  1:33.191
2 #33 Jack FAVELLE  |  +2.509
3 #45 Jamie PORT  |  +8.367



FP3 (Full Results Here)

1 #279 Hayden NELSON  |  1:30.362
2 #20 Jonathan NAHLOUS  |  +0.785
3 #49 Kristian O’DONNEL  |  +1.086



Yamaha Finance R3 Cup 

FP1 (Full Results Here)

1 #39 Glenn NELSON  |  1:25.055
2 #279 Hayden NELSON  |  +0.630
3 #20 Jonathan NAHLOU  |  +1.263


FP2 (Full Results Here)

1 #13 Marcus HAMOD  |  1:33.709
2
#279 Hayden NELSON  |  +0.034
3 #20 Jonathan NAHLOUS  |  +1.636


FP3 (Full Results Here)

1 #20 Jonathan NAHLOUS  |  1:30.901
2 #279 Hayden NELSON  |  +0.342
3 #13 Marcus HAMOD  |  +1.219


bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup 

FP1 (Full Results Here)

1 #7 Sam DRANE  |  1:43.767
2 #41 Hudson THOMPSON  |  +0.064
3 #74 Bodie PAIGE  |  +0.181


FP2 (Full Results Here)

1 #41 Hudson THOMPSON  |  1:42.736
2 #74 Bodie PAIGE  |  +1.110
3 #14 Harrison WATTS  |  +1.638


Cassons

FP3 (Full Results Here)

1 #41 Hudson THOMPSON  |  1:41.305
2 #74 Bodie PAIGE  |  +0.323
3 #80 Cameron RENDE  |  +0.404


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Harley
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