ASBK Round 2 to thrill at Wakefield Park
This weekend will see the nation’s best riders converge at Wakefield Park for Round 2 (March 16-18) of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK). After a brilliant opening round, the anticipation is high as ever. Here is what to look out for.
YMI Superbike Set to Thrill the Crowd
The 2018 season opener was nothing short of thrilling, and Round 2 is likely to be just as pulsating with several of Australia’s greatest riders duking it out at Wakefield Park Raceway. As it currently stands, Bryan Staring (Kawasaki BCperformance, ZX-10R) leads the points table.
Staring will have to contend with the likes of current champion, Josh Waters (Team Suzuki ECSTAR, GSX-R1000R), Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda, CBR1000SP), Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team, YZF-R1M), Daniel Falzon (Yamaha Racing Team, Yamaha YZF-R1M), Glenn Allerton (NextGen Motorsports, BMWS1000RR) and many more!
World Superbike legend, Troy Bayliss (Desmosport Ducati, 1299 Panigale Final Edition) made his return to competition at ‘The Island’ and rode brilliantly to a podium position. It will be fascinating to see if he can continue to contend for victory and perhaps even the 2018 championship.
Herfoss is will be one of the favourites for Sunday’s races, as Wakefield Park Raceway is not only his hometrack, but he is also a gun around this circuit.
ASBK Goes Live
ASBK recently announced its live coverage package for the 2018 season and fans will have three different options to watch this weekend’s racing on SBS, Fox Sports and livestream on Sunday March 18. With so much at stake, fan’s will have to tune in to watch the thrilling racing ASBK has to offer.
- SBS Australia 1:00pm – 3:00pm AEDT
- FOX Sports Australia Channel 501 1:00pm – 4:00pm AEDT
- ASBK.com.au Livestream from 9:30am AEDT
Six Classes to Battle it Out
Fans that attend Round 2 will have no fewer than six classes to watch on-track. Classes to watch out for include; YMI Superbike, Kawasaki Supersport, Australian Supersport 300, YMF R3 Cup, GP Juniors Cup and Puma RV’s F1 and F2 Sidecar championship. The schedule is going to be jam-packed full of action and you won’t want to miss a second.
Make sure to attend the Rider Meet and Greet at Goulburn Square on Thursday March 15 at 5:00 PM! Fans will have the chance to meet and mingle with some of fastest two-wheeled riders in Australia, and enjoy a Q&A session. They will have the incredible opportunity to snap a photo with their favourite riders, pick up signed posters and giveaways. To top it off, fans will also get to see some of the Superbike machines up close and personal.
There will also be a signing session taking place on Saturday at 1:00PM at the ASBK podium. The session will include several of the top line ASBK YMI Superbike riders. Make sure to also swing by the Mini Moto by the Café, and Trade Alley throughout the weekend.
ASBK Online Tickets
Fans can purchase online tickets to Round 2 Wakefield Park Raceway at ASBK.com.au. There’s nothing like being there in person to witness Australia’s best riders battling it out. 2018 is sure to be a year that’s remembered for decades to come, with twists and turns at every round.
Why not gather your friends and family together to make the trek to Wakefield Park for the second round of the 2018 ASBK season. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate.
ASBK Digital Program
ASBK is pleased to announce the arrival of the digitalised Official ASBK Round 2 Program.
The program can be found on the website ASBK.COM.AU.
Public access to the digital ASBK Program will feature many interesting and informative sections including; rider entry lists, race schedules, previous round wrap ups, championship points standings, track information, biographies, getting started in racing information, partnership information, race pictures and so much more.
2018 ASBK Calendar
- Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW March 16 – 18
- Official ASBK Test, The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA April 3-4
- Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA April 19 – 22
- Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT June 28 – 1 July
- Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD August 17 – 19
- Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC September 7 – 9
- Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 12 – 14