The season opener of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) is underway at the World Superbike Event and looks set to be a fantastic weekend of racing, especially for Crankt Protein Honda Racing riders Herfoss and Stauffer.

The ASBK support races boast an extremely competitive field this year with the top Australian Superbike riders battling it out on track for the national title.

Honda Racing Troy Herfoss

#17 Troy Herfoss in practice

Crankt Protein Honda Racing riders, #17 Troy Herfoss and #27 Jamie Stauffer are determined to begin their season strongly onboard the CBR1000RR SP and will utilize today’s practice sessions to set themselves up to do just that.

Both Honda riders are on the pace at Phillip Island after two practice sessions so far.  Just 9 tenths of a second separates the top 7 riders making the challenge for Pole position in this afternoon’s qualifying session definitely one worth watching.

#27 Jamie Stauffer onboard the CBR1000RR SP Honda Racing

#27 Jamie Stauffer onboard the CBR1000RR SP

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team Principal, Paul Free is excited to get the season started, saying “It is fantastic to kick the race season off at the World Superbike Championship event.  The motivation to win gets a definite boost when you are surrounded by not just Australia’s best, but the world’s best Superbike riders.  Both Troy and Jamie are fit, focused and ready for the challenge.

“The CBR1000RR SP is a definite contender for the 2016 title and my team is an extremely professional and experienced group of people.  I am really looking forward to getting out there and seeing what the 2016 ASBK season holds.”

Photos:  Andrew Gosling

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