Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing, Honda CBR1000SP) has proven to be the man to beat once again, taking the overall victory in the YMI superbike class at Round 4 of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK), at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin.
Herfoss took second in race one but took the win in race two after scintillating battles with Troy Bayliss (Desmosport Ducati, Ducati 1299 FE) in both races.
Herfoss pushed through the tough conditions and extended his championship lead; “That was epic, racing with Bayliss is something different, it was such a good battle, but we had similar pace all weekend just in different sectors of the track. A big congrats to my team and our sponsors I couldn’t have done this without them,” finished Herfoss.
Sadly, for Bayliss after breaking through for his first ASBK victory, race two was going to plan until lap number 16 when he ran wide of the YMI corner and dropped to third position. The problems continued for Bayliss after running wide as he slipped back to seventh position but his pole position and race one win, was enough to grab him second overall.
Herfoss has now extended his YMI Superbike Championship lead, with 205.5 points. Maxwell maintains his spot in second with 176 points and Bayliss now moves into third position with 157 points.
Photos courtesy of Andrew Gosling tbg sport
YMI AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 STANDINGS:
1 Troy HERFOSS Honda 205.5
2 Wayne MAXWELL Yamaha 176
3 Troy BAYLISS Ducati 157
4 Daniel FALZON Yamaha 154
5 Josh WATERS Suzuki 148.5
6 Bryan STARING Kawasaki 142.5
7 Glenn ALLERTON BMW 124
8 Alex PHILLIS Suzuki 106
9 Matt WALTERS Kawasaki 83
10 Arthur SISSIS Suzuki 79.5