Monthly Archives: November 2015

Australasian Superbike Championship Down to the Wire

26th October 2015 – An action packed penultimate round of the Australasian Superbike Championship places Team Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss on equal points with Wayne Maxwell heading into the Finale in Sydney in December.

#3 Troy Herfoss and #2 Jamie Stauffer took the Honda CBR1000RR SP to its limit at Winton International Raceway, battling it out at the front of an extremely competitive field.

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Both Honda riders recorded competitive lap times throughout the weekend, steadily improving with each session. Herfoss started the 3 Swann Insurance Superbike races yesterday from P2 on the grid and got off the start line well. Finishing 3rd overall for the Round, Herfoss was consistently fighting for the win throughout the day although a small mistake in Race 1 saw him drop position in the latter stages of the race to finish 5th.

The 2 remaining races of the day showed the strength of the Honda in the battles that ensued. Herfoss finished Races 2 and 3 in 2nd place and departed Round 6 with renewed determination, saying “It was a tough weekend at Winton Raceway. I came away 3rd overall for the event and we head into the final round at Sydney Motorsport Park on equal points. It really is down to the wire and I know we can win the championship. I would like to thank the team once more for their tireless work. It is definitely going to be a huge event to finish the season and I look forward to the final battle for the title.”

#2 Jamie Stauffer moves into the final round of the season in 6th place after a frustrating weekend at Winton Raceway, saying “I finished 5th overall for the event this weekend which is not what I expected. We made good progress from Friday through to racing on Sunday, but I couldn’t quite convert it into a podium finish. I struggled a bit to get out of the corners as quickly as I needed to in order to make a pass and at a circuit like Winton it can make all the difference. The team worked really hard and I would like to thank them. I know there will be a bit of work and planning done between now and December to come out strong for the final event to make sure we are racing at the front to end the season. I look forward to what is certain to be a huge battle at Sydney Motorsport Park.”

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Team Honda Racing will take to the track for the final event of the 2015 Superbike season on the 4th – 6th December at Sydney Motorsport Park in what is set to be a thrilling battle for the 2015 Australasian Superbike Championship title.

 

 

Team Honda Racing 2nd and 6th in Phillip Island Championship

18th October 2015 – The Phillip Island Championship decider was held this morning at the Pramac Australian Grand Prix event with #28 Troy Herfoss finishing 3rd and team mate #27 Jamie Stauffer 4th after some of the most exciting racing of the weekend.

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All 3 Superbike races for Round 2 of the P.I. Championship were a spectator’s delight with numerous battles for the top 3 podium positions. There was certainly no way to predict the winner.

Both Honda riders had strong pace this weekend and recorded their fastest laps of the event in the Race 3. The fastest lap for Herfoss was a 1:32.822 sec on the penultimate lap of the race, Stauffer’s fastest a 1:33.003 sec on lap 6.

After some of the fiercest Superbike racing of the year, Stauffer finished 3rd overall for the Round and 6th in the Championship. Having crashed out of Round 1 at the World Superbike Event and therefore not earning points, Stauffer is fairly happy with the result, saying “Obviously I would like to have finished the Championship in the top 3, but that was a tough ask having missed the first Round’s points and also considering the field this weekend. The racing was fast paced and quite a few of us well matched so I am happy to come away with the Race 1 win and 3rd overall for the event.”

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Herfoss came into the MotoGP event in the championship lead and it was down to the final race to declare a winner. Although Herfoss had the pace, after race-long battles at the front of the field, he crossed the finish line in a very close 3rd place, the top 3 separated by just 2 tenths of a second. Unfortunately, this meant that Herfoss finished the Round 5th overall and had to settle for 2nd in the Championship by just 3 points.

He is understandably disappointed, saying “We had a mixed weekend really. Taking pole position here at MotoGP was amazing in front of such a big crowd. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish off this weekend with the title. It is very frustrating to miss out on the Phillip Island Championship but Mike did a fantastic job this weekend and I tried my best. All the guys at Team Honda have given us our best possible chance at winning all year and we move onto Winton next weekend for Round 6 of the Australasian Superbike Championship confident we can be at the front.”