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Perfect weekend for Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Herfoss at Morgan Park

It was a fairy tale weekend for Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Troy Herfoss at Round 5 of the Australian Superbike Championship at Morgan Park, while Jamie Stauffer also impressed with top five results at the penultimate round of racing.

With the Australian Superbike series reaching the pointy end of the championship, the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team headed in to round five with the hope to close in on their competitors, and snatch up valuable championship points, and with Herfoss collecting a flawless two race wins, that’s exactly what they did.

From the minute Herfoss hit the track at Morgan Park for practice on Friday, he was simply unstoppable, and by the time qualifying and Pirelli Superpole took place on Saturday, Herfoss became the only rider to break in to the 1:13’s with a record best lap of 1:13.826, handing himself and the team with Pole position. When racing kicked off at Morgan Park today, Herfoss led both races from the minute he left the grid, taking the race one win by 3.748 seconds, while in the second race Herfoss won again by 3.202 seconds, going undefeated for the first time in his career and wrapping up round five on the top step of the podium.

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“I can’t really describe the feeling I have right now. I’ve been racing a long time but to get a perfect weekend like we have is just so cool,” Herfoss shared.

“Even eating my lunch today, I carried the porridge from the microwave, dropped it, it did three little flips and then landed perfectly, so I knew it was my day.

“Every lap on the track today I felt so good, and the Pirelli tyres were fantastic out there. I keep saying it, but the team has worked so hard on this bike, and even though it’s older it really is just so nice to ride.

“Now I know we’re going to Winton with a really good chance of winning, so I definitely needed these extra points this weekend and the hard work has certainly paid off.”

The success for the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team at Morgan Park also flowed on to Herfoss’s teammate, with Stauffer also taking part in Superpole and steering his CBR1000RRSP Honda machine to the sixth fastest time (1:14.802), before taking fifth in race one and sixth in race two, to conclude the round in fifth overall.

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“It was a really positive day for us as a team, to see Troy come away with the round win and go undefeated was cool and I also made some progress myself,” Stauffer shared.

“Fifth and sixth place finishes is not exactly where we want to be, but with having injuries earlier in the year and a lot of time off the bike, it’s a step in the right direction.

“We only have one round of racing left now, so at Winton we’ll be doing the best we can to put both of the Hondas on the podium.”

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team Manager Paul Free also shared that he’s over the moon with today’s result and gave credit to Pirelli tyres for the additional support.

“It’s been a fantastic weekend for us as a team, we knew what we wanted to achieve at Morgan Park, and I’m very proud to say we have done that this weekend,” Free shared.

“After our results back in Western Australia, we really leaned on Pirelli for some additional support, and they have come out and provided us with a new tyre, which has really refreshed things for us, and given us another chance at this Superbike championship.

“With the equipment we’re working with and with the Pirelli tyre we now have, myself and the team are all very excited about what the future holds and we’re all looking forward to getting to Winton.”

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The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s next outing will be at Round 6, the final round of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli at Winton, from September 30 – October 2.

For more information on the ASBK Championship head to www.asbk.com.au.

To keep up to date with all of Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team news, results, and features, like the ‘Team Honda Racing’ Facebook page, follow @teamhondaracing on Instagram, or head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au.

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Stauffer and Herfoss confident ahead of Round 5

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Jamie Stauffer and Troy Herfoss are preparing to climb aboard their Honda CBR1000RRSP machines for the penultimate round of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship at Morgan Park in Queensland this weekend, August 5-7.

With the ASBK now reaching the pointy end of the championship, Round 5 at Morgan Park is set to be more important than ever, and with a successful test at the venue under their belts, both Stauffer and Herfoss are high on confidence as they make their way to the Queensland circuit.

Herfoss, who currently sits in third in the Superbike Championship standings was fastest at the Morgan Park test only a few short weeks ago, and says that he’ll be looking to carry that same speed into round five of the series this weekend.

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“I’m really looking forward to this weekend’s round at Morgan Park, it’s been a while between races so we’re all eager to get back out there,” Herfoss said

“It’s been really tough at the past two rounds of the ASBK, but our test at Morgan park a few weeks back went well, and we were able to close the gap on the front guys a little bit, which is very positive.

“I’m really impressed with the work that the team has been doing on the bike, and I hope we can keep our pace high at Morgan park and claw back a few points.”

For Stauffer, Round 5 of the ASBK provides yet another opportunity for him to climb aboard his CBR1000RRSP Honda machine, and says he’s looking forward to hitting that track being back at 100 per cent fitness this weekend.

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“It’s going to be nice to get back on that bike again this weekend that’s for sure,” Stauffer shared

“We’ve had a bit of a rough year with my injuries, but I’m finally starting to feel 100 per cent, so the team and I are keen to get to Morgan Park.

“We didn’t race at Morgan Park last year, so it was good to get a test in at the venue a few weeks ago. The bike is feeling good, I’m feeling good and we’re all looking to moving forward this weekend.”

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will race at Round 5 of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli at Morgan Park this weekend, August 5-7.

For more information on the ASBK Championship head to www.asbk.com.au.

To keep up to date with all of Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team news, results, and features, like the ‘Team Honda Racing’ Facebook page, follow @teamhondaracing  on Instagram, or head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au.