Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss leads the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) with a single round remaining after finishing second overall at Sydney Motorsport Park today.
After qualifying fifth, the defending two-time national champion put forward two determined rides in the 14-lap races to go 2-3 for the round, placing him six points ahead in the standings.
It was yet another impressive performance from Herfoss aboard the 2017 CBR1000RR SP2 despite a difficult beginning to the weekend and one that will go a long way toward his chances of sealing a third-straight crown.
Teammate Bryan Staring had one of his strongest weekends of the season to date at the Eastern Creek-based circuit, qualifying in position four on Saturday and then claiming a brilliant second place result in race two.
Unfortunately he experienced a technical glitch in race one while running second, but managed to bounce back later in the afternoon to challenge for the victory in P2. He salvaged 10th overall and is now seventh in the point-standings.
Crankt Protein Honda Racing will now spend the next month preparing for the 2017 ASBK series finale, to be contested at Phillip Island in Victoria on 6-8 October.
2017 ASBK Rd6 Sydney Motorsport Park results:
1. Josh WATERS 51
2. Troy HERFOSS (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 38
3. Glenn ALLERTON 33
4. Robert BUGDEN 29
5. Cru HALLIDAY 29
6. Josh HOOK 29
7. Michael BLAIR 26
8. Corey TURNER 24
9. Alex PHILLIS 21
10. Bryan STARING (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 20
2017 ASBK championship standings:
1. Troy HERFOSS (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 226
2. Josh WATERS 220
3. Wayne MAXWELL 211
4. Robert BUGDEN 201
5. Daniel FALZON 188
6. Cru HALLIDAY 183
7. Bryan STARING (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 151
8. Corey TURNER 138
9. Mitch LEVY 119
10. Michael BLAIR 114
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