Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss has finished second in round three of the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship at Winton Motor Raceway, maintaining his title challenge in Victoria.
Defending champion Herfoss was fastest on Friday and qualified second on Saturday aboard his CBR1000RR SP, before going on to finish with 4-2 results in the pair of 16-lap races.
Herfoss led the opening 11 laps in both races today, albeit missing out on the victory, but has closed to within nine points of the championship lead – currently tied for second with round winner Wayne Maxwell.
Teammate Bryan Staring overcame a challenging beginning to the round to qualify in sixth place, then register 8-7 finishes for seventh overall. He has maintained fifth in the championship standings.
The 2017 ASBK series will now take a two-month break before returning to action at Hidden Valley Raceway in the Northern Territory on 7-9 July.
2017 ASBK Rd3 Winton results:
1. Wayne Maxwell 51
2. Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 37
3. Cru Halliday 36
4. Robert Bugden 36
5. Daniel Falzon 33
6. Josh Hook 30
7. Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 27
8. Josh Waters 27
9. Corey Turner 22
10. Kyle Buckley 21
2017 ASBK championship standings:
1. Daniel Falzon 139
2. Wayne Maxwell 130
3. Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 130
4. Robert Bugden 125
5. Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 96
6. Josh Waters 85
7. Cru Halliday 84
8. Kyle Buckley 68
9. Michael Blair 65
10. Beau Beaton 60
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