Monday, September 11, 2017

Australian Superbikes Rnd6 SMSP

I rode out to Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday to check out round 6 of the Australian Superbike championship. The action was superb even the little 300 class was action packed with the first 8 riders finishing within 1.2 sec of each other battling 5 abreast into turn 1. I might add those little 300's were doing 1.44's around the track. I haven't managed that time on my R1 there yet.

Here are some of the photos from Sunday's race day.





Bayliss taking a punter on a 2 lap experience of a life time, cough cough, or is it 4 minutes of sitting in your own excrement



Three times world superbike champion Troy Bayliss was there to give some will particpants a ride on the two seater ducati superbike. He was wheelstanding all the way out of pit lane. You couldn't pay me to get on that thing with him.

Troy Bayliss - pity the camera didn't focus

Bike carpark

Shawn Giles ASBK winning GSXR's



Shawn Giles - GSXR 2 seater ride
Both superbikes races were dominated by the new Suzuki GSXR1000RR piloted by Josh Waters, it pulled about a 5 second gap on the rest of the field.
Honda Garage

Brian Starings Honda Fireblade - 2nd in Race 2

Kawasaki Pit Garage and Lunch area


The Pirelli boys were busy fitting tyres the entire day, they didn't stop, just like a well oiled machine. Champs.

Supersport Race 1 Winners

Ted Collins took out the 2017 Supersport Championship


Supersport Race 1 start


Laura Brown



8 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful day to see some bikes.

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    1. Sure was Brandi, what could be better a warm spring day and angry race bikes making loud noises.

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  2. ...why do we wast our time on those slow 1000s when we could be on those cheap 300s!!!

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    1. I'll trade my R1 right after you trade your MT-10. Mmmm a little R3 that'd be super.....

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  3. I see a 300 in your future....but hang on, maybe a 125 would be quicker still?

    Haven't been to the races for a wee while. Be nice to see some good action again on a fine day (if we ever get one again).

    And, yep, there's no way I'd ever get on the back of a bike with anyone on a racetrack!

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    1. Not with Troy "Madman" Bayliss at any rate

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  4. i couldnt see andrew a 300....there are laws against bike cruelty.

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  5. Great pics Steve. Let's hope it's fine and sunny at PI on the 22nd October!

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