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


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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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