Sunday, March 18, 2018

2018 World Superbikes - Phillip Island Day 3 and 4

DAY 3 & 4 - World Superbike

Saturday morning arrived and I was pumped and looking forward to getting out to the track. Not only were the WSBK boys in town but it coincides with the opening round of the Australian Superbike championship with none other than 3 time WSBK rider Troy Bayliss competing in this years championship at 48 years old. It was only a quick 15 minute ride out to the track.

Troy Bayliss ASBK Superbikes

Colin Edwards WSBK

Marco Melandri's WSBK

Marco Melandri

A rather second hand MV Augusta

Sticky black donuts
We even managed on the sunday to do the pit walk where we actually got to meet some of the top riders. An excellent score thanks Doug. Even wandering around in the back of the pits you got to see some fantastic motorcycling exotica.

Alex Lowes - Yamaha Racing

Glen Alertons ASBK

ASBK Kawasaki Team

Aussie MOTOGP legend Anthony West now racing in WSS

ASBK - Yamaha Racing

3 Amigo's

Melandri after the race win

WSBK Kawasaki Team

Jonathan Rea's Bike

Tom Syke's Podium Ride

Bushpig's enthusiasm for the WSS race was overwhelming

Me and the Chaz
Two great days were had at the track with Marco Melandri taking out the honours in both races. He came from behind in race 1 to take the win with the kawasaki's fading with severe tyre wear. The Pirelli tyres were coming apart in race one with Dorna confirming that race 2 would have an enforced mandatory tyre change rule in force just like motogp a few years ago when Marquez was penalised for not pitting early enough. 

Tom Sykes Bike

The Honda Garage

Kenan Sofugolu and the Bushpig

Two fantastics days of racing with World Supebikes and Supersport, Australian Superbikes and Supersport. Good times for all with excellent racing, even though Geoff slept through an exciting World Supersport Race. I also love the fact that you can ride your bike around the outside of the track, which you can't do at Motogp it makes moving to different parts of the track to watch the racing a lot easier and quicker.

Cheers WSBK done and dusted


  1. Looks like a lot of fun, although the girls don't look overly enthused...

    1. Maybe they are just worried about losing their jobs, with what formula 1 has done to them. Turned these poor girls out on the streets jobless and destitute.....
      Not Motogp and WSBK. Yay for motorcycling the last bastion of man.

  2. Nice. About time those WSB guys came back here for a round - watched them about 3 times at Manfield, great stuff!

  3. i was very tired......tyred...

  4. The weather looked much better than moto-gp. I used to follow SBK more than moto-gp until it left free to air tv then there was zero coverage for while and later a highlight show which was too brief. No coverage of it over here at all.