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Re: Aussie Superbike champions on DUCATIS

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Not only Mike Jones, but also Wayne Maxwell (37 years old). Maxwell is two times Australian champ as well.

Wayne Maxwell is on a Ducati panigale V4R, in 2020 riding for Craig McMartin. https://www.mcnews.com.au/wayne-maxwell ... asbk-2020/

Would you believe I was at Wakefeild park doing a track day, & saw Wayne Maxwell in the garages & riding a Ducati V4R. This year he raced a Suzuki in the ASBK.
Of corse I couldn't tell anyone before now because I forgot. But as soon as I saw the news today I remembered.

Good news for Ducati in the Australian superbike championship.
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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2020 round one at Phillip Island as support races for WSBK
- 2019 champion Mike Jones is back, this time on the Ducati V4
- 2018 champion Troy Hefoss I understand is on the 2019 Honda as the 2020 Honda hasn't been homologated as there hasn't been 20 sales yet. He has a 2020 model, which is the only one in the country but can't race it yet
28 riders racing this weekend, that's a great turnout

FP1: https://www.mcnews.com.au/cru-halliday- ... ip-island/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Results for Round 1 2020 - Phillip Island -> http://www.computime.com.au/meetings/in ... 0/WSBK_20/

Can't find them on youtube, I suspect it will be like last year where the first round, which is done with WSBK won't make it to youtube
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Re: 2020 ASBK Superbike championship

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Three wins from 3 races for Wayne Maxwell on the Ducati V4R.
Cru Halliday three 2nd places on the Yamaha.
Good start to the Aussie season.

Another beaut day at Phillip island.
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Re: 2020 ASBK Superbike championship

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Apical wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:07 am
Three wins from 3 races for Wayne Maxwell on the Ducati V4R.
Cru Halliday three 2nd places on the Yamaha.
Good start to the Aussie season.

Another beaut day at Phillip island.
Wayne is doing great for an old fella, on a maximum possible of 76 points. Mike Jones is in 8th on 35 points, Troy Hefoss 5th on 48 points which was not too bad an effort on the 2019 Honda
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Like everyone else's championship, ASBK has been hit, with one cancelled and 2 postponed. That takes the series to 6 max

ASBK SCHEDULE
Round 1: WSBK – Phillip Island, VIC : 27 February – 1 March 2020
Round 2: Wakefield Park, NSW: POSTPONED
Round 3: The Bend, SA: POSTPONED
Round 4: Barbagallo Raceway, WA: CANCELLED
Round 5: Morgan Park, QLD: 7-9 August 2020
Round 6: Winton Motorsport Park, VIC: 11-13 September 2020
Round 7: Phillip Island GP Circuit, VIC: 2-4 October 2020
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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There's 5 females racing in ASBK, all are in the 300cc category and some are doubling up with the 600cc category
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Finally, I've tracked down 2020 round 1 - Phillip island. Its a full presentation of the weekend from an ASBK viewpoint - 1h45m

https://vimeo.com/398480832
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Re: ASBK championship restart

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Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne is having problems dealing with the great plague.
At least 36 suburbs of Melbourne are considered hot spots. Apparently hotel security guards don't know much about infection control.

Unfortunately this is a problem for the entire state of Victoria. Which is the state that Phillip island is part of.
Sadly this means the second round of the Aussie superbikes, & all the other classes, will be even later.

P.I. pushed back to October 2-4. The second round will be in Queensland at Morgan Park. Oli Bayliss' local track.
Round two at Morgan Park Qld will run on August 21-23; fingers crossed. March 1st to August 21 = a very long break.

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/asbk-manag ... statement/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Circumstances have changed again.
So my previous post of a week ago is wrong.
Morgan park Queensland was going to be round 2.
This is now up in the air. Definitely postponed.
https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/au ... postponed/

If it is moved to late September or early October that may suit my plans better.

We'll see
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Apical wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:40 am
Circumstances have changed again.
So my previous post of a week ago is wrong.
Morgan park Queensland was going to be round 2.
This is now up in the air. Definitely postponed.
https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/au ... postponed/

If it is moved to late September or early October that may suit my plans better.

We'll see
With the closure of the Vic border, which is for at least 6 weeks they would of had no choice but to reschedule as the only other option would of been to exclude all the competitors from Victoria. Ironically these changes put the 2nd and 3rd rounds within Vic

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/asbk-calen ... -9th-july/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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ASBK championship has been cut to 4 rounds and what rounds remain have been moved backwards. Australia has state borders and many of those borders are closed making it near impossible for teams, riders and officials to travel to/from events

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/asbk-manag ... ar-update/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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The incredible shrinking ASBK championship. Only four rounds; is this a real National title?
"Doesn't count for anything unless Marc Marquez is racing." Said some bitter & twisted old man who won a single 500 race last century.

Wakefield and Winton are my two closest tracks. I am planning to go to both rounds. Fingers crossed.

No Phillip Island GP or stand alone round of the ASBK. Lucky I got to the first round at P.I. shared with WSBK. Before the world ended.

The Bend in South Australia is a great venue. I went there once in 2018. S.A. is doing better than Victoria, should be OK for the aussie titles.

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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Has been reduced to 3 races, the first has been done, the 2nd in November and last in December. The way the state borders are closed makes events like motorbike racing extremely difficult :(
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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And now its down to 2 races as the SA round has been cancelled

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/asbk-at-th ... reopening/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Mikesbytes » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:10 pm
And now its down to 2 races as the SA round has been cancelled

Not quite Mikesbytes, The final action in ASBK is at Winton from Thursday December 3rd to Sunday the 6th. Four days.
It is a double round or double header, so at least 4 races.
We have only had 1 round so far, at Phillip Island in conjunction with World SBK in Feb/March 2020. Seems like another time; BC before Covid.
Wayne Maxwell cleaned up on the Ducati V4R & took maximum points 76 from memory.
In Oz pole position is worth one championship point. So 101 up for grabs at least. Depending on the number of races.

I'm planning to ride to Winton in northern Victoria, if I am allowed to cross the border.

Having trouble with the Motorcycling Australia site at the moment. https://www.ma.org.au/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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The final 2 rounds of the ASBK championship has been moved to Wakefield park in NSW. So the 2020 calendar now looks like;
2020 ASBK Calendar
Round Track/Date
ROUND 1 WSBK – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC: 27 Feb – 1 March - completed, ASBK were some of the support races.
ROUND 2-3 Wakefield Park, NSW: December 3-6 - scheduled, no spectators
and that's all :(
https://www.mcnews.com.au/asbk-finale-m ... ield-park/
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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The final round(s) has been done last weekend. There's a fairly long video up on youtube or you can watch it on SBS on Demand
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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The complications around state border closures could see a few riders and support team members missing out. Victoria has a permit system that based on your council area in your respective state Red, Amber, Green and your ability to get in to Victoria for round 1 will depend on whether someone has tested positive in your council area
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Some news regarding the Aussie titles in 2021.
We are racing in Tasmania again.
Seven rounds planned.
Phillip island with the tin tops in February
Winton, Wakefield, Morgan Park Queensland (Ollie Bayliss' local track) young Bayliss is racing a Ducati in superbike this season.
ASBK is also travelling to the Bend in South Australia.
Symonds Plains circuit in Tasmania looks like being the final round of seven. Fingers crossed.

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/asbk-to-fi ... e-in-2021/

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/entries-no ... mpionship/
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Re: ASBK Round 1 for 2021

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Not this weekend but next weekend the first round will be held at Phillip island. The 20th & 21st.
In conjunction with the cars. 2 plus 4.
I've never been a fan of these combined meetings.
The only good to come of such a union may be some fans of racing will discover something. That bike racing is much better than car racing.

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/asbk-tv-ba ... r-in-2021/

Live and later video available on SBS, Fox sports Oz, Fox sports Asia & Eurosport.

The long dark off season is almost over.
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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The opening round of the ASBK at Phillip Island has been postponed due to the covid outbreak in Victoria. The first round will now be Winton on March 14 ...... maybe.
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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That is a real shame for everyone but in particular those of you in Australia. I take it the quarantine hotels in Melbourne are linked to the tennis?

My feelings are that there's a potential sting in the tail for Australasia with this virus.

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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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The quarantine leakage in Melbourne is related to Australian returnee's, one of which is believed to be the source with the UK variant. The tennis will continue with no audience while Melbourne has a 5 day lockdown.

Winton is a small track that is also in the state of Victoria but is in the northern part of the state pretty much on the main road to NSW. It's possible if a lockdown happens in Melbourne that the country side around Winton isn't included but they say Murphy was an optimist

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Wi ... 46.0876717
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Re: ASBK Superbike championship

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Looks like the 2+4 at Phillip island will be called off due to the lockdown.
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