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As part of the WSBK at Phillip Island this weekend there's the ASBK Superbike championships. The first race hasn't happened and there's drama already;
- Troy Herfoss the 2018 champion was hoping to bring attention to himself from the WSBK crowd by doing well at the WSBK test only to have technical problems that left him way off the pace. After FP2 he is in 4th place on combined results
- Troy Bayliss had a problem with traffic in FP2 and had a big off. He has broken a finger but has been cleared to race. He is 2nd on combined results due to his FP1 time
- If you wanted to know how difficult it is to race down under, have a look at Aiden Wagner's photo in the link following, he is 1st on combined practice results and there's not a single piece of marketing on his bike or leathers. http://www.mcnews.com.au/aiden-wagner-s ... liss-down/
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That was some great racing from the asbk lads. Pity that Bayliss got injured, though.

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A bit off topic, but here's the classic racing for PI on the weekend, it was Aus vs US vs NZ. The list of bikes is interesting

https://youtu.be/u2ba98ycPjU
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For those in Australia all of the rounds apart from the first one are on free to air on SBS, which probably means that those overseas will be able to watch it on SBS on demand at a later time or possibly via live streaming if you can get it to work at your location
Round 1: Phillip Island (23-24 February) (Fox Sports)
Round 2: Wakefield Park (24 March) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 3: The Bend (28 April) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 4: Morgan Park (7 July) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 5: Winton (8 September) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 6: Phillip Island (6 October) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 7: Sydney Motorsport Park (1 November) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Source: https://www.asbk.com.au/news/watch-asbk ... e-in-2019/

Bayliss is out for round two, still injured from round one, Mike Jones will be on his bike. https://www.mcnews.com.au/mike-jones-to ... park-asbk/. Apparently Mike Jones doesn't have a ride for 2019, I'm a little surprised at that as he's a decent rider.

Also what's interesting is that Mike Jones will be on the 2018 Ducati twin, so that means that they sorted out the 2019 V4 Ducati yet. What's happening with the Ducati V4 at other national series?
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Mikesbytes wrote:For those in Australia all of the rounds apart from the first one are on free to air on SBS, which probably means that those overseas will be able to watch it on SBS on demand at a later time or possibly via live streaming if you can get it to work at your location
Round 1: Phillip Island (23-24 February) (Fox Sports)
Round 2: Wakefield Park (24 March) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 3: The Bend (28 April) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 4: Morgan Park (7 July) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 5: Winton (8 September) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 6: Phillip Island (6 October) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Round 7: Sydney Motorsport Park (1 November) (SBS, Fox Sports)
Source: https://www.asbk.com.au/news/watch-asbk ... e-in-2019/

Bayliss is out for round two, still injured from round one, Mike Jones will be on his bike. https://www.mcnews.com.au/mike-jones-to ... park-asbk/. Apparently Mike Jones doesn't have a ride for 2019, I'm a little surprised at that as he's a decent rider.

Also what's interesting is that Mike Jones will be on the 2018 Ducati twin, so that means that they sorted out the 2019 V4 Ducati yet. What's happening with the Ducati V4 at other national series?
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2hrs of bike racing on SBS now [emoji106]

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Good weekend at Wakefield park Aussie championships.
The weather was less than ideal on Friday, a downpour stopped on track activities in the late afternoon. Fine on Sat & Sunday.
Wakefield is short at 2.2kms 1.367 miles, it's got a fair few bumps & 11 corners.
From most viewing points you can see all of the circuit.
The racing was good & two local riders, Tom Toparis & Troy Herfoss, did well.
Herfoss won both races. Record crowd of 6,000 seemed to like that.
https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/au ... ield-park/
https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/au ... ield-park/

Mike Jones, 2015 Australian superbike champion, rode a Kawasaki at P.I. in Feb. Yesterday he was back on the (Troy Bayliss) DesmoSport Ducati 1299 Panigale final edition. Mike took third place in the second superbike race. I was pleased to see him back on the big duck & doing well.

Tom Toparis did a great job in SS600 winning race one by 4 seconds or so. T.T. 7 didn't have it all his way in race two but still won.
The supersport 600 races had the least action of all the classes racing & were still good to watch.
https://www.asbk.com.au/news/goulburn-l ... ield-park/

The Yamaha R3 cup & 300 supersport races were full-on action everywhere you looked. Most of these kids are tiny but fast.
https://www.asbk.com.au/news/stauffer-t ... mf-r3-cup/
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Ha, I thought that Mike Jones had come 3rd in the second race. Clearly wasn't paying attention.

Good coverage on SBS, even had the 11-15 year olds race.

They said on the Telecast that Mike Jones Kawasaki is a couple of years old privateer bike. He must of been thrilled to be on the Ducati in a supported team, even though its only one round and his 4th and 5th has put him 3rd in the championship

BTY I push biked past the raceway a few years back and even from the road the circuit looked interesting, I'm regretting not going to the meet
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Round 2 is up on youtube, 1h45m of action. https://youtu.be/h7S_SZobG7o
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Bayliss has decided to put Mike Jones on his bike for the rest of the season. Bayliss say's he will race at some point during the season and I'm wondering what bike that will be on? Mike's privateer Kawasaki? :) only kidding

https://www.mcnews.com.au/mike-jones-sh ... rt-ducati/

Mike is on 83 points in 3rd, 13 points behind 1st
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Bayliss will be developing and racing the v4r.

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I'm going to be in China for the next 2 weeks but it appears that the only race I'm going to miss is ASBK round 3, which for those in Australia is on SBS at 3pm on Sunday 28th April, I've got the TV set to record :). For those not in Australia I think its live streamed on SBS on demand or Freeview
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Watched the last race at tailem bend
Won by Brian Staring on dunlops.
Slower at the start of the 10 lap races by about 1 sec but held that pace for the race duration.
The Pirellis most of the field were on fell off a cliff after about 3 laps and laptimes increased by about 3 sec a lap at the end. [emoji54]
No drive or edge grip from the rear tyre.

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Yeh I've finally got to watch it, I was overseas but had the TV set to record it. It's good that the series has 2 tyre manufactures though the bulk are on Pirelli and this was defiantly a Dunlop track + having a good rider too.

Arthur Siss was unfortunate, he got a great start and got his privateer bike with the factory teams and then got tagged by a falling rider sending thru the dirt and probably to the back of the field. At one point they said he was 19th and after that he finished in 13th.

Bayliss not riding the V4 yet, he was there with his team but not racing
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ASBK at Phillip island, Mike Jones takes his 4th consecutive pole position in the aussie superbike championship. One extra point & 500 bucks !

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/four-poles ... rt-ducati/

"mad" Mike Jones leading the championship. He is still riding the Ducati 1299 twin as far as I know.

Would have liked to be there this weekend, but too much happening.

ASBK plus some support classes on the tele again today. Two hours for us in Oz.
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Thanks for the tipoff, I had forgotten about it. My initial thought was that the telecast was going to overlap the MotoGP but that's not case so I've got SBS and 10 on timer record :)
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All action at Phillip Island 3 weeks before the MotoGp round!

Race 1 Wayne Maxwell wins, Troy Herfoss 2nd Mike Jones 3rd.

Race 2 Troy Herfoss wins Wayne Maxwell 2nd Josh Waters 3rd

Championship standings with one round to go Troy Herfoss leads on 241 points, Wayne Maxwell second on 238, Mike Jones 3rd with 236.5 points

That's right the top 3 separated by only four & a half points!

Final round at SMP first weekend in November. It was called Eastern creek when the 500, 250 & 125 GP bikes raced there, 1991-1996.
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What happened with the investigation into Mike Jone's crash?
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Over here in the UK Eurosport show highlights of ASBK ( albeit some time after the actual event), this is the first year I've watched it and the racing looks decent. I have to say that some circuits look a bit dangerous in places with walls etc pretty close to the track even on the outside of some corners!!

Is Mike Jones ok, what happened with his crash?

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Mike Jones is ok afaik.

Officials had a look at the incident, no action taken, simply a racing mishap.
Mike ran wide, Wayne Maxwell went for the gap, Mike tightened his line a bit & they touched. Mike Jones on the Ducati went down & out of the race.
M Jones 46 tried to pick the bike up, so I guess he is ok.
The big duc was damaged, game over for Mike Jones.

All to play for at Sydney motorsports park (SMP) on the first weekend of November.
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The rounds eventually end up on youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asbk though you might be able to view the earlier on SBS On Demand, not sure

That's the way I saw Mike Jone's off, not one that should incur a penalty

The offical ASBK web site hasn't been updated for Phillip Island 4 days after it's happened - a bit slack but It also shows the lack of money in Australian racing

MCNews has the ASBK standings https://www.mcnews.com.au/2019-asbk-rou ... 274b7-a945
There are 6 riders who can mathematically take the championship at the final round but in reality its going to go to one of the top 3;
Herfoss
Maxwell
Jones
The other 3 would only have a bite at the championship if the 3 above manage to take each other out in the first race;
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It went down to the final race of the final round.

Mike Jones wasn't even planning to race all of the ASBK season. M.J.46 had other plans & hopes at the beginning of 2019.

Sometimes it's best to take the opportunities life presents. A good result at round 1 & an injury to Troy Bayliss saw Mike offered a ride on the Panigale final edition.
Mike grabbed that ride & did well at every round.

At the Eastern creek final round two wins for Mike Jones on the DesmoSport Ducati & Mike is the champion once again.

https://www.asbk.com.au/news/mike-jones ... g-decider/

Troy Bayliss did ride the Ducati V4R at the non-championship SBK races at Phillip island during the MotoGp round.
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Mike Jones could of sat on Troy Hefoss's rear wheel and came in second in the last race to secure the championship by half a point but he didn't, he fought with Troy all the way and the 2 of them produced a fantastic last lap, taking risks for the victory.

BTW I've pushbike raced on that circuit a few times and thought about it from a motorbike perspective and that has given a bit more appreciation of the circuit.

And if anyone wants to watch the race, its up on SBS on demand
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Championship winner Mike Jones will be back for the 2020 year and this time on the Ducati V4. https://www.mcnews.com.au/mike-jones-co ... e-on-v4-r/

Rnd 1; Feb 27 – March 1 | Phillip Island, VIC
Rnd 2; 27-29 March | Wakefield Park, NSW
Rnd 3; 7-10 May | The Bend, SA
Rnd 4; 15-17 May | Barbagallo, WA (SBK only)
Rnd 5; 7-9 August | Morgan Park, QLD
Rnd 6; 11-13 September | Winton, VIC
Rnd 7; 2-4 October | Phillip Island, VIC
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