Aaron Morris swept to a double round victory at rounds four and five of the ASBK in the Supersport class on his Yamaha R6
Daniel Falzon continues to lead the pack in the Supersport division after five rounds

Yamaha R6 Continues Hot streak at Supersport ASBK

5 Aug 2013

Double header rounds of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) were held  at The Sydney Motorsport Complex with Yamaha again dominating proceedings in the 600cc Supersport Championship taking the top six positions at both rounds.

The venue saw rounds four and five of the series go ahead under clear blue skies and even more blue on the track as Yamaha riders and the R6 machine won both rounds in convincing fashion and the machine takes a strangle hold on the championship dominating the top five in the series.

Aaron Morris (Maxima Yamaha / YRD) put his best foot forward taking both round wins after some tight and tense battles in all four legs contested. Morris took the win on Saturday with a 4-1 result to get the round victory on a count back from Daniel Falzon (Caterpillar Yamaha / YRD) who posted 1-4 finishes. Third for the round went to Michael Blair (Blair Build / YRD) with his 2-5 results.

A quick freshen up of the bikes and riders saw the Supersport riders back on track on Sunday for round five of the championship and the action only intensified. Morris again took the round win with thanks to his impressive 1-1 results but each leg was a dog fight to the death with Morris taking both race victories by less than half a second in some of the best racing of the weekend.

Second at round five was Aiden Wagner (Wagner Soil testing / YRD) with his 2-2 finishes who threw down the challenge to Morris, while Daniel Falzon climbed the podium for the second time over the weekend as he chimed in for third.

Thanks to his double header victory, Morris has closed the gap in the championship table and now sits just nine points behind the series leader Daniel Falzon. Michael Blair, Chris Quinn and Aiden Wagner sit in third, fourth and fifth respectively in a blur of Yamaha blue at the top of the championship table.

Yamaha also leading the Manufacturers’ Championship in the Supersport class with a huge gap over rival manufacturers.

“It was another pleasing result from the Yamaha / YRD supported riders this weekend at The Sydney Motorsport Complex,” stated YRD owner, John Redding. “The R6 Machine has really proven itself to be in a class of its own in the Supersport category and we have some very talented riders and teams representing Yamaha at the ASBK.

“Congratulations to Aaron on a fine weekend and the other riders for doing a sensational job. The battle for the championship is getting exciting and it’s great to see the young guns of Australian road racing stepping up and producing some amazing racing.

“We look forward to the final two rounds at Darwin and at Phillip Island and the riders again thrusting the Yamaha R6 to the front of the pack.”

The ASBK now moves to Darwin for round six and then the big final round at Phillip Island. With 100 points still on offer, the championship is still wide open.

Round Four Results – SMC

1st Aaron Morris – 42 (Yamaha R6)
2nd Daniel Falzon – 42 (Yamaha R6)
3rd Michael Blair  - 36 (Yamaha R6)

Round Five Results – SMC

1st Aaron Morris – 50
2nd Aiden Wagner – 40
3rd Daniel Falzon – 36

Supersport Championship Standings- After Round Five
1st Daniel Falzon – 158 (Yamaha R6)
2nd Aaron Morris – 149 (Yamaha R6)
3rd Michael Blair – 135 (Yamaha R6)
4th Chris Quinn – 130  (Yamaha R6)
5th Aiden Wagner - 112 (Yamaha R6)

Keith Muir
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