Michael Blair and his winning Yamaha R6
Ryan Taylor impressed in second place
Daniel Falzon continues to lead the championship on his R6

Yamaha R6 Shines at QLD ASBK

18 Jun 2013

The Yamaha R6 continues to shine following another successful round at the Australian Superbike Championship at Willowbank, Queensland over the weekend.

 In the hands of YRD supported riders, the R6 dominated proceedings in the Supersport class taking the top six positions on the day and continued the blue wash in the championship.

New South Welshmen Michael Blair won the round winning both races conducted on the weekend. Both races were hard fought and race long battles that saw Blair cross the finish less than a bike length over his nearest rivals.

Ryan Taylor slotted into second overall with 2-3 race finishes, finishing one point ahead of Daniel Falzon with 4-2 results.

The consistent performance from Falzon sees him retain his lead in the championship after three rounds. He sits eight points clear of Ryan Taylor in second with Chris Quinn, another Yamaha R6 mounted rider, in third.

The manufacturers championship has Yamaha on 313 points while the next placed is on 52 points.

“The Yamaha R6 continues to prove itself time and again, in all situations and with a wide range of riders,” says YRD’s John Redding. “Regardless if it’s the FX Superbikes or the ASBK championship, the Yamaha R6 is the weapon of choice for all 600cc road racers.

“The beauty of the R6 is that the race bikes used by these successful racers isn’t far removed from the bike you can buy from any Yamaha dealer. It is a quality road bike that is quickly and easily adapted to a high performance race bike that has stood the test of time and competition.”

ASBK – Round 3 Willowbank

1st Michael Blair – 50 (Yamaha R6)
2nd Ryan Taylor – 38 (Yamaha R6)
3rd Daniel Falzon- 37 (Yamaha R6)
4th Chris Quinn – 31 (Yamaha R6)
5th Aaron Morris – 31 (Yamaha R6)

Championship Standings – After Round 3
1st Daniel Falzon – 80
2nd Ryan Taylor – 72
3rd Chis Quinn – 71
4th Michael Blair - 65
5th Aaron Morris – 57

Manufacturer Standings
1st Yamaha – 313

2nd Suzuki – 52
3rd Kawasaki – 43
4th Honda - 25   

Keith Muir
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