Wagner finished the final round in fourth place after a fall in the last leg cost him any chance of a podium for the day or the series victory. Wagner finished with 3-3-2-10 results in the four races ran over the weekend and finished in second place for the championship, 18 points behind Mike Jones.
Wagner started the weekend on good form and was in a fast moving pack at the front of the field that included, Troy Herfoss, Mike Jones and Olly Bayliss. He improved during the day and was again battling for a top two spot in the final race when he lost the front and went down on lap four.
He was able to scramble to his feet, pick up his factory Yamaha YFZ- R1M and return to the race to cross the finish line in 10th place.
“I felt pretty good on the track all weekend, I just wasn’t getting off the line as good as I needed to and had to charge my way forward in each race,” Wagner explains.
“Herfoss and Jones were clean off the line and gapped me a little on the opening laps. I was able to draw them back in towards the end of each race but races only being six laps, I just made myself work too hard to get to the front.
“The final race I just got a little impatient and made move that I tried to force instead of waiting for the right time to pass. It was my fault and something I need to learn from.
“But I have enjoyed being at the races and back to events like this at Morgan Park. It has been fun and its also been awesome that Kev and the Yamaha Racing Team have been able to support me 100% at these rounds and I can’t thank them enough for the effort they have put in,” Wagner ends.
There are still two rounds of the Australian Superbike Championship left on the calendar as riders are waiting on their status given the current COVID and border issues. Rounds at The Bend in South Australia and Winton in Victoria remain scheduled before the end of the year with riders and teams hoping to finish off the ASBK championship after the opening round was ran way back in February.
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Superbike – Round 2
1st Troy Herfoss – 92
2nd Mike Jones – 85
3rd Olly Bayliss – 68
4th Aiden Wagner – 67 (YRT)
5th Corey Turner – 66
QLD Superbike Championships
1st Mike Jones – 173
2nd Aiden Wagner - 155 (Yamaha YZF-R1M)
3rd Corey Turner – 137
4th Olly Bayliss- 124
5th Kyle Mountney - 109