Cru Halliday takes pole in Aussie Superbike support races

MotoGP 2022 – Round 18 – Phillip Island
Friday Support Report #2

A downpour swept over the Phillip Island circuit at the end of the Oceania Junior Cup practice session, causing the session to end early.

Before the red flag, the practice session looked like a race! Marcus Hamod led the session by a fraction over Hunter Corney and Bodie Paige.

When the Australian Superbikes hit the track some 15 minutes later the rain had really stopped but the wind was still quite significant and the track was wet… Just what you want when you’re trying to set a fast lap time and you just have 15 minutes. to do it. However, with such a small grid, as it is not a scoring event, qualifying is certainly not as important as usual.

However, these guys are a bit special…

Despite less than ideal conditions, Josh Waters, Cru Halliday and Mike Jones were early in 1:33.

Waters really sent the Boost Mobile Ducati hurtling down the chute, clocking in at 318km/h through speed control.

Josh Waters at Boost Mobile Ducati - Image TBG
Josh Waters at Boost Mobile Ducati – Image TBG

Cru Halliday topped the timesheets at the midway point of the 15-minute session, albeit with a 1m33.304s beating Waters’s 1m33.490s.

A little more drizzle at certain points around the circuit stopped his attacks from there, meaning Cru Halliday will start from pole position later this afternoon.

Some trouble with the electronics on Troy Herfoss’s Penrite Honda in that session.

Four riders did not make the qualifying cut in Superbike and of course they will have to ask the race director for permission to compete. If they are not allowed, that will mean only nine runners will be at the front of the start this afternoon…

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In the late afternoon, the OJC boys will have their qualifying session before the Australian Superbike riders compete in their first ten lap fight, which is scheduled for 1640. OJC Race One will be raced over a seven-lap distance at the conclusion of the inaugural Superbike competition this afternoon.

Tomorrow the support class events kick off with the second OJC race at 11:45. Superbike Race Two is scheduled for 16.05, followed immediately by OJC Race Three, and then the last support race of the weekend is Superbike Race Three scheduled to start at 17.40. No kind of support will take to the track on Sunday.

ASBK Classification

Pos. Horse rider Bike Time interval Speed
1 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha YZF-R1 1m33,304 308
two Josh Waters Ducati V4R +0.186 318
3 Michael Jones Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.477 310
4 Bryan LOOKING Ducati V4R +0.885 309
5 Jed METCHER Yamaha YZF-R1 +1,894 298
6 Troy HERFOSS Honda CBR +2,049 301
7 broc pearson Ducati V4R +2,948 310
8 Alastair HOOGEN BOEZEM Yamaha YZF-R1 +5,769 293
9 berry pedro suzuki gsxr +7,625 291
DNQ dennis bech Ducati V4R +14,238 278
DNQ gary tidd Ducati V4R +14,682 265
DNQ Cori Bourne suzuki gsxr +15,077 252
DNQ Tracey Davies Ducati P-gale +15,755 255

Oceania Junior Cup Practice Times

Pos. Horse rider Bike Time interval
1 marcus hamod Yamaha YZF-R15 2m14,338
two Hunter CORNEY Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.014
3 PAIGE body Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.359
4 James Weaver Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.455
5 Alejandro CODEY Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.481
6 hudson-thompson Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.551
7 Harrison WATTS Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.696
8 sam drane Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.732
9 Ryan Larkin Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.733
10 Cameron RENDE Yamaha YZF-R15 +0.874
eleven Levi Russo Yamaha YZF-R15 +1,846
12 John Pelgrave Yamaha YZF-R15 +2,949
13 William HUNT Yamaha YZF-R15 +3,178
14 Valentino KNEZOVIC Yamaha YZF-R15 +3,213
fifteen Terri Fleming Yamaha YZF-R15 +3,780
sixteen Ella McCausland Yamaha YZF-R15 +3,926
17 Abbie CAMERON Yamaha YZF-R15 +4,168
18 Toby JAMES Yamaha YZF-R15 +5,008
19 Elijah ANDRES Yamaha YZF-R15 +6,514
twenty nixon frost Yamaha YZF-R15 +10,188
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Phillip Island MotoGP Calendar

Weather Class Session
0755 superbikes VET
0900 Moto3 FP1
0955 motorcycle gp FP1
1055 Moto2 FP1
1150 DOC VET
1220 superbikes what
1315 Moto3 FP2
1410 motorcycle gp FP2
1510 Moto2 FP2
1605 DOC what
1640 superbikes R1
1710 DOC R1
Weather Class Session
0900 Moto3 FP3
0955 motorcycle gp FP3
1055 Moto2 FP3
1145 DOC R2
1235 Moto3 Q1
1300 Moto3 Q2
1330 motorcycle gp FP4
1410 motorcycle gp Q1
1435 motorcycle gp Q2
1510 Moto2 Q1
1535 Moto2 Q2
1605 superbikes R2
1645 DOC R3
1740 superbikes R3
Weather Class Session
0900 Moto3 WUP
0920 Moto2 WUP
0940 motorcycle gp WUP
1100 Moto3 The race
1220 Moto2 The race
1400 motorcycle gp The race

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