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Cru Halliday tops FP2 as Jack Miller starts to progress


The final five minutes were hectic in this morning’s Superbike qualifier opening, which ended with Troy Herfoss taking the lead over hometown hero Arthur Sissis. That pairing beat Mike Jones and Wayne Maxwell by almost eight out of ten while Bryan Staring led Cru Halliday in fifth.

The Thriller Motorsports trio took their first laps on brand new motorcycles that had never turned in a fit of rage. Jack Miller on the Ducati finished FP1 at P11, while Josh Hook (Honda) and Marcel Schroetter (Yamaha) were at P16 and P17. Hooky drove that session without traction or wheel control, but hopes to have that functionality before the end of the day.

Moto3 rival Joel Kelso (Livson BMW) is a P18 but was nearly four seconds behind when he accelerated on a Superbike for the first time.

Ambient temperatures in the morning only inched up 20 degrees but by the time FP2 started at 13:20 the mercury was already up 30 degrees and the track temperature was heading towards 50 degrees. Although it’s starting to cool today, it won’t be tomorrow as overnight temperatures are expected to only drop to 18 degrees, before peak temperatures are predicted to be around 30 degrees, with a chance of thunderstorms. making things pleasant Saturday afternoon… Sunday’s race day is expected to be much cooler with a forecast of just 21 and the chance of occasional showers is slim.

A lot of changes were made to the machines before FP2. Penrite Honda is working on trying to give Herfoss a better balance bike, along with changes to the fork springs and oil height for young Senna Agius.

I’ve been reading a bit on social media, I know, I should turn it off… Anyway there’s been some talk about Jack Miller not being able to use the same tires available to everyone else this weekend. That’s 100% wrong, Miller will be running on Pirelli rubber here this weekend and he has the same options as any other Pirelli driver.

The main difference on Jack’s bike from some of the Ducati machines in the field is that due to MotoGP testing limitations, he cannot run the full Marelli ECU to current Ducati rider specs. school. That’s not a huge drawback as it sounds like a lot of lap records have been set on the same standard V4 R electronics that Jack is using, and honestly, people in the field. This sector has equipped the ECU Marelli doesn’t really have an army of data analysts to make the most of its capabilities.

The basic thing that is likely to hold up Jack this weekend is that he doesn’t have time to sit on his bike. They were given access to basic setup data and geometry from another team, but what Jack needed to be able to compete was to get through and achieve a suspension setup that would allow him to hit got a balanced setup that both gave him good grip and allowed him to ride in such a way that he was able to maintain proper grip for 11 laps. This is something that every other team above and below the pit lane is aiming for as well. But Jack is starting from zero, while everyone else has a lot of setup data and insight into their bikes, so it’s still a pretty big task for Jack and his team of guys. His joviality has entrusted himself, and I do not underestimate the importance of that challenge.

Anyway, let’s start with what happened during the 25-minute FP2 session that started at 13.20pm this afternoon in South Australia.

As we mentioned earlier, Josh Hook’s Fireblade currently doesn’t have active traction or wheel control and unfortunately he fell at 12 early in FP2.

Jack Miller was half a second past his best FP1 time in his first lap, a good sign that the Sports Horror Team is working in the right direction. He improved on that again over the next few laps as both track and pace heated up here at The Bend.

A lot of riders finished good laps early on before returning to the track to make some setup changes.

The pace then heats up again during the last five minutes of the session. Cru Halliday set the day’s fastest all-new lap at 1m51,518 with four minutes left. Arthur Sissis then advanced to P2 after hitting 1m51,591 in his eighth round of the session. And that’s how the session ended, Halliday leading Sissis, Herfoss P3 and Jack Miller P4 leading Wayne Maxwell. While Herfoss finished third, he was unable to go faster than the time he booked in FP1.

Superbike FP2 times

  1. Cru Halliday 1m51,518
  2. Arthur Sisis 1m51,591
  3. Troy Herfoss 1m51,842
  4. Jack Miller 1m51,976
  5. Wayne Maxwell 1m51,978
  6. Josh Waters 1m52,066
  7. Glenn Allerton 1m52,387
  8. Mike Jones 1m52,388
  9. Anthony West 1m52,657
  10. Broc Pearson 1m52,673

Supersport FP2 times

posture horseman Bicycle Time/Space Speed, velocity
first Harrison VOIGHT Yamaha YZF-R6 1m56,403 250
2 Thomas BRAMICH Yamaha YZF-R6 +0.971 254
3 Ty Lynch Yamaha YZF-R6 +1.046 249
4 Scott NICHOLSON Yamaha YZF-R6 +1.879 248
5 Dallas SKEER Yamaha YZF-R6 +2,021 244
6 PASSWORD Jack Yamaha YZF-R6 +2.384 248
7 Archie McDonald Yamaha YZF-R6 +2.545 248
8 Jake FARNSWORTH Yamaha YZF-R6 +2,630 251
9 John LYTRAS Yamaha YZF-R6 +2,635 250
ten Jack FAVELLE Honda CBR RR +3,789 245
11 Rhys BELLING Yamaha YZF-R6 +4.467 249
twelfth Tom DRane Yamaha YZF-R6 +4.512 255
13 Pedestrians Tarbon Yamaha YZF-R6 +4.659 242
14 Declan CARBERRY suzuki gsxr +4.841 245
15 Noel MAHON Yamaha YZF-R6 +5.598 243
16 PICKETT Bronson Yamaha YZF-R6 +5.631 235
17 Luca DURNING Yamaha YZF-R6 +6.126 244
18 cody wyman Yamaha YZF-R6 +6.389 246
19 Morgan McLAREN-WOOD Yamaha YZF-R6 +8.283 241
20 John Quinn Yamaha YZF-R6 +8.756 244
21 Mitch SIMPSON Yamaha YZF-R6 +8.815 245

Bend ASBK Schedule

Friday the 25thorder November
Time Class Incident Period
13.20 13.45 super motorcycle FP2 25 minutes
13.55 14.10 Super sports 300 FP2 15 minutes
14.20 14h35 Super motorcycle master FP2 15 minutes
14.45 15.00 Van FP2 15 minutes
15.10 15.25 Cup R3 FP3 15 minutes
3:35pm 15.55 super sport FP3 20 minutes
16.05 16.20 bLU cRU FP3 15 minutes
16h30 16.55 super motorcycle FP3 25 minutes
17.05 17.20 Super sports 300 FP3 15 minutes
17:30 17.45 Super motorcycle master FP3 15 minutes
17.55 18.10 Van FP3 15 minutes
Saturday 26order November
8:30am 8.45 Cup R3 Q1 15 minutes
8.55 9:20am super sport Q1 25 minutes
9:30am 9.45 bLU cRU Q1 15 minutes
9.55 10:30 super motorcycle City. 35 minutes
10h40 11.00 Super sports 300 Q1 20 minutes
11.10 11:25 am Van Ask 15 minutes
11:35 am 11:50 am Super motorcycle master Ask 15 minutes
12.00 12:15 Cup R3 Q2 15 minutes
12.25 12:50 super sport Q2 25 minutes
12:50 13:30 Lunch – ASBK Billion Dollar Trip & ASBK . Signature 40 minutes
13:30 13h50 Super sports 300 Q2 20 minutes
14.00 14.20 Van R1 5 rounds
2:30 p.m 14.45 bLU cRU Q2 15 minutes
14.55 15.10 super motorcycle Q1 15 minutes
15.10 15.25 TV Activity ASBK ASBK.TV 15 minutes
15.25 3:40pm super motorcycle Q2 15 minutes
3:50pm 16.10 Super sports 300 R1 7 rounds
16.20 16h40 Super motorcycle master R1 5 rounds
16h50 17.10 bLU cRU R1 5 rounds
17.20 17h40 Van R2 5 rounds
17.50 18.10 Cup R3 R1 6 rounds
Sunday 27order November
8.00 8.05 Supersport 300 & R3 Cúp Trophy WUP 5 minutes
8.15 8:20am super sport WUP 5 minutes
8:30am 8.35 bLU cRU WUP 5 minutes
8:40am 8.50 super motorcycle WUP 10 minutes
9.00 9.05 Super motorcycle master WUP 5 minutes
9:15 9:35 am Cup R3 6 rounds
9.45 10.15 super sport R1 9 rounds
10.25 10:45 bLU cRU R2 5 rounds
10.55 11:35 am super motorcycle R1 11 rounds
11:45am 12.05 Super sports 300 R2 7 rounds
12:15 12:35 Super motorcycle master R2 5 rounds
12:35 13.05 Lunch – ASBK Pitlane Walk & Drag Bike Demo 30 minutes
13.05 13.25 Super sports 300 R3 7 rounds
13h35 14.05 super sport R2 9 rounds
14.15 14h35 bLU cRU R3 5 rounds
14.45 15.25 super motorcycle R2 11 rounds
3:35pm 15.55 Cup R3 R3 6 rounds
16.05 16.25 Super motorcycle master R3 5 rounds
16h35 16.55 Van R3 5 rounds


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