Honda star Troy Herfoss wins his second major trophy in 2016 | Sport
Honda star Troy Herfoss has collected his second major trophy in 2016 by winning the two-round Phillip Island Superbike Championship, which concluded as an undercard at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix this past weekend (October 21-23).
Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda CBR1000RR) finished with 2-3-4 results in round two, and completed the title – which began at the world superbike round back in February this year – on 107pts, ahead of Michael Blair (Campbells Home Supplies Yamaha YZF-R1, 93) and his teammate Jamie Stauffer (90).
“Conditions have been tricky this weekend, but to win a second series in 2016 is great for me and the Crankt Protein Honda team,” said Herfoss. “I haven’t ridden the best this weekend but on the whole it’s been a successful year and I am already looking forward to saddling up on the new Fireblade in 2017.”
Josh Waters (Custom Plates YZF-R1) was the overall winner in round two with a near-perfect 1-2-1 scorecard, and was particularly dominant in the wet opener which was held in treacherous conditions on Friday. Stauffer was second overall (3-1-2) ahead of Herfoss, Brayden Elliott (Knobby Underwear/Royan Truck Repairs Suzuki GSX-R1000, 4-4-3) and Blair (5-5-5).
“This is only my second ride with the new team, and they have put a great bike underneath me which makes my job easier,” said Waters.
Meanwhile, the 2016 Phillip Island Supersport Championship was won by Callum Spriggs on the Cube Racing ZX-6R, who finished on 86.5pts ahead of Luke Mitchell (JNL Racing Yamaha YZF-R6, 74) and Sam Clarke (Banhams Racing ZX-6R, 73.5).
Clarke and Spriggs shared the spoils in round two with first and third places each, while others to finish on the podiums were Mitchell and Jack Gallagher (Race Centre YZF-R6).
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