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Sam Clarke – 2016 RK Chains Samurai Trophy finalist | Sport

Key industry members have voted Sam Clarke one of the four finalists for the 2016 RK Chains Samurai Trophy.

AMCN readers are now invited to be involved with the voting process to determine the winner of the 2016 award.

The four finalists are:

Troy Guenther 

Sam Clarke

Brayden Elliott  

Tom Toparis

Voting closes on 16 January, and the winner announced on 30 January.

Click here to vote 

Name: Sam Clarke

Age: 20

Resides: Perth, Western Australia

Category raced in 2016: Australian Supersport Championship


Just like Troy Guenther, Sam Clarke left it all on the tarmac in his efforts to win the 2016 ASBK Supersport Championship, but was finally edged out in the very last race of the season. It was fitting that those two did finish first and second in the title fight as they were the only riders in the class to win two rounds each in the 2016 season. Clarke was also the only rider to score double race wins, and he took the most poles over the year, heading up the grid at Wakefield Park and his home round at Barbagallo Raceway. While he may have missed out on the championship, take nothing away from him for giving it a red hot go throughout the year. On top of that, Clarke and his whole team deserve a big round of applause for doing the whole season despite the difficulty and huge financial cost of travelling from the west to the east coast for five rounds.

In 2017, Clarke will pack his bags and head to the UK to compete in the 2017 Dickies British Supersport Championship with CF Motorsport riding a Yamaha YZF-R6. We wish him luck and we’re sure he’ll do Australia proud!