ASBK round lights up Sydney Motorsport Park

William Hunt (Glenmore Park) leads Lachlan Knight through Turn 2.  Photo by Noel Rowsell

William Hunt (Glenmore Park – Supersport 300), Elijah Andrew (Marayong – OJC), Zachary Russo (Sackville North – OJC) and Adam Jordan (East Kurragong – OJC) were all in action at Sydney Motorsport Park on 22nd – 23rd March, racing in a round of the Australian Superbike Series (ASBK).

Matthew Hunt (William’s father) said “The weekend was challenging but rewarding. A mechanical issue in the first practice session sidelined our main race bike for the weekend, which meant William was on his spare bike.

“Qualifying was great, with William achieving his personal best lap time (by 1 second) putting him in 15th out of 25 (Last year he was 25th).

“In the races, there was more learning with race craft and the new competition, and in race 3 it was a damp track, racing on slicks. This was a new experience with a couple of close calls. 

“By the end of the weekend William finished 17th overall. Flair Dancewear (Wetherill Park) has come on board as a sponsor for William this year.”

The top three riders in each race category for the 2-day round at SMSP were:

Australian Superbike – Josh Waters, Cru Halliday, Broc Pearson; Superbike Masters – Jack Passfield, Keo Watson, Josh Mathers; Michelin Supersport – Tom Toparis, Jonathan Nahlous, Jake Farnsworth; Supersport 300 – Valentino Knezovic, Harrison Watts, Joshua Newman, William Hunt (17th); Oceania Junior Cup – Hunter Corney, Hunter Charlett, Rossi McAdam, Elijah Andrew (6th), Zachary Russo (14th), Adam Jordan (15th).