Sublime Rides In ASBK Moto 3 / 125GP & Motorsports NT Club Challenge

The Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK) Moto 3 / 125GP and Motorsports NT Club Challenge classes put on a show for the crowds at Hidden Valley Raceway today.

Moto 3 / 125GP

Joel Kelso took pole (Deborah Motorsports, Honda NSFR250) in Qualifying One for today’s race in the Moto 3 / 125GP class. The young racer qualified approximately half a second in front of Dylan Whiteside (Aussie Crane Trucks, Honda NSFR250), with Dallas Skeer in third position (Penrite Oils, Honda NSFR250).

As the ten riders took off from the start line, it would be Kelso (Deborah Motorsports, Honda NSFR250) to dominate in class for victory. Kelso managed to build a four and a half second gap to his nearest opposition. He also posted the fastest lap of the race, a 1:14.666 to smash the previous record. The top three finishers were the obvious standouts, with a significant gap to the fourth place getter.

Dylan Whiteside (Aussie Crane Trucks, Honda NSFR250) was Kelso’s greatest challenger in second position. If there was a potential threat to Kelso, it could be Whiteside in Sunday’s upcoming races.

Dallas Skeer (Penrite Oils, Honda NSFR250) was consistent on the tarmac and was the final podium placer.

Fourth and fifth place getters were Scott Topping (GDR, Honda NSFR250) and Ross Taylor (GDR, Honda NSFR250).

Race Two of the Moto 3 / 125GP will kick off at 9:55 AM (ACST) with Race Three scheduled for 1:05 PM.

Moto 3 / 125GP Provisional Race One Results

1 Joel KELSO (Deborah Motorsports, Honda NSFR250)
2 Dylan WHITESIDE (Aussie Crane Trucks, Honda NSFR250)
3 Dallas SKEER (Penrite Oils, Honda NSFR250)
4 Scott TOPPING (B-spoke Design, Honda RS125)
5 Ross TAYLOR (GDR, Honda NSFR250)
6 Mark LAING-HUGHES (Yamaha TZ125)
7 Nick MATHIAS (Fastline GPRacing, Honda RS125)
8 Daniel SHERWOOD (ProTwin Australia, Honda RS125)
9 Ian HUGHES (125)
DNF David DOUGHTY (Fastline GPRacing, Aprilia RS125)

Motorsports NT Club Challenge

Warwick Price backed up the pace he showed in yesterday’s practice sessions to take pole position for the Motorsports NT Club Challenge class from his time in Qualifying Two. Price (Yamaha YZF-R6) posted a 1:16.808 to go top of the timesheets. Price qualified in front of Matt Edwards (Triumph Daytona 675R) and Douglas Clark (Suzuki GSX-R1000).

Race One was dominated by Matt Edwards (Triumph Daytona 675R), as he finished approximately nine seconds in front of his closest challenger Douglas Clark (Suzuki GSXR 1000). After Price and Clark dominated yesterday’s practice sessions, Edwards managed to turn the tables on his fellow rivals.

In third place was pole sitter Price, who battled with Clark for second place on the podium. Price would only miss out on the second place by close to half a second.

Fourth and fifth positions were taken by Andre Steenberg (BMW S1000RR) and Patrick Hamon (Triumph Daytona).

Tomorrow’s races for the Motorsports NT Club Challenge will take place at 12:35 PM (ACST) and 4:25 PM (ACST).

Motorsports NT Club Challenge Provisional Race One Results

1 Matt EDWARDS (Triumph Daytona 675R)
2 Douglas CLARK (Suzuki GSXR 1000)
3 Warwick PRICE Yamaha R6 600
4 Andre STEENBERG BMW S1000RR
5 Patrick HAMON (Triumph Daytona 675R)
6 Alex McWHINNIE (Kawasaki ZX6R)
7 Peter TROON (Yamaha R6 600)
8 Kim RUTHERFORD (Allcross Motorcycle Engineering, Kawasaki ZX-6R)
9 Bradley LE SUER (Ducati 998)
10 Nunzio META Suzuki (GSXR 600)

Can’t make it to the track? Then make sure you watch the ASBK, Sunday on channel SBS at 2:30 PM AEST or Live Stream on asbk.com.au from 10:30 AM AEST.

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