Team Ecstar Suzuki’s Josh Waters has completed the first half of the Superbike support program at the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017 with a maximum points haul after winning Friday afternoon’s race two.
Waters guided his GSX-R1000R to a four-second victory at Phillip Island over Bryan Staring (Crankt Protein Honda Racing), but the margin didn’t reflect how tough the eight-lapper was.
Staring stalked the polesitting Waters from the get-go, and made his big move down the inside of his adversary at Turn 10 on the final lap, but the move was too ambitions and Staring was forced wide onto the outside of the track, allowing Waters to move back into the lead and a clear run to the chequered flag.
Staring’s consolation was the fastest lap of the race (1:32.695).
Troy Herfoss (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) just got the better of Cru Halliday (R Star Mining Yamaha) for third, with Michael Blair (Blairbuild/Ipone Yamaha) and Corey Turner (Desmosport Ducati) completed the top six.
Race three is at 8.55am on Saturday.
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