As Superbike World Championship fans have to wait until the start of the season at MotorLand Aragón until April 8, the first meeting of the Australian series took place on the remote Philippine island. The Bayliss team won.
By 2019, Philip Island has established itself as the starting point for the season of the Superbike World Championships. If it had been known in advance that Australia would largely remove travel restrictions from February 21, the World Championships would be on an astonishing Australian circuit this weekend.
So the Australian Championship (ASBK) was among itself, thus opening up Superbike season 2022.
The competition in ASBK is stronger than one would think in this country. Drivers like Wayne Maxwell (Ducati), Brian Steering (Ducati), Glenn Alerton (BMW), Troy Herphos (Honda), Aidan Wagner (Yamaha) and lastly Anthony West (Yamaha) are not just a national competition. They named each other internationally.
Ducati Ace Maxwell, who was able to start two runs from the pole. But the 39-year-old lost the first race and won only the second. Brian Starring, who captured the Ducati V4R from Oli Bayliss, excelled on the Desmosport team of three-time world champion Troy Bayliss. As a reminder, he rode for many years at the Steering Superstock 1000 Cup and the Superbike World Championship. From Starting Level 5, the 34-year-old advanced to Levels 1 and 2, thus becoming the first leader of ASBK 2022.
Anthony West (Yamaha) had a tough start to the season with tenth and eleventh place finishes.
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