It’s the FINAL SHOWDOWN for the 2016 Hughes Chauffeured Cars, Limousines and Coaches WA Motorcycle Road Racing Championships this Sunday – September 18.
The battle lines are drawn and all but one Championship are still up for grabs.
The Hughes Limousines State Superbike Championship Final for 2016 is set to go down to the final lap of the final race, with any of the top three capable of winning if things go their way.
Ben Stronach is currently in the box seat but he will need to be on top of his game if he is to starve off the concerted attack he will come under from Adam Chambers and Adam Senior. Senior would be without a doubt the form rider in the field. At the previous round another potential contender - Ralph Mammoliti (Trakdayz Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10) got an absolute flyer and led the field at the end of lap one, but sadly that was to be as far as it went with a high-side on the exit from the Basin leaving him with season ending injuries. Adam Senior (Consent 2GO Yamaha YZF R1) was the rider to beat at the previous round taking two of the three race wins with Adam Chambers (AARK Suspension Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10) from the fast finishing Ben Stronach (Swift Windscreens Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10) followed by Scott Pettit (Pro Twin ZX10). Stronach who has previously won the WA Superbike Title back in 2006 and 2008 will be pulling all stops out to hopefully take his third title win from Senior and Chambers who are yet to win a Superbike Championship.
WA rider on the rise – young Sam Clarke (Banhams WA Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6) has already sewn up the Hydroquip Supersport State Championship after 4 round but the 2nd and 3rd podium placings are still to be decided between brothers Leigh and Tim Boujos who will both be pressured by Irishman Tommy King – still in with a chance for a top three title finish. Sam Clarke will now concentrate on the Australian Supersport Championship Title which he leads. He heads to Winton raceway in Victoria next week for two days of testing prior to the Championship final on October 1-2.
Scott Pettit who sits in 4th place overall in the Superbike Championships aboard his Kawasaki ZX10 has a pretty strong hold on the Fastline GP 125cc Championship 42 points ahead of nearest rival and last year’s Champion David Doughty who could still be relegated to 3rd by Dave Manson who is just 9 points behind.
Another Championship battle that could go down to the final race.
The first full season of the Helmet House Production Series has produced mostly capacity grids for this affordable entry level class. Three young teenagers and one female rider will be battling it out for the Series title. Lachlan Keogh leads the Up to 300cc series just 5 points clear of Lachlan Hickey who has Krystal Biffen hot on his heels 3 points behind, then there is young Jonah Sita just 4 points off Krystal. Anyone of these 4 could still take out the title. In the over 300cc series Ray Tschorn has a strong lead of 54 points from nearest rival James Smith then Lauren Boyd who holds down third place
Clubman Class riders will be contesting their three races in the Chain Reaction Motorcycle Clubman 1000 class and also the Cully’s Yamaha Club 600cc class. Ex UK rider Max Beatson-Bell (24 Hour Club Yamaha YZFR1) has moved into the Superbike class now after 3 race wins last round so we should see the likes of ECU West Honda rider James Smith and Kawasaki ZX10 rider Richard Bakewell battle it out for the wins on the day in the Clubman 1000cc Class and in the 600cc battle last round’s winner Jakob Kelsall (Suzuki GSXR) will be under challenge from Nick Favazzo (Velocity Race Team Yamaha YZFR6) and Honda rider Ed Biggane.
All three will be contenders for the final.
Sunday’s Championship Finale will see morning warmups from 9.00am and Racing from 10.50am.
Children 15 years and under FREE. Adult Main Gate admission $20 (includes program)
Pit Paddock walk in Free entry.
BARBAGALLO RACEWAY WANNEROO End Wattle Ave, off Old Yanchep Rd, off Joondalup Drive.
Further information from the MCRC can be found at www.mcrcwa.com.au or phone 08 9409 1002 hrs