Nic Liminton (Yamaha Motor Australia) topped the timesheets for the Supersport class with an impressive performance in his return to the ASBK. The South Australian experienced an extended absence last year thanks to a cancer scare but despite the lack of track time set the fastest time of the session with a 1:37.411.
“Bike time has actually been really low compared to the other riders from all the difficulties from last year, just trying to get back into the groove now” said Liminton.
“Really positive session on the new bike, it’s only the second time we’ve ever ridden it. We’re a bit down on top speed… but we know we’re fast round the turns and it’s been a great start.”
Callum Spriggs (Allsite Concrete Cutting Yamaha YZF-R6) laid down some impressive times early in the session, but when the chequered flag came out he could only claim second spot, clocking a 1:37.844.
Third was Aidan Hayes, (Hayes Johnston Pty Ltd Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:37.921) before the only man not riding a Yamaha in the top five, Reid Battye (Suzuki Ecstar Australia, 1:38.362).
Notably absent was World Supersport wildcard Tom Toparis, forced out of the session with gear selection issues.
Fastest Overall Top 10 Results:
1 Nicholas LIMINTON (Yamaha Motor Aust. Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:37.411
2 Callum SPRIGGS (Allsite Concrete Cutting Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:37.844
3 Aidan HAYES (Hayes Johnston Pty. Ltd. Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:37.921
4 Reid BATTYE (Suzuki Ecstar Australia, Suzuki GSX-R) 1:38.362
5 Ty LYNCH (Australian Outdoor Living, Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:38.659
6 Oli BAYLISS (Cube Racing Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:38.727
7 Broc PEARSON (Yamaha YZF-R6) 1: 38.945
8 Sam LAMBERT (Mv Agusta Paramatta, MV Agusta F3) 1:39.262
9 Jack PASSFIELD (Stay Upright Rider Training Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:40.043
10 Luke MITCHELL (Yamaha YZF-R6) 1:40.593