The Sydney Motorsport Park Prostock round was dominated by the speed of Matt Walters with 6 wins from 6 races, a qualifying record and a race record (1.31.171). The double header round of the Prostock Championship has Matt Walter’s at the top of the leader board (P1) followed by Kawasaki riders Dustin Goldsmith (P3), Ben Burke (P4), Mathew Harding (P5), Sean Condon (P6), Phil Lovett (P8) and Sophie Lovett all on board Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R's.
(Sean Condon - Ninja ZX-10R: Image - Keith Muir)
Luke Burgess competed in the Supersport rounds on his Ninja ZX-6R alongside Michael Lockhart and Aaron Gobert. Lockhart and Gobert sit in P10 and P8 respectively in the Championship standings.
The racing in the 250cc Production Class was tight and competitive with none of the top qualifiers willing to give an inch in any race. The battle for top sport continued all weekend to provide some spectacular racing.
(Luke Burgess - Ninja 250R: Image - Keith Muir)
In the end, Kawasaki’s Luke Burgess took the Round wins in both Rd 4 & Rd 5 on board his Ninja 250R. On Saturday Burgess won ahead of Tom Bramich and Brendon Demmery. On Sunday Burgess took the win from Demmery and Kawasaki Ninja 250R rider Jack Baker joined them on the podium in 3rd place for Rd 5.
(Ninja 250R Round 5 Podium - Luke Burgess, Michael Demmery, Jack Baker)
Sophie Lovett, who is new to the 250cc Production racing, was able to come to grips with the bike setup and the very close racing over the weekend, saying “I like having confidence in other riders around me when I’m dicing so closely, and there are some very skilled young guys in the class that I was able to have a lot of fun racing with”.
(Sophie Lovett - Ninja 250R: Image - Keith Muir)
Kawasaki supported rider Sophie Lovett secured her leading position in the Women’s 250 Production Championship at the QBE Australian Superbike Championship. The double header weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park was exciting, with Sophie winning the Women’s 250 Production class, placing third in the B-grade ProStock and raising $705.45 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
(250 Production Class Women's Podium)
(Sophie Lovett - Ninja ZX-10R: Image - Keith Muir)
Prostock Championship Standings:
1. Matt WALTERS 274
2. Ben NICOLSON 170
3. Dustin GOLDSMITH 167
4. Ben BURKE 153
5. Mathew HARDING 145
6. Sean CONDON 135
7. Angus REEKIE 128
8. Phil LOVETT 123
250 Production Championship standings:
1. Brandon DEMMERY 196
2. Luke BURGESS 194
3. Tom BRAMICH 162
4. Daniel MUTTON 144
5. Jack BAKER 137
6. Sophie LOVETT 136
250 Production Women’s Championship standings:
1. Sophie LOVETT 220
2. Miriam WHITE 169
3. Jessica DERRIN 122
4. Genevieve STUMPF 86
5. Di JONES 73