Sophie Lovett rode extremely well at Phillip Island to clinch the Australian Women's Championship. With 10th and 6th place results in races 1 and 2, Lovett came out firing in the 3rd and final race to post the fastest lap time outright and come home in 2nd place overall for the race. Her 10-6-2 results were good enough for 5th outright for the round and handed her the Women’s championship. Lovett finished the outright championship in 4th overall with Kawasaki riders Brandon Demmery, Luke Burgess and Tom Bramich taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively on their Ninja 250Rs.
Lovett also competed in the Pro Stock class at Phillip Island where she came away with 8-7-6 results for 6th overall for the round and 8th in the championship.
Sophie Lovett say’s, “I’m bloody excited to win the women’s championship. I feel like I’m floating on a cloud and just so happy. I’d really like to thank Kawasaki Australia, my dad (Phil Lovett), Al Samuels, Shark helmets, Held gloves and Motul.”
Kawasaki’s Sean Condon finished off an injury hampered year in style by winning 2 races at Phillip Island on his way to winning the Pro Stock class for the round on board his Bikebiz Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Condon posted 1-1-4 results to win the round. He finished the championship in 4th place.
Sean Condon was joined on the Pro Stock podium by Kawasaki rider Phil Lovett (5-3-2) who finished the round in 3rd place.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R was clearly the dominant bike in the 2013 ASBK Pro Stock championship winning Kawasaki the Manufacturers Championship by a massive 1,265 points over its closest rival. Kawasaki riders claimed 4 of the top 5 positions in the series with Matt Walters taking the overall, Dustin Goldsmith in 3rd, Sean Condon in 4th and Phil Lovett in 5th places.
Images by Keith Muir
Australian Superbike Championship
Round 7 – Phillip Island – Vic - Prostock class
1. Sean Condon Kawasaki 67
2. Ben Nicolson BMW 65
3. Phil Lovett Kawasaki 54
4. Phil Czaj Aprilia 48
5. Nathan Houterman Honda 47
6. Sophie Lovett Kawasaki 42
7. Joel Hughes Kawasaki 41
8. Dustin Goldsmith Kawasaki 32
9. Rohan Wood Kawasaki 24
10. Patrick Lee Aprilia 21
Series points (after 7 of 7 rounds)
1. Matt Walters Kawasaki 350
2. Ben Nicolson BMW 290
3. Dustin Goldsmith Kawasaki 249
4. Sean Condon Kawasaki 238
5. Phil Lovett Kawasaki 224
6. Ben Burke Kawasaki 193
7. Matthew Harding Kawasaki 189
8. Sophie Lovett Kawasaki 169
9. Nathan Houterman Honda 160
10. Angus Reekie KTM 128