Team Suzuki Press Office – July 8.
Wayne Maxwell – GSX-R1000 – 2- 1
Josh Waters – GSX-R1000 – 5 – 6
Alex Phillis – GSX-R1000 – 7-10
Round four of the 2019 Australian Superbike season saw all the hard work by Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia come to fruition with Wayne Maxwell claiming the overall victory for the weekend at Morgan Park Raceway aboard his GSX-R1000.
After starting from P3 on the grid, Maxwell lost a few positions early on and dropping back to P7. In typical Maxwell fashion, the wily Victorian put the hammer down on his PTR-tuned Suzuki and started charging his way forward through the pack, eventually finishing in P2, just ahead of Cru Halliday.
Race two saw a better start for Maxwell, battling with the lead group from the onset and later for the lead with Troy Herfoss, controlling the lead to take his first victory since round one, the overall for the round win for the weekend and climbing to fifth place in the championship standings.
For teammates Josh Waters and Alex Phillis, it was a weekend of consistent results, finishing in P5 and P7 in Race 1, then P6 and P10 in Race 2 respectively.
With the championship battle tightening up, Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia currently hold down three top-10 spots in the rider points standings, whilst concurrently leading the manufacturer’s standings as the series heads to Winton Motor Raceway in September.
Superbike Championship Points Standings:
1) Mike Jones 184
2) Cru Halliday 183
3) Bryan Staring 176
4) Troy Herfoss 169
5) Wayne Maxwell 158 SUZUKI
6) Josh Waters 157 SUZUKI
7) Matt Walters 112
8) Daniel Falzon 109
9) Alex Phillis 93 SUZUKI
10) Glenn Scott 90
11) Arthur Sissis 88 SUZUKI
12) Mark Chiodo 87
13) Aiden Wagner 71
14) Damon Rees 68
15) Lachlan Epis 57
Superbike Championship – Manufacturers:
1) SUZUKI 591
2) Kawasaki 513
3) Yamaha 378
4) Honda 334
5) Ducati 138
6) BMW 124
7) Aprilia 20