The Motorsports TV Supersport class is set to deliver a nail biting weekend of racing at the ASBK Grand Finale at Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn, NSW, December 3-6, with only 40 points covering the top ten riders, many of whom have had success there before.
The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, rounds 2 and 3, will see the best Australian Supersport talent go head to head to try and win the Motorcycling Australia 2020 Motorsports TV Supersport Championship trophy.
With 102 points on offer, all top 10 riders have the skills and talent to win the Championship if they can put together perfect races at round 2 and 3.
Having scored pole and three wins at round 1, current points leader Oli Bayliss, sits on 71 points aboard his Cube Racing Yamaha. With one hand already placed on the Championship trophy, he is the one to beat!
In 2nd place is current Supersport Champion and Wakefield Park Raceway lap record holder Tom Toparis, aboard the Benro Racing Yamaha. Tom sits on 65 points whilst competing in the BSB this year. Toparis is still in hotel quarantine and will wait until he gets home before deciding if he will compete in the Grand Finale.
In 3rd place is Nic Liminton on the YMA backed Yamaha sits on 50 points. He has plenty of talent and will be aiming to be the one standing on top of the dais.
Sitting in 4th with 49 points is Tom Edwards aboard the Bikebiz Yamaha who had been competing in the WorldSSP300 Championship and only returned recently to Australia, is hopeful of being on track at the last round.
In 5th place in his first year in the Supersport class is young gun Max Stauffer aboard the GTR Motostars Team Yamaha on 47 points, 6th placed is Jack Hyde on the SSS Developments Yamaha on 46 points and in 7th place is Yamaha Motor Australia backed Broc Pearson on 37 points. These three young riders have plenty of talent and are accustomed to battling with the front runners.
Also, on 37 points is Ted Collins aboard the JC Motorsports Suzuki in 8th place. Jack Passfield sits in 9th on 34 points aboard the Stay Upright Rider Training Yamaha and in 10th place is Aiden Hayes on Hayes Johnston Yamaha with 31 points. All three experienced riders will bring the fight to the front points leaders in the hope to walk away from the weekend with a Championship title.
Toparis and Collins are the only riders in the top ten who have scored victories at Wakefield Park in the past four years in the Supersport class. Bayliss, Pearson, Liminton, Passfield and Hayes have all scored top ten finishes at Wakefield and will be very keen to stand on the top step and move one step closer to scoring a Championship win.
With a dozen talented riders just outside the top 10 and in the points, no rider can rest easy come the Grand Finale.
With possible late entries from riders returning from overseas competition, as well as potential Supersport 300 riders stepping up to the bigger class, the Motorsports TV Supersport class is sure to provide ASBK fans with a treat!
With no crowds permitted at the Grand Finale due to COVID-19 restrictions, race fans can catch all the live action through our ASBK TV partners SBSHD, Fox Sports Australia and Fox Sports Asia on both the Saturday and Sunday.
2020 Motorsports TV Supersport Class Top Ten
Photos by Russell Colvin