Also part of the World Superbike Australian round support bill here at Phillip Island was the second-tier Michelin Supersport class from yesterday.
Earlier in Race 2, we were gutted to see Ty Lynch and Dallas Skeer being taken down at Turn 2 while they both tussled for 5th on Lap 2 of 10. Lynch must’ve limped away even though he came here this weekend with two broken ankles as reported on commentary, but Ty never wanted to give up as he was okay to ride again for Race 3 with good sportsmanship there from Skeer.
Then we saw such a three-way battle for first between Tom Bramich who led the most laps, as well as John Lytras trying to get on hold of the race leader & Jack Passfield where not only he won Race 1, but he has been incredibly fast as always around Phillip Island that saw him enter Bramich’s and Lytras’s radar.
In the end, Passfield overcooked it going out wide at Turn 10 on the final lap before Bramich saw the winning move on the inside with two corners left and he held off both Passfield and Lytras towards the checkered flag on what has been an excellent finish in Race 2 by only a few milliseconds.
And we round off the weekend with Race 3 of 3 where we saw another front row battle between race leader Bramich and the ever-fast Passfield for top spot. Sadly, there was drama along the way with two laps left (8 of 10) when Passfield couldn’t hold on at Siberia Corner (Turn 6), especially when struggling with a fractured wrist before he lost control into the gravel which left Passfield disappointed out of this race. It paves the way for Bramich to close out Race 3 unchallenged who had an outstanding with back-to-back wins in this class.
It all comes down to the final round of this year’s Michelin Supersport class season this weekend at The Bend in South Australia, as one rider will walk away with the Championship.