Halliday reflects on MotoGP support races; he seems to end the season on a high

Cru Halliday on MotoGP support races

Yamaha Racing Team’s Cru Halliday showed great form in recent MotoGP support races.

Halliday took pole position and missed out on victory in the opening match by a nose after Waters passed him across the finish line in the Boost Mobile V4 R.

Cru Halliday ahead of Waters - RbMotoLens Image
Cru Halliday ahead of Waters in the opening race of MotoGP Support – Image RbMotoLens

Waters only got stronger from there, but it was Halliday who ran him closest throughout the weekend, finishing with a trio of second-place finishes for second place overall in the event ahead of Bryan Staring and his running mate. Leading Yamaha team in the ASBK Championship, Mike Jones.

Halliday and Staring swapped places - RbMotoLens Image
Halliday and Staring traded places in the second race – Image RbMotoLens

Halliday had also done well at the Phillip Island ASBK season opener in February and will therefore proceed to the next round of the Australian Superbike Championship, which will be held at Phillip Island alongside the final round of the Championship. of the FIM World of Superbikes, with more confidence to finish the last two rounds of the season on a high.

Superbike Race Three in MotoGP – Halliday took second place – Image RbMotoLens

The Queensland two rounds of this year’s 2022 Australian Superbike Championship mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance stunted Halliday’s title race, but he is still fifth in the championship, and could perhaps finish as high as third if the last two rounds they go their way.

We sent Mark Bracks to get a word from Cru on the heels of the MotoGP support races at Phillip Island.

Cru Halliday

It’s good, obviously I’m disappointed that we didn’t win, but starting this weekend I thought I could win. But it’s good to see Josh get back on his feet. I know he’s had a rough couple of years, as riders, he gets pretty emotional and half the time you just want to quit. But it’s good to see that he stuck with it and that Ducati threw a lifeline at him, and that shows how good that bike is.

“Not to take anything away from Josh, he’s an amazing driver and he’s great at this circuit. But you must have that incredible marked bike, he was on another planet this weekend.

“With my team we still rode amazing, I don’t think I made a lot of mistakes, probably one all weekend, running too much into turn four at the time, but I think we just need to make our bike a little bit easier to ride. use.

“Kev is working flat out, he’s doing well, we’re getting good results, but just a little fine-tuning, rear grip here and there.

“It is difficult to do, very difficult to do, with the electronic package that we have. But it is what we have, what we have to use, and we have taken a small step forward, but they are small steps. We have to be taking bigger steps.

Will come. Come on ASBK, we should be in fighting form and it will be interesting to see who brings the rhythm then. I know that Wayne will compete again then and they say that he is the king of the island.

“I don’t know, it’s been a good weekend for us, but still disappointing for us, I wanted that win. It is what it is.”

“The atmosphere in MotoGP puts you in a bit of a different frame of mind, and it’s also WorldSBK when we come back here, the tire is low and we normally run quite fast.

“In MotoGP, as the weekend went on, we were faster, not because everyone put in more laps, but because the wind was getting less and less.

“The first few days, Thursday and Friday, it was very windy and today was pretty good for Phillip Island. So I can’t complain and pump for the team.

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Yamaha Racing Team - Image RbMotoLens
Yamaha Racing Team – Image RbMotoLens

Australian Superbike MotoGP Support Class Points

Non-championship event, therefore points do not count towards the ASBK Championship
Pos. Horse rider Bike R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Josh Waters Ducati 25 25 25 75
two Cru HALLIDAY yamaha twenty twenty twenty 60
3 Bryan LOOKING Ducati 17 18 18 53
4 Michael Jones yamaha 18 17 17 52
5 Troy HERFOSS sling sixteen sixteen sixteen 48
6 Jed METCHER yamaha fifteen fifteen fifteen Four. Five
7 Alastair HOOGEN BOEZEM yamaha 14 13 13 40
8 berry pedro suzuki 13 12 12 37
9 dennis bech Ducati 12 eleven eleven 3. 4
10 broc pearson Ducati 14 14 28
eleven Tracey Davies Ducati 10 9 9 28
12 gary tidd Ducati eleven 10 twenty-one
13 Cori Bourne suzuki 9 10 19
MotoGP Support Races – Phillip Island 2022 – Podium – RbMotoLens Image

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2022 Alpinestars Superbike Championship Points Ranking

Pos. Name Total
1 Mike Jones 242
two Wayne Maxwell 213
3 Bryan LOOKING 189
4 Troy HERFOSS 170
5 Cru HALLIDAY 161
6 glenn allerton 160
7 Arthur SISIS 156
8 Josh Waters 136
9 Anthony West 117
10 Daniel Falzon 111
eleven Max STAUFER 76
12 Lachlan’s PPE 66
13 broc pearson Sixty-five
14 Jed METCHER 62
fifteen Miguel Eduardo 59
sixteen CHIODO Frames 58
17 Aiden WAGNER 47
18 matt walter 32
19 beaton heartthrob 27
twenty Ben STRONACH 25
twenty-one Nathan SPITERI 22
22 Chandler Cooper twenty-one
23 paul lally twenty
24 frost sloan 17
25 Benjamin LOWE eleven
26 lucas macdonald 10
27 Lucas JHONSTON 7
28 corey forde 3

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Calendar 2022 ASBK

Round 1 of the Phillip Island Grand Prix, VIC February 25 – 27
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters
Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars
Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW April 22 – 24
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Australian Racing Cars
Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT June 17 – 19
* With Supercars – Only SBK
Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD August 5 – 7
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC
Round 6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC 18 – 20 November
SBK, SSPT, SS300
Round 7 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA November 25 – 27
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC
ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend November 27

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