• Darren Sciberras

Largey Qualifies P14 after High-Speed Crash

After an extremely positive Friday practice in his first ever ASBK meeting, Race Center’s Tim Large has qualified 14th for tomorrow’s MotorSports TV Supersport races with 1.24.9 around Winton Motor Raceway.

We cannot overstate just how well Tim is riding this Yamaha R6 - Pic Russell Colvin #783 media

However, the day was filled with drama after Tim suffered a very high-speed crash at turn 5 while trying to improve his times. Tim started the day of great and was finding his grove when he made a little bit of a rookie mistake. He tried to push harder in a corner he was already quick and, on the limit, the fast turn 5. The extra push coupled with a string tail wind was enough for him to lose the front on his Yamaha YZF-R6, sending the #1 race bike flying!

The #1 Yamaha R6 (a.k.a Knackers) has seen better days - Photos LackOfRearEndMedia

Thankfully, Tim was completely unhurt in the crash however the bike didn’t fare so well. With little time between qualifying 1 and 2, the team had no choice but to set his spare Yamaha R6 for the dry and use that. Tim’s #2 bike is quite a bit down on spec in comparison to the #1 bike, in particular the #1 bike has a full race engine build whereas the #2 bike doesn’t.


Still Tim regroup after a pep talk form the team, put his head down and bum up to get within 0.6sec of the time he set on the #1 bike. A fair effort indeed.


Jake and Dazza preparing the #2 bike for battle - Photo TL Turbo Media

The team of Jake Drew, Harley Side, Mick Large and Daz worked flawless together throughout the day and as we go to print the #1 bike is almost completely rebuilt!! What a stella effort, it was a serious amount of work to get all that done.

Daz and Jake doing a mid session tyre change - Pic LackOfRearEndMedia

The team will be working super hard tomorrow to see if we can edge ourselves forward in this ultra-competitive class.


You can follow all the action at Round 2 – WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY (asbk.com.au)


Wish us luck for the two 14 lap races tomorrow.


Thanks to

SBS Brake Pads

DNA High Performance Filters

Kenma Australia

RK Chains

Pirelli Moto Austrlia

Kenma Australia

and of course Yamaha and Yamaha Rider Developments


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