Herfoss rolled onto the track for Friday practice feeling relaxed and ready to top the time charts, clocking best times of 1.08.208 in FP1 (P2), 1.07.919 in FP2 (P1) and 1.07.705 in FP3 (P1).
Saturday saw the team carry Friday's momentum into FP4 with a best time of 1.07.582, smashing a track record as he went. Herfoss charged into Qualifying on Saturday afternoon where he came away with a qualifying lap record of 1.07.655, delivering the team Pole position and a front-row start for racing on Sunday.
Race 1 treated fans to some show-stopping moments where Herfoss battled between 2nd and 1st position for 16 laps, to ultimately take the well-deserved victory.
With the potential to finish the weekend with a perfect scorecard, Herfoss knew what he needed to do and went to work in race 2. Rocketing his CBR1000RRR-R SP Fireblade to the front where another epic battle ensued, but the victory was Herfoss's and Herfoss's alone, finishing the race in 1st, to take 1st overall for the round.
"We've finally ticked all the boxes, we had raw speed, we had consistency, we had race craft, and we halved the gap in the championship battle. Oh man I can't believe we're leaving round three on top! The whole team is just working so well, I've made a big step forward and so has the team. The bike is working well and I'm really putting the final pieces of the puzzle together and this felt like old times to me. I can confidently say I'm back! Yeah it was great to win a race last year but this is validation, we were fast all weekend and it was so much fun! I'm also really happy for Honda, race two was my 100th ASBK Superbike Race start on a Honda, and I was able to win that and race one as well. It's been a long journey with Honda, all my success has been with Honda and I feel like we are in a position where we might be able to win another championship with Honda this year if we can keep pushing the way we are."
Dean Coote - Team Owner
“What a weekend! Our results in free practice set the tone for what was to come and gave us a good indication of where we were placed in the field. We went into qualifying full of confidence and to come away with pole, after two years, was a great achievement and something we've been struggling with for the last couple of years. Then to top that off with two hard-fought wins, that came down to the last corner, we couldn't have asked for a better weekend. Looking forward to Darwin."