Podium Finish for Herfoss in Darwin

The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley (round four of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) was just what the doctor ordered for Penrite Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss after closing out the weekend with a second-place overall finish.

Celebrating his 100th race start in Race 1 on Saturday, Herfoss earned his first podium of the weekend (and his first podium appearance since this time last year) Treating fans to an epic display of Herfoss mastery to ultimately come away with a 2nd for the race.

A more relaxed and comfortable Herfoss hit the track ready for Saturday’s momentum to carry through, with another podium finish in mind. Race 2 was looking to be that way with a clean start boosting Herfoss to the front of the pack where he sat in the top 3 for most of the race. A late pass relegated him into 4th and this is where he ultimately finished up.

The team looked to Race 3 as an opportunity to get back into the winners’ circle and Herfoss more than delivered with a 3rd place, putting on another show of exciting racing for fans.

Troy Herfoss
“Here we are, Darwin, 1 year later. Feels really good to be back here, I didn’t know what to expect coming back into it. A lot of nerves and I guess I was unsure about how my mind would react to coming back here but I’m really happy with how the teams made me feel. I was able to get out on the track and get straight back down to where I was last year.

The races were so much fun! I was competitive, and there was a possibility of fighting for a win in all 3 races so I’m just really happy! Obviously, we always want to win but to get overall podium 2nd and a couple of podiums in the races and to be strong and make passes and that kind of stuff, I feel like a racer again. Now I definitely feel that we are on the way back to where we were (pre-Darwin 2021) and I’m looking forward to getting to Morgan Park, a track I really like and hopefully, I can take the fight to Mike, that would be nice.”

Dean Coote - Team Owner
“Wow what a weekend, fans certainly got what they paid for. The racing was hard-fought, close and good old-fashioned bar banging. The first race was 2 days off being exactly 12 months since Troy’s accident, so his podium finishes over the weekend were a real reward for everybody that’s worked so hard from that point. It was a special result for the team, the 2nd place finish felt like a win for us. So excited now to roll on for the rest of the season!”

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