Boost Mobile Racing with K-Tech and Wayne Maxwell take race two victory at Wakefield Park.


Boost Mobile Racing With K-Tech rider Wayne Maxwell secured the victory in race two and now moves into second place in the 2022 ASBK Championship following round three action at Wakefield Park over the weekend of 22-24 April.

Wakefield Park is the shortest and arguably most physical circuits on the 2022 ASBK calendar, so a front row grid position is vitally important. Wayne Maxwell and the Boost Mobile Racing with K-Tech Ducati V4R, despite not being able to match their impressive Friday practice pace, were able to secure a vital front row grid position for Sundays two twenty lap races during qualifying. 

Race one got underway on Sunday morning in front of a parochial crowd with Wayne getting a lighting start and holding the inside line into turn one for the first time. Setting the fastest lap of the race on lap three Wayne and Pole Man, Mike Jones, had begun the eek out a lead over the pursuing pack that by lap five was over a second. Maintaining extremely consistent lap times, Wayne was able to continue to lead until lap eighteen when Jones took a different line out of turn two getting a tighter exit to win a drag race up the hill. Wayne was unable to find a way back past and crossed the line in second place with a healthy lead over third.  

Race two saw the team make some changes to the setup of the Boost Mobile Racing with K-Tech Ducati V4R that would allow Wayne to improve his race pace even further. Despite not leading into turn one on this occasion Wayne was well positioned in third as the field made their run up the hill for the first time. Wayne made an attack on Cru Halliday for second at the final corner at the end of the lap, but it took until the exit of the corner to complete the overtaking manoeuvre. Taking up the running in second Wayne allowed Jones to lead while he studied the speed of the race one winner. Finally launching an attack on lap thirteen, once again at the final corner, Wayne and the Boost Mobile Racing with K-Tech Ducati V4R took the lead that they were able to maintain to take the race win. 

Wayne finished the weekend with forty-five championship points, narrowly missing the round win but has now moved from fourth to second place in the championship race.

The next round of the 2022 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship Presented by Motul is at Darwin’s Hidden Valley in conjunction with the Supercars Championship over the weekend of 17-19 June.

“Another massively challenging weekend for us here” commented Wayne Maxwell. “But I am just super lucky to be in this environment because the blame is never just pointed at me, everyone takes responsibility when things go wrong, or not to plan, and the lap times just not there and they all look to see what we need to do to make it better and for that I can’t thank the guys enough. We started off on Friday really good, and we should have improved from there on Saturday when we would usually make up a couple of tenths in qualifying. I really think the time should have been like a 56.4 in qualifying and that would have pushed our threshold up and then in the race we wouldn’t have been right on the limit. We really made the bike better for the second race, I have the thank the team for that, we were much better, but we can still be a lot better than that.”

“Friday started really well with a 56.6” said Team Manager Craig McMartin. “But unfortunately, we couldn’t improve on that, and we didn’t really get it together for Wayne in qualifying so that was a little disappointing to go backwards from Friday. That said we did get it together for race two and Wayne never gives up and we wanted to provide him with the best bike we could. Congratulations to Mike, he did an awesome job so we need to lift our game so we can make sure we get more wins. Big thanks to everyone in the team for all their hard work this weekend in working together to make sure we could provide Wayne with a bike capable of taking that win in race two.”