“The Hyperion Motorsports/Graves Yamaha Team can report that Supersport rider, Jordan Carlsson, has regained a close 4th overall in the Australian Supersport Championship, following Round 4 of the Australian Superbike Championship, at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, at the weekend. It is a positive step for the team, as the season enters its second half, with three rounds now remaining, however, it wasn’t without complications. Carlsson displayed pure persistence and determination during both 14 lap races in the heat of the Darwin sun, following a qualifying result that left much room for improvement, by both team, and rider, due largely to a lack of circuit knowledge, having never been to Hidden Valley before.” Read the full press release at www.jordancarlsson.com
“To be honest we struggled a lot to find a setting that allowed us to push for a lap time to give us a good starting position” Jordan explains. “We had our work cut out for us there as a lot of the guys competed at the Three-Hour endurance race the week prior, and that gave them an advantage right from FP1. We found the pace we needed, but much alter than we would’ve liked to. That is something we need to actively work on, and I look forward to the official ASBK Test ahead of Round 5, as qualifying has been our weak point in the last two rounds in particular. We’ve had good race pace, but it is just so critical to qualify well with this format of racing, as it allows me to manage the tyre a lot better towards the end of the race and push for race wins in order to bank maximum points for the championship” he says.
Lap Time: 1:09:991
Top Speed: 267km/h
Lap Record: 1:09:458