Photos: A look at the WA Bikes final from Barbagallo


Simon Phillips was at the finale of the Weld West WA Motorcycle Championship at Barbagallo. We take a look at the results of his efforts with great photos

Photos by Simon Phillips
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Stronach hat tricks in sibling stitch up

Brothers Cameron and Ben Stronach wrapped up a one-two title in the Weld West WA Superbike Championship on Sunday at Barbagallo Raceway.
Thanks to strong performances across the season, Cameron needed only a reasonable finish in the first race of the event to make the series his, which he did with a second place.
The remaining two races were then simply a chance to flex his muscles, riding to victory in the second race of the day before another second place in the final race.
Though wins appeared to come trouble free for Cameron on race day, his lead up to the event was anything but, with a test session just days before the event being interrupted by an electrical issue.

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Supersport series decided

Thyron VanVuuren scored the Supersport championship on Sunday, winning a mental battle in the process.
VanVuuren said he was conscious of the title in his approach to his racing and was cautious not to go too close to the edge.
“I pretty much just came into the round taking my time, not rushing anything and not pushing,” he said.
Practice started out in that fashion, though the team were thrown a curveball as they tried to find the sweet spot for Barbagallo Raceway, having altered the bike for a recent ASBK round at Phillip Island.
“We had front end issues and were playing with some settings, but we got that right and it was fine,” he said.
“Phillip Island is a lot faster so it was getting my brain around where the brake markers are; it takes the first couple of sessions to get your mind on it again.”
VanVuuren was able to dice with strong competition in the finale including Sam Clarke and Livio Zampieri, which he said he enjoyed.
“It was good clean racing, unfortunately Livio had a tyre problem coming out of a corner that threw him out of the race. But it did me a world of good, letting me wrap up the title in the first race.”

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