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Milestone Supersport round for Luke Mitchell

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YRD supported riders Luke Mitchell and Troy Guenther took out the top two overall spots in the fifth round of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship in Supersport class at Morgan Park.

For Mitchell, the weekend started off well, but went horribly pear-shaped after he stepped off his JNL Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 machine in practice three on Friday, resulting in major damage to his machine.

Mitchell's parents drove all way home to Yamba, NSW, to pick up their spare bike and drove back into Warwick midnight Saturday night. Mitchell‰Ûªs mechanic, Marty Dowd, then rebuilt the bike on Saturday morning before qualifying got underway.

In what was a turn of fate, Mitchell went on to claim his very first pole position by stopping the clock with a 1min16.493 around the 2.967km circuit.

‰ÛÏIt sure is a nice way to repay back the hard work which was done overnight and this morning,‰Û
The Yamaha boys on the podium. Photo" Russell Colvin
The New South Welshman did was riding in a strong third place at one stage during the race, but by lap ten he fell back to fourth place. This was still good enough to hand him his very first ever round win, beating Guenther by one slender point.

‰ÛÏI definitely didn‰Ûªt expect to take out the round win this weekend,‰Û

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