GARFIELD’s Ryan Taylor made history at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford last weekend, November 12-13, taking out the Supersport class for the fifth time in a row at the final round of the 2016 Motul Pirelli Victorian Road Racing Championship.
“It’s pretty incredible. I feel really good about it,” Ryan said. “The bike worked well and the team worked well. It was another good weekend,” Ryan, who won the class by an impressive 32 points, added.
Ryan, 29, picks the third round of the VRRC at Broadford in September as his best round for the series where he achieved another lap-record at Broadford – a 57.444 – on his Yamaha R6 600. “I was really happy with that time.
“We were quite fast that weekend as it was better weather than this weekend,” Ryan continued.
Ryan won Race 1 at Broadford by 9.519 seconds over Mark Chiodo and Shane Maggs. “By winning the first race, I won the championship. Due to the wet weather today (Sunday, November 13), we didn’t want to risk anything so we didn’t go out today,” Ryan said.
“The race was good. I led from start to finish. It was a ten lap race and was in front for about 10 seconds so I was gapping about a second a lap so it was good. The bike and the team went well,” Ryan continued. “The quality of competition was good throughout the season.
“It was good to race against Mark Chiodo and good to see Shane Maggs return to Australia and have a race. It was good racing,” Ryan added.
Ryan will be competing in the Australian Historic Road Racing Championships at Symmons Plains in Tasmania next weekend, November 18-20.
Ryan will definitely be back to compete in Victoria’s premier road racing competition and go for his sixth Supersport title in a row. “We’ll be back next year, for sure,” Ryan added.
“I’d really like to thank the team. The Yamaha R6 on Pirellis was perfect all year. Thanks for all the support from Pablos Motorcycle Tyres, Arden Homes, RTR and YRD and I’m really looking forward to next year,” Ryan said.
For more information on the 2016 Motul Pirelli Victorian Road Racing Championship please visit: www.vrrc.com.au. You can follow Ryan Taylor throughout the season by following his official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RyanTaylorRacingAust/