ABOVE AND BELOW: Justin Hall at previous competitions. Hall is preparing for his next race in the Australian Superbike Championship.
ABOVE AND BELOW: Justin Hall at previous competitions. Hall is preparing for his next race in the Australian Superbike Championship. The Northern Star

Kyogle's superbiker takes second after tumble on final lap

KYOGLE rider Justin Hall has plenty to reflect on after his first race in the Australian Superbike Championship 300 production division.

He finished second overall at the Morgan Park event and was unlucky not to win.

"I'm pretty happy, considering; but I know it could have been better," Hall said.

"I got taken out on the last lap of the final race.

"I smashed the bike up pretty good but got to the finish line.

"Definitely lucky to get it over the line with a flat tyre.

"We've got six weeks to basically start again and put the bike back together."

Hall missed the first round of competition but is in good stead with three more events coming up in the series.

It finishes at Phillip Island, Victoria, in October.

"This is the next step up from what I've come from," Hall said.

"The competition is strong but all our bikes are on the same level.

"I've only raced road bikes for four years but I got to go all over Australia last year."

Hall is a member of the North Coast Road Racers and spends most weekends racing or training.

"I started in dirt bikes and I love the club meets," Hall said.

"I might go up to race in a 600 division next year if finances allow it."

He has all local sponsors with Bolt Barn, Shark Motorcycle Leathers and City Bikeworx Lismore supporting him.

His next event is at Barbagello in Western Australia next month.

Meanwhile, another local driver also fared well at the weekend.

Chris Quinn races in the Supersport division and is currently fifth overall in the standings.