Darragh Murphy has moved into third placed in the Summer Nights Motorcycle racing series in Australia.
The four-meeting off-season championship takes place at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway.
The Mountcollins rider, brother of Dunlop Irish Masters Supersport championship runner-up Andrew, took three fifth places across his three races on Friday night last.
The results were enough for the Honda CBR rider to secure fourth place in the overall meeting and move into third place at the half-way point in the series.
Murphy is in good company, all three of Friday’s races were won by Senna Aguis. The Honda rider has spent the last two seasons racing in the CEV Spanish Moto3 championship – one of the recognised feeder series to Moto GP.
Ahead of Murphy in the Summer Nights’s standings are Australian Superbike Supersport 600cc Championship frontrunners Jack Passfield and Aiden Hayes.
“It went well, the top four were all Australian Superbike Championship racers and the lad who won the three races has raced in the CEV Spanish championship for the last two years in Moto3 and will move to Moto2 in the CEV next year,” explained Murphy.
“January 8 is the next round and the last one is on January 28. I am third in the championship with 99 points, Passfield is first with 124 and Aiden Hayes is second on 116 points.”
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