Lexington, OH (PRWEB) July 13, 2014
Josh Hayes again proven his mettle about a difficult day at the track to open the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire inside that the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike stars were greeted with a difficult green circuit at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The early afternoon leaderboard displayed wet weather-like instances despite sunny skies, almost 10 seconds off the expected pace because the riders got acclimated to the surface as well as the track gradually started to come inside. The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 pilot, still, eventually logged laps of more familiar speed because your day went progressed, nearing his 2014 mark because of his inch-perfect location about an improving yet nevertheless one-line circuit.
The Mississippian, that grabbed the provisional pole at 1:25.615, mentioned, “Pretty interesting day… First lap I rolled out plus I thought they had left a wheel spacer from my bicycle or the back axle was loose. I rolled all of the means about the track slow, even entering the pits it didn’t feel right. I came inside plus grabbed the back tire plus mentioned ‘something’s incorrect, something’s broken.’ They went from the entire thing plus found nothing. I went back out plus saw others were because frightened because I was. I only form of settled inside plus did a lot of laps.
“I’m actually very amazed to be inside the ’25s plus be thus close to what I qualified at last year — ’25.3 — considering it sure doesn’t feel that way riding about the racetrack. I guess factors are going fine. I feel like we’re trying the little nevertheless they’re trying the small over me. We’ll simply keep the head down plus keep focused plus see what you could create arise.”
He continued, “The easiest way I will describe it really is the track feels like it’s alive under we plus squirming plus moving about. Like it’s not you moving about, it’s the track that’s moving. I do not have idea. Every year you show up plus have which to several extent nevertheless this year merely appears extremely worse than I remember.
“Right today it feels like we’re threading the needle. There is 1 line plus it’s actually narrow. It’s not simple to pass. Should you can be extremely precise plus hit those lines effectively, you are able to submit advantageous, rapidly lap instances. Should you get off line it costs dearly.”
Hayes is maybe a bit additional inspired to hold which position tomorrow because Mid-Ohio was the solitary circuit where he failed to score the pole a year ago.
“This is the 1 I missed,” Hayes mentioned. “I was really about pole about Friday here last year, nevertheless Blake [Young] ended up getting me about Saturday. We’ll need to see at how the track is within the morning. I don’t learn when it is greater or worse whenever it’s cooler very really. The track looks to be getting greater each time you ride it. We’ll merely need to see how the morning goes.”
Another veteran racer whom utilized each ounce of his experience to excel about Friday was Attack Performance’s Steve Rapp. The Californian out-paced normal podium contenders like Josh Herrin, Roger Hayden, plus 2014 Mid-Ohio winner Blake Young to rank 2nd to Hayes about Friday.
Rapp forced his Attack Performance Kawasaki ZX-10R about the undulating circuit with a ideal time of 1:25.989, standing because truly the only additional rider outside of Hayes to break into the ’25s.
National Guard SuperBike freshman Herrin was right about Rapp’s heels, circulating at 1:26.068 found on the 2nd functions Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1.
National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Hayden completed the provisional front row at the scene of his maiden SuperBike pole, racked up at Mid-Ohio 1 year ago.
Young, that earned pole plus earned a race here inside 2014, was relegated to the provisional next row. The Yoshimura Suzuki ace is desperately interested in a method to reel inside his escaping title rival however, was almost a 2nd removed from Hayes found on the charts now, 0.861 seconds back inside fifth.
Local hero Larry Pegram was upcoming found on the Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing BMW S1000RR with on-form Geoff May seventh aboard the Team Amsoil/Hero EBR 1190RS.
Hayden’s Michael Jordan Motorsports teammate, Ben Bostrom, was eighth fast about Friday found on the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000, when Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki’s Taylor Knapp plus Team Hero EBR’s Danny Eslick completed the Friday top 10.
Hayes, that has absolutely taken 8 victories inside 2014, including maiden premier class victories at Daytona International Speedway, Road Atlanta, Miller Motorsports Park, plus Barber Motorsports Park, can look to receive his revenge for his weakest outing of his 2014 campaign by securing pole plus returning to the best of the podium about Saturday at Mid-Ohio.
AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
Jason DiSalvo of Team Latus Motors Racing took the provisional pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course about Friday afternoon inside the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class. DiSalvos ideal lap was timed at 1:29.572.
It had been a wise session plus you invested a most of the session functioning about race setup. Being because how AMA Pro splits the Friday session, it makes it difficult to do which plus then turn inside a quick lap, too, mentioned DiSalvo. With a chance of several weather rolling inside, you had to go ahead plus ensure you place which lap inside. With 13 or 14 minutes to go, you created 1 big suspension change plus you capable to submit certain flyers at the finish. The session was called around five minutes early due to a red flag.
Joining DiSalvo found on the instant front row are past Mid-Ohio race winner Dane Westby (M4 Broaster Chicken Suzuki), Cameron Beaubier (Y.E.S/Graves/Yamaha) plus points leader Martin Cardenas (GEICO Suzuki).
Jake Zemke (Ducshop Ducati), Tommy Hayden (Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha,) Bobby Fong (Meen Motorsports,) plus J.D. Beach provisionally qualified found on the 2nd row.
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport
Dustin Dominguez created it 2 Latus Motors Racing Triumphs leading the means because he broke the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport lap record throughout the afternoon qualifying session. A past winner at the track, Dominguez managed to top the class for up-and-coming racers. We got a very wise lap amount of time in. We invested nearly all of the time about a medium tire, mentioned Dominguez. We did 26 laps about a tire plus I got a 25.7 at the finish.
James Rispoli (Orient Express Celtic Racing) was 2nd, 0.7 back. Stefano Mesa (Kneedraggers.com Yamaha) plus Hayden Gillim (RoadRace Factory/Red Bull) equally showed the speed about Friday to join Dominguez found on the front row.
How to Catch the Action
This weekends AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike plus GoPro Daytona SportBike doubleheaders is showcased about SPEED inside a set of back-to-back, same-day delayed broadcasts, scheduled to start at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT about Saturday plus Sunday nights. Follow along reside because the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport plus AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series riders battle it out by logging onto http://www.speed2.com. SPEED2 is a broadband service accessible to buyers of Time Warner, Bright Home Networks, Cablevision, DISH plus Cox. For more info plus instructions about gaining access to the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com plus AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series races, please review the SPEED2 FAQ found at http://www.speed2.com/faq.
AMA Pro Road Racing Live Timing & Scoring presented by Cortech has fans real-time access to results from on-track sessions at http://live.amaproracing.com/rr/. Between the races, remain associated with AMA Pro Road Racing at http://www.twitter.com/AMAProSBK plus http://www.facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Event Activities
Though there are many of hours of track time between practices, qualifying plus races, there is plenty to be watched off track, including a fireworks show about Saturday evening plus motorcycle stunt shows by team BikeStyles operating inside the upper paddock throughout the weekend.
Prior to the races about Saturday plus S