Motorcycle Racing News Suzuki infiltrates 2010 AMA Superbike

Suzuki infiltrates 2010 AMA Superbike


SBK Race Report

Suzuki dominated the opening race of the AMA Pro SuperBike series in Daytona Beach, Fla., as 7 of the top 10 riders in the class raced aboard GSX-R1000s. Suzuki landed in the top two spots with Jordan Suzuki’s Jake Zemke taking top honors, while Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden took second.

The top five riders, four of whom were on GSX-R1000s, finished the close race within a few tenths of a second. Over the course of the 44-mile race, the rider out front of the pack changed six times and Suzuki led 13 of the 15 total laps.

Racing continues tomorrow in the SuperBike class, and look for the championship-winning Suzuki GSX-R1000 to be at the front of the pack again.

2010 Daytona Superbike Race 1 Results

1. Jake Zemke (Suzuki)

2. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki) +0.238

3. Larry Pegram (Ducati) +0.259

4. Aaron Yates (Suzuki) +0.291

5. Blake Young (Suzuki) +0.307

6. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) +27.398

7. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki) +27.43

8. Shawn Higbee (Ducati) +1 lap

9. Shane Narbonne (Suzuki) +9.078

10. Barrett Long (Ducati) +16.377

11. Chris Clark (Yamaha) +16.427

12. Eric Haugo (Suzuki) +16.989

13. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) +01:14.2

14. Johnny Rock Page (Suzuki) +01:23.2

15. Eric Pinson (BMW) +01:43.2

16. Trent Gibson (Suzuki) +01:43.3

17. Skip Salenius (Suzuki) +1 lap

18. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha)

19. Jeffrey Tigert (Honda) +6 laps

20. Brett McCormick (Suzuki) +10 laps

21. David Anthony (Suzuki) +14 laps

22. Scott Jensen (Suzuki) DNF

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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