Superbike Daytona… The Lone Honda

TigerTeam CBR1000RR

AMA Pro Racing kicked-off its 2010 Superbike season at the legendary Daytona International Speedway on March 4-5. The American Superbike class saw double action with two races for the very first time in Daytona hisotry. The first 15-lap race took place on Thursday, March 4th and the second race was on Friday, March 5th giving fans two opportunities to see this exciting class.

With seven-time champion Mat Mladin’s retirement, the field is wide open. Josh Hayes, 2009 Daytona 200 Winner Ben Bostrom, AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike returnee John Hopkins, Aaron Yates, Tommy Hayden, 2006 Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke and Geoff May are set to be the headliners of the AMA Pro American Superbike class this year.

Running a true privateer effort, TigerTeam Racing and their rider Jeffery Tigert gridded the only Honda CBR1000RR in the opening round of the 2010 AMA American Superbike Championship at Daytona.

Tigert and his team came back strong for race #2 after solving some electrical issues and recovering from a Turn One crash.

This rare footage of the endangered Honda Superbike soaring across the fabled asphalts of Daytona and the interview is an interesting view.

Tigert sits outside of the top 10 in the point standings after Daytona but looks to re-bound at the next round in Fontana California.

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

2010 Daytona SuperBike Race 2 Results
1. Jake Zemke (Suzuki)
2. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki) +0.009
3. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha) +0.081

4. Aaron Yates (Suzuki) +0.212
5. Larry Pegram (Ducati) +0.858
6. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) +1.838
7. Blake Young (Suzuki) +22.383
8. Brett McCormick (Suzuki) +29.235
9. David Anothony (Suzuki) +34.124
10. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki) +34.404
11. Jeffrey Tigert (Honda) +46.244
12. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) +46.486
13. Shane Narbonne (Suzuki) +48.176
14. Eric Haugo (Suzuki) +1:18.778
15. Scott Jensen (Suzuki) +1:18.890
16. Chris Clark (Yamaha) +1:19.303
17. Johnny Rock Page (Suzuki) +1:20.553
18. Trent Gibson (Suzuki) +1:26.921
19. Eric Pinson (BMW) +1:28.530
20. Skip Salenius (Suzuki) +1:50.336

2010 Top 10 Points Standings
1. Jake Zemke 62
2. Tommy Hayden 50
3. Larry Pegram 37
4. Aaron Yates 37
5. Blake Young 30
6. Taylor Knapp 25
7. Ben Bostrom 24
8. Chris Ulrich 24
9. Josh Hayes 23
10. Shane Narbonne 20


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