Superbike: Rockstar Suzuki Laguna Report
Yoshimura riders enjoyed another strong weekend of racing at the famed Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden earned a hard-fought third place finish, while Eric Bostrom, riding for the new Attack Suzuki team in his first race back, finished seventh.
Hayden qualified well after strong practice sessions early on, using the Yoshimura power to put himself on the front row of the grid. Eric Bostrom qualified just behind Hayden in sixth, an impressive display from the well-liked rider.
In the race, Hayden started well and stayed near the front of the group. After overtaking for the final spot on the podium, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider put together a string of consistent laps, finishing the race in third.
Bostrom started slow, but utilized his Yoshimura-tuned engine to move up the order and eventually finished in a respectable seventh.
Tommy Hayden says: "This was a tough weekend. We’ll think about some things and come back with some confidence at VIR."
The series next heads to Alton, Virginia for round eight of the AMA Pro Superbike series at Virginia International Raceway.
Both the Rockstar Makita Suzuki and Attack Performance Suzuki teams look forward to putting in strong performances at VIR.
2010 AMA Superbike Results, Laguna Seca
1. Ben Bostrom,
2. Josh Hayes +0.440
3. Tommy Hayden +7.331
4. Jake Holden +10.170
5. Larry Pegram +18.033
6. Jake Zemke +22.257
7. Eric Bostrom +35.516
8. Brett McCormick +40.806
9. Chris Peris +41.817
10. Geoff May +42.126
AMA Superbike Points Standings(after 13 of 19 races):
1. Josh Hayes, 311
2. Tommy Hayden, 302
3. Zemke, 260
4. Pegram, 225
5. Ben Bostrom, 223
6. Blake Young, 197
7. Chris Ulrich, 150
8. Taylor Knapp, 141
9. Brett McCormick, 112
10. Jake Holden, 93