News 2011 Daytona Supersport: Race 1 Results

2011 Daytona Supersport: Race 1 Results

AMA Supersport

The first AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race of the 2011 season culminated in a last-lap drafting battle that produced an all-Colombian podium, LTD Racing’s Tomas Puerta-who worked construction over the off-season to pay his way back to the U.S.-took his first AMA Pro victory of his career in dominant fashion.

Tomas Puerta finished more than seven seconds ahead of the Rata Racing’s Ducati-mounted Stefano Mesa and Puerta’s LTD teammate David Gaviria, the second- and third-place riders separated by only .008.

Tomas Puerta says: "I’m really excited about it; I’m really happy with my first win. I’ve been waiting for this since last year, and this year I think I will try to be the champion and try hard every time. For the first four laps I was trying really hard because I felt somebody was there…. When I saw a little gap, I tried to make it bigger because I know it’s really hard to win here."

Stefano Mesa says: "The bike is fantastic-really, really fast; you completely top out when you draft somebody. At the beginning I crashed really bad going into a turn and I fractured my hand, but I had to go out just to make my points and have fun. I made it, and I can’t believe I’m up here in my third race. I guess Colombians are excellent in bikes."

David Gaviria: "The beginning of the race was so difficult to ride. I was so concentrated and so focused on the race; I’ve never been here before and I tried to learn as much as possible during the race about the draft. [The draft] is weird to explain, because you get behind somebody and immediately the bike runs very fast, so you have to be fast also to get out of it and not crash with another-you have to be careful a lot with that; I have to learn more about that.

Benny Solis (Roadracingworld.com) and Dustin Dominguez (House of Kawasaki) rounded out the top five.

2011 AMA Supersport: Daytona Race 1 Results:

Pos No. Rider(s) Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1 12 Tomas Puerta Yamaha YZF-R6 10 Laps WINNER 1:52.903 0
2 37 Stefano Mesa Ducati 848 7.624 7.624 1:53.854 0
3 700 David Gaviria Yamaha YZF-R6 7.633 0.008 1:53.704 0
4 35 Benny Solis Honda CBR600RR 7.670 0.036 1:53.562 0
5 68 Dustin Dominguez Aprilia RSV1000R 15.234 7.564 1:54.179 0
6 21 Elena Myers Suzuki GSX-R600 16.811 1.576 1:54.563 0
7 43 James Rispoli Suzuki GSX-R600 16.868 0.056 1:54.874 0
8 77 Eric Stump Yamaha YZF-R6 16.930 0.062 1:54.578 0
9 96 Ricky Parker Yamaha YZF-R6 16.999 0.068 1:54.035 0
10 69 Hayden Gillim Yamaha YZF-R6 17.314 0.315 1:53.700 0
11 72 Miles Thornton Yamaha YZF-R6 23.943 6.628 1:55.100 0
12 28 Ryan Kerr Kawasaki ZX-6R 33.002 9.059 1:56.114 0
13 44 Sam Nash Yamaha YZF-R6 33.017 0.015 1:56.048 0
14 314 Charlie Long Suzuki GSX-R600 33.045 0.027 1:56.142 0
15 40 Travis Ohge Yamaha YZF-R6 33.094 0.048 1:56.304 0
16 73 Sebastiao Ferreira Yamaha YZF-R6 33.197 0.103 1:55.749 0
17 86 Ben Young Yamaha YZF-R6 36.089 2.891 1:56.189 0
18 63 Jeff Wrobel Yamaha YZF-R6 1:15.434 39.345 1:59.485 0
19 115 Jett Chandler Yamaha YZF-R6 1:17.573 2.138 2:00.067 0
20 248 Zared Leon Yamaha YZF-R6 1:17.698 0.125 1:59.391 0
21 546 Roi Holster Yamaha YZF-R6 1:37.442 19.743 2:01.842 0
22 610 Russell Proctor Yamaha YZF-R6 1:37.485 0.042 2:01.572 0
23 164 Cristian Olguin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:55.713 18.227 2:02.739 0
24 23 Jose Flores Ducati 848 2:01.031 5.318 2:04.901 0
25 30 Nicholas Hayman Ducati 848 2:01.158 0.127 2:04.929 0
26 81 Brad Graham Ducati 848 9 Laps 1 Lap 1:56.441 0
27 50 Emerson Connor Ducati 848 7 Laps 2 Laps 1:54.240 0
28 91 Brent Lyskawa Ducati 848 DNF DNF -no times- 0
29 5 Corey Alexander Suzuki GSX-R600 DNF DNF -no times- 0
30 97 Nicholas Hansen Suzuki GSX-R600 DNF DNF -no times- 0
31 34 Jacob Morman Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS DNS -no times- 0
32 25 Morgan Murphy Suzuki GSX-R600 DNS DNS -no times- 0

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.

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