Motorcycle Racing News Daytona 200: Jason DiSalvo Quote

Daytona 200: Jason DiSalvo Quote

Daytona Beach, Florida

In what can only be described as a wild and closely fought motorcycle race, privateer Jason DiSalvo and Team Latus Motors Racing took the new Ducati 848 EVO to victory in the 2011 Daytona 200, the EVO’s first professional road race.

The 2011 season opener at Daytona International Speedway had great potential for Ducati before the green flag even dropped, thanks to the 848EVO being the weapon of choice for the AMA Daytona Sportbike class.

The Daytona 200 had seven Ducati 848EVO entries, the most Ducati’s on the 200 miles of the high banks in over ten years. This win also represents a special win for Jason DiSalvo, his first in the historic 200 miler.

Jason DiSalvo says: I really want to thank the Latus Ducati guys for all of their work in the pits. I’m so happy I can give Ducati their first Daytona 200 win in my first race on the bike, and the 848EVO’s first ever AMA race! It’s a magical thing and I’m excited to fight for the championship as the season goes on."

DiSalvo’s victory in today’s race places him amongst legendary riders in Ducati’s long racing history. The EVO proved to be the middle-weight superbike which accomplished one of Ducati’s biggest wins in its U.S. racing history, and the company will now set sights on the season championship.

"I am proud of what Jason and Team Latus Motors Racing have accomplished today. I wish them the best for the rest of the season and cannot wait to see our latest model post more victories!" says Cristiano Silei, CEO of Ducati North America.

The next race for the 2011 AMA Daytona SporBike class will take place at California’s Infineon Raceway May 13-15.

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.

2019 Aragon MotoGP Qualifying Results: Marquez Claims Pole #9

The man who claimed the past three wins at Motorland Aragon, Marc Marquez, put in a dominating performance Saturday to claim the pole - his ninth of 2019.

Marquez Tops Aragon MotoGP Friday Practice by 1.1 Seconds

2019 Aragon MotoGP Friday Practice News Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez further proved Friday why he's the clear favorite for this weekend's 14th round of MotoGP...

Ducati Builds 100,000th Multistrada: Confirms V4 MST for 2021

Ducati has reached a milestone after building its 100,000th Multistrada. The Bologna-based manufacturer also confirmed the V4 Multistrada for 2021.

She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles: Rider’s Library Review

She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles Mary Jane Black’s debut book - She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and...

2019 Aragon MotoGP Preview: Leader Marquez to Start 200th Race

Sunday's 23-lap Aragon MotoGP will also be a historic one for Honda's Marc Marquez as the points leader starts his 200th GP race.

The BMW Story: Second Edition by Ian Fallon: Rider’s Library (Review)

In the second edition of The BMW Story shares what Ian Falloon has learned as he tracked the BMW motorcycle line since the book’s first printing in 2003.