Motorcycle Racing News Infineon SportBike Results: Race 1

Infineon SportBike Results: Race 1

2011-infineon-sportbike-results-race-one2011 AMA SportBike Results

From the drop of the flag in Saturday’s Daytona Sportbike race number 1, Jason DiSalvo led. Although he went on to win in convincing fashion aboard the Team Latus Motors Racing Ducati 848, he did get a bit of good luck when Jake Holden, also Ducati mounted, riding the Roberson Motorsports 848, over shot turn four while hounding DiSalvo for the lead.

The mishap allowed Danny Eslick, on the Geico/Richie Morris Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 sportbike, to slot into second, followed by PJ Jacobson, on another Ducati 848, and Tommy Aquino on the Pat Clark Yamaha.

However, following the off-course excursion, Holden re-entered in sixth place and went on to put on a truly awesome display of riding. Holden put his head down and started clicking off one fast lap after another, going to work picking off AMA SportBike riders in front of him. After getting past Aquino and Jacobson, there was a pretty good gap to Eslick.

That said, Holden steadily reeled the Suzuki rider in and in a matter of a few laps was on Eslick’s rear fender, getting past coming over the hill and dropping into turn five to, amazingly, reclaim second place in Infineon SportBike.

DiSalvo got the message on his pit board and picked up the pace to ensure he brought the Ducati home in first. Jake Holden, riding as the ultimate privateer this weekend due some upheavals with the team, gave a very entertaining and impressive preview of what’s in store for tomorrow’s DSB race number 2.

At the checkered Jason DiSalvo was leading, taking the win and stretching his point lead. Four seconds back (pretty close considering he went off track) Jake Holden brought the privateer Ducati across the line for second. Danny Eslick was the all-Italian podium spoiler putting his Suzuki in the final spot on the rostrum.

PJ Jacobson, who looked like he might give Danny a run for the third spot (which would have made it a Ducati sweep) faded back to finish fourth, followed by Tommy Aquino, Corey West, Cameron Beaubier, Paul Allison, Tyler Odom, and Tyler O’Hara.

The win for DiSalvo was a strong comeback figuring he was disqualified from Friday qualifying for non-compliance with fuel. With rain expected tonight and the forecast uncertain for

Sunday’s AMA Daytona SportBike race number 2 is next; it promises to be an interesting day.

2011 AMA Daytona SportBike Results: Race 1

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1. 40 Jason DiSalvo Team Latus Motors Racing Ducati 848 22 Laps WINNER 1:39.271 32
2. 59 Jake Holden Roberson Motorsports Ducati 848 7.622 7.622 1:39.317 25
3. 69 Danny Eslick Richie Morris Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 23.255 15.632 1:40.516 21
4. 9 PJ Jacobsen Celtic Racing Ducati 848 25.173 1.918 1:40.593 18
5. 6 Tommy Aquino Yamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 31.152 5.979 1:40.397 16
6. 57 Cory West Vesrah Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 40.063 8.910 1:40.615 15
7. 116 Cameron Beaubier GP Bike Parts Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 40.348 0.284 1:40.595 14
8. 20 Paul Allison Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 56.267 15.919 1:41.919 13
9. 46 Tyler Odom Don Odom Racing Honda CBR600RR 57.639 1.372 1:41.913 12
10. 129 Tyler OHara GP Bike Parts Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:06.628 8.988 1:42.024 11
11. 44 Taylor Knapp Vesrah Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1:12.164 5.535 1:41.538 10
12. 72 Bryce Prince Bryce Prince Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:21.329 9.165 1:42.638 9
13. 7 Fernando Amantini Team Amantini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:33.885 12.556 1:42.668 8
14. 174 Josh Galster Josh Galster Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 21 Laps 1 Lap 1:44.357 7
15. 75 Huntley Nash LTD Racing Y.E.S Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 7.817 7.817 1:44.327 6
16. 77 Matthew Sadowski Top Shelf Motorcycles Racing Ducati 848 43.012 35.194 1:45.896 5
17. 181 Craig Mason Team TDS Guns/ Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 43.833 0.821 1:45.969 4
18. 45 David Sadowski, Jr. Top Shelf Motorcycles Racing Ducati 848 50.307 6.473 1:46.258 3
19. 13 Melissa Paris HT Moto Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 54.151 3.844 1:45.820 2
20. 444 Oscar Covarrubias Get Some Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:08.295 14.144 1:46.316 1
21. 28 Kevin Boisvert Bayside Performance Suzuki GSX-R600 1:26.237 17.941 1:47.296 0
22. 32 Santiago Villa M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 19 Laps 2 Laps 1:42.491 0
23. 300 Patrick McCord Peak Performance Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 8 Laps 11 Laps 1:46.593 0
24. 5 Dane Westby M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 DNF DNF -no times- 0
25. 8 Josh Herrin Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 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. 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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