2013 AMA SuperBikeMonster Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 racer Josh Herrin rode to his very first AMA Superbike victory at the opening round of the series at Daytona International Speedway.
After coming close to a win on several occasions in 2012, it only took Herrin one race in 2013 to get a well-deserved trip to the top of the podium. The Bell-sponsored rider was joined on the race-one Daytona SuperBike podium by Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas and Foremost Racing Yamaha’s Larry Pegram.In race two at Daytona, Herrin finished second behind Cardneas. After one of 11 rounds, he now leads the series with 56 points, one ahead of the Columbian Cardenas.Patrick Houlihan (Bell Sports Marketing Manager) says: “Herrin stepped up to the Superbike class last year and immediately proved that he was a serious contender, surprising a few of his competitors along the way.”“He spent 2012 cutting his teeth in the class and getting some impressive results along the way. This year he’s ready to make a statement. The very first race of the season was his first victory and I’m confident it’s just the first of many.”Josh Herrin races in the Bell Star Carbon, which can be found here. For more information on Bell, visit Bellhelmets.com.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!