2014 Daytona 200 Practice Results, Thursday
Practice for the 73rd Daytona 200 got underway Thursday with Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha YZF-R6 pilot Garrett Gerloff posting the quickest time.
The Texan posted a 1:51.513 around the 3.51-mile circuit at Daytona International Speedway. It wasn’t only Gerloff who was fast, though; the top seven of 40 riders all posted within a second of the R6 rider.
“This morning was a little bit of a weird start to Daytona. I wasn’t really feeling great; I was a little tight and just riding around, trying to work my way into the session. I got P2, which was great. And coming into the second session, I was feeling really great. The bike was awesome. I got in six okay laps and did 1:51.5,” Gerloff says.
“I definitely don’t think that’s the fastest any of us can go. The track felt really good to me so I was expecting everyone to go a little bit faster. I got in six laps before my bike kind of slowed down and I had to come in. And with the one-bike rule, I couldn’t jump on a backup bike and go.”
Following 0.028 of a second back was Castrol/Triumph/Sportbike Track Time’s Jason Disalvo, a former Daytona 200 winner showing speed aboard the 675R. Disalvo’s Triumph was one of two in the top nine; the other seven were all Yamahas.
Third went to MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha’s Jake Lewis, who trailed Gerloff by 0.055. Rounding out the top five were RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha’s Jake Gagne and Yamalube Westby Racing’s Dane Westby, respectively.
Danny Eslick was sixth quickest aboard the Riders Discount Racing Triumph, 0.260 of a second back, with Gagne’s teammate Tomas Puerta in seventh; the Daytona SportBike rookie Puerta was the final rider to post within a second of Gerloff.
Series veteran Blake Young returned to AMA Pro Racing with ninth on the GN Gonzales Racing Yamaha.
The top Ducati was the Longevity Racing 848EVO piloted by Barret Long.
Qualifying begins at 8 a.m. EDT Friday for the Daytona 200, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.
2014 Daytona 200 Thursday Practice Results:
|1||8||Garrett Gerloff||Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R6||FASTEST||FASTEST||1:51.513||6|
|2||40||Jason DiSalvo||Castrol/Triumph/Sportbike Track Time||Triumph Daytona 675||0.028||0.028||1:51.541||13|
|3||85||Jake Lewis||MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R6||0.055||0.027||1:51.568||12|
|4||32||Jake Gagne||RoadRace Factory/Red Bull||Yamaha YZF-R6||0.090||0.035||1:51.603||12|
|5||00||Dane Westby||Yamalube Westby Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||0.169||0.079||1:51.682||9|
|6||69||Danny Eslick||Riders Discount Racing Triumph||Triumph Daytona 675||0.260||0.091||1:51.773||11|
|7||12||Tomas Puerta||RoadRace Factory/Red Bull||Yamaha YZF-R6||0.823||0.563||1:52.336||11|
|8||79||Blake Young||GN Gonzales Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||1.039||0.216||1:52.552||11|
|9||6||JD Beach||Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R6||1.634||0.595||1:53.147||12|
|10||29||Barrett Long||Longevity Racing||Ducati 848||1.843||0.209||1:53.356||12|
|11||33||Kyle Wyman||Kyle Wyman Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||1.923||0.080||1:53.436||11|
|12||68||Luke Stapleford||Profile Racing||Triumph Daytona 675||2.218||0.295||1:53.731||11|
|13||52||Joey Pascarella||BP Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||2.303||0.085||1:53.816||13|
|14||74||Bostjan Skubic||Inotherm Racing Team||Yamaha YZF-R6||2.578||0.275||1:54.091||10|
|15||7||Fernando Amantini||Team 7||Yamaha YZF-R6||2.630||0.052||1:54.143||10|
|16||42||Kenny Riedmann||RRM Triumph||Triumph Daytona 675||2.676||0.046||1:54.189||11|
|17||56||Shane Narbonne||GN Gonzales Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||2.782||0.106||1:54.295||9|
|18||98||Jake Zemke||GEICO Motorcycle Road Racing||Honda CBR600RR||3.175||0.393||1:54.688||11|
|19||41||Luke Mossey||GB Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||3.244||0.069||1:54.757||11|
|20||15||Steve Rapp||D&D Cycles/Castrol/Triumph||Triumph Daytona 675||3.386||0.142||1:54.899||8|
|21||21||Elena Myers||Castrol/Triumph/Apex Manufacturing||Triumph Daytona 675||3.388||0.002||1:54.901||12|
|22||35||Benny Solis||Team H35||Honda CBR600RR||3.403||0.015||1:54.916||11|
|23||174||Bryce Prince||Tuned Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||3.704||0.301||1:55.217||12|
|24||3||Joe Roberts||M4 Motorcycle Road Racing||Honda CBR600RR||4.387||0.683||1:55.900||6|
|25||97||Tucker Lancaster||MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R6||4.951||0.564||1:56.464||11|
|26||13||Melissa Paris||MPH Racing||Honda CBR600RR||5.035||0.084||1:56.548||4|
|27||50||Bobby Fong||Latus Motors/Castrol/Triumph Racing||Triumph Daytona 675||5.360||0.325||1:56.873||1|
|28||84||Anthony Fania||KSW Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||5.731||0.371||1:57.244||10|
|29||80||Garrett Willis||G.W.R. – John William & Son||Kawasaki ZX-6R||6.530||0.799||1:58.043||6|
|30||112||Ricky Orlando||Ricky Orlando Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||7.684||1.154||1:59.197||13|
|31||92||Roberto Vargas||Tuned Industries||Yamaha YZF-R6||7.849||0.165||1:59.362||11|
|32||31||Dustin Apgar||Evo Ultrafit DTR||Yamaha YZF-R6||9.663||1.814||2:01.176||10|
|33||141||Eric Pinson||G.O. Right Side Up Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||10.940||1.277||2:02.453||6|
|34||71||Lee Farmer||Apex Race Services||Triumph Daytona 675||11.016||0.076||2:02.529||12|
|35||46||Roi Holster||Napacom Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||11.213||0.197||2:02.726||12|
|36||48||Chad Lewin||CM Motorsports/Team Lewin Estates Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||11.686||0.473||2:03.199||1|
|37||62||Shaun Summers||D&D Cycles/Castrol/Triumph||Triumph Daytona 675||12.137||0.451||2:03.650||10|
|38||30||Donny Wright||1-855CzaiaLaw.com Racing||Suzuki GSX-R600||13.594||1.457||2:05.107||7|
|39||721||Shane Horton||Seven Two One Racing||Suzuki GSX-R600||13.986||0.392||2:05.499||11|
|40||20||Frank Babuska||Babuska Racing||Suzuki GSX-R600||-no times-||-no times-||-no times-||0|
|40||37||John Ashmead||Peter Brady Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||-no times-||-no times-||-no times-||0|