2011 AMA SportBike/XR1200 Series
GEICO/RMR rider Danny Eslick battled cold and wet Utah weather during the first day of professional AMA SportBike qualifying for the Big M Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.
Eslick spent time on both his Daytona SportBike Suzuki and his XR1200 Harley Saturday and was happy to get twice as much track time as usual.
2011 SportBike Qualifying Results
After being disqualified from Friday’s timed Daytona Sportbike session at Infineon Raceway, Calif., for a "non-compliant" fuel issue, Jason DiSalvo (2011 Daytona 200 winner) put his Team Latus Motors racing Ducati 848 on pole for the DSB race.
AMA West Coast Moto Jam
The AMA roadracing championship picks up again this weekend (May 14-15) in Sonoma, Calif. Billed as the West Coast Moto Jam, the AMA Pro Racing riders have had a chance to regroup following Daytona and really get settled into the season ahead.
2011 AMA Sportbike Video
With the 2011 Daytona 200 a month away, many Daytona Sportbike teams continue to analyze the data collected during the first test of the season.
During the Dunlop Tire Test in January, the AMA Sportbike teams were able complete some laps on the newly paved Daytona track, although the test was shortened a day due to rain.
Team M4 Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas finished off the Heartland Park Topeka double-header weekend strong by winning the second of two AMA Daytona SportBike races on Sunday in Topeka, Kansas. The Colombian rider got a good start on his M4 Suzuki GSX-R600 and rode an almost flawless 20-lap race, in spite of having to go through a restart after a red flag sidelined the race early on. In the restart, Cardenas was running in third place for multiple laps before moving into second place. He paced the leader for a while and then put on a charge toward the end.
Jamie Hacking returned to the podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a hard-fought race that saw him move back and forth amongst the podium positions, eventually finishing as the runner-up. Hayden brushed off the bad luck he’s recently had, putting in a great race to finish fifth. Hacking was hoping to put Saturday’s result behind him and he did just that with his sixth podium finish of the season. He shared the lead position for the last half of the race, but had to settle for second at the finish line.
2nd in Race 1 – Jamie Hacking Speaks…