Kyle Wyman From Infineon: It Was A Learning Experience
NEWS May 18, 2011
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
BATAVIA, NY (May 17th, 2011) - With round two in the books for the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, Kyle Wyman finished 14th place after a tough weekend at Infineon Raceway. His first time at the challenging road course, Kyle was able to qualify on the front row but suffered a crash late in the race while in running 4th place. With weather threatening for Sunday’s race, AMA Pro elected to move the race a day earlier and eliminate a session of crucial track time for the class.
“Infineon is such a tough track – there are several blind corners that really cater to the local guys and other veterans who have raced there for years. I was able to get a hold of the track and put down some good qualifying times, but that didn’t seem to mean much when it came race time.”
There was a 30 minute practice session and 40 minute qualifying before the race.
“I was pretty confident with the track after those two sessions going into the race, but in those two sessions I was pretty much by myself the whole time. I found out how much more difficult the track was once I got in a group of guys and we were racing close. With other riders right in front of me, I couldn’t really see ahead of them and it was hard to hit my marks – I was making a lot of mistakes. After the red flag my goal was to tag back on with the lead group but I didn’t get a good start. I was in 5th going up to turn two and the top three riders were starting to get a gap. I kind of panicked and made a risky move in turn seven and ended up losing the front end on the brakes.”
Kyle maintains 3rd in the championship after two rounds completed.
“I can’t be too disappointed with the way the weekend ended up,” said the New Yorker. “It was a learning experience – I had to take what this place would give me, being the only track on the schedule that I was unfamiliar with. Fortunately we were able to salvage some points despite the crash and I look forward to going to Miller to redeem myself and get back on the podium.”
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series heads to Miller Motorsports Park May 28-31st where Kyle was the fastest in class during the official AMA Pro test earlier this month.
Kyle would like to extend gratitude to his sponsors:
Richie Morris Racing, Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing, Revolution Performance, Kuryakyn, Geico, Lucas Oil, Race Tech, EBC, Arai, Pilot, Held, Sidi, Kicker, Long Pond Autobody, Motion Pro, WDG, 505blues.com and TioHero Tours
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