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Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Beaubier Sets New Track Record & Earns Provisional Pole At Mid-Ohio; Teammate Gerloff Second

NEWS July 12, 2013


Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Beaubier Sets New Track Record & Earns Provisional Pole At Mid-Ohio; Teammate Gerloff Second

Photo by Brian J Nelson

Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor USA:

Lexington, OH - July 12, 2013 – Cameron Beaubier enjoys racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and his laptimes are the proof of that fact. The Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider and current AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship leader turned the fastest lap in DSB history at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today, to earn the provisional pole. Meanwhile, Cameron’s teammate Garrett Gerloff laid down a blistering lap of his own on his final trip around the 2.4-mile, 15-turn natural road course, and he put his #8 Y.E.S/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 in second position on the provisional starting grid.

After his record-breaking performance, Cameron said, “The track came in for this session, and it really felt good out there. With each lap, my Dunlops just kept getting better and better. Plus, I’m carrying a lot of confidence from our weekend at Barber, so I’m really happy to get the provisional pole and break the record here at Mid-Ohio. I expect the track to be even better for tomorrow morning’s final qualifying session, so hopefully, we can break the track record that we set today!”

Garrett said, “I was struggling a little bit earlier in the session. We put in a new tire right near the end, and I tried to slow things down on my last lap, just to make sure I hit my marks and focused on everything. I was actually surprised that I ended up in P2 because I didn’t think it was a fast lap. We’ll take it, though, and try to improve in tomorrow’s final qualifying.”

That final qualifying session for Daytona SportBike is tomorrow morning at 8:50 AM EST, and DSB Race 1 will go green later tomorrow at 1:00 PM EST.

For more news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @YamahaMotorUSA.

 


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