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Feb 4, 2001

Anthony Gobert Wins First CCS Race At Streets Of Willow Springs, Sets New Track Record

Team Yamaha's Anthony Gobert won the first CCS motorcycle race ever held on the Streets Of Willow road course, Saturday afternoon. Gobert won the Middleweight Grand Prix Expert race, beating teammate Tommy Hayden by about four seconds with younger brother Aaron Gobert right behind Hayden. All three were riding YZF-R6 Supersport bikes.

Anthony Gobert also won his second race, GTO, again beating Hayden and Aaron Gobert, with the trio lapping the field twice.

Anthony Gobert set a new lap record at 1:20.15 when chasing his brother Aaron in their final race of the day, GTU, after Aaron got a better start than Anthony. Anthony passed Aaron and Hayden withdrew from the race with a slipping clutch.

Yamaha tested with Anthony Gobert and Hayden during a Fastrack day at Streets Of Willow on Friday, and Aaron Gobert brought out his Graves Motorsports YZF-R6 in a rented U-Haul box van and pitted next to the Yamaha box van.

Chris Ulrich also tested on Friday, riding a Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R750, but then headed to Homestead, Florida for next weekend's CCS race, which he will run in preparation for Daytona. During Friday testing on the tight, 1.7-mile Streets course, Ulrich, Anthony Gobert and Aaron Gobert ran nose-to-tail for several laps. In other sessions, Aaron Gobert and Hayden ran together for a number of laps.