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Nov 30, 2013

Benny Solis Qualifies Fastest For Mexico City Races

Benny Solis (35) testing at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway earlier this month. Photo by Caliphotography.com
American Benny Solis qualified fastest in two classes for Sunday's final event of the Racing Bike Capital Series at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

Solis topped qualifying for both the 600 Expert class (a.k.a. Expertos SS1) and the 1000 Expert class (a.k.a. SBK 1000).

Riding a Honda CBR600RR in 600 Expert, Solis turned his best lap at 1:45.396 at an average speed of 84.9 mph on the 2.48-mile course.

Riding a borrowed Yamaha YZF-R1 in 1000 Expert, Solis turned a best lap at 1:44.368 at an average speed of 85.4 mph.

Socrates Juliaras was second-quickest in 600 Expert qualifying, turning a best lap at 1:45.753; Richie Escalante was third-quickest on a Triumph 675 at 1:46.318.

Escalante was second-quickest in 1000 Expert qualifying, riding a Yamaha YZF-R1 and turning a best lap at 1:45.577; Nathun Alvarez was third-quickest at 1:45.749.

Final races will be held Sunday.

Final Qualifying
600 Expert (Expertos SS1)
1. Benny Solis, 1:45.395
2. Socrates Juliaras, 1:45.753
3. Richie Escalante, 1:46.318
4. Pablo Escalante Urban, 1:46.452
5. Yahir Sanchez, 1:46.735
6. Nahun Alvarez, 1:47.696
7. Alain Escobedo, 1:49.384
8. Diego Gutierrez, 1:50.269
9. Juan Pablo Rosas, 1:50.365
10. Cesar Cirigo, 1:50.740

Final Qualifying
1000 Expert (SBK 1000)
1. Benny Solis, 1:44.368
2. Richie Escalante, 1:45.577
3. Nahun Alvarez, 1:45.749
4. Ulysses Escobedo, 1:46.542
5. Benjamin Perez, 1:49.886
6. Adolof Delgado Sr., 1:52.312
7. Jesus Rodriguez, 1:53.090
8. Volker Nessel, 1:53.670
9. Joaquin Cardoso, 1:55.152
10. Victor Mancera, 1:56.051