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Mar 18, 2017

Daytona 200: M4 The 22 Project ECSTAR Suzuki's Valentin Debise Fastest In Warm-Up

Valentin Debise (53). Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Frenchman Valentin Debise was the fastest rider during the warm-up session for the 76th Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Riding his M4 The 22 Project ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R600 on Dunlops, Debise lapped the 3.51-mile infield road course in 1:50.261, which was not far off his qualifying time of 1:49.526.

The warm-up session ahead of the 200-mile race, however, isn't always used for chasing fast lap times. 

Pole-sitter and defending Champion Michael Barnes, for instance, only did a 1:51.025 during the warm-up compared with the 1:49.487 he did to capture pole position, but Barnes was using the session to scrub in tires, brake pads and practice pit stops.

Danny Eslick, who was ninth in the session with a 1:53.073, spent almost the entire session practice pit stops on his TOBC racing Yamaha. In fact, the TOBC racing crew has been practicing pit stops relentlessly so far this weekend.

Project MayDay/Bock's Concrete Inc.'s Geoff May didn't get the opportunity to look for speed or prepare for the Daytona 200 as the engine in his Yamaha YZF-R6 suffered a failure. Instead of preparing for the race, May's crew was forced to perform a motor swap in his racebike.

The 76th Daytona 200 will be streamed live at starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time today.

76th Daytona 200

ASRA Championship Series Sanctioned by AMA

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Beach, Florida

March 18, 2017

Provisional Warm-Up Results (3.51-mile course):

1. Valentin Debise (Suz GSX-600), Dunlop, 1:50.261

2. Michael Barnes (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:51.025

3. Jason Farrell (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:51.385

4. Cory West (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:52.287

5. Shane Richardson (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:52.558

6. Shane Narbonne (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:52.684

7. Kyle Wyman (Suz GSX-R600), Dunlop, 1:52.859

8. Robertino Pietri (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:52.929

9. Danny Eslick (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:53.073

10. Taylor Knapp (MV Agusta F3 675), Dunlop, 1:54.038

11. Ryan Jones (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:54.559

12. Darren James (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:55.249

13. Max Angles (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:55.896

14. Joseph Giannotto (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:56.184

15. Carl Soltisz (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:56.195

16. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:56.212

17. Ryan Kerr (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:56.221

18. Robert Fisher (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:56.236

19. Jody Barry (Kaw ZX-6R), Dunlop, 1:56.461

20. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:56.623

21. Bostjan Skubic (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:57.037

22. Jeremy Kolewski (Kaw ZX-6R), Michelin, 1:57.103

23. Jordan Strange (Suz GSX-R600), Pirelli, 1:57.261

24. Dustin Apgar (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:57.359

25. Jason Edmonds (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.538

26. Patricia Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:59.994

27. Matthew Gendron (Yam YZF-R6), 2:00.318

28. Joel D. Lenk (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:00.503

29. CJ LaRoche (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:00.582

30. David McPherson (Yam YZF-R6), 2:00.687

31. Norman Pomerleau (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:00.812

32. Kristofer Knopf (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, 2:00.967

33. Alex Arango (MV Agusta F3 675), Dunlop, 2:01.956

34. Max Flinders (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:01.966

35. Antal Halasz (Suz GSX-R600), 2:01.997

36. Chuck Ivey (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 2:02.879

37. Roosevelt Wright. Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), 2:03.053

38. Alexander Guilbeault (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:03.282

39. Mark Dickerson (Kaw ZX-6R), 2:03.816

40. Chris Sullivan (Yam YZF-R6), 2:03.918

41. Christian Cronin (MV Agusta F3 675), Dunlop, 2:03.918

42. Gino Angella (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:04.081

43. John Ashmead (Kaw ZX-6R), Dunlop, 2:04.125

44. Darrin Klemmens (Yam YZF-R6), 2:04.272

45. Marcelo Paladini (Yam YZF-R6), Bridgestone, 2:05.478

46. Richard O'Conner (Duc 749), 2:06.996

47. Kevin Heil (Yam YZF-R6), 2:07.062

48. Dustin Ducote (Tri Daytona 675), 2:07.124

49. Arthur Kowitz (Suz GSX-R600), Pirelli, 2:07.388

50. Salvatore Ruffino (Yam YZF-6), 2:07.713

51. Anthony Fania, Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 2:08.320

52. Russ Intravartolo (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, 2:10.716

53. Andrew Abel (Suz GSX-R600), Pirelli, no time recorded

54. Barrett Long (Duc 848), Dunlop, no time recorded

55. Eric Helmbach (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, no time recorded

56. Patrick Ryan (Kaw ZX-6R), no time recorded

57. Aaron Stein (Yam YZF-R6), Bridgestone, no time recorded

58. Harry Wilson (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded

59. Geoff May (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, no time recorded

60. Seth Starnes (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, no time recorded

61. Kaleb De Keyrel (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, no time recorded

62. Justin Holderman (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, no time recorded

63. Bailey Cox (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, no time recorded

64. Daniel Spaulding (Kaw ZX-6R), Dunlop, no time recorded

65. Kevin Coughlin (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded

66. Josh Geradot (Kaw ZX-6R), no time recorded

67. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, no time recorded

68. Jamie Bishop (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded

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