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Oct 22, 2013

Even More From This Past Weekend's Various Motorcycle Road Races

Huntley Nash (75) in action at Daytona International Speedway. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy of LTD Racing.
HUNTLEY NASH WINS THREE TIMES IN DAYTONA

Daytona, FL -- Huntley Nash topped off another chance to compete on the Neyra Racing Kawasaki Superbike with three wins at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.

The young Superbike pilot and the Neyra Racing team have been involved in developing their machine throughout 2013. This weekend they were able to showcase their progress, win some races, and turn some impressive lap times at the Fall Cycle Scene event. Nash and Justin Neyra won the endurance race by more than a lap on Saturday. Huntley competed in three sprint races, winning two and finishing second in the other.

"It was great to win some races and we were excited abut that and the entire team was having fun," said Nash, who flirted with the CCS lap record during the weekend. "Maybe the most important part to me was being able to get the lap times where we wanted them. I was able to do three 1:46 laps in a row on Sunday. I was more comfortable on this bike than I have ever been on any motorcycle, so I think our development is going well. The team has worked really hard and we're making progress. I think things are looking up for the 2014 season and we are going to do our best to keep up the momentum."

Huntley won the 25-minute CCS GTO race on Saturday and the five-lap CCS Unlimited SuperBike race on Sunday.He said one of the keys to success was getting laps as he built up speed with the team's new suspension link and a different suspension geometry. "We had the 44-lap endurance race on Saturday and I was able to get familiar with some tires Dunlop had for us to try and the bike was great," Nash said. "We were able to see how the tires would do over that distance and get a good feel for them. In the endurance race, I battled with my old LTD Racing teammate Tomas Puerta for a while and then we were able to get a lead. Justin hopped on when we pitted and rode the last half of it. He rode well as we kept the same front tire on the whole race and he brought home the win for us. The sprint races went well, too, against some good competition. I think the weekend was a big success. I want to think Justin, Gary Medley, my dad, Melvin Nash, and the crew and our sponsors. I think we have made a lot of progress and a lot of improvement."




More, from a press release issued by MV Agusta:

MV AGUSTA ON THE PODIUM AGAIN: THIRD PLACE IN JEREZ

Varese, October 20, 2013 – The MV Agusta F3 675, after the optimum results achieved at Magny Cours, has once again returned to the podium with a third place finish achieved by Robert Rolfo. This podium finish has allowed the Italian pilot to obtain the sixth place in the final world championship standings. Rolfo was the protagonist in an outstanding race, after fighting for the lead early he was able to successfully defend his position and guarantee a position on the podium with the current world champion Sam Lowes and the vice-champion Kenan Sofuoglu. Christian Iddon, Rolfo’s teammate was also extremely fast in the early stages of the race holding fourth place before being forced to pit.

The two pilots have demonstrated a very high level of competitiveness and the extraordinary progress of the F3 during its first year of racing in the world championship. The MV Agusta F3 675, in its debut season in the world championship, has achieved 3 podium finishes, 123 points in the riders championship and the fourth position in the manufactures championship with 104 points.

Giovanni Castiglioni, the President of MV Agusta, has commented: “I am very satisfied with our progress during our first world championship season. We are working on a number of technical details that will increase the performance of our bike making it even more competitive. And, with these encouraging results, we have decided to increase our commitment to racing for next season.”