Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Teams Recap Doing The Double At Daytona
Cypress, CA - March 21, 2014 – As a possible preview of what’s to come in 2015 when AMA Pro SuperBikes return to the iconic Daytona 200, the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Team notched a double win at “The World Center of Racing.”
For three-time SuperBike champ Josh Hayes, his Race 1 victory was both the 42nd of his career and his 42nd aboard the dominant Yamaha YZF-R1 SuperBike.
For last year’s Daytona 200 winner and 2014 SuperBike rookie Cameron Beaubier, Race 2 was the first of what is sure to be many more SuperBike victories in the 21-year-old phenom’s rapidly ascending career.
In the 73rd running of the Daytona 200--the last 200 for the Daytona SportBike class--Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha teammates Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach had high hopes for the high banks, but ultimate success eluded the likable pair. Both riders had tipovers during the 57-lap event, and Garrett managed to fight his way back to a remarkable fifth position at the checkers, while JD’s fate was sealed when he had to withdraw from the race after displaying possible concussion symptoms. Both riders are already back to full health and ready to continue their racing seasons in the weeks and months to come.
To relive the excitement of Daytona and see the Yamaha U.S. Road Racing teams in action, please check out the video. In it, you’ll see interviews with Josh, Cameron, Garrett, and JD, along with all the sights and sounds (and umbrella girls!!) from Daytona.
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