Daytona 200: Josh Hayes Leads Opening Practice

Daytona 200: Josh Hayes Leads Opening Practice

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes was the quickest rider in the opening practice for the 79th Daytona 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

Riding his Dunlop-shod MP13 Racing Yamaha YZF-R6, 44-year-old Hayes lapped the 3.51-mile infield road course in 1:52.300. That time was more than one second faster than anyone else in the session.

The first qualifying session for the Daytona 200 is scheduled to happen at 10:50 a.m. local time Friday. A second qualifying session is scheduled at 12:30 p.m., and the third and final qualifying session is slated for 4:35 p.m. Eastern Time.


79th Daytona 200

AMA-Sanctioned ASRA Championship Series 

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Beach, Florida

March 13, 2020

Provisional Practice One Results:

  1. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R6), 1:52.300
  2. Tyler O’Hara (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:53.397
  3. Jason Farrell (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:53.622
  4. Ryan Jones (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:54.683
  5. Carl Soltisz (Yam YZF-R6), 1:55.204
  6. Brandon Paasch (Yam YZF-R6), 1:55.491
  7. Christian Miranda (Yam YZF-R6), 1:55.703
  8. Gene Buonomo (Yam YZF-R6), 1:56.212
  9. Max Angles (Yam YZF-R6), 1:56.330
  10. Darren James (Yam YZF-R6), 1:56.396

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