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Mar 13, 2014

DiSalvo Sets The Early Pace In AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Practice At Daytona

Former Daytona 200 winner Jason DiSalvo (left) talks to members of his crew after the first AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike practice at Daytona International Speedway. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Former Daytona 200 winner Jason DiSalvo led the opening AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike practice session Thursday at Daytona International Speedway with a time of 1:51.016 on his Castrol/Apex Manufacturing Triumph Daytona 675R and in the process reached an important personal goal.

“I wanted to lead the first session this weekend just for the guys,” DiSalvo told “Everyone’s been putting in so much work and effort and time spent testing this off-season. I wanted to go out in the first session and say, ‘Hey guys, it paid off.’ I’m really happy to be up front. We’ve got a couple of little things we’re going to work on for the race, but the bike already feels very comfortable. I’m pumped.”

Garrett Gerloff, age 18, was second-best in the 50-minute session with a lap time of 1:51.743 on his Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha YZF-R6.

Former class Champion Danny Eslick was third with a time of 1:52.334 on his Riders Discount Triumph Daytona 675R.

A total of 40 riders recorded times during the session. That’s up from 32 riders participating in the first Daytona SportBike practice at Daytona in 2013.

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship/73rd Daytona 200

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
March 13, 2014
Provisional Free Practice One Results (3.5-mile course, all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jason DiSalvo (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:51.016
2. Garrett Gerloff (Yam YZF-R6), 1:51.743
3. Danny Eslick (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:52.334
4. Dane Westby (Yam YZF-R6), 1:52.578
5. Jake Gagne (Yam YZF-R6), 1:53.248
6. Blake Young (Yam YZF-R6), 1:53.636
7. Jake Lewis (Yam YZF-R6), 1:53.790
8. Tomas Puerta (Yam YZF-R6), 1:53.914
9. Kyle Wyman (Yam YZF-R6), 1:54.322
10. Bobby Fong (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:54.342
11. Shane Narbonne (Yam YZF-R6), 1:54.523
12. Luke Stapleford (Tri Daytona 675), 1:54.779
13. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR600RR), 1:55.096
14. Barrett Long (Duc 848), 1:55.252
15. JD Beach (Yam YZF-R6), 1:55.322
16. Bostjan Skubic (Yam YZF-R6), 1:55.606
17. Steve Rapp (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:55.635
18. Chad Lewin (Yam YZF-R6), 1:55.752
19. Fernando Amantini (Yam YZF-R6), 1:56.282
20. Kenny Riedmann (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:56.321
21. Benny Solis (Hon CBR600RR), 1:56.573
22. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6), 1:56.616
23. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.302
24. Melissa Paris (Hon CBR600RR), 1:57.476
25. Luke Mossey (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.973
26. Frank Babuska (Suz GSX-R600), 1:58.068
27. Anthony Fania (Yam YZF-R6), 1:58.225
28. Elena Myers (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:59.239, crash
29. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:59.396
30. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6), 1:59.457
31. Joe Roberts (Hon CBR600RR), 2:00.160
32. John Ashmead (Kaw ZX-6R), 2:01.098
33. Dustin Apgar (Yam YZF-R6), 2:01.683
34. Roi Holster (Yam YZF-R6), 2:02.339
35. Garrett Willis (Kaw ZX-6R), 2:02.482
36. Donny Wright (Suz GSX-R600), 2:04.478
37. Shane Horton (Suz GSX-R600), 2:04.489
38. Lee Farmer (Tri Daytona 675), 2:06.287
39. Shaun Summers (Tri Daytona 675), 2:07.977
40. Roberto Vargas (Yam YZF-R6), 3:09.763

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