MotoAmerica: Escalante Leads Daytona 200 Warm-Up

MotoAmerica: Escalante Leads Daytona 200 Warm-Up

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

KurveyGirl.com brings you the results of this weekend’s events.

 

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Mexican rider Richie Escalante led the MotoAmerica Daytona 200 warm-up session Saturday morning at Daytona International Speedway.

Riding his Dunlop-shod Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750, Escalante lapped the 3.51-mile course in 1:48.901 to top the 58 riders who took part in the 25-minute session.

Josh Herrin, the winner of the 2023 Daytona 200, was second-best with a 1:49.016 on his Dunlop-fitted Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati Panigale V2.

Stefano Mesa was third-quickest at 1:49.178 on his Pirelli-equipped Boulder Motor Sports Ducati. Mesa’s team won the Pit Stop Challenge on Friday evening.

Reigning FIM Endurance World Champion Karel Hanika turned his fastest lap of the weekend, a 1:49.186, on his Bridgestone-backed YART Yamaha YZF-R6 and finished fourth in the session.

Xavi Fores, the 2023 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion, rounded out the top five with a 1:49.738 on his Pirelli-tired Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha.

 

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