MotoAmerica: Herrin Going For Third Daytona 200 Victory

MotoAmerica: Herrin Going For Third Daytona 200 Victory

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Ducati:

Josh Herrin ready to defend the Daytona 200 title with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati

Sunnyvale, Calif., February 23, 2024 — The time of America’s great race is fast approaching, and the defending champion, Josh Herrin, is ready to rumble.

Scheduled for March 7-9, 2024, the 2024 Daytona 200 is stacked with the most competitive field in years, with any number of riders capable of victory. However, they will all be after Herrin, who will reunite with the dominant Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati Panigale V2 after a stellar 2023 season, finishing in second place while campaigning the Ducati Panigale V4 R in MotoAmerica Superbike. 

Herrin’s record at Daytona speaks for itself. The number two took the Time Attack pole position in 2022 and 2023, claiming a historic victory for Ducati in 2023 to match his previous race success from 2010.

Josh Herrin (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati – #2)

“The first year I took the MotoAmerica Supersport title on the V2 in 2022 was the bike’s first year in America, so there was lots of work to set it up correctly. Now we have a good base to work from, so I think we’ll have an even more competitive package than when we won the Daytona 200 in 2023. That gives me lots of confidence because I know it will be a fast race this year.

“It’s been a long off-season, and Daytona is my favorite race of the year. I always look forward to riding the high banks, the constant drafting in the race, the different tire manufacturers, and the overall race build-up. The Daytona 200 is getting bigger and bigger each year, and with the level of riders on the grid, the race is quickly getting back to the stature of when it was the biggest race in the world.”

Jason Chinnock – Chief Executive Officer, Ducati North America

“We are honored to support world-class motorcycle racing in North America, and the partnership with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati and Josh Herrin at the Daytona 200 is a perfect opportunity to reaffirm our racing heritage at a circuit that not only has an American story but draws global attention,” said Chinnock. 

On-track action for the 2024 Daytona 200 kicks off at 9:30 am EST on Thursday, March 7, with Herrin first set to ride at 11:25 am. Qualifying for the A Group will commence at 2:50 pm that same day.

The all-important Time Attack qualifying session is scheduled for 1:15 pm on Friday, March 8, while the big one, the 2024 Daytona 200, is scheduled for a 1:10 pm race start on Saturday, March 9.

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