HOLLAND, Mich. (June 24, 2014) – After a blistering hot weekend at Barber Motorsports Park under the new two-day format, Riders Discount Triumph edges closer to the top spot in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship. Thanks to some hard work by the crew and a little luck, Danny Eslick is now just 12 points behind Jake Gagne going into Laguna Seca where Eslick won last time he raced the GoPro Daytona SportBike class.
“I believe we had a solid bike but with the lack of testing it put us in a difficult position,” said Brian Gibson, Riders Discount Triumph team owner. “With the short two-day format we were chasing our tails. But all and all we came out of the weekend only 12 points out of the championship lead instead of 22 and we have to look at that as a success. The next round is at Laguna Seca where we have some data from 2013 when we raced with both Joey Pascarella and Jake Zemke, so that should help us hit the ground running a little faster than when we arrived at Barber.”
“This was the first time we’ve done the two day schedule for a race weekend and I think this was definitely not my weekend and things weren’t going properly,” said Riders Discount Triumph rider, Danny Eslick. “We started the day yesterday behind the 8-ball and whenever you have limited track time and limited qualifying, it’s hard to make up time. We were stuck in seventh, or eighth place in race one, but luckily we had a couple guys go off in front of us finishing fifth, and sixth overall in race two. After coming into this race 22 points down in the championship and leaving only 12 back, it’s not a terrible weekend. We’ll chalk it up as a completed weekend. We didn’t tear anything up, and we’ll move to Laguna and go get us a win.”
The FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round at Laguna Seca is July 11-13.
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