Jacobsen, Stump Fastest in Daytona SportBike/SuperSport Session after Rain Clears at Daytona
NEWS January 18, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 18, 2011) - In preparation for the Daytona 200, the Daytona SportBike riders took to the track for one session during the Dunlop Tire Test at Daytona International Speedway, which was interrupted by a brief sprinkling of raindrops.
Jason DiSalvo initially set the fastest time, returning to the series aboard the Team Latus Ducati, but ultimately settled for third. Jake Zemke, new to the Project 1 Atlanta team this year, finished second on his Yamaha with a time of 1:51.987/93.225 MPH. Last year's Daytona 200 pole-position winner and 2009 Daytona SportBike Champion Danny Eslick also appeared at the top of the timesheets at numerous points during the disjointed session, but it was P. J. Jacobsen who topped the times after the short break with a best lap of 1:51.822/93.362 MPH on his new Ducati. Suzuki-mounted Cory West rounded out the top five, while Santiago Villa, who ran well early in the session, ended up sixth overall.
"I was really liking the new surface, it's way better than last year," Stump said. "Motor-wise, we don't have our good Daytona motor yet, so it's only going to get better come race time."