Team Foremost Pegram Racing Ducati Takes Fourth at Daytona

NEWS March 16, 2009


Team Foremost Pegram Racing Ducati Takes Fourth at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 16, 2009) - Team Foremost Pegram racing has opened the 2009 season on a high note, finishing fourth in the AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited race held on March 5, 2009 at Daytona International Speedway.

In a hard fought battle over fifteen laps, rider Larry Pegram battled past World Superbike and AMA Pro champions, never straying from the front pack and leading three laps of the race. The No. 72 Foremost Pegram Ducati 1098R performed flawlessly throughout the race, however a set up issue forced Larry to turn off the bike's traction control and pushed him back to fourth at the finish line.

"I'm really happy with my team, my bike and the first race of the season," commented Pegram. "If I had full use of my traction control I could have made the podium or won the race. The important thing is that we know what to fix and I should be fighting for the win at Fontana in two weeks."

When asked about the speed of Pegram's Ducati, and whether it will be a championship contender; race winner Mat Mladin remarked: "I think that way- that bike is looking pretty speedy."

Team Foremost Pegram racing now heads to Fontana, California's Auto Club Speedway where the second round of the championship takes place March 20-22.

For more information on Ducati and the revolutionary 1098 R Superbike please visit www.ducatiusa.com.


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