DNA Energy Drink/Roberson Motorsports Looking Forward to Round 2
NEWS March 15, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (March 14, 2011) – The DNA Energy Drink/Roberson Motorsports team leaves Daytona with eager determination to put the Ducati upfront for Round 2 of the AMA Pro Racing Championship. Throughout the weekend the #59 rider Jake Holden proved that throughout this season he would definitely be a front-runner in the AMA Daytona SportBike class. But sadly lady luck wasn't on his side when it came to race time.
Holden was running with the lead pack when he had to pull in for an unscheduled pit stop due to a front tire issue. Not letting this affect him, Holden and his crew powered through the pit stop in no time and he was back on track working his way back up through the field again. After picking riders off one-by-one Jake was able to make is way up to 12th position the race was red flagged. The red flag was due to front tire issues. After a long delay and front tire changes for all participants the race was shortened to a 15-lap sprint race. Holden was able to get a great start and rejoin the front of the field. After battling for the lead with as many as seven riders for the first 10 laps Holden's Daytona demons seemed once again to pop back up and due to an electrical issues we was forced out of competition and had to retire from the race.
Jake Holden- Rider
"I was really frustrated when I had to come in early to get my front tire changed, but thankfully there ended up being a red flag. This gave me the opportunity to re-group and get back up there with the front-runners. After battling back and forth for the lead and feeling confident about getting a win for the team and myself, my bike experienced an electrical issue and I was forced to stop. I was really hoping to come to Daytona and finally get a good result here. It didn't happen this time around, but I am confident that the DNA Energy Drink/Roberson Motorsports Team and myself will have a season filled with great results."
Robbie Roberson-Team Owner
We came to Daytona as basically a brand new team, lean and focused. Having Jake take the new Ducati 848 EVO out in practice and qualifying proved to us that we have a good package and the energy from everyone was awesome. We qualified well and were running up in the front group in a good position, however our situation changed quite drastically when Jake came in on lap 13 for an unscheduled pit stop. The front tire was badly chunked and I am grateful that Jakes experience brought the bike back uncrashed. On the restart Jake again proved his abilities by quickly getting up in the lead pack it just wasn’t meant for us this year, an electrical problem parked his bike with less than 10 laps left. While we did not finish the race all of us at DNA Energy Drink/ Roberson Motorsports celebrated the fact that we will be a strong contender this year, and look forward too much continued success. I would like to thank Jake and the entire DNA Energy Drink/Roberson Motorsports team as well as our friends and sponsors for supporting us!
DNA Energy Drink/ Roberson Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: DNA Energy Drink, Ultra Graphix, Melillimoto Ducati, Motul, FMF,K&N Filters,Vicci, Pit-bull, Motion-Pro, Zero Gravity, Bazzaz, Speedy Moto, Chicken Hawk, Vortex, Goodridge, Liquid Performance, Shark Skinz
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