Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Rider Beaubier Scores Another Podium Finish In Daytona SportBike Race
NEWS May 28, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor:
Tooele, UT (May 27, 2012) – Starting from his position on the front row in today’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Miller Motorsports Park, Cameron Beaubier raced his #6 Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 to his fourth podium finish in as many starts.
Cameron got a great start from the line, and he was immediately among the lead riders, which is where he stayed throughout the entirety of the race. He took the lead during two of the earlier laps in the race, but he started to fade slightly towards the end of the race where he took up a battle for the third spot on the podium. It proves to be a fight that Cameron was up for, as he prevailed and took the third spot on the podium.
“I think I burned up my tires a little bit in the earlier part of the race,” Cameron said, “I tried to hang with the race leader, but I just couldn’t maintain the pace. I had a good race for third, though, and I was happy to put my Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha in a podium position.”
Cameron’s teammate and rider of the #8 R6, Tommy Hayden, also got another great start and was in the lead pack at the beginning of the race, as well. But, like Cameron, Tommy faded a bit towards the end of the race and had to settle for a ninth-place finish. Taking the checkered flag in the top ten still enabled Tommy to hold on to his second-place position in the season points standings, so the veteran rider will take that positive into the next AMA Pro DSB event.
With only a couple of days to make the cross-country trek to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha team will be right back in action this coming weekend at Road America.
For news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page.
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