Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Rider Hayden Finishes Fourth In Daytona SportBike Race 2 At Road America; Teammate Beaubier Tips Over Unhurt And Out Of Second Place On Final Lap
NEWS June 3, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor:
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 3, 2012) – Both of the Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha riders were in the front group throughout almost the entirety of today’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2 at Road America.
Cameron Beaubier had his #6 Yamaha YZF-R6 in the top two as the laps wound down towards the end of the final lap and, with the checkered flag very nearly in sight, he lost rear grip momentarily, which carried him off track and into the grass where he was unable to save the bike from a mild tipover. Unhurt, Cameron valiantly righted his R6, climbed back aboard, and finished the race, albeit in 20th place.
Meanwhile, Cameron’s Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha teammate Tommy Hayden kept his #8 R6 in the lead pack throughout the race. He made a deft pass for fifth, and then, after Cameron fell down, Tommy moved up a spot to cross the finish line in fourth place.
Tommy is now just two points out of third place in the Daytona SportBike Championship.
The Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha team will be back in action on June 22-24 for Round 6 of the AMA GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. For news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page.
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