AMA Pro Tour's Most Recent Winner Ready for More in Alabama
NEWS June 20, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Release Courtesy of Geiger Media, on behalf of KLR Group's Kyle Wyman:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 19) – Fresh off a convincing victory at Road America, KLR Group Harley-Davidson rider Kyle Wyman will be looking for his third AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series victory of the season Sunday during the Triumph SuperBike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park.
"We've got our first win for KLR Group now," said Wyman, whose title sponsor came on board after his season-opening victory at Daytona. "Now we want to keep the ball rolling and get in a routine of winning over the next couple races before we start the XR Showdown at Indianapolis.
"The KLR Group/Spyke's Harley Davidson crew is more pumped than ever, and I am more prepared than ever. It's going to be a great weekend in Alabama."
Wyman is brimming with confidence because the 2.38-mile, 14-turn road course is one he knows quite will.
"It's another one of my favorite tracks," Wyman said. "It's where I had my first road race in 2008 and I've had really good results there in the past. I've probably got more time at Barber than any other track on the schedule."
The 11-lap main event will likely feature a different kind of strategy from the average XR1200 race.
"It will bring a different type of racing to the XR1200 class because there are essentially no straightaways," Wyman said. "There will be no drafting effects so bike setup will be key. I like our chances when it comes down to how we prepare our bikes, and we have a brand-new Harley going into the rotation so we're ready to roll.
"It's gonna be hot also, mid-90 temperatures, so that will play a role as well. Rider stamina will play a huge role this weekend, and the workouts I've been turning in at Planet Fitness will really pay benefits."
Wyman sits second in the series standings, nine points behind leader Tyler O'Hara. Both riders have two wins on the season.
Practice for the AMA Pro Vance and Hines XR1200 series gets under way at 10:30 a.m. CDT Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park. The first qualifying session will be at 4:15 p.m. Riders will have one more chance to make the field or improve their position during the final qualifier at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The race rolls off at 12:30 p.m.
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