Two Tickets For The Front Row: Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Rider Beaubier Earns 1st Career Daytona SportBike Pole At Barber; Teammate Hayden Also Up Front
NEWS June 23, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor:
Birmingham, Ala. (June 23, 2012) – The heat was on in this morning’s final qualifying for AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike at Barber Motorsports Park, and Cameron Beaubier registered the fastest lap in the field aboard his #6 Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 to earn the pole position for this afternoon’s and tomorrow’s races.
“I’m really happy with my first pole here,” commented Cameron. “We got a good pace going during the session and, at the end, we put it all together. Hopefully, I can do the same thing in the races.
Cameron’s Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha teammate Tommy Hayden, who is riding an R6 emblazoned with his signature #22 for the first time this season, used his vast experience and the added karma of his trademark competition number to put himself on the front row, just one bike over from Cameron.
Tommy said, “We tried a few things this morning to try to go faster for this afternoon’s race, so that went well. So far, this has been my most competitive weekend of the year. I’m looking forward to today’s and tomorrow’s races.
Daytona SportBike Race 1 is scheduled for this afternoon at 2:00 PM CST, and DSB Race 2 will go green tomorrow at 2:15 PM CST.
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