Ragin' In Cajun Country: Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha's Cameron Beaubier Is Quickest DSB Rider At NOLA Test; Teammate Hayden 2nd-Quickest Overall
NEWS June 27, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor:
NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 28, 2012) – Following up his breakthrough weekend at Barber Motorsports Park where he won the pole and both AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike races, Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha rider Cameron Beaubier kept his momentum going and was the quickest DSB rider overall at the official AMA Pro Racing test held Tuesday and Wednesday at NOLA Motorsports Park. Cameron’s teammate Tommy Hayden, who was quickest in one of the sessions at NOLA, ended up second-quickest overall on the brand-new 2.75-mile, 16-turn track.
19-year-old Cameron was fast throughout the two days of testing, despite slightly tweaking his wrist in one of the sessions on Tuesday. “I hurt my wrist a little bit in one of the earlier sessions, but it felt a lot better after letting it rest overnight,” Cameron said. “On the second day of the test, it really didn’t bother me, and I was able to set my fastest time of the test in the morning.” Cameron did a lap of 1:42.442 aboard his #6 Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6® in Wednesday morning’s second test session.
Teammate Tommy Hayden, aboard his #22 Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha R6, did his fastest lap in Wednesday morning’s first test session, and his time of 1:42.741 proved to be the second-fastest lap out of all eight test sessions over the two days. So, the pair of Y.E.S/Graves/Yamaha riders ended up first- and second-quickest overall at NOLA.
Cameron and Tommy are looking forward to returning to NOLA Motorsports Park on the weekend of October 5-7 for the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans.
Meanwhile, the next race for the Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha team will be at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, OH, on July 13-15.
For news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page.
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