Beaubier Notches Another Record-Breaking Performance For Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha, This Time In Provisional Pole Qualifying At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
NEWS July 19, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor USA:
Monterey, CA - July 19, 2013 – At his home track, in front of his friends and family, and up on the world stage, Cameron Beaubier shone brightly in the limelight on the first day of AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cameron piloted his #6 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 around the picturesque 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in Friday’s provisional pole qualifying session and laid down a record-breaking, fastest lap that was more than a full second quicker than the rest of the talented field of DSB riders.
After his chart-topping performance--which is becoming a regular occurrence for the 20-year-old northern Californian phenom--he said, “We made some changes after practice this morning, and I put in some solid laps in qualifying. (RoadRace Factory Yamaha rider) Jake (Gagne) ran really well, so I was happy to be able to put my Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha on the provisional pole. I wanted to make sure I put some really good laps in today because the mornings can be foggy here, and conditions in final qualifying session may not be as good as they were this afternoon.”
Cameron’s teammate Garrett Gerloff put his #8 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha in 4th place provisionally, and he’s determined to improve on that lap time in final qualifying tomorrow morning.
“I’m hoping that we have a fog-free session and cool temperatures in the morning because I wasn’t happy with how things went for me in this first qualifying session,” commented Garrett. I’m on the second row of the grid right now, and I want to be a lot closer to Cameron rather than behind him at the start. I like this track a lot, and I need to show it with my results.”
Final qualifying for Daytona SportBike is tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM PST, and the single DSB race of the weekend is set to go green on Sunday morning at 11:15 AM PST.
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