Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Rider Beaubier Notches First Career Daytona SportBike Win; Teammate Hayden Also On Barber Podium2012-06-23 18:32
A few hours after notching the first Daytona SportBike pole of his young career, Cameron Beaubier got his first career DSB win in a hotly contested race one at Barber Motorsports Park. The lead changed hands a number of times, and Cameron raced his #6 Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 to a hard-fought win.
“At the beginning of the race, I could see that the pace was going to be really quick today,” Cameron said. “We diced back and forth a little bit, and I just pushed really hard to get my first win.” Cameron also led the most laps in the race, and earned the bonus point for his effort.
Cameron’s Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha teammate Tommy Hayden, riding the #22 R6, was also very much in contention for the win throughout the majority of the race. He led a couple of times during the contest and ultimately finished third to put both Y.E.S./Graves/Yamahas in the winner’s circle.
Tommy said, “It felt good to lead the race and I thought, with 3 or 4 laps to go there, I had a pretty good chance to win. I just need to get a little bit more of an edge and, hopefully, get the win tomorrow.”
The second Daytona SportBike race of the weekend is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:15 PM CST and, if it’s anything like today’s DSB Race 1, then you won’t want to miss it.
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Source: Yamaha Motor Corporation
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