The following is from Infineon Raceway…Yamaha riders Josh Hayes and Tommy Aquino posted the top times on Thursday as nearly 15 riders hit the track for an AMA Pro Road Racing test session, hosted by Team Graves Yamaha, at Infineon Raceway.
Hayes (Team Graves Yamaha) recorded the top time for American SuperBike on Thursday over the 12-turn, 2.22-mile road course at 1 minute, 36.72 seconds, while teammate Aquino was quickest in Daytona SportBike at 1:39.29.
The teams are testing in advance of the West Coast Moto Jam, May 14-16, in the Sonoma Valley.
Fourteen riders from eight teams, including Rockstar Makita Suzuki, Michael Jordan Motorsports and Pat Clark Motorsports attended the test, which concludes on Friday.
Hayes was followed by Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammates Blake Young (1:36.78) and Tommy Hayden (1:37.37). Hayes claimed his first Superbike win at Infineon Raceway last year; the first Superbike win for a non-Suzuki rider in Sonoma since 2006.
In Daytona SportBike, Aquino was followed by teammate Josh Herrin (1:39.81) and Steve Rapp (1:40.12, Team Latus Motorsports).
Testing continues on Friday, as the track opens its gates for free to race fans for Two-Wheel Thunder. In addition to testing, the day will also feature a question-and-answer session with riders during the lunch break at noon, as well as Supermoto USA and TTXGP electric motorcycle demonstrations, weather permitting.
The West Coast Moto Jam will feature the best in two wheel racing action with AMA Pro Racing and TTXGP electric motorcycles on the road course, as well as Supermoto USA, motocross and flat track events. For more information, visit www.infineonraceway.com/AMA or call 800-870-RACE.
AMA Pro Road Racing Series Test Session
Infineon Raceway, Sonoma
The top times from Thursday’s test session over the 12-turn, 2.22-mile road course at Infineon Raceway. Unofficial times provided by AMA Pro Road Racing:
1. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 1:36.72
2. Blake Young (Suzuki) 1:36.78
3. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki) 1:37.37
4. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha) 1:37.48
5. Jake Zemke (Suzuki) 1:37.61
6. Larry Pegram (Ducati) 1:37.63
7. Brett McCormick (Suzuki) 1:38.64
8. Chris Clark (Yamaha) 1:41.51DAYTONA SPORTBIKE
1. Tommy Aquino (Yamaha) 1:39.29
2. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 1:39.81
3. Steve Rapp (Ducati) 1:40.12
4. Dave Westby (Yamaha) 1:40.90
5. Clinton Seller (Yamaha) 1:41.17
6. Tyler Odom (Honda) 1:45.89