Beaubier, Gerloff Get Things Started In Monterey

Press Release | July 7, 2017

Beaubier and Gerloff Take The Top Spots On Day One.

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Beaubier ended Friday with the fastest time in Motul Superbike | Photo: Brian J. Nelson

This is a press release from MotoAmerica…

Monterey, CA (July 7, 2017) – Cameron Beaubier came away with the fastest Motul Superbike lap of Day 1 as the Honda Superbike Championship of the Monterey Peninsula got rolling today under sunny skies and warm temperatures. The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha factory rider lapped the 2.23-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 1:24.919 and was the only rider to crack the 1:25 barrier.

Beaubier’s teammate Josh Hayes and Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias ended the day with the exact same lap time – a 1:25.016 – on the exact same lap, their 16th, to finish second and third.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden ended the day fourth, just .222 of a second behind Beaubier and .4 of a second faster than the fastest of the Bazzaz Superstock 1000 class, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Jake Lewis.

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Gerloff topped the leaderboard in Supersport practice | Photo: Brian J. Nelson

In the Supersport class, Garrett Gerloff led both sessions over his Monster/Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha teammate JD Beach. M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise was third, just over a second slower than Gerloff.

Cory Ventura rode his CSV Moto KTM RC 390 to the fastest time in KTM RC Cup Qualifying 1, the Californian half a second faster than Quarterley Racing/On Track Development’s Benjamin Smith. Smith’s teammate Jackson Blackmon was third fastest on day one.
The full schedule for the weekend can be found HERE.


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