Aprilia RSV1000R Riders Continue the Battle at AMA Daytona SportBike Series Race

       Printer Image
Rider Chaz Davies of the Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team finished fourth in the AMA Daytona SportBike Race One at Heartland Park Topeka.

AMA Daytona SportBike Race at Heartland Park Topeka
AMA Daytona SportBike Race at Heartland Park Topeka
In qualifying, Davies had the second fastest time of the season in his Aprilia. Davies’ teammate Aaron Gobert continued to learn the Aprilia RSV1000R and had solid top fifteen finishes in both weekend races.

Riders Chaz Davies and Aaron Gobert work it out on the Aprilia RSV1000Rs in AMA Daytona SportBike Series Race
Riders Chaz Davies and Aaron Gobert work it out on the Aprilia RSV1000Rs in AMA Daytona SportBike Series Race
The Aprilia RSV1000Rs are equipped with K&N sports bike air filters and oil filters. “We use K&N on all of our bikes,” said Team Manager Chip Spalding. “K&N protects our engines from track debris and gives us the extra filtration we need when we are racing.”

Daytona SportBike Race One was going very well when Davies slotted into the second position on lap two. “Unfortunately the race was stopped because of a crash and completely restarted,” said Chip Spalding, Team Manager. “The second restart didn’t go as well for the Millennium Technologies sponsored team when Davies was pushed wide and fell back to seventh place.”

Davies put his head down and fought his way back to fourth place. “This was Chaz’s sixth top five finish of the year,” said Spalding. “Aaron struggled with a difficult set up but ran consistent laps for the entire race and finished in the fourteenth position.”

On AMS Daytona SportBike Race Two, both riders had great starts. Davies moved up to fourth place, but the race was stopped because of a crash by another rider. On the restart Davies moved to the front but had to retire after a few laps because of an electrical problem. “It was nice to get another top-five result,” said Davies. “But I am very disappointed with the result from Sunday’s race. The bike was so much better on Sunday than Saturday but it didn’t work out. We took a gamble with some untested electronic parts and we lost. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. We’ll get it figured out.”

Gobert continued to come to terms with his new ride, and dropped nearly a second off his average lap time from the day before to finish in eleventh position. “The Aprilia RSV1000R is such a good bike,” said Gobert. “We make progress every time we get on the track and I know we will get it right before the end of the season.”

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

Horizontal Advertisement

Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.

K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail, or visit