Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team will race next in AMA SportBike competition in Atlanta, Georgia
Aprilia RSV1000R riders Chaz Davis and Ben Thompson in AMA Daytona SportBike Competition
Chaz qualified in the twelfth position with a time of 1:28.735. This earned him a starting spot on the outside of row six. Thompson had an electrical problem in final qualifying and had to compete on his back-up-bike. He was only able to turn two laps at speed. His qualifying time of 1:30.261 earned him a starting position on the outside of the eleventh row.
Race One was bittersweet for the Millennium Technologies sponsored Aprilia Team. Davies finished in eighth position. Thompson had another mechanical issue and was forced to retire. The crew worked late into the night to repair Thompson’s motorcycle.
“The team is working really hard and we are making progress,” said Ben Thompson. “But I am suffering from a lack of track time. You are bound to have problems when developing a new motorcycle at this level. I have 100 percent confidence that the KWS Motorsport team will get this all sorted out before our next race in Atlanta.”
The next day, Thompson started in the back of the field and knew he had a difficult race to run. In Race Two, both riders got excellent starts. Thompson made up several positions and finished in the seventeenth position. Davies rode hard for the first few laps and finished in seventh position.
“It was a good weekend and we made progress with the bike,” said Chaz Davies. “If we make a few more steps forward we can be really competitive in Atlanta in two weeks.”
“We’re hoping to build on this performance,” said Spalding. “We use K&N products on everything we build. K&N air and oil filters do the job of protecting our engines from dirt and track debris.”
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