Ben Thompson is ready to resume competition in the AMA Daytona SportBike Series in Birmingham, Alabama
Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team Rider Ben Thompson in Braselton, Georgia at Road Atlanta
Chaz Davies rode the Aprilia RSV1000R with K&N air and oil filters to a top five finish
“There are new two-by-two rolling start procedures,” said Chip Spalding, Team Manager. “Qualifying is now the most important part of the weekend, because a good starting position is critical to get results in the two races.”
Davies was tenth in qualifying which meant he went first in the Superpole competition. Superpole takes the best times from the top ten riders and puts them in order for the start of the race. “Chaz ended up fourth on the grid,” said Spalding. “Ben qualified in seventeenth position.”
Davies got a great start in Daytona SportBike Race One and jumped into a six bike pack fighting for the lead. The red flag came out on lap nineteen and Davies went to fifth position.
“It was a good solid weekend,” said Davies. “It felt really good to run up front and I think with a few more advances with the bike we can win one of these races soon.”
Thompson had the speed and the skill to finish in the top ten but was hit from behind by another rider. Even though he was forced off the track, Thompson finished in the eleventh position.
“We made a lot of progress this weekend and we had a really good bike,” said Thompson. “We got caught up in a few incidents with other riders and that is disappointing. But, we had the pace to finish in the top ten and that is encouraging.”
The Aprilia RSV1000Rs are equipped with K&N air and oil filters. “We use K&N on everything we build,” said Spalding. “K&N protects our engines from track debris.”
Competition resumes in the AMA Daytona SportBike Series at Barber Motorsports Park May 1-3 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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