MotoAmerica: Won provisional Superbike pole in New Jersey (Update) – Roadracing World Magazine
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Gagné opens the way Friday at the NJMP
Jake Gagné back on top in HONOS Superbike ahead of weekend in New Jersey
MILLVILLE, NJ (September 10, 2021) – As he has done throughout the season, Fresh N ‘Lean Attack Performance Yamaha’s Jake Gagné led the opening day of qualifying for this weekend’s MotoAmerica round at New Jersey Motorsports Park, with the Californian beating the rest of the HONOS Superbike peloton in Q1 on Friday.
Gagne completed the 2.25-mile NJMP in 1: 20.910 to edge M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Cameron Petersen by 0.422 seconds on a sunny afternoon in Millville to claim provisional pole position for all three HONOS Superbike races this weekend. end.
Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz completed the provisional first row with his 1: 21.373, just .041 of a second slower than compatriot South African Petersen.
Loris Baz, of Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York, was fourth, 0.612 seconds behind the best of Gagné. Baz also suffered a fall late in the session but escaped unscathed.
Gagné’s two Yamaha teammates for the weekend, Toni Elias and Josh Herrin, finished the day fifth and sixth as the Yamaha Fresh N ‘Lean Attack Performance team field three bikes this weekend. Elias was .208 seconds faster than Herrin on day one.
Scheibe Racing BMW’s Hector Barbera finished seventh on his maiden trip to NJMP, beating M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong and One Cure Ducati’s Kyle Wyman. Bradley Ward of FLY Racing ADR Motorsports rounds out the top 10.
A Suzuki M4 ECSTAR led the Supersport field on Friday at NJMP, but it was not driven by champion-elect Sean Dylan Kelly. In this case, it was the GSX-R600 of his teammate Sam Lochoff which found itself on provisional pole after Q1.
The second fastest was also somewhat surprising with Landers Racing’s Rocco Landers just 0.082 seconds behind Lochoff. It wasn’t until then that championship rivals Richie Escalante and Kelly showed up on the timesheets, with the pair finishing the day third and fourth respectively.
SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship points leader Tyler Scott led Friday’s Q1 session with his 1: 30.432 on the Scott Powersports KTM, edging out 131.214 from Rodio Racing’s Gus Rodio. Bauce Racing / Cyber Solutions / JL62 Racing’s Joseph LiMandri Jr. finished third with championship rival Scott Benjamin Gloddy fourth on Landers Racing Kawasaki.
Corey Alexander didn’t give up on winning the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship and he showed up to the NJMP on assignment, which led him to lead Q1 on Friday. Alexander of HONOS HVMC Racing led the timesheets with a 1: 22.610 ahead of Stefano Mesa of MESA37 and Mark Heckles of Disrupt Racing. Most important for Alexander was the fact that championship leader Jake Lewis could only achieve the fourth fastest time on his Suzuki Altus Motorsports.
Cory Ventura made his MotoAmerica Twins Cup debut at the NJMP on Friday and quickly put his Veloce Racing Aprilia RS 650 on provisional pole, despite a reversal early in the Q1 session. Ventura clocked one lap in 1: 26.115 to edge Tommaso Marcon of Robem Engineering, the Italian making his racing debut in the United States. Marcon’s teammate and championship points leader Kaleb De Keyrel finished third on the day.