Monterey, CA (July 24, 2011) -- Just one day after LTD Racing Y.E.S. Yamaha clinched the AMA Pro SuperSport West Division title with David Gaviria, Huntley Nash earned 12th in Sunday’s AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race at Laguna Seca, a race that was red-flagged before full distance. Newcomer Raul Alzate showed promise but crashed out while running 18th.
For Nash, the race was a welcome improvement in the front-end feel of his race bike. The former SuperSport race winner at Laguna Seca improved seven positions after the race began and said he was pleased with his progress.
“I feel pretty comfortable with the bike and I have more confidence in it. I have to ride a bit harder still,” said Nash, 19 years old and a DSB rookie. “I need to start the weekend with the confidence in the bike that we end it with. That’s something that we’ll work on and be ready for New Jersey. The red flag really didn’t hurt us so much. I made a mistake or two and possibly could have gotten 11th but the second red flag didn’t really change our race so much. We got a pretty good start after the first red flag and it was good to pick up seven positions in the race.”
Raul Alzate faced a tough challenge of learning a new and difficult track while facing one of the year’s deepest fields. The Colombian showed remarkable progress all weekend, but his crash at the Corkscrew ended up causing a red flag when his bike moved back onto the circuit.
“I’m disappointed about the race but I had a good weekend,” said Alzate.
LTD Racing Y.E.S. Yamaha will wrap up the 2011 AMA Pro season at New Jersey Motorsports Park Sept 2-4.