MotoAmerica: Medallia Superbike Race Two Outcomes From Street America (Up to date) – Roadracing World Journal

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Extra, from a press launch issued by MotoAmerica:

Petersen Will get It Carried out In MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Race Two At Street America

From DNF To Victory, Cameron Petersen Bounces Again In Sunday’s Superbike Race Two

 

Cameron Petersen (45) leads Danilo Petrucci (9) and Mathew Scholtz (11) early within the MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike race on Sunday at Street America. Photograph by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy MotoAmerica.

 

ELKHART LAKE, WI (June 5, 2022) – In Saturday’s MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike race one at Street America, Cameron Petersen was compelled to look at from flip 5 after a mechanical failure put him out of the race he was main on the time. In Sunday’s race two, Petersen put all that behind him and went out and gained in iffy moist/dry circumstances on the four-mile circuit in America’s Dairyland. The win was the Contemporary N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing rider’s first of the season and the second of his Superbike profession.

Sunday’s race was a superb one with all the highest males choosing full rain tires however trying to find puddles by the point it concluded. The battle on the prime featured three riders and it lasted for all eight laps of the shortened race with Petersen, Tytlers Cycle Racing’s PJ Jacobsen, and Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC’s Danilo Petrucci all taking turns on the entrance.

On the end it was Petersen placing his head down on the ultimate go-around to take victory by 1.3 seconds over Jacobsen with the New Yorker simply .455 of a second forward of Petrucci.

The win was the second of Petersen’s MotoAmerica Superbike profession with the primary coming in a driving rainstorm final yr at Barber Motorsports Park. This was Petersen’s first victory together with his new Yamaha group.

Petersen’s teammate Jake Gagne, the defending MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Champion, completed fourth – 14.3 seconds behind Petersen and 4 seconds forward of the ageless Larry Pegram, who put his Tytlers Cycle Racing BMW into the highest 5 in his first race since final yr’s Inventory 1000 race at Street America.

Aftercare Hayes Scheibe Racing’s Ashton Yates continued his season of scoring factors in each spherical and this time it was his finest end of the season as he rode the group’s BMW to sixth place.

Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Jake Lewis was some 11 seconds behind Yates and 5 seconds forward of Saturday’s race winner Mathew Scholtz on the Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1.

Tecfil Racing’s Danilo Lewis completed ninth with Nielsen Racing’s Justin Miest having his profession finest end in tenth.

A day after taking up the championship factors lead, Scholtz handed that lead again to Petrucci with the Italian now main the South African by seven factors, 140-133. Gagne is third with 115 factors, 12 factors forward of Petersen. Tytlers Cycle Racing’s Hector Barbera failed to attain factors for the primary time in 2022 however stays in fifth within the sequence level standings.

Cameron Petersen – Winner

The entire race, like these guys stated, it was difficult. For certain wasn’t moist sufficient for the rains. I believe from first lap, second, lap it simply took all of the rubber away. The middle of the tire was so chewed up that each time we’d attempt to discover the moist stuff, it was already like using on a slick. So, it will spin up a bit bit extra. Then going into that final lap, the lap earlier than going to the white flag, I believe PJ may need bought me to the road. I can’t actually bear in mind. I knew that there was perhaps a chance of that, so I put my head down. There have been lots of scary moments. I pushed the entrance so many instances. I simply needed to strive every little thing I may to a minimum of give myself a bit little bit of a niche coming onto the straightaway. Then, like I stated, all through the race, going as much as the moist stuff attempting to maintain the tires cool, I knew how a lot it was spinning, so on the final lap developing the final nook I simply stayed on the dry stuff all the way in which up the hill to ensure I bought the utmost drive. Simply so stoked. It was a enjoyable race battling with these guys. We went forwards and backwards a bit bit. By no means stood on the rostrum with PJ (Jacobsen), in order that’s fairly cool. Nicely accomplished to them and their group. As soon as once more, only a nice race with Danilo (Petrucci). We had one scary second there the place it was simply sort of my dangerous. He handed me down the straightaway and I simply wasn’t anticipating for us to arrange that early. I wasn’t in a position to transfer the bike on the brakes. Sadly, I simply smoked his leg. So, that was on me. That was my dangerous. Even that, the final lap behind PJ going into 5, I locked up the entrance finish like thrice moving into there. I attempted to brake so late. Good to be again up right here. Each my wins have been in sketchy circumstances, so it will be good to attempt to get one within the dry. We’re slowly however certainly getting there.

PJ Jacobsen – Second Place

“We had lots of testing within the rain with BMW. We had like no dry days, so all we may do was experience two or three days within the moist. So, we did that. This race was half moist and half dry. However it was actually good to be again battling up entrance once more. After my accident I had right here (at Street America), it’s even higher to get on the rostrum within the Superbike class. The bike was working good. It was simply actually arduous to handle the race. I felt tremendous robust at first of the race, however then once more, I didn’t wish to overcook the tires however we did anyway. I used to be looking out rather a lot for the water on the straightaways, and in addition I used to be going off-line not within the dry areas to attempt to cool the tires. It appeared like when the tires had been getting worse, it was truly that was making it worse for me. So, my plan didn’t actually work. However I had a fantastic battle with these guys. Congrats to Cam (Petersen) on his win. It was a extremely good race. It was enjoyable. It was fairly loopy.”

Danilo Petrucci – Third Place

“This morning we went fully blind into the warmup as a result of I by no means experience with this bike on the moist. I don’t know truly the traction of this tire and in addition this observe. However on the finish it was good. It was actually, actually moist (within the warm-up session). We go actually with the softer, softer, much less energy, most traction management and the bike was working completely. Then within the race, the beginning was good, however out of the second nook I felt like my bike was with no energy within the first three gears. Then in fourth, fifth, and sixth my bike going with the acceleration. Then I used to be in a position to acquire and to not lose lots of velocity. However it was a nightmare. For the reason that first lap I believe even on the primary straight the primary lap, my bike was shaking. I felt actually lots of spinning. I attempted to go as free as potential with the electronics setup, most torque, much less traction management, however my tire was fully with no rubber. I don’t know if perhaps I used to be too aggressive within the warm-up lap. I don’t know. I attempted to handle as a lot as potential. Tried to brake as arduous as potential. However Cameron (Petersen) and PJ (Jacobsen) for certain had been higher than me in acceleration and so they can cease the bike. They had been truly using actually, actually good. I attempted to stick with them, but it surely was dangerous to brake tougher and tougher and tougher. I don’t wish to lose some other factors. Final lap I even didn’t strive with PJ as a result of it was too far and too dangerous. So, congrats to those two guys. On the finish, I believe I gained some factors to my challengers, so I’m blissful. For certain, was yesterday and at the moment a missed alternative, but it surely’s racing. The championship is so lengthy. Contemplating it’s a brand new observe for me, it was good after so many issues in VIR. I’m blissful.”

 

 

 

Extra, from a press launch issued by Ducati North America:

Petrucci Reaps Reward of Heroic Efficiency at Street America

Petrucci luggage a pair of podium finishes on his first go to to Elkhart Lake

 

Danilo Petrucci (9). Photo courtesy Ducati North America.
Danilo Petrucci (9). Photograph courtesy Ducati North America.

 

Sunnyvale, Calif., June 5, 2022 — Danilo Petrucci placed on a heroic show of grit at Street America, grabbing a second place in race one and a 3rd in race two to increase his championship factors lead over Yamaha’s Mathew Scholtz.

Petrucci, nursing accidents from a crash at VIR two weeks in the past, entered the weekend with tempered expectations, however the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC famous person tacked on one other level to his championship lead and continued to impress together with his efficiency on tracks he’d by no means visited.

Street America’s entrance straight, which at roughly eight-tenths of a mile is longer than the straight at Mugello, highlighted the horsepower benefit of the Panigale V4 R’s Desmosedici Stradale engine as Petrucci flew previous his rivals, preserving him in place to struggle for victory all through race one. On the ultimate lap, Yamaha’s Mathew Scholtz executed a daring block cross on Petrucci at flip 5. Whereas the Italian retaliated on the ultimate nook, Scholtz was in the end in a position to maintain on for the win, crossing the end line simply 0.015 seconds in entrance.

With a moist observe on Sunday morning, Petrucci dominated heat up by two seconds. By race time, nonetheless, {a partially} drying observe posed a problem for riders and moist tires alike. In race two’s shortened eight-lap sprint, Petrucci struggled with rear grip within the closing phases, ending in a stable third place behind Yamaha’s Cameron Petersen and BMW’s PJ Jacobsen.

The previous MotoGP race winner and Dakar stage winner leaves Elkhart Lake with 140 factors, seven forward of Yamaha’s Scholtz and 25 forward of 2021 Superbike champion Jake Gagne.

2022 MotoAmerica Championship Factors Standings—Prime 5

P1 – Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) 140

P2 – Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) 133

P3 – Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 115

P4 – Cameron Petersen (Yamaha) 103

P5 – Hector Barbera (BMW) 79

Danilo Petrucci (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC – Ducati #9)

“On the finish, I had two good races. For certain I needed to win yesterday, however Scholtz was actually arduous on the cross and pushed me out of the way in which and I completed second. At present, I used to be blissful to see the rain. I used to be quick in heat up, however within the race the observe was dry by the tip and I used to be struggling rather a lot with the rear tire. Our setup was too delicate for the situation, so I had no acceleration. It’s a superb third place for the championship. Street America is a pleasant observe and I needed to make a double win, however I did my finest.”

The MotoAmerica sequence breaks for 3 weeks earlier than heading to The Ridge Motorsports Park in Washington on June 24–26.

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