USA's Day Takes First Win In Spectacular SST 600 Race At Silverstone WSB.
By: londonbikers.com | Published 03 August 2011, 21:45 | Views: 606 | tags: kawasaki, yamaha, usa, silverstone, trackdays, joshua day, orlando, american, superstock, 600s, 2011, winner, podium
Orlando’s Joshua Day became the first American to win a race in the European Superstock championship, taking his Revolution Signs/ Racedays Kawasaki ZX6R to a tremendous victory at Silverstone after a race long battle. Day had been set for pole position in qualifying with a 0.5 second advantage at the final split but another riders crash prompted yellow flags and ended the fast lap, relegating Day to 12 th on the grid. At the start of the race the long run into turn one saw Day in 11 th position, with a seemingly impossible gap to catch the leaders. Undeterred, Day pulled off a series of brave passing moves and within only three laps had passed the full field ahead of him to lead the race.
The following six laps showed the pedigree of the riders in the European Superstock 600 championship, as Yamaha’s Metcher, Russo and Lanusse tried to catch Day’s Kawasaki in a spectacular show of riding talent. Metcher used the slipstream cleverly and took the lead twice in the final laps only to be passed back by a confident Day in the braking zone. Exiting the final chicane Metcher took the inside line in a bid to outdrive the American to the final corner. But Day gave it his all and found the grip to pull around the outside and hold off the Australian, claiming his first race win of the season.
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