This is MY TEAM TO WATCH THIS YEAR! It’s great to see Buell still going.
This past offseason, Team AMSOIL road racing rider Larry Pegram made a major move from his previous Ducati bike to the BMW S 1000 RR. After months of testing, Pegram unleashed the new bike at the opening round of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing American Superbike Series at Daytona International Raceway in Daytona, Fla. Although he placed ninth off the pole and fell further behind after a first-lap crash, Pegram remounted and worked his way up to seventh. On Saturday, he pushed his new bike one spot better, finishing sixth.
“Daytona didn’t go exactly how I had hoped,” said Pegram. “But the BMW S 1000 RR is a fast bike and I feel like we’ve really got it dialed in now. We’re looking forward to the next race and I think this is going to be a great season.”
Team AMSOIL/EBR rider Geoff May climbed aboard his proven EBR 1125 model to finish 20th and 12th respectively. The team will unveil the new EBR 1190R bike later this spring.
“There are always a few gremlins at the first race of the year, but we know the 1190 is coming soon and Geoff did a great job despite the lower horsepower,” said team owner and legendary bike builder Erik Buell. “The AMSOIL bike was a big hit in Daytona, and everyone was excited to see us back in the Superbike class.”
The AMA Pro Road Racing season resumes May 13-15 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.