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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI RACING CAPTURES BEST FINISH TO DATE AT SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS
February 12, 2012
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 12, 2012) – At this past weekend’s round six of the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross series, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe was truly in his element. Australian Metcalfe not only captured his first main event holeshot at the Qualcomm Stadium Supercross in San Diego, CA, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider also raced his RM-Z450 to an outstanding fourth-place finish. This excellent result marks Metcalfe’s best result of the season and also moves him up in the overall championship points standings.
The Yoshimura Suzuki squad came into the San Diego event primed and ready to race. After putting in plenty of grueling prep hours during the week, their setup was perfect and Metcalfe was eager for competition. All of this was obvious in Saturday night’s event, where Metcalfe started the night strong by finishing third in his heat race. He went on to get the holeshot in the 20-lap main event on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and then put his head down and brought home his season’s best finish.
“It was a good night,” said Metcalfe. “We were able to put in some work this week and get the set-up back to what we were comfortable with and what we know works. The Yoshimura Suzuki RMZ-450 really worked great all weekend. I was still a little bit off in practice, but in the heat races and the main, I came through. I got good starts, which helped out, and I was able to ride strong. I qualified third in the heat race and got a good gate pick, so I got where I wanted to be, and ripped the holeshot. That was my first holeshot of the year, so I’m really pumped with that. I rode solid, and I rode as hard as I could, and we got a fourth.”
Armed with such a positive performance, Metcalfe and the Yoshimura Suzuki crew are enthusiastic about next weekend’s race in Texas. Said Metcalfe: “Dallas is next weekend and I’m looking forward to that. It’s always a really tough, technical track and I’m looking forward to keeping the momentum going.”
Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s next event is the seventh round of the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship on Saturday, February 18th, at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX.
San Diego Supercross Class Results:
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Chad Reed
3. Ryan Dungey
4. Brett Metcalfe
5. Josh Hansen
6. Justin Brayton
7. David Millsaps
8. Kyle Chisolm
9. Mike Alessi
10. Nick Wey
2012 Supercross Class Standings:
1. Ryan Villopoto – 133
2. Chad Reed – 127
3. Ryan Dungey – 123
4. James Stewart – 101
5. Kevin Windham – 78
6. Brett Metcalfe – 75
7. Jake Weimer – 72
8. David Millsaps – 70
9. Justin Brayton – 68
10. Josh Hansen – 64
About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit, and quality that have been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.
About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) founded The Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries. For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com. Follow Suzuki Scoop on facebook for exclusive team content www.facebook.com/suzukiscoopfans.
Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Dunlop, Motorex, Vortex, ONE Industries, Showa, Renegade Fuels, Pro Taper, Hinson Clutch Components, D.I.D, Twin Air, Works Connection, Thor, Excel, Mechanix Wear, CP Pistons, Matrix and NGK.
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