Podium for JD in Road Atlanta race 1
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha rider JD Beach rode a strong Race 1 at Road Atlanta on Saturday afternoon, taking to the podium and continuing a promising start to his 2017 campaign.
Teammate Garrett Gerloff emerged from a race-long battle with Valentin Debise to notch the victory after executing a skillful and deciding pass on the French rider in the final two laps, whilst JD who won last week in Texas, finished third and joined Garrett on the podium.
“After the race was red-flagged and re-started with 8 laps to go, I knew I needed to do something quick. So I got a good start, but then Valentin came flying past me. After that, I made a mistake and just blew the turn. I’m happy that I was able to get back up to third place again, which is where I was before the re-start. I’m looking forward to Race 2 tomorrow.”
Source & photo: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.