JD makes wins in the rain to make it a double for New Jersey weekend
After clinching the 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on Saturday, JD Beach was ready for another win.
JD quickly maneuvered his Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha R6 into the second-place position at the start of Race 2, but the newly crowned Supersport Champion rode cautiously through the opening laps due to rainy and slick track conditions.
On lap four, he capitalized on a mistake by race leader Hayden Gillim and moved to the front of the pack. From there, Beach maintained a solid pace in the unpredictable conditions to ride his R6 to victory for the eleventh time this season.
JD Beach – #95 YZF-R6
“Today was another tricky race. The conditions were tougher than yesterday with more rain and colder temps. We got another rocket start with my R6 and I felt pretty good. Hayden passed me quick and I knew he was going to want to try and break away. I wanted to try and pressure him as much as possible. He made just a small mistake and tipped over, but I knew he would get going again. From there I just tried to be smooth for the last 12 laps. Any wrong move could catch you out. At the end of the day, I was able to bring the Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha R6 home with another win and no mud on it. Now the crew and I have our heads down looking forward to Barber.”