COTA Superbike Race 2 ends in a crash for JD

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JD Beach’s second race of the COTA weekend as a fill-in rider unfortunately ended early with a crash.

JD was looking for another top result after returning to the podium for the first time yesterday since his departure from full-time Superbike racing in 2019. He got a good start into third behind Gagne but crashed early on the opening lap in the challenging conditions. The race was red-flagged with oil on the track from another rider, and there was a complete restart.

Although the team quickly repaired the damage to the bike from his crash, JD was just shy of making the sighting lap and had to restart from the back of the grid. Undeterred, the dirt track/road racer got a great start and made his way to sixth, but unfortunately he came together with another rider at the end of the opening lap and did not finish the race

The Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing team heads to the New Jersey Motorsports Park in two weeks’ time for the MotoAmerica season finale in Millville, New Jersey, on September 22-24.

JD Beach – Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing
“Race 2 just wasn’t a great race for me. There’s not much to say. I made too many mistakes, and they didn’t only cost me but also Matty (Scholtz). I feel bad for letting the Attack team down and also messing up the Westby team’s race. I want to put today behind me and look forward to NJMP.”