Daytona 200

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Daytona 200
Daytona International Speedway - Road Course.svg
CCS / American Sportbike Racing Association
Venue Daytona International Raceway
First race 1937
First race 2015
Distance 200.07 miles (321.98 km)
Laps 57
Most wins (rider) Scott Russell (5)
Miguel Duhamel (5)
Most wins (team) Yamaha Motor Company (12)
Most wins (manufacturer) Yamaha (22)

The Daytona 200 is a 200-mile (320 km) motorcycle race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

History[edit]

The race moved from a 3.2-mile (5.1 km) beach racing venue in 1937 to the 2-mile (3.2 km) Daytona International Speedway course in 1961.

Due to increasing concerns over speeds and reconstruction of the West Banking (NASCAR Turns 1 and 2) after the 2004 season, Daytona made two changes for 2005. First, the premier AMA Superbike class race was changed from 200 miles (320 km) to 100 kilometers (62 mi), and the Formula Xtreme class was promoted to the Daytona 200. Second, the track configuration was changed such that the motorcycles would run through a short link after passing the Pedro Rodriguez hairpin, then run across the West Horseshoe anticlockwise, and then pass through the infield, rejoining the track on the Superstretch. This eliminated a half mile from the track, eliminated the west banking segment of the course, and thus increased the number of laps required for the race. For the 2009 Daytona 200, the new Daytona SportBikes will race the premier event;[1] the first change to the racing series following the sale of the AMA Pro Racing series to the Daytona Motorsports Group on March 7, 2008.[2] For 2009, the Daytona 200 returns to the 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course used in the 24 hours of Daytona.

The race has been one of the toughest in American motorcycling because of its endurance-like qualities of pit stops for tires and fuel, and safety car periods, and nine FIM world champions, including seven 500cc/MotoGP World Champions—six Americans and one Italian—have won the race. Of recent American world champions, only Kenny Roberts, Jr. did not win the Daytona 200. Finnish and Venezuelan FIM world champions in smaller classes have also won the 200.

Scott Russell and Miguel Duhamel are tied for most Daytona 200 wins at five each. Russell, known by the nickname "Mr. Daytona"[3] because of his achievements at the famed track, won all his Daytona races in the Superbike class (750-1000cc). Duhamel's fifth victory came in the new-for-2005 class, Forumula Xtreme (600cc).[4]

Steve Rapp's 2007 victory was the first win for Kawasaki since 1995 and the first win for a non-factory rider since John Ashmead won in 1989.[5]

The race's future was clouded with the circuit's inability to negotiate with the Dorna-aligned Wayne Rainey KRAVE organisation that organises the MotoAmerica motorcycle racing series in the United States beginning in 2015 when MotoAmerica decided not to place Daytona on the 2015 schedule, considerably important since Daytona's 200 mile format was going against the grain of typical 110-km (68 mile) races that are typical of most Superbike races in the world, as MotoAmerica future plans of FIM Moto3 and Moto2 classes, similar to the Spanish CEV championship that has become motorcycle racing's top domestic championship, went against Daytona's ideas. On December 1, 2014, Championship Cup Series (CCS), which sanctions the Fall Cycle Scene autumn events at Daytona, and their American Sportbike Racing Association, agreed to sanction the Daytona 200, with 600cc Sportbike class motorcycles racing 57 laps on the full motorcycle layout. [6]


Winners[edit]

Year Rider Country Manufacturer Team Class Course
1937 Kretz, EdEd Kretz  United States Indian -- 3.2-mile (5.1 km) Daytona Beach Course
1938 Campanale, BenBen Campanale  United States Harley-Davidson -- 3.2-mile (5.1 km) Daytona Beach Course
1939 Campanale, BenBen Campanale  United States Harley-Davidson -- 3.2-mile (5.1 km) Daytona Beach Course
1940 Tancrede, BabeBabe Tancrede  United States Harley-Davidson -- 3.2-mile (5.1 km) Daytona Beach Course
1941 Mathews, BillyBilly Mathews  Canada Norton -- 3.2-mile (5.1 km) Daytona Beach Course
1942–1946: Not held (World War II)[7]
1947 Spiegelhoff, JohnJohn Spiegelhoff  United States Indian -- 3.2-mile (5.1 km) Daytona Beach Course
1948 Emde, FloydFloyd Emde  United States Indian -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1949 Klamfoth, DickDick Klamfoth  United States Norton -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1950 Mathews, BillyBilly Mathews  Canada Norton -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1951 Klamfoth, DickDick Klamfoth  United States Norton -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1952 Klamfoth, DickDick Klamfoth  United States Norton -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1953 Goldsmith, PaulPaul Goldsmith  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1954 Hill, BobbyBobby Hill  United States BSA -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1955 Andres, BradBrad Andres  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1956 Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1957 Leonard, JoeJoe Leonard  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1958 Leonard, JoeJoe Leonard  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1959 Andres, BradBrad Andres  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1960 Andres, BradBrad Andres  United States Harley-Davidson -- 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Daytona Beach Course
1961 Reiman, RogerRoger Reiman  United States Harley-Davidson -- 2-mile (3.2 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1962 Burnett, DonDon Burnett  United States Triumph -- 2-mile (3.2 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1963 White, RalphRalph White  United States Harley-Davidson -- 2-mile (3.2 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1964 Reiman, RogerRoger Reiman  United States Harley-Davidson -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1965 Reiman, RogerRoger Reiman  United States Harley-Davidson -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1966 Elmore, BuddyBuddy Elmore  United States Triumph Triumph Factory Team -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1967 Nixon, GaryGary Nixon  United States Triumph Triumph Factory Team -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1968 Rayborn, CalCal Rayborn  United States Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson Factory Team -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1969 Rayborn, CalCal Rayborn  United States Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson Factory Team -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1970 Mann, DickDick Mann  United States Honda Honda Factory Team -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1971 Mann, DickDick Mann  United States BSA BSA -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1972 Emde, DonDon Emde  United States Yamaha Mel Dinesen -- 3.81-mile (6.13 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1973 Saarinen, JarnoJarno Saarinen  Finland Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company -- 3.84-mile (6.18 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1974 Agostini, GiacomoGiacomo Agostini  Italy Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company -- 3.84-mile (6.18 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1975 Romero, GeneGene Romero  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company -- 3.84-mile (6.18 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1976 Cecotto, JohnnyJohnny Cecotto  Venezuela Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company -- 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1977 Baker, SteveSteve Baker  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1978 Roberts, KennyKenny Roberts  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1979 Singleton, DaleDale Singleton  United States Yamaha Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1980 Pons, PatrickPatrick Pons  France Yamaha Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1981 Singleton, DaleDale Singleton  United States Yamaha Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1982 Crosby, GraemeGraeme Crosby  New Zealand Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1983 Roberts, KennyKenny Roberts  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1984 Roberts, KennyKenny Roberts  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Formula 1 3.87-mile (6.23 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1985 Spencer, FreddieFreddie Spencer  United States Honda American Honda Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1986 Lawson, EddieEddie Lawson  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1987 Rainey, WayneWayne Rainey  United States Honda American Honda Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1988 Schwantz, KevinKevin Schwantz  United States Suzuki Yoshimura Racing Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1989 Ashmead, JohnJohn Ashmead  United States Honda John Ashmead Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1990 Sadowski, DavidDavid Sadowski  United States Yamaha Vance & Hines Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1991 Duhamel, MiguelMiguel Duhamel  Canada Honda Commonwealth Racing Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1992 Russell, ScottScott Russell  United States Kawasaki Team Muzzy Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1993 Lawson, EddieEddie Lawson  United States Yamaha Vance & Hines Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1994 Russell, ScottScott Russell  United States Kawasaki Team Muzzy Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1995 Russell, ScottScott Russell  United States Kawasaki Team Muzzy Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1996 Duhamel, MiguelMiguel Duhamel  Canada Honda Commonwealth Racing Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1997 Russell, ScottScott Russell  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1998 Russell, ScottScott Russell  United States Yamaha Yamaha Motor Company Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
1999 Duhamel, MiguelMiguel Duhamel  Canada Honda American Honda Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2000 Mladin, MatMat Mladin  Australia Suzuki Yoshimura American Suzuki Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2001 Mladin, MatMat Mladin  Australia Suzuki Yoshimura American Suzuki Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2002 Hayden, NickyNicky Hayden  United States Honda American Honda Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2003 Duhamel, MiguelMiguel Duhamel  Canada Honda American Honda Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2004 Mladin, MatMat Mladin  Australia Suzuki Yoshimura American Suzuki Superbike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2005 Duhamel, MiguelMiguel Duhamel  Canada Honda American Honda Formula Xtreme 2.95-mile (4.75 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2006 Zemke, JakeJake Zemke  United States Honda American Honda Formula Xtreme 2.95-mile (4.75 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2007 Rapp, SteveSteve Rapp  United States Kawasaki Attack Performance Formula Xtreme 2.95-mile (4.75 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2008 Davies, ChazChaz Davies[a]  United Kingdom Kawasaki Attack Performance Formula Xtreme 2.90-mile (4.67 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2009 Bostrom, BenBen Bostrom  United States Yamaha Graves Yamaha Daytona SportBike 3.56-mile (5.73 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2010 Herrin, JoshJosh Herrin  United States Yamaha Graves Yamaha Daytona SportBike 3.51-mile (5.65 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2011[b] DiSalvo, JasonJason DiSalvo  United States Ducati Team Latus Motor Daytona SportBike 3.51-mile (5.65 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2012 Pascarella, JoeyJoey Pascarella  United States Yamaha Project 1 Atlanta Daytona SportBike 3.51-mile (5.65 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2013 Beaubier, CameronCameron Beaubier  United States Yamaha Graves Yamaha Daytona SportBike 3.51-mile (5.65 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
2014 Eslick, DannyDanny Eslick  United States Triumph Riders Discount Racing Daytona SportBike 3.51-mile (5.65 km) Daytona Speedway/Infield Course
  1. ^ The 2008 race was won by Josh Hayes, who was later disqualified for an illegal crankshaft.[8] Second place finisher, Chaz Davies, became the official winner[9] and first racer from the United Kingdom to win the Daytona 200. Honda appealed the result[10] but on April 4, 2008, the AMA informed Erion Honda they were denying the appeal.[11]
  2. ^ The 2011 race was shortened to 42 green flag laps / 147.42 miles (237.25 km), with the two red flags caused by tire issues, and the three ensuing warm-up laps (two before first Lap 27 restart, one after a crash on that restart led to a second Lap 27 restart); a total of 45 laps (157.95 miles (254.20 km)) were run. AMA Pro Racing shortened the race because of tire and darkness issues.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonson Says Changes Ahead For Daytona 200". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ "AMA Sells AMA Pro Racing To Daytona Motorsports Group". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Daytona Bids Farewell". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  4. ^ "A Moment With Mat: Can Somebody Please Explain...". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  5. ^ "DIS Release: Rapp Wins 2007 D200". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  6. ^ Daytona International Speedway Enters Into Sanction Agreement for Daytona 200
  7. ^ "History of Bike Week". DaytonaChamber.com. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  8. ^ "Hayes Disqualified For Illegal Crankshaft Preparation". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  9. ^ "Hayes Disqualified From Daytona 200". Cycle News Online. Archived from the original on 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  10. ^ "Honda's Statement On Hayes Disqualification". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  11. ^ "Erion Honda Disqualified From Daytona 200". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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