Jayson Uribe Continues To Shine At Sonoma
Jayson Uribe goes from strength to strength, the Californian, one of the youngest ever competitors in the MotoAmerica Superbike category, backed up his superb qualifying performance with a double top ten finish aboard his Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda in only his third competitive ride on a 1000cc machine.
Jayson, who has scored points in all of his 2018 MotoAmerica race starts, ran a comfortable tenth in Saturday’s opening twenty two lap encounter around the 2.2 mile Sonoma Raceway, narrowly missing out on ninth at the flag.
New parts ahead of Sunday morning warm up saw the #36 confident before a tech problem meant he would enter the race blind, unsure of how the bike would behave.
Despite the uncertainty Jayson raced hard from the off, bringing his Fireblade home in tenth for the second consecutive race.
As he has in all prior championships contested, including BSB and the ultra-competitive FIM CEV Moto2 European Championship, Jayson has shown natural speed and talent and whatever the future holds, it’s looking bright.
“I had a great closing weekend with the RoadRace Factory crew. We had some ups and downs, but overall, I couldn’t ask for anything more. We had a rough day on Friday. The team worked hard to find a fix, but I felt like I was riding a bucking bronco. Like I had forgotten how to ride a motorcycle. Little did we know that one of our front forks was malfunctioning! Saturday brought a solid battle in my race, but a bitter end to my team mate Cameron Peterson, as he got injured in a fluke “accident” that he had. Sunday was a new day, and with new parts on my bike, I felt great. We had a mechanical problem in warm up, so we went straight into the race with practically no idea how the bike would behave. I tried my best, and we scored a 10th place in both races. Race two was my first “real” top 10, seeing as I had to really fight, and no riders crashed in front of me. I’m sad to be leaving the RRF crew, but I’m walking away on my own terms and with no hard feelings towards anybody. I look forward to working with them again in the future!”
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