In its first event on Pirelli tires, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki won three Formula USA races last weekend at Daytona. The team also won two pole positions during the F-USA weekend and hopes to continue the momentum into AMA competition this week.
May and Haskovec finished first and second on their 2005 GSX-R1000s in Unlimited Supersport, marking the first win for the new model Suzuki GSX-R1000 in North America. In Unlimited GP, Haskovec beat May in a two-rider breakaway.
In F-USA Superbike, Haskovec came from row 10 on the grid to battle for the lead, moving up into the front of the pack on his Suzuki GSX-R600 before another rider drafted past and then dove for the pits on the last lap. “I didn’t know he was pulling in and there was a so close moment when he sat up on the banking as I was trying to make my move.
“Both bikes are great and I can’t say enough about my team. I gave them some extra work when I crashed the 600 on the first day (of F-USA practice) and it took a lot of effort for them to get a bike ready to race for Sunday,” Vincent continued. “And that bike was good enough to win the race, which should tell you something about them.”
May won pole and was credited with third place in the F-USA Sportbike race. “I think they had a little issue with their transponders. It was pretty clear to us that I finished second, and (scored-as-second) Jason Perez agreed. We’ll get it sorted out with the organizers. As for the race, I won pole and finished second on the track by about half a bike length. The bike is really working well and our times were faster than our times at the test, so it’s looking good for this weekend.
“It was my first race weekend with the team and we had some good race results. I’m really happy,” said May. “I’m glad the team brought me on and now I want to help pay them back.”
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki began its AMA season today, Wednesday, in Daytona.