Just one week removed from their podium debut as a pairing, David Anthony and M4 SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki continued to pile up the top-five results as the new MotoAmerica series travelled to Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia, for Round 2.
Last weekend’s inclement weather followed the tour east as well, as the event was hit by rainfall on all three days. However, as was the case at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Anthony showed the form to run up front in the Supersport class aboard his M4 SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki GSX-R600 in the wet and in the dry.
In Saturday’s contest, Anthony powered home to a narrow fourth-place finish and came back in the rain on Sunday to rack up fifth.
“Yesterday, I let the leaders get away and then rode around in fourth,” Anthony explained. “I was doing the same lap times as the leaders but I just couldn’t bridge the gap. Today in the rain — I’ve been quick in the wet all weekend, so I’m a bit disappointed to come away in fifth. I played it a bit too safe I guess. I should have pushed a bit more, but at least I brought it home in one piece.
“The year is going well. We’ve got a third, a fourth, and a fifth. We’re at the pointy end, we’ve got to keep it up and stay consistent.”
Anthony now sits fourth in the Supersport standings with 40 points to his credit.
M4 SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki will next travel to Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, on May 15-17th for Round 3 of the 2015 MotoAmerica season.
This year marks Team Hammer’s 35th consecutive season of operating as a professional road racing team. During that time, racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 59 AMA Pro National races, have finished on AMA Pro National podiums 137 times and have won five AMA Pro National Championships, (the most recent in 2012), as well as two FIM South American championships. The team has also won 133 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and won 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running “Methanol Monster” GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won the F-USA Championship four times.