How do you spell dominance? Placing First and Second in season opener.
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1st and 2nd for Indian Motorcycle Racing on the FTR750 at the season opener of the American Flat Track
After a 63-year hiatus Indian has marked its first full season return to the American Flat Track with a 1st and 2nd place on the Scout FTR750.
Friday 17th March 2017 – Jared Mees, No.9, completed the 25 laps of the Daytona TT circuit in 12:40.162, also posting the fastest lap of 0:29.777 and winning with a 9.174 second margin.
“You don’t know how special it is to win the first Daytona TT on the Indian,” said Mees. “I’m so excited just for the entire team and the hard work that everybody put in. It’s unbelievable what we all went through. Indian Motorcycle did an outstanding job.”
Mees’ rival and fellow Indian Wrecking Crew rider Bryan Smith, No.1, finished in second place. The reigning champion was happy to leave Daytona with a podium spot and said: “There was a lot of pressure and like Jared has said, we’ve now gotta race next weekend too. There has been so much focus on us, especially from having a new bike and a new team, so second place at a TT in Daytona I’m happy.”
Joining the Indian Motorcycle duo on the podium in third place was Henry Wiles on the No. 17 DPW Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650.
The third member of the Indian wrecking Crew, Brad Baker, fell in the first heat, was concussed and sadly did not return to the main race.
All eyes have been on Indian after assembling a team featuring three of the sport’s most decorated riders and armed with Indian’s state-of-the-art Scout FTR750.
This season-opener brought dramatic validation to Indian’s bold re-entry into the sport it had …read more