Elena Myers and the GSX-R600 2nd in AMA Supersport Standings

Team Suzuki Press Release

Elena Myers started the 2011 AMA SuperSport season with a bang aboard the new GSX-R600 Suzuki at the opening round at Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach in Florida at the weekend.

Team Suzuki's Elena MyersMyers piloted her new 2011 SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 to a sixth-placed finish in Friday’s race and a seventh-place finish on Saturday; which puts her second in the series.

Coming off of her first professional season last year, 17-year-old Myers said: “Saturday’s race was a good one overall. I think it was crazy in the first few turns here at Daytona. The restart was better: I got a good launch on my GSX-R600.

Guys in Turn-One are pretty bossy in there, but I had to boss them right back! Overall, I rode a good race, but so did everyone else. They ended up getting past me at the line. I guess leading out of the middle of the last banking isn’t the greatest thing, but I got it yesterday, so I guess it was my turn to be at the back.”

Although Myers is contesting all the 2011 AMA SuperSport rounds, officially she is only competing in the West Coast Championship. The first race for that region is the next round at Northern California’s Infineon Raceway, which puts a bit of pressure on the young rider, but she remains undaunted.

“Last year was my coming-out season,” reflected Myers. “It was basically my learning year. This year is more hammer-down, getting ready for SportBike. Sixth and seventh place isn’t bad at Daytona, but I’m just working on going uphill from there. Right now, I’m second in the West Coast Championship leaving here. I have Infineon, Miller and Laguna to look forward to. This is my first weekend on the new 2011 SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600, and it’s a great bike right off the start and I’m pleased with it.”

The 2011 SuzukiScoopFans team’s next event of the 2011 AMA SuperSport series is at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, on May 13 – 15th.

2011 SuperSport West Standings:

1. David Gaviria – 59
2. Elena Myers (Suzuki GSX-R600) – 29
3. Benny Solis – 18
4. Sebastiao Ferreira – 16
5. Corey Alexander – 13
6. Zared Leon – 9
7. Jett Chandler – 8
8. Travis Ohge – 6
9. Cristian Olguin – 4
10. Roi Holster – 3 ?

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