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Daytona: Team Foremost Pegram Racing race report

TEAM FOREMOST PEGRAM RACING DUCATI TAKES FOURTH AT DAYTONA The Ducati 1098 R leads the race in its AMA debut Daytona Beach , FLA (5 March 2009) -- Team Foremost Pegram racing has opened the 2009 season on a high note, finishing fourth ...

TEAM FOREMOST PEGRAM RACING DUCATI TAKES FOURTH AT DAYTONA
The Ducati 1098 R leads the race in its AMA debut

Daytona Beach , FLA (5 March 2009) -- Team Foremost Pegram racing has opened the 2009 season on a high note, finishing fourth in today's Superbike race at Daytona International Speedway.

In a hard fought battle over fifteen laps, rider Larry Pegram battled past World Superbike and AMA champions; never straying from the front pack and leading three laps of the race. The Ducati 1098 R performed flawlessly throughout the race; however a set up issue forced Larry to turn off the bike's traction control and pushed him back to fourth at the finish line.

"I'm really happy with my team, my bike, and the first race of the season," commented Pegram. "If I had full use of my traction control I could have made the podium or won the race. The important thing is that we know what to fix and I should be fighting for the win at Fontana in two weeks."

When asked about the speed of Pegram's Ducati, and whether it will be a championship contender; race winner Matt Mladin remarked: "I think that way- that bike is looking pretty speedy."

Team Foremost Pegram racing now heads to Fontana, California's Auto Club Speedway; where the second round of the championship takes place March 20-22.

-credit: www.pegramracing.com

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