A TOUGH WEEKEND FOR RYAN KERR RACING Lexington, Ohio...The Honda Super Cycle Weekend Presented by Dunlop Tire at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course proved to be a tough weekend for AMA SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr and his Ryan Kerr Racing ...
A TOUGH WEEKEND FOR RYAN KERR RACING
Lexington, Ohio...The Honda Super Cycle Weekend Presented by Dunlop Tire at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course proved to be a tough weekend for AMA SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr and his Ryan Kerr Racing Team.
"Things definitely didn't go according to plan," said the young Ohio native, who is an instructor for the Mid-Ohio Motorcycle School. "The old medium compound Dunlop front tire was not lasting a whole session, so we decided to switch to the new hard compound front tire. Unfortunately, it had tremendous chatter in the corners to the point that the bike was almost impossible to ride part of the time."
Pulling off the grid, Kerr got a really bad start and was in last place going into the first corner. Putting his head down and doing the best he could, he made it from last up to 14th before the end of the race.
"It was really frustrating," he said. "The crew worked on my Kawasaki when the race ended and they got it a little better for Sunday's event. We started off pretty good and were running pretty strong until about mid-way. Then the front end began chattering and once again I was all over the place. I even went off the track at one point which lost me about four positions. We ended up coming in 15th place which is not where I wanted to be."
Never one to dwell on the bad, Kerr and his crew are already at work looking for ways to make his race bike better.
"Luckily we have a three week break before the next race at VIR," he says with a smile.
"We are going to be testing some different suspension set-ups and we should be in good shape for next event. We dropped a couple of spots back in the points, but with a little luck, we shouldn't have too much trouble moving up."