VIR PROVES TO BE ANOTHER LEARNING CURVE FOR RYAN KERR Alton, Vir...The AMA Pro SuperSport event at VIR, August 13-15 definitely proved to be another learning curve for Ryan Kerr and the entire Ryan Kerr Racing team. "I had a lot of trouble ...
VIR PROVES TO BE ANOTHER LEARNING CURVE FOR RYAN KERR
Alton, Vir...The AMA Pro SuperSport event at VIR, August 13-15 definitely proved to be another learning curve for Ryan Kerr and the entire Ryan Kerr Racing team.
"I had a lot of trouble getting comfortable on the track," says Kerr, who qualified in the 22nd slot. "In fact, it wasn't until about halfway through the first race that things began to actually gel for me. Most of the field had been at the WERA race the weekend before and Friday practice was the first time I had ever turned a wheel on the track."
Pulling off the grid Kerr began to work his way through the field. It wasn't too long before he had managed to climb into 12th.
"Then I made a rookie mistake," said the youngster from Johnstown, Ohio. "I went into turn 2 too hard on the gas and almost lost it. Luckily I managed to hold on and get back in the groove. Unfortunately I lost a couple of positions and was unable to make it up in the time left. We had to settle for 14th and I know I could have done better."
On Sunday, Kerr got a good start and once again began to move up. A few laps in the race was red flagged.
"When we started again, we did a sighting lap before the restart," explains Kerr. "We didn't think about topping off the gas before restarting and therefore our calculations were off. I was running in 11th and figured I could make it up another spot when my Kawasaki started to slightly sputter. I knew if I pushed it I would run out of gas before the checkered. So I did the smart thing and brought the bike home in 11th. It wasn't the results I wanted, but we finished both races, brought the bike home in one piece and gained a little in the points. Each time out, I learn something new and that just makes me better. We will be ready for New Jersey and I am looking to end the season on a high note."
-source: Ryan Kerr Racing