Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
Monterey, CA   July 20, 2008


Riding his SuperStock Honda CBR1000RR against the might of the factory Superbikes,Jake Holden rode a terrific race to finish eleventh in SuperBike at the Moto GP and AMA races at Laguna Seca. Teammate Matt Lynn?s Superbike effort ended at the first corner in a starting melee that took him out.

The combined World Moto GP and AMA SuperBike event meant very little track time for the single 1000 cc class being run, SuperBike. This meant a hard time to get set up for qualifying for Matt and Jake, it being the first time at the track on their ‘08 race bikes. Lynn qualified in 13th, just nipped at the finish by Holden who got a flying lap for 12th on the grid.

With over 130,000 tickets sold, the large crowd saw terrific racing in all events along with almost ideal conditions, not too hot or cold! The SuperBike race took place after the Moto GP event so the crowd was ready for another great race after seeing Rossi take the flag in a fantastic display of talent and skill. The excitement started seconds after the green light with a turn one fracas sending Matt and the Corona Honda SuperBike into the gravel.  Matt was able to return to the pits and the bike was quickly repaired but unknown damage caused him to pull in shortly after.  Jake got a storming start and was in the thick of the factory Superbikes, a position he held throughout the race.  He stayed in close touch with a pack of bikes including Hodgson, DiSalvo, Duhamel and Bostrom for the entire race but just did not have the power of the mega-$ factory Superbikes to make a move on them so settled for his eleventh place finish.

The packed Monterey Peninsula had ample opportunity to meet the Corona Extra Honda Team riders and crew with four promotions over the weekend and display bikes throughout the region ensuring everyone who made the trip saw the Corona Extra Honda CBR1000RR Superbike!    View Images Here
Image by Tom Riles

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