AMA: 2009 Infineon test day one results

Mladin tests 2009 GSX-R1000

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Apr. 21, 2009
Ben Bostrom topped the timesheets on the first day of the official AMA Pro Road Racing test at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

The Yamaha racer, a graduate of nearby Petaluma High School, set the fastest time of all riders, including eight American Superbike racers, nine Daytona Sportbike racers and two Supersport racers.

All times were unofficial, but Bostrom’s top time of 1:37.19 was 0.4 seconds quicker than the second fastest rider, his teammate Josh Hayes.

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mat Mladin, unbeatable through five American Superbike races this season, had the third-fastest time at 1:37.63 on the 12-turn, 2.22-mile course. Test times may not be significant as teams recorded their own times, but Mladin’s test was significant as it marked the debut of the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Attack Kawasaki’s Jamie Hacking set the fastest time among Daytona Sportbike riders at 1:39.4, followed by the Graves Yamaha duo of Josh Herrin and Tommy Aquino. Another Yamaha rider, Steve Rapp of Black Hole Racing was fourth followed by Attack Kawasaki’s Roger Hayden.

Supersport racer Leandro Mercado set a time of 1:42.5 for Attack Kawasaki ahead of Yamaha-rider Ezequiel Iturrioz.

The Infineon Roadway test continues April 21. The 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing season resumes May 1-3 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.

AMA American Superbike Infineon test results - day one
Pos. Rider Motorcycle Time
1st Ben Bostrom Yamaha YZF-R1 1:37.19
2nd Josh Hayes Yamaha YZF-R1 1:37.6
3rd Mat Mladin Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:37.63
4th Jake Holden Honda CBR1000RR 1:37.68
5th Tommy Hayden Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:37.81
6th Larry Pegram Ducati 1098R 1:38.2
7th Blake Young Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:38.2
8th Kevin Boisvert Suzuki GSX-R1000 N/A


AMA Daytona Sportbike Infineon test results - day one
Pos. Rider Motorcycle Time
1st Jamie Hacking Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:39.4
2nd Josh Herrin Yamaha YZF-R6 1:40.1
3rd Tommy Aquino Yamaha YZF-R6 1:41.07
4th Steve Rapp Yamaha YZF-R6 1:41.2
5th Roger Hayden Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:41.6
6th Tyler Odom Honda CBR600RR 1:45.9
7th Chris Clark Yamaha YZF-R6 1:46.7
8th Chip Yates Suzuki GSX-R600 1:47.42
9th Michael Beck Yamaha YZF-R6 1:52.5


AMA Supersport Infineon test results - day one
Pos. Rider Motorcycle Time
1st Leandro Mercado Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:42.5
2nd Ezequiel Iturrioz Yamaha YZF-R6 1:45.4