NOTE: Jake was unavailable to talk with the guys tonight, however Danny talks about the racing experience he and Jake had while recently in France.
Jake Gagne- A day after a gearbox issue knocked him out of 14th place with just two laps to go in race one at Magny-Cours in France, Jake Gagne turned in his best World Superbike performance to date when he finished 12th in trying conditions during race two on the Red Bull Honda as a fill-in rider for the injured Stefan Bradl. “The big thing for me today is that, unlike MotoAmerica, the flag-to-flag rule means that even if it’s spitting rain, you can still race on slick tires,” Gagne said in a team release. “This for me was a completely new scenario, so it took me a while to figure out how much I could push in these conditions. Towards the end, I started going faster and faster and I even set my personal fastest time of the whole weekend on the very last lap. Twelfth place is not bad, but I feel I had the potential to do much better today. I’m happy with what I’ve learned and that I was able to improve outing after outing and race after race. I want to thank the whole team because it’s been another amazing experience and I had a lot of fun.”
Gagne raced a Broaster Genuine Chicken Honda in the 2017 MotoAmerica Series. The Californian also raced for the Red Bull Honda team at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in July.
Danny Walker- Team Owner- RoadRace Factory
In February the big news in American road racing was that Honda was fielding a team to race in the MotoAmerica Superbike class. The manager for the Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda Team is Danny Walker. Riding for the team will be Jake Gagne and he will be racing the Honda CBR1000RR. Honda is providing motorcycles, parts, and technical support to include advanced electronics from Honda Racing Corp (HRC). Walker also owns American Supercamp a motorcycle training school.