It appears that Hacker is real happy with the new 6R and on top of the time sheets on a real close to stock bike. :mrgreen:
As impressive as Hodgson’s performance was, Hacking turned in an even better result. In spite of a long lay off from riding and a very stock, very new motorcycle, the two-time AMA Supersport Champion set the pace for the Daytona SportBike class with a 1:28.1 on his Monster Attack Kawasaki.
“For not being on a bike is just over five months I feel great,” Hacking told Roadracingworld.com. “For as little time as this whole deal has come together I’m pretty pleased with this bike. The new forks, that’s all I heard was how great these things were supposed to be. I rode a completely OEM motorcycle these past couple of days other than a rear shock and a pipe, and the rear shock is only there because it fit off of our Superbike. If that hadn’t fit we would’ve been running stock shocks, just like our forks. Our forks are completely OEM. I think they might have re-valved them last night to try to help me out a little bit, but for stock forks and damping I was pretty well impressed.”
Hacking’s time was better than those turned in by Graves Yamaha riders Tommy Aquino, Jr., Bostrom, Hayes and Josh Herrin and their fully-developed YZF-R6s.
Jamie Hacking (Kaw ZX-6R), Daytona SportBike, 1:28.1
Ben Bostrom (Yam YZF-R6), Daytona SportBike, 1:28.31
Tommy Aquino, Jr, (Yam YZF-R6), Daytona Sportbike, 1:28.63
Josh Herrin (Yam YZF-R6), Daytona SportBike, 1:28.78
Jake Zemke (Hon CBR600RR), Daytona SportBike, 1:29.0
Chris Peris (Hon CBR600RR), Daytona SportBike, 1:29.8
Roger Hayden (Kaw ZX-6R), Daytona SportBike, 1:29.9
Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R6), Daytona SportBike, 1:30.0
Tyler Odom (Hon CBR600RR), SuperSport, no time reported