This week we have a great shot of Larry Pegram’s Ducati 1098R AMA Superbike.
Larry Pegram’s Team Foremost Ducati team is factory supported by Ducati North America. After 10 years in the AMA Superbike victory wilderness, Pegram put the very fast bike (which hit 200mph at Daytona) on the top of the box at Road America and followed it up with double victories at Topeka, Kansas.
Team Foremost Ducati’s Larry Pegram took to the dirt once again at the Indianapolis Mile race on August 29th choosing a Ducati powered flat tracker to take on the ubiquitous Harley’s. Pegram narrowly missed the final after some bad luck in the heats.
Pegram’s mount for the Springfield Mile was a modified Ducati Sport Classic but for the Indianapolis Mile the machine was equipped with a specialist dirt track frame so confidence was high. To qualify for the final, riders had to finish in the top 3 in their heat or failing that finish in the top 3 in the semi qualifier. Unfortunately Pegram was forced to lay the bike down in his heat to avoid a collision with his Lloyd Brothers team-mate for the event.
Foremost Insurance Pegram Ducati’s Larry Pegram will race this weekend in the AMA Pro American Superbike season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Pegram looks to top off a successful season in New Jersey, one that has seen him earn three victories during his return season to the Superbike class.
While Larry has already made his season memorable with the unforgettable Road America shootout with seven-time AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin and with his stunning Topeka double victory, he has two more chances to put the Ducati 1098R into victory circle this weekend.
Pegram Takes the Double, Moves into 3rd in the Series!
Team Foremost Ducati’s Larry Pegram made it a double by taking the win in race 2 of the AMA American Superbike Championship round at Heartland Park, Topeka today catapulting him to 3rd in the series standings.
Ducati North America probably can’t believe it’s luck. Supporting Team Foremost Ducati allowed for a relatively inexpensive pseudo return to factory Ducati racing in the AMA series but the expectations can’t have been too high. They obviously weren’t counting on Larry Pegram, who broke his decade long drought of Superbike wins by standing on top of the dais at Road America and then has followed that up with double victories this weekend to move into 3rd in the standings for the inaugural, AMA American Superbike Championship.
After setting pole on Friday, Team Foremost Ducati owner and racer, Larry Pegram, took his Ducati 1098R to a flag to flag victory during Race 1 of the AMA American Superbike Championship round at Heartland Park, Topeka yesterday.
At the flag, Larry was 2.1 seconds ahead of Ben Bostrum’s Yamaha R1, whilst Suzuki’s Blake Young took the final podium spot.
«For me, it’s validation. At Road America, we beat maybe the best guy out there in a straight-up fight. To do it again and win here in Kansas, it proves to me we can win and it certainly feels great to do it. I always knew at the bottom of my heart I could win races if I could get on a bike capable and this Ducati 1098R certainly is capable. It’s been a great machine since the day we picked them up at the dealership and began building them into race bikes. To win here at a track where there’s more than just a fast straight is good, too. The entire team is really happy with this win.»