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Daytona Team Challenge Motorcycle Race
Pics from the 2003 Team Challenge sportbike motorcycle race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

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At the Daytona Team Challenge sportbike motorcycle race, the number 477 Kawasaki ran most of the race with no second gear and was still able to finish on the podium.

When we talked to him later we learned that had to carry a lot of corner speed and really drag his knee to compensate for the lack of a 2nd gear.

He also had to rev 1st gear all the way out to the redline in order to be in the powerband once he clicked all the way up to 3rd gear.


 

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MV Agusta F4
Most of the bikes during this race at the Daytona International Speedway were the usual Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha or Suzuki motorcycles, but one rider entered a beautiful red and silver MV Agusta F4. The MV Agusta bikes are manufactured in Italy and cost about $18,000. That's a lot of cash to be tossing around a race track. He even ran the race with his stock plastics which are very expensive to replace.
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The Daytona International Speedway is one of the fastest tracks that you can ride a motorcycle on due to the extremely high banked NASCAR turns. It was awesome to see the riders go WOT (wide open throttle) every lap and scream past us like a multicolored blur on the banked NASCAR corners.
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Sideways on the Banked Wall
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Winner's Circle
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Spraying the Champagne
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Dented Gas Tank
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Bike # 477
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The Winners!
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