According to Suzuki’s press release (published to Roadracing World), the Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki team has a rookie by the name of Gaige Herrera who won the championship, beaning out 203.80mph in 6.661 seconds and making a new notch in the Pomona track’s record lists.
That’s the 14th time Hererra’s gone and qualified for No. 1, and goodness knows he’s chasing those dreams of his at a sprint:
If you have a dream, you have to chase it. I had an awesome group of people behind me, even before I joined Vance & Hines that pushed me to chase this dream.”
It just goes to show if you have good people behind you, good things come… I never would have thought I would have been up here talking to you about a championship. It’s been an amazing ride. It’s a lot to take in, even right now it doesn’t feel real.”
Herrera’s exploits have been properly clocked by crowds of Suzuki fans celebrating Suzuki’s Homecoming; big congrats to Suzuki for (both) event(s), and we look forward to seeing what Herrera and his Gen III Hayabuse get up to in the coming seasons.