Five from five - that’s what everyone is talking about after Corey Alexander powered
his Tytlers Cycle Racing Ride powered by #RideHVMC BMW M1000 RR to another victory in the latest round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Stock1000 championship.
Qualifying third, Alexander, who by his own admission was not looking forward to racing at BIR as it not one of his favourites, rode sensibly in the first part of the race, content to take a podium spot rather than risk a crash. However, a red flag meant another chance and Alexander grabbed it with both hands, capitalising on the issues of his rivals to take another victory and in the process extend his championship lead to thirty-three points. His fifth win in a row is his sixth of the season and Alexander has not finished lower than first in the races he has finished – an incredible string of results and a new record in the class!
There was heartbreak however for Travis Wyman who crashed out of a podium place on the final lap. Despite the spill, Wyman remains third overall in the title race after once again showing that he is one of the strongest riders on the grid.
Zac Schumacher, the team’s third rider was also competing. He finished sixteenth, narrowly missing a championship point at another new circuit for the #90.
The pair will now regroup ahead of the next round of the Championship at the Pittsburgh international Race Complex over the weekend of 19-21 August.
Corey Alexander:“It was a positive weekend. I honestly didn’t expect to fight for the win at Brainerd as its not one of my favourites. We were in the mix in both parts of the race, and we were able to take advantage of the problems our rivals had. That’s racing and we will take it and move on to Pittsburgh where we will look to consolidate our points lead.”
Travis Wyman:“I don’t really have a lot to say. I was running inside the top five but felt good. The race was stopped and restarted and once again I was in the mix. I made some strong passes and went for second in the final sector and unfortunately lost the front. That’s racing and I will come back stronger in Pittsburgh.”
Zac Schumacher:“The race went quite well considering I have never raced at Brainerd before. The track is quite difficult, but I was able to qualify nineteenth. I decided to use the older spec Dunlop tyre for the race and so didn’t really have any set up time with it, but it was the right decision. I started well and passed a few people, but the race got red flagged. On the restart I was battling with the same guys as in the first part and finished P16. I am looking forward to the next round in three weeks.”
The entire Tytlers Cycle Racing powered by #RideHVMC team wish to extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends and team of Scott Briody who sadly passes away at the circuit on Friday. He will be missed.