What a way to start the year!
The Tytlers Racing BMW trio of Corey Alexander, Travis Wyman, and Zac Schumacher kickstarted their 2022 Stock1000 campaign in fine style at Road Atlanta this past weekend, securing the win, third and fourteenth respectively in what was a dream start for the newly created squad.
Ahead of the opening round of the championship, optimism was high for the team who had signed two of the leading riders from the previous editions of the series (Alexander and Wyman) and the promising talent of Schumacher.
It was clear from Friday’s FP1 that all three riders would be competitive and when the lights went out, they didn’t disappoint.
Zac rode confidently to secure P14 at the flag after coming out on top of his own personal four-way battle, with Wyman crossing the line third, comfortably ahead of his pursuers.
For Corey Alexander it was a dream start to the 2022 season. The #23 crossed the line to win on his debut with the BMW M1000 RR by 0.001s. The closest finish in MotoAmerica history!
With confidence soaring the team heads to VIR in a couple of weeks for Round 2.
Corey Alexander:“Overall the weekend has been extremely positive. We started with a different set-up to what we had at COTA and the bike was immediately better in terms of the base setting. We kept chipping away and set a new lap record in practice and again in qualifying so I knew we would be competitive in the race. The race was a bit tougher than expected. I thought we could create a little gap, but I struggled a bit with grip. To narrowly edge the win at the line is great for me and the team and I am excited to move onto VIR which is one of my favourite tracks.”
Travis Wyman:“The Stock1000 race went great. I got a good start and was able to hang with Corey at the beginning but fell away a little in the second half. I was able to manage the gap to the guys behind and was able to bring it home on the podium. I am super happy with the podium even though I wanted more. I am sure we will be stronger in the next races.”
Zac Schumacher:“The opening race of the season went really well considering it was my first time racing the bike and my first time at Road Atlanta. I know I can do better than fourteenth but it’s a good start and something we can build on. I am looking forward to the next round and I want to say a big thanks to all the crew who did an awesome job all weekend.”