HOUSTON, Texas (May 20, 2015) - Aprilia HSBK Racing got on the box again at the third MotoAmerica round at VIR in Alton, VA. Riders Dustin Dominguez and Devon McDonough ride Aprilia RSV4’s in the Superstock 1000 class and battled with injuries throughout the weekend.
The team started practice on Friday and avoided rainy conditions. During practice, rider Devon McDonough had trouble putting together 5 or more laps due to numbness in his forearm. He was seen by the track physician who was able to offer an ongoing treatment plan. After a great deal of consideration, McDonough made the decision to sit out the VIR races and start healing in preparation for Road America in just two weeks.
During Saturday’s qualifying, Dustin Dominguez was still experiencing pain from his injuries at Road Atlanta and the team worked hard to adjust the bike setup to compensate for his adjusted riding position. Dominguez qualified 6th in class, but just missed moving on to Superpole 2.
The team missed the sighting lap for race one and had to start from pit lane. Dominguez still got off to a great start and was able to gain speed with each of the first laps passing packs of riders. He made up an incredible amount of time and was able to battle his way up to 13th before a red flag was called. After the grid-and-go restart, Dominguez continued on his hunt and made his way to third in class landing him on the podium after starting at the very back.
During race two, Dominguez continued to push through his injuries. When he began to experience technical issues he decided to come off the track before the race was over. The team now is preparing for their next challenge, Road America and Round 4 of the MotoAmerica Series.