With rain in the forecast for Sunday at Road America, Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team were looking forward to a good result in Superbike race two. After all, Mathew is a bit of a rain specialist, and not counting his win on Saturday at Road America in dry and sunny conditions, Mathew’s other four wins came during inclement weather and wet track conditions.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan in Sunday’s Superbike race two. Mathew struggled with the setup of his #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 and finished eighth, which was his lowest race finish not counting DNFs (Did Not Finish) in the past three years and 53 races.
Only one day after taking over the championship lead, Mathew’s Sunday result unfortunately enabled Danilo Petrucci to again move back into the points lead. Mathew and the team, however, can take some comfort in the fact that they are now just seven points behind Petrucci, and that’s a lead of only three more points than Petrucci had coming into Road America.
“After yesterday’s win, race two was just a disappointment,” Mathew said. “We missed on the setup, and I dropped back four positions in just the first couple of laps. Things stabilized a little bit from there, and I did all I could just to finish eighth. I’m confident that we’ll bounce back at Ridge, though. We’re only seven points out of the lead, and that’s a positive that we can take from this weekend.”
The Westby Racing team will be back in action for round five of the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, which takes place at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, on June 24 through 26.
MotoAmerica Superbike Standings
1. Danilo Petrucci – Ducati – 140
2. Mathew Scholtz – Yamaha – 133
3. Jake Gagne – Yamaha – 115
4. Cameron Petersen – Yamaha – 103
5. Hector Barbera – BMW – 79
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