First and foremost huge congratulations to Brandon Paasch on retaining in dramatic fashion, the prestigious Daytona 200 title.
Just over one tenth of a second covered the top four finishers, which included Frohburger Dreieck podium finisher Sheridan Morais, who placed third following a highly accomplished display aboard the Syntainics Racing/Penz 13 YZF R6 Yamaha.
2012 Newcomers A Manx GP winner Kamil Holan, finished the fifty-lap race no less than 16 places higher than his qualifying position, placing a very creditable fifteenth.
It was a similar story for fellow TT regular Timothee Monot, finishing 26th having started back in 37th place.
Canada’s most recent TT exponent Darren James placed 17th whilst America’s speediest Mountain Course pilot of recent times Chris Sarbora, latest Daytona stint concluded early.
Quick mention as well for top UK runner, Daytona newcomer Harry Truelove, finishing a brilliant seventh.
Last year the top competitors from UK shores were Max Flinders and 19 times TT winner, new PBM Ducati signing Michael Dunlop, who banked a top 12 finish.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou