Adam Robarts Secures Pirelli’s Seventh Absolute Motorcycle Track Record of 2019 at Pacific Raceways
Robarts Earns Third Pirelli Tire Credit of the Year on DIABLO™ Superbike slicks
ROME, Ga. (September 16, 2019) – Pirelli Tire North America congratulates Adam Robarts on capturing the brand’s seventh absolute motorcycle track record of 2019.
Robarts set the track record at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington during the fifth round of the 2019 Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMRRA) Championship.
“This new track record set by Adam is really impressive,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “It’s rewarding to see that Adam retains his confidence in the SC1 rear, which shows the vast versatility of that compound. My hats off to him for his continued streak of setting track records.”
Robarts’ new lap record of 1:22.112 was set during the Formula Ultra race, topping Mitchell Pierce’s previous record by two tenths of a second. Robarts’ BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle was equipped with Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike 120/70-17 SC2 front and 200/60-17 SC1 rear tires.
“On a day that didn’t seem to be conducive to lap records, Adam managed to stun us all,” said Sage Wilkinson, CT Racing NW, Pirelli trackside vendor. “He went out and topped the previous track record in Formula Ultra qualifying with used DIABLO Superbike SC2 front and SC1 rear slicks. As word began to travel that the record may not hold due to not taking place in a race, Adam mounted up a fresh set of slicks and broke the record again in race conditions, ensuring his achievement would stand.”
Pirelli continues to offer a tire credit prize for setting a new motorcycle track record and Robarts leads the way with three of the seven track records awarded this year. Robarts last track record came just one month ago at The Ridge Motorsports Park during the fourth round of the WMRRA Championship.
“I had a special feeling with the bike all day and it feels good when that translates onto paper,” said Robarts. “During the qualifying session I was able to go out and lay down some impressive times, but since it wasn’t in a race I was told my time may not count. I knew with a fresh set of Pirelli slicks for the race that there was more in the tank and I was capable of going even faster. The tires were flawless and it feels amazing to add my name to another track record!”
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