Last weekend proved a very successful all-podium outing for young Damian Jigalov at Talladega with WERA Motorcycle Roadracing.
On Saturday Damian competed in the Lightweight Solo 20 race on the Apex Mfg. Yamaha R3. The 20 lap race in the hot sun was a great training tool for the youngster and he was able to show some of his racecraft learned from racing in Europe. Damian took the race win by a large margin and showed great consistency for the entire 20 lap race, with all laps being less than 3 tenths apart from start to finish.
On Sunday Damian raced in three classes in order to gain as much track time as possible. Race one was E Superstock. He made a great start from the middle of the second row and was instantly in the battle for the lead. There was very close racing for most of the race and Damian was able to finish 2nd in a very competitive class.
Race two was in Clubman, and Damian enjoyed a good, fast start Damian leading the entire race from start to finish. He was pushed for the whole distance with the second place rider right behind him, but Damian kept his head down and was consistent without a mistake for the duration and emerged victorious.
The final race of the day was Lightweight Superbike. Damian raced against the 650 twins on his Yamaha R3 as great training to chase the faster bikes. He was surprised to be quite so competitive in the class and pushed himself the entire distance to finish 3rd in a challenging class.
“I want to say thank you to WERA for having the fastest riders in the country who push me to ride faster. Many MotoAmerica racers today came from WERA. It’s a great racing organization that has pushed me over the years and I feel this is one of the reasons I am competitive racing in Europe in preMoto3. I also want to thank my mom and dad, my manager, everyone’s support and all my sponsors because without them I would not be racing. Dainese/AGV, Arch Motorcycle, Biothermal LLC, Barton Construction, Podium Motorsports Pirelli, Maria Cid Farmers Insurance, WERA, Apex Mfg, Sportbikes4hireshop.com, Lionize Delivery Solutions, Apex Mfg. Gabitoy.”