Youngest ever Daytona 200 polesitter set for AMA Superbike Race

Daytona200-Sean Dylan Kelly

Team Suzuki Press Office – March 13.

Sean Dylan Kelly scored his second career pole position for the 79th Daytona 200 in Florida on Friday afternoon aboard his M4 Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation 1-833-CJKNOWS Suzuki GSX-R600 built by Team Hammer.

‘SDK’ – who became the youngest ever Daytona 200 polesitter as a 16-year-old in 2019 – notched up his second consecutive pole for the historic race with a blistering lap of 1:48.896 around the unique 3.51-mile combined banked oval/ road course. That time was nearly four-tenths-of-a-second stronger than any other rider in the star-studded field.

Kelly’s fastest lap honour came despite his concentrated focus on his race pace and preparation ahead of the gruelling 57-laps that await him in the race.

The Floridian is highly motivated to stand atop the podium after falling just 0.213-second short of the achievement as a rookie in 2019. Checking that box would also serve as the perfect springboard ahead of what he hopes will prove to be a great season in MotoAmerica Supersport competition.

Said Kelly: “First of all, I’m super excited about getting pole for the Daytona 200; that’s the second one for me. It’s been something special so far this weekend. I am happy with the lap time for pole position, but the team and I have just been working on getting the best bike possible for a long race and the quick lap just came out of that. We’re looking forward to the race for sure.”

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