Decouto shows good form at Daytona
Motorcycle racer Paul Decouto has enjoyed more success on his latest trip to America, winning a Formula 40 race and also qualifying for the CCS Daytona Race of Champions.
The Bermuda rider took pole in his Michelin PRO Superstock qualifier with a time of 1:49.758, although any hope of matching a lap record at Virginia International Raceway was hampered by the rain that fell on Saturday.
Rain also proved a challenge in Decouto’s bid to win the CCS Formula 40 race at the same meet, something he eventually did with a comfortable 20 second margin.
“As the race progressed the track started to dry,” said DeCouto. “I had to conserve the life of my soft compound “rain tyres” by avoiding the dry spots on the track and being smooth on the throttle and brakes.”
Decouto’s next race is the CCS Daytona Race of Champions on October 13-16.