Yamaha YZF-R6 Equipped With DIABLO™ Superbike Slicks Finds Victory Circle

 DAYTONA, Fla. (March 17, 2019) – Pirelli Tire North America and Kyle Wyman emerged victorious on Saturday in a nail biter finish at the 78th Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Due to an incident on Lap 53 resulting in a red flag, the 200-mile endurance race evolved into a four-lap shootout and Wyman proved to be unstoppable on his N2 Racing / KWR Yamaha equipped with Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks. A move by Wyman coming out of the chicane on Lap 57 allowed him to take control as he raced to the checkered flag.  

It was all smiles for Kyle Wyman after winning the 78th Daytona 200. | Photo - Brian J. Nelson

It was all smiles for Kyle Wyman after winning the 78th Daytona 200. | Photo - Brian J. Nelson

 “What an incredible way to finish and win the Daytona 200,” said Kyle Wyman. “The Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks were extremely predictable for me all weekend, which really gave me the confidence I needed. With the feeling that I had, I knew I could consistently turn low lap times the entire race.”

 A Daytona compound was offered to all Pirelli riders competing in the event and was used on the rear tire of Wyman’s Yamaha YZF-R6 in 200/60-17 sizing, while a 120/70-17 DIABLO™ Superbike SC1 was chosen for the front. Wyman opted to run the same tires in qualifying and racing and was just .02 off of the qualifying record time. 

The YZF-R6 ridden by Wyman was equipped with Pirelli DIABLO Superbike slicks. | Photo - Brian J. Nelson

The YZF-R6 ridden by Wyman was equipped with Pirelli DIABLO Superbike slicks. | Photo - Brian J. Nelson

 “It’s great a great feeling to have Pirelli back in the winners circle here at Daytona,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “Kyle Wyman rode phenomenal all weekend and his results show off the hard work and development behind the Pirelli product. We learned some great lessons from the race and are going to keep working hard to stay on the sharp edge of Daytona.” 

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