Penalties elevated two Buell teams onto the podium of the SunTrust MOTO-ST series' GrandSport Twins (GST) class at the season-opening Daytona 300 held March 2 at Daytona International Speedway.
After the two top-finishing Ducati teams were disqualified for exceeded the class's 90 RWHP limit in post-race dyno inspection, the No. 70 James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing Buell XB12R ridden by Paul James and Jeff Johnson and the No. 7 Richie Morris Racing/Hal's Harley-Davidson/Buell XB12R ridden by Clint Brotz and Tripp Nobles were elevated to Second and Third places, respectively, in the BMW Motorcycles GST class. The GST class was won by the No. 20 Wagner Motorsports Ducati 1000SS.
"We have finished on the podium at all four MOTO-ST events held at Daytona so far," said James Gang/Hoban Brothers team principal Paul James. "It's a credit to our entire team, from bike preparation, to consistent riding, to excellent pit stops and race strategy. It's a total team effort."