Dane Westby’s First Daytona Sportbike Win

Dane Westby and crew chief Chuck Giacchetto were itching to work with each other since 2008 when Dane showed promise on a clapped out race bike he borrowed. The two hooked up full time in 2009 and have been together ever since. Dane took a second place in the Daytona 200 in 2010 with Project 1 Atlanta, but a win in the ultra competitive class has eluded he and his team until the Mid-Ohio round this year when he won with his M4 Suzuki squad. The win was a huge boost for Dane who says he has felt like somewhat of a second tier rider in a class that often sees first place battles running 8-10 riders deep.

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  3 comments for “Dane Westby’s First Daytona Sportbike Win

  1. machdw69
    November 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Good stuff! Hopefully you guys have a bunch of 2011 summer pieces that you’ll post over the winter to keep up roadracing guys from going in to DT’s LOL. Hey come to think of it Where is Dave Williams at? I don’t recall seeing him asking questions in the interviews as in years past.

    • chris matye
      November 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks! Yep, there’s more to come from the 2011 season. DW wasn’t with OTT in 2011. Maybe in 2012? If we can get support to cover the paddock it’s a possibility.

  2. machdw69
    November 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I was talking with DW about this last year at a track day in Jersey but I would think that every track day org could give you something. I think that since they are really your target market that it would be mutually beneficial. Your Dave Moss vids give track day guys tips and knowledge of the craft and the in the pits interviews pique peoples interest in the “real deal”. There has gotta be support for OTT out there somewhere.

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