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11th June 2024

Hayabusa sets new record in US drag racing


Gaige Herrera extended his perfect season in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship with a fourth straight victory in 2024. With the win, Herrera set a new record for consecutive wins in the Pro Stock class, claiming nine in a row.


He also tied two all-time NHRA records for a consecutive race win streak, and for 35 consecutive round wins. All earned on the RevZilla/Motul/  Vance & Hines Suzuki Hayabusa.

He said after the win and setting a new record, "I wasn’t focused on records when I came to this race. I always focus on the race at hand. That was something Andrew Hines told me at the beginning. You’ve got to focus on the moment and the rest will come to you. That advice has helped me a lot.


"Seeing Matt Smith run a tenth quicker than me in qualifying really lit a fire under me. I knew I had to put my head down for the rest of the weekend and focus on what I needed to do as a rider, and there’s never a doubt in my mind that I will have a motorcycle that can win on Sunday.


"I did my job, Andrew did his job, and it all paid off."