DAYTONA 200 SCHEDULE RELEASED BUT WILL THERE BE ANY RIDERS?

AMA Pro-Racing have released the final schedule for this year’s Daytona 200, which starts on March 4. But the entry deadline is looming and, so far, neither Neil Hodgson or Chaz Davies have officially signed on the dotted line.

It is widely thought that Davies will be with the Attack Kawasaki team in Dayona Sportbike, while Hodgson, who is still contracted to Honda will partner Jake Zemke at Erion Honda.

Hodgson’s 2008 team-mate Miguel DuHamel has been very quiet and it is believed he will announce his retirement very soon. Anglo-American ride Jamie Hacking looks like he may be left without a job.

Mat Mladin, Roger Hayden and brother Tommy all have contracts to race in 2009, but none of their factories have stated if they are running a works effort in 2009.

Daytona schedule:

Wednesday March 4
7:00am – 8:00pm Garages Open
9:00am – 9:30am Practice SuperSport (SC)
9:45am – 10:45am Practice American Superbike (SC)
11:15am – 12:15pm Practice SunTrust Moto-GT (LC)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Practice Daytona SportBike (LC)
1:30pm – 2:30pm Mid-day Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Practice SuperSport
3:45pm – 4:45pm Practice American Superbike with Safety Car
5:15pm – 6:15pm Practice SunTrust Moto-GT
6:30pm – 8:00pm Practice Daytona SportBike with Safety Car

Thursday March 5
7:00am – 8:00pm Garages Open
8:00am – 9:00am Qualifying SunTrust Moto-GT
9:15am – 9:45am Basic Qualifying Daytona SportBike
10:15am – 10:45am Basic Qualifying American Superbike
11:00am – 11:30am Qualifying SuperSport
11:45pm – 12:30pm SuperPole American Superbike
12:30pm – 1:30pm Mid-day Break
12:40pm Autograph Session – American Superbike, Daytona
SportBike and SunTrust Moto-GT - Mandatory
1:30pm Opening Ceremonies – SuperSport
2:00pm 35 Mile Race SuperSport
3:00pm Opening Ceremonies – American Superbike
3:30pm 50 Mile Race American Superbike
5:00pm – 6:30pm Evening Break/Fan Track Rides
6:30pm SuperPole Daytona SportBike

Friday March 6
7:00am – 11:00pm Garages Open
2:00pm – 2:30pm Warm-Up SunTrust Moto-GT
2:45pm – 3:15pm Warm-Up Daytona SportBike
3:30pm Opening Ceremonies – SunTrust Moto-GT
4:00pm 2 Hour Race SunTrust Moto-GT
6:00pm – 7:15pm Evening Break
7:15pm Opening Ceremonies – Daytona SportBike
8:00pm Daytona 200 by Honda
12:00am Garage area closesWednesday March 4
7:00am – 5:00pm

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