Yamaha has today released this video of Yamahalube/Westby Racing’s Dane Westby speaking his mind after the recent MotoAmerica test at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. For those unaware, Westby recently lost his life after a street bike accident while on his way to his parent’s house.
The entire motorcycling community is mourning the loss of Westby, as those who knew him all attest to the fact he was a great and kind soul, on and off the racetrack. One with a ferocious desire to win. This video captures Westby’s competitive spirit perfectly, as one can see the desire burning in his eyes. After setting the fastest Superstock 1000 time on his Yamaha YZF-R1, and fourth fastest time overall, Westby repeats again and again how his sights for 2015 were on the three Superbike riders ahead of him on the timesheets.
All of the pieces were lining up for this to be Dane Westby’s year, and the confidence he is beaming in this video makes you believe Dane felt it too. It’s sad and unfortunate we won’t get to find out. Motorcycle.com expresses our heartfelt condolences to Westby’s family and friends.