July 18th 2012
An Öhlins rider won both superbike races, Öhlins riders won both Daytona Sportbike races, and an Öhlins rider won both SuperSport races, during the AMA Pro Superbike event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, this past weekend. Öhlins isn’t why these racers won, it’s why they won with comfort.
Graves Yamaha rider Josh Hayes took both AMA Pro National Guard Superbike wins on his Yamaha YZF-R1, while Dustin Dominguez with team Castrol Triumph GE Capital Latus Motors Racing earned two wins in the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport races, while M4 Broaster Chicken Suzuki rider Dane Westby traded GoPro Daytona SportBike wins with Cameron Beaubier on a YES Graves Yamaha. All the while, it was an Öhlins’ weekend in all of the AMA sportbike classes. It was only in the XR1200 class that Öhlins riders claimed second- and third-place finishes, and omitted earning first.
These races were nearly all epic, with the wins coming in some following last-lap passes and crafty riding. These wins were Öhlins TTX MKII rear shock, with its redesigned piston and material changes to its body. This twin-tube shock is an Öhlins Racing AB innovation, now available to all street and track riders, and tunable to all levels of riding.
The next AMA Pro Series round is at Laguna Seca, in conjunction with the MotoGP series event, July 27-29. For a one-on-one at that event with an Öhlins technician, just stop by and talk to one of them on Ducati Island.