Tommy Hayden piloted his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to victory in race two at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. This marks his third career Superbike win, and places him a mere four points out of the championship lead.
Hayden got off to an excellent start in the race by putting his GSX-R1000 just behind the leader going into turn one, and quickly making his move for the lead.
Tommy held the lead position for several laps before briefly dropping back to second, but a few laps later Tommy was back on the gas and regained the lead.
As the race wore on, the heat began to take its toll on both riders and machines. While many of the riders were slowing due to the heat, Tommy and his GSX-R began to pull away from the competition.
Tommy crossed the finish line with a 0.194 second lead, earning him his third Superbike victory and 31 points toward the championship.
Tommy Hayden says: “Hats off to my team. They made great changes to my bike after yesterday, and today it did exactly what I wanted it to do.”
The 2010 AMA American Superbike season has been a close contest so far, but no other manufacturer can claim the same kind of success that Suzuki has had this year.
Suzuki bikes topped the podium in two of Sunday’s three races, and made up half of the top ten in the Superbike class. Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles are the best racing machines available, and the results prove it!
The next round of the AMA American Superbike Championship will take place at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on July 23-25. With only four points separating Tommy from the championship lead, this is one race that you won’t want to miss.