Who wants to go two weeks without riding a motorcycle? Nicky Hayden took a spin around the newly paved Indy track during the MotoGP Summer break. Alvaro Bautista, on the other hand, decided to flex a different motorcycle muscle.
Earlier this week, Yamaha released the shocking news that this would be its last official year in the World Superbike series. Privateer Yamaha teams would still race in 2012, but there would be no official Yamaha team. It now looks like we could be seeing a similar move by Suzuki.
When a rider wins by more than 30 seconds, it's usually a story of dominance. But when a rider wins by thirty seconds after an 8 hour, 217 lap race, it tells a slightly different story. The FCC TSR Honda Team pulled out a fantastic win over the Yoshimura Suzuki team, in one of the closest Suzuka 8 Hours in history.
There will be one more American on the starting grid this weekend during the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca. Michael Jordan Motorsports rider Ben Bostrom will join Toni Elias on the LCR Honda team as a wild card entry.
It was a pretty good weekend for Suzuki at the 6th round of the 2011 AMA Pro Racing season at Mid-Ohio. Suzuki took more than half of the podiums up for grabs at the Ohio circuit, and four out of six race wins.
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