Suzuki Motor USA, LLC and Team Hammer have completed their 2021 trophy-carrying tour at the finale of the Moto America AMA / FIM North American Road Racing Season at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend.
After the last checkered flag of the year, Team Hammer-backed Suzuki entries dominated 20 wins, 40 podiums, MotoAmerica Supersport titles, MotoAmerica Stock 1000 titles and MotoAmerica Superbike Cup.
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Bad weather on the weekends has already added to the high level of difficulty in the sky with two-day races in a variety of wet conditions, from tricky dry tracks to heavy rains. Despite its unpredictability, Suzuki’s ace focused and competed in their best condition.
M4 ECSTAR Sean Dylan Kelly finished another spectacular last lap victory on Saturday, finishing one of the greatest MotoAmerican supersport campaigns of all time, and then impressed second on Sunday in more difficult situations. Ride.
The Moto2 class Kelly title-winning season was largely defined by his 12 wins, but the end of his 17 podiums was after trying a bold pass to take the lead later in the race. Came after a crash in a wet moment. The SDK returned to the GSX-R600 to finish the runner-up, scoring the last 20 points of the 410, a record-breaking season record.
“I’m really grateful for the whole season,” Kelly said. “It’s absolutely great to work with the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team and everyone involved in Team Hammer for the last three seasons. Give John and Chris Ulrich the opportunity to race in this championship. I am very grateful for that.
“Being the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion is what I dreamed of and I am very proud to be in this position. Also, next year I will represent MotoAmerica in Moto2 and be the best I can. I’m very proud to be one of our teams. This was a season that people think they remember. “
Newly crowned Stock 1000 champion Jake Lewis went out in a similarly striking way. Also, the ace of Altus Motorsport Suzuki, who won the championship title early on the weekend, was not lacking in motivation.
Even in difficult drying conditions, Lewis skillfully led the GSX-R1000R manufactured with a team hammer to achieve his sixth win of the season (including the last four consecutive wins).
Lewis, who also won the 2021 Superbike Cup, said: Having won the last four races, it’s great to end the season like this. There was only one race this weekend (1000 stock) so I wanted to show why I was the champion. I didn’t want to go second or third. It feels good. “
M4ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sam Lochoff also conveyed the momentum of the second half of the season to the final checkered flag. South African teenagers returned fourth on Saturday and won the third podium of the season on Sunday.
Rokov, who won his first victory at the Moto America Supersport a week ago, finished the rookie season in a fiercely contested class that ranked third.
He states: “There were a lot of ups and downs in this rookie season, but most of them are ups and downs. I would like to thank the team for making all this possible. Also, congratulate Sean’s season and congratulate him. We hope that your participation in the Moto2 class will be the best. “
Meanwhile, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Cameron Petersen incredibly claimed the victory of his first career, the Moto America Superbike, after breaking through on Saturday and crashing and remounting the Suzuki GSX-R1000R in heavy rain. bottom. He backed it up on Sunday, finishing the fourth and fifth races in two Sunday races, ending the season ranked third in the premier class rankings.
After claiming a groundbreaking maiden victory, South Africa said: There was a long way to go to this point. I’ve been around this weekend since the beginning of the season — this is my favorite track in the world — and I knew Suzuki would really work around here. I came into the hairdresser with a little confidence, and it really shaped my weekend. “
“On the cool-down lap, I was very emotional. My family has made so many sacrifices to reach this point, so it’s rewarding to finally get a Superbike victory. I feel like I was. I couldn’t be happier anymore. Thank you to everyone who supported me and was in my corner. “
Superbike teammate Bobby Fong finished 8th, 9th and 10th on the weekend, climbing to 5th in the final points order. Finally, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Wyatt Farris finished the Stock 1000 season in 9th place with 8 points. Top ten finish.
https://www.motorcyclepowersportsnews.com/suzuki-pilots-kelly-petersen-and-lewis-earn-impressive-wins/ Suzuki pilots Kelly, Petersen and Lewis win impressive victory at Barber Motorsports Park