HAYDEN & NEW GSX-R1000 WIN AT FINAL MOTOAMERICA SBK

September 18, 2017

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 18.

Roger Hayden: 1st - DNS
Toni Elias: DNF - 2nd


Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Roger Hayden and Toni Elias wrapped-up the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama with Hayden winning Saturday’s opening race - his third win of the season – and Elias second in Sunday’s wet second race to cap-off his championship-winning season.

Hayden’s victory gave the new 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 a stunning debut season. The newly-designed motorcycle dominated the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship winning 13 of the 20 races and finishing first and second in the championship.

Elias’ title, clinched at the previous round in New Jersey, also marked a record 14th MotoAmerica/ AMA Superbike Championship for Suzuki.

The Barber weekend kicked-off with Hayden speeding his way to a series-leading seventh Superpole. He then went out in Saturday’s race and led flag-to-flag to score his third win of the season and seventh MotoAmerica/ AMA Superbike victory of his career.

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