Yoshimura Suzuki dominated the fifth round of the MotoAmerica series at Utah, taking a 1-2 finish with Toni Elias and Roger Hayden.
Elias swept the weekend, winning both legs of the event on his GSX-R1000, extending his series lead to 30 points. Teammate Roger Hayden, who took pole, finished runner-up in both races. It marked the fifth time this season that Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing has finished 1-2 in MotoAmerica Superbike races.
Elias’ Utah clean-sweep pushed his series lead total to 210 points. Hayden moved back into second in the standings with 180 points.
Elias commented, “I am so happy about this weekend. We won both races and the team did a great job with the bike.
“I got a bit lucky after running off the track. I came back step-by-step, passed some riders, caught the leading group and won the first race. In race two I was there up-front for the whole race. Two wins for the weekend was very important for the championship. We must continue like this.”
Hayden, who set a new track record onboard his new GSX-R1000 in qualifying, added, “The record stood for a long time, so I’m really happy about that. I’m proud of our performance. The team is working really hard and I’m looking forward to Laguna Seca.”
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