The following is from Suzuki...
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing team is eager to comply with
the AMA’s recent request for stock samples of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 crankshaft. This request was
made after six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin won both rounds of AMA Superbike at
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia, this past weekend.
“During post-technical tear-down at VIR, only Mat Mladin’s crankshaft was examined,” explained
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team Manager Don Sakakura. “The AMA determined that further
examination was necessary and asked Suzuki to submit two additional samples to the Ohio office
by Wednesday, August 20. We are in the process of doing that now and the samples will go out
At VIR, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mladin, two-time and defending AMA Superbike Champion Spies
and Hayden dominated the double-header weekend. The Suzuki threesome swept the AMA
Superbike podium in both races on Saturday and Sunday, finishing first, second and third,