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Suzuki Reaches Landmark 200th MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Victory

Elias’ victory marked the 200th win for Suzuki in the MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Championship.

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Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias scored a come-from-behind victory Saturday in MotoAmerica Superbike Championship action at Utah Motorsports Complex. Elias’ victory marked the 200th win for Suzuki in the MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Championship. Suzuki is the all-time wins leader among manufacturers in the 42-year history of MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike.

Elias took the Utah Race 1 win by chasing down rival Cameron Beaubier in the closing laps. On the last lap the two swapped the lead, but it was Elias powering to the front on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to win by a margin of 0.494 seconds.

Teammate Roger Hayden was running a strong third in the race before crashing unhurt and eventually pulling out of the contest.

“It is an honor to be a part of this historic win,” Elias said. “To be there along with all of the great riders who have won with Suzuki in the past means a lot to me. This was a team effort and I also want to thank the entire Yoshimura Suzuki team for working so hard to give me a great motorcycle. This is a day I will long remember.”

The path to 200 victories for Suzuki started 41 years ago.

Suzuki MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Winners

Mathew Mladin 78
Ben Spies 28
Toni Elias 22
Blake Young 13
Kevin Schwantz 9
Aaron Yates 9
Tommy Hayden 8
Wes Cooley 7
Roger Hayden 7
Doug Polen 4
Martin Cardenas 3
Steve Mclaughlin 2
Jake Zemke 2
John Bettencourt 1
Graeme Crosby 1
Miguel Duhamel 1
Jamie A Hacking 1
Jamie James 1
Pascal Picotte 1
Ron Pierce 1
Scott Russell 1

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