Jul 21, 2001
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All three podium finishers in the 750cc Supersport race at Mid-Ohio were found legal after an extensive teardown.
Mechanics for Jimmy Moore, Chris Ulrich and Ben Spies were ordered to produce the piston, connecting rod and all four valves for one cylinder of their GSX-R750 Suzukis.
Mechanics took apart the bikes immediately after the early-afternoon 750cc Supersport race and AMA officials examined the parts following the Saturday Superbike race.
The Mid-Ohio teardown marked the second consecutive major post-race examination of machines in the 750cc Supersport class. Two weeks ago, at Laguna Seca, machines ridden by winner Chris Ulrich, second-place Daigoro Suzuki and third-place Tony Meiring were ordered stripped to the bare frame, and officials placed the frames in a measuring jig. All three were found legal.
The 750cc Supersport class seems to be drawing increased attention from tech officials in the last month.