Brad Burns, Hayden Gillim, and Brandon Paasch rode the TSR – Dunlop USA Suzuki GSX-R1000R to victory in the N2/WERA National Endurance Series by Dunlop four-hour race Saturday, August 13 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.
TSR – Dunlop USA had planned to field MotoAmerica Superbike racer Jake Lewis as one of its riders, but Lewis tested positive for Covid and was advised to quarantine until the day after the race, so couldn’t participate.
TSR – Dunlop USA completed 134 laps and won by a margin of one lap over Army of Darkness (AOD). AOD ran its usual rider lineup of Chris Peris, Ben Walters, and Cody Wyman on a Pirelli-backed Yamaha YZF-R1, and second place was enough for the team to move into the Championship point lead.
Warhorse SBK Racing’s all-star pairing of Josh Herrin and Danilo Petrucci, the current MotoAmerica Supersport and Superbike Championship point leaders, respectively, finished third overall on a Dunlop-shod Ducati Panigale V2. The Warhorse SBK Racing Ducati’s fuel tank was not equipped with quick-fill dry-break fittings and was not large enough to run an hour between refueling stops. As a result, the team had to make more stops, and those stops took several minutes when, for example, AOD was taking less than 15 seconds to refuel its 8-gallon fuel tank.
N2 Racing/BobbleHeadMoto’s Josh Hayes and Rocco Landers finished fourth overall on a Yamaha YZF-R1 in spite of losing almost 10 minutes when a piston fell out of one of the front brake calipers during a pit stop. Earlier, during the first stint, Hayes was impeded by an over-inflated rear tire set at about 40 psi.
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