We don’t cover racing a lot here on The Kneeslider but I noticed over the last week the AMA was inspecting Mat Mladin’s motorcycle after he won both Superbike races at VIR. After a complete engine teardown and much head scratching, the officials asked Suzuki to send them a stock crankshaft for comparison and after a lot more checking, measuring and weighing, they determined Mladin’s crankshaft was not legal and his wins were nullified.
AMA Pro Racing announced today that Mat Mladin has been disqualified from the August 16-17, 2008 AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited round at Virginia International Raceway following the outcome of post-race technical inspections.
The crankshaft from the #6 Rockstar Makita Suzuki was sent to AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, and was compared to other production crankshafts from the same model. Upon this inspection, the crankshaft was found to be in non-compliance of the 2008 AMA Superbike Championship Rulebook.
It makes a person think my previous post on no rules racing might not be a bad idea.