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Old 08-21-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Mladin Disqualifed From Both Superbike Races At VIR

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MAT MLADIN DISQUALIFIED FROM VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY SUPERBIKE RACES

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - 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.

Please note the following rules for reference.

Superbike, 2.4 Crankshaft
Only the homologated crankshaft is permitted with the following modifications:
a. Bearing surfaces may be polished or surface treated.
b. Balancing is permitted only by the same method used by the OEM. For example, heavy metal (i.e. Mallory metal) inserts are not permitted unless they were originally specified by the OEM.
c. Attachment of aftermarket ignition components or sensors is permitted.
d. Primary gears can not be changed or modified.

A3 Equipment Offenses and Penalties
This section deals with violations of equipment regulations. Regardless of a motorcycle passing prior inspections, compliance with all applicable equipment rules must be made at the post race inspection. Any motorcycle found to be in violation of equipment rules may be assumed to have been in violation for the entire race meet. In passing a motorcycle through technical inspection, AMA Racing does not warrant that motorcycle's adherence with all rules. Each participant assumes full responsibility for any violation of equipment rules involving his/her motorcycle.
a. Category 1 - An equipment violation that could potentially or effectively enhance the performance of a motorcycle used in competition.

A3.3 Penalties: At the discretion of AMA Racing, any or all of the following penalties may be administered.
a. Category 1
1. Disqualification
2. Total or partial loss of points or laps
3. Total or partial loss of prize money
4. Suspension
5. Fine

The team was notified on August 20, 2008


About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. AMA Pro Racing series include the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship.
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...I literally just finished watching those races.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #3
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why does it suck? he was cheating. kinda like the nascar guys that just got busted.
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I wonder what was "non-compliant" about it. Also, I'd be more apt to say his TEAM was cheating. I doubt he built the motor and knew exact specs of every part put in the motor. He just rides the bikes and gives input on how it rides/handles/etc.
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suzukis' gota cheat to win i guess =p
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I wonder what was "non-compliant" about it. Also, I'd be more apt to say his TEAM was cheating. I doubt he built the motor and knew exact specs of every part put in the motor. He just rides the bikes and gives input on how it rides/handles/etc.
i am sure he wasn't oblivious to it.
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why does it suck? he was cheating. kinda like the nascar guys that just got busted.
Matt wasn't cheating. He doesn't turn the wrenches on his own bike. Fact is, we don't know what was not in compliance.

What sucks is the whole deal.
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I agree, I think it's a team issue, not a rider issue.



Did the concept of teamwork go out the window after highschool for some people?
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Matt wasn't cheating. He doesn't turn the wrenches on his own bike. Fact is, we don't know what was not in compliance.

What sucks is the whole deal.
well one thing is for sure... I am sure the crank that was installed wasn't hurting his performance. purdy sure the team would not have gotten such a steep penality for something that wasn't giving him an edge.
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I agree, I think it's a team issue, not a rider issue.



Did the concept of teamwork go out the window after highschool for some people?
ok... so matt should borrow a kawi and ride then.
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So did they tear down Spies bike as well?
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Well, maybe now an AMA race might be worth watching.
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What's going on with the crankshafts this year? I wonder if Mat received a "condolence" call from Josh Hayes...
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:23 PM   #15
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anyone know where i can watch the race online
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:23 PM   #16
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Many penalties at VIR. Looks like the new management isn't fooking around.
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wow a whole bunch of speeding in the pits. Who do they think they are racers?
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i told u boyz... "if u aint cheatin, u aint winnin" !
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I wonder what was "non-compliant" about it. Also, I'd be more apt to say his TEAM was cheating. I doubt he built the motor and knew exact specs of every part put in the motor. He just rides the bikes and gives input on how it rides/handles/etc.
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Many penalties at VIR. Looks like the new management isn't fooking around.
Wow you can be late to the riders meeting and get a $500 fine, but don't show up at all and get a $100-$250 fine. Sounds like a no-brainer there. Assuming those are for the same meeting.

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