Tyler O’Hara Struggles With Bike Issues At Road America

The Chisum/Motul Racing rider remains in third position
in the Superstock class

ELKHART LAKE, WI – June 2, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Chisum/Motul Racing riders Tyler O’Hara and Josh Chisum competed at the four mile Road America track over the weekend.  O’Hara finished in eighth and fourth positions due to bike issues in both races but still holds on to third place overall in the series championship standings.

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The practice and qualifying sessions were a struggle for O’Hara because of bike setup issues and he ended up qualifying in thirteenth position.  Despite the bad starting position O’Hara quickly moved into the top ten in the first few turns of race one, and eventually put himself in sixth position.  However, an electrical problem caused the bike to stop running and he had to pull off the track.  After fixing the problem O’Hara reentered the race a lap down and passed numerous riders to finish in eighth position at the checkers.  In the second race of the day O’Hara pushed hard at the beginning of the race to move into third position.  He battled with Danny Eslick and Chris Fillmore for most of the combined Superbike/Superstock race but the same electrical problem from the first race came up again.  He rode as hard as he could with limited power but he was passed with two turns remaining in the race to drop him to fourth position.

“Unfortunately, I had issues with my ECU in both races that cost me a podium finish,” explained Superstock rookie O’Hara after the race.  “Despite losing some points to the championship leaders I think we made some real progress and we’ve found the right setup.  This is the best I’ve felt on the bike and I learned a lot today.”

Team owner and rider Josh Chisum finished in seventh place in the first race and didn’t finish the second race in his return to action after missing the first three rounds.  “I didn’t really know what to expect from myself since I haven’t been able to practice,” said Chisum.  “This is the first time that I’ve competed on the 1000 and it was certainly a handful for me.  I’m not happy with my ride but I’m looking forward to improving my results at Barber in a couple of weeks.”

The Chisum/Motul Racing Team will be competing at Barber Motorsports Park for round 5 of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship on June 12-14, 2015.  The team would like to thank Motul, Motion Pro, Sidi, Performance Friction Brake Pads, Core Moto, RS Taichi, Barnett Clutches, Moto Liberty, Arai, Troy Lee Designs, K-Tech, Orient Express, Yoshimura R&D and Shorai Batteries.

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