BIRMINGHAM, AL – June 18, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Tyler O’Hara rode to a third place finish during race one at Barber Motorsports for round five of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship this weekend. Multiple mechanical issues plagued O’Hara all weekend starting with an electrical issue from the prior round that continued to cause problems.
After a long night of putting his bike together, the Chisum/Motul Racing crew had O’Hara ready for Sunday’s races. Despite the poor starting position because of a qualifying crash, O’Hara quickly moved towards the front of the pack of the Superstock class and battled in a group of three riders. On lap fifteen, the electrical problem came back to haunt O’Hara again and he was forced to slow and a couple of riders got by him on the following lap. However, the race was stopped due to a red flag and the final results scored O’Hara in third position.
“I can’t say enough about the crew on the Chisum/Motul Racing Team,” said O’Hara. “We had a lot of problems this weekend and they really came through to get the bike to the line. This may have been the toughest race weekend I’ve ever had. And then to be able to get on the podium is incredible and I owe it all to the team and sponsors for helping us out.”
On the parade lap for the second race of the day, O’Hara had to pull in to the pits because of the electrical issue. Although the crew tried to find a resolution to the problem they were unable to get him back on the track before the start of the race.
The Chisum/Motul Racing Team will be competing at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT for round 6 of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship on June 26-28, 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, Dynojet, and Shorai Batteries.