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September 15, 2009

More, from a press release issued by Ducati Indianapolis:

Ducati Indianapolis wins big at Mid Ohio

Indy Ducati owner Matt Carr took a pair of dominating wins in the Thunderbike and Supertwins classes during the AMA Grand Road Racing Championships weekend held at Mid Ohio.

Riding a Dunlop shod Ducati 748R Carr overcame a stop and go penalty for jumping the start to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a dramatic, last lap pass in Thunderbike. The crowd was on their feet with announcers excitedly calling the final lap as all watched Carr ride around the outside of Buell mounted Joel Spalding in the carousel to take the win. Carr brought out the 748R again in Supertwins to battle Spalding, this time on his Buell 1125R. Spalding rode strong and fast but Carr on his very well set-up 748R was able to take advantage of Mid-Ohio’s technical back section and took the lead with two laps to go. In the amateur ranks, Ducati Indianapolis rider Andrew Sidwell rode his Ducati 848 to a solid second place finished after never haven ridden at the technical Mid Ohio course previously. To add to the excitement, Ducati Indy’s George Linhart battled for the lead in Expert Lightweight Superbike on a very fast Ducati 1000SS that appeared it would run away before the soft tire could not take anymore. Linhart began conserving his rubber to settle for the final podium spot.

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Matt Carr:
“The weekend went very well for us with CCS, AMA, and the weather all helping out quite a bit. Mid-Ohio is a top-notch facility that we have been looking forward to racing at all year and the fans here are awesome! On the cool down lap there were people all over the hillsides waving and pumping their fists at you. I think Andrew would have dominated his race and many other weekends if he could get more practice than his Army training allows. It was great to see George move his Ducati to the front of the pack. From the turn one grandstands we could hear the engine note changing as the tire went off. I know he would have won that race with a new tire. Live and learn and look out for next year, we’ll be back!
 

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