Luke Powers To First MotoAmerica Supersport Podium

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Luke Power raced to fourth place in Saturday’s opening Supersport at Road America before charging to second place in mixed conditions earlier today, securing a maiden MotoAmerica Championship podium in only his sixth race in the series.

The seventeen year old from Australia, who had already notched up an impressive eighth and seventh in the opening round of the series at Road Atlanta before claiming a sixth place finish in Race 1 at VIR, qualified on the third row of the grid after a solid session aboard his 3D Motorsport Suzuki GSXR 750cc machine – the first time he had ridden the latest ‘Next Generation’ spec machine this season.

In the mix from the off on Saturday, Luke narrowly missed the podium, eventually finishing P5 after a hard charging ride saw him once again show his natural racing talent. Wasting no time moving into podium contention on Sunday in mixed conditions, the teenager from down under eased into second position with a couple of laps remaining, a position he would hold until the end of the eight-lap encounter.

Celebrating in style on the cool down lap, Power, who also had the accolade of being top Suzuki on Sunday, moves into fifth overall in the Supersport standings ahead of Round 4 which takes place at The Ridge Motorsports Park in three weeks.

Luke Power:
“I am super happy and so stoked to make it onto the podium in Race 2. It was an awesome race and honestly the track wasn’t in bad shape despite the earlier rain. The 3D Motorsports team did an excellent job all weekend, as did K-Tech Suspension. We had a great set-up weekend and even though I was disappointed not to get on the box on Saturday I am glad that I was able to get the job done today. I can’t wait to carry this momentum into The Ridge in a few weeks and to see all the fans their too. It’s been an awesome weekend. I am loving life in MotoAmerica and want to thank everyone who has helped me make it over here.”