Building off of three years of consistent podium finishes, Dustin Foretich wins the AHRMA Thruxton Transatlantic Challenge National Championship.
Like most naturally gifted racers Tennessee native Dustin Foretich focuses his energies to hone his skills as a racer over improving his motorcycle. However, midway through this season, Foretich received an upgrade in handling when he picked up a sponsorship from Gazi Suspension. His Triumph Thruxton saw immediate gains at Mid-Ohio after being outfitted with Gazi Hyper X rear shocks. "They were consistent in the rain and intense heat," Foretich said about his new Gazi Suspension. "There was so much water on the track. I would've washed on the first turn with everyone else without the new shocks... it made all the difference.”
Aussie motorcycle industry veterans, Allan Hall and Paul Bushell from Motocomponents, engineered this upstart line of suspension for Gazi to combat the harsh conditions of Australia. The design adapted seamlessly to the tracks of the America heartland and would shift the advantage to the Tennessean racing for his charge for Championship.
Gazi's North American distributor, Flatland Custom Cycles, met up with Foretich at his next race to tune the suspension. After the setup, Foretich was able to power harder out of the turns slashing 10 seconds off his best practice lap on the 1.9 mile track. Foretich took home two 1st place finishes at Gingerman Raceway.
Going forward he strung together a run of impressive finishes and accumulated enough points to put him just within reach of the National Championship. It would all come down to the last weekend of racing at Daytona. Dustin Foretich captured two 1st place wins at historic Daytona, along with the 2011 AHRMA Thruxton Transatlantic Challenge National Championship.
Racing under the Team Gazi flag, Foretich also racked up 2011 trophies in AHRMA Thruxton Cup Challenge/Thruxton Transatlantic Challenge and AMA Thruxton Stars by winning a 1st place in Dixie Cup Nationals, a 2nd place in the World Championship and a 2nd place in Midwest Region Nationals.
Gazi Suspension handles a full line of twin motorcycle shock absorbers and will launch its mono shock line the spring of 2012. For further information, contact Chris Fiduccia at 847-253-6922.