MMP named WSBK Organizer of the Year

Utah track impresses in first time hosting WSBK

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 22, 2008
Miller Motorsports Park has been named Organizer of the Year by World Superbike Championship promoter FGSport.

The award recognizes Miller Motorsports Parks efforts in hosting a stop in the 2008 World Superbike season. In a news release, FGSport said that the high level of professionalism, the efforts made and the endeavors of the staff all guaranteed a high level of standards from an organizational, promotional and sporting point of view.

I express my warmest and most sincere congratulations to the circuit management and all its staff and wish them the very best for the season ahead, says Paolo Flammini, chief executive officer of FGSport.

Even more impressive was that the June 1 event was the Tooele, Utah tracks debut in World Superbike racing and the first held on U.S. soil since Laguna Seca hosted the championship in 2004.

Carlos Checa recorded a historic double, Honda's 99th and 100th World Superbike wins, at Miller Motorsports Park.Carlos Checa won both ends of the double-header at Miller Motorsports Park to earn Honda its 99th and 100th World Superbike victories. The event was also notable for being the only stop in the 2008 World Superbike season that Troy Bayliss failed to earn any points. The world champion crashed out of the first race after only four laps, while a problem with the gear shifter held Bayliss to 22nd in race two.

The World Superbike Championship will return to Miller Motorsports Park on May 31, 2009.

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