Stockholm, Sweden – 16th of November 2017 – Following an action-packed 18 rounds of intense racing, Öhlins is celebrating a clean sweep of Championships after securing the Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP World Championship titles with Joan Mir, Franco Morbidelli and Marc Marquez.
Kicking off under the floodlights at Qatar, it was a difficult start to the season for the eventual MotoGP Champion Marquez after he finished fourth before suffering a DNF at Argentina for round two. His title challenge would kick off next time out however with a victory, his first of six in 2017. However with title rival Andrea Dovizioso also scoring six wins, the duo came into the final round at Valencia separated by 21 points. With tension high, a mistake by Dovizioso saw him crash out of contention, whilst Marquez would go on to claim third place and his sixth world title. The top 16 riders in MotoGP used Öhlins, cementing its position as the leading choice of suspension in the “F1 of motorcycling”.
In the middle Moto2 class, it was Italian Morbidelli who dominated the series to take eight wins and a further four podiums to wrap the title up one round early in Sepang. In the Moto3 class, Spanish rider Joan Mir proved to be in a class of his own, taking ten race victories.
Öhlins have a glittering heritage in MotoGP, from their early foray in 1983 when Carlos Lavado took the 250cc World Championship.
You can see the full Öhlins Hall of Fame here: https://www.ohlins.com/about/hall-of-fame/