Officially: Josh Herrin from Warhorse HSBK Racing has been declared the champion of MotoAmerica 2022 in the Supersport class, thanks to an early victory and achieving superiority over Yamaha pilot Rocco Landers by 76 points with three remaining races – this is the first victory of Ducati V2 Panigale in the Supersport championships under the auspices of FIM, held under the new rules.
Since 2022, in most national Supersport classes, the technical regulations have been expanded with the admission to the start of motorcycles with V2 engines of increased volume up to 955 ccs, and the Ducati V2 became the first homologated motorcycle for this purpose.
In the World Supersport World Championship, Ducati teams are actively opposed by Yamaha teams with a huge stock of earnings over 20 years, as well as the strongest riders. But in the national series, where the technical level of competition is slightly lower, tectonic shifts have already begun to occur. MotoAmerica is the first swallow.
Warhorse HSBK Racing or Ducati NewYork acts with the direct support of American Ducati, as a project aimed at winning both title classes – Supersport and Superbike, where Warhorse is represented by former MotoGP driver Danilo Petrucci.
Josh Herrin, a veteran of AMA Superbike and MotoAmerica, has won 8 SSP races since the beginning of the season, climbed the podium 5 more times, and did not appear in the TOP 3 at the end of the 2022 races only once, becoming 4th (in May). The closest competitor – Rocco Landers on Yamaha managed to win only 3 races from Herrin (in all he became 2nd).
Official results of MotoAmerica Supersport on 09/10/2022:
- Jonah Herrin (Ducati V2) – 309 points
- Rocco Landers (Yamaha R6) – 233
- Tyler Scott (Suzuki GSX-R600) – 192
- Ben Smith (Yamaha R6) – 123
- Kevin Olmedu (Yamaha R6) – 114