It has been another busy summer here at Öhlins, but first and foremost, welcome to the fourth edition of Performance - our online magazine...
I would like to say a big thank you to those of you who have been following us on our social media pages, our fan base is constantly growing and a particular thanks to those of you who have been busy sending us your stories – we love to hear them, so keep them coming!
It has once again been a fantastic motorsport season, with a number of hugely talented youngsters coming through the ranks to fight with the established stars – particularly in MotoGP where a certain Marc Márquez not only became the first rookie to win the premier class since Kenny Roberts in 1978, but also the youngest ever Champion.
We have a bit of a MotoGP special in this issue as we caught up with the subscription competition winners from our last issue of Performance, who enjoyed a fantastic weekend of action at the Silverstone round, as well as chatting to our MotoGP logistics coordinator Mark Hardisty; who reveals an insight into the hectic world of being a Logistics Co-ordinator for the Grand Prix circus.
This issue also looks at the ultimate test between man and machine – the iconic Isle of Man TT. The two week festival is an event any motorsport enthusiast should attend at least once in their life, alongside the gruelling Nordschleife 24 hours – a personal highlight of the racing season for me.
On four wheels we also look at the fast and furious world of the Super GT and Formula Nippon racing in Japan.
Away from racing, this issue explores the world of customising machines – a scene that is continuing to go from strength to strength and one that Öhlins plays an important role within.
We feature the intriguing Austrian scriptwriter Uli Breè talking us through the very special Triumph Scrambler he built for a 1300km off-road journey, proving again that style is nothing without performance….
With winter fast approaching we are now also in the middle of the show season. Having recently enjoyed the EICMA event in Milan, where a number of new models were revealed, we now move on to Autosport International Show in January. Öhlins are also well represented on several other shows together with our distributors, for instance at the SEMA event, the Tokyo Motorshow and Paris Motorcycle fair plus many more. Please come by if you are at any of these shows.
We hope you enjoy the stories in this edition of Performance, and you can always view the previous editions of the magazine in ‘PAST EDITIONS’.
Marketing Manager – Öhlins Racing AB