Welcome to the sixth edition of Performance magazine!...

This time of the year is always a bit special as we look back and are amazed at how many motorsport titles have been won by our customers on both two and four wheels, in International as well as National championships around the world. We simply just don’t have enough room to write about all of them but many are referenced in our car and bike motorsport round up.

Obvious highlights are of course clean sweeps in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 as well as World Superbike and World Supersport. Many national titles and successes in Isle of Man must of course be mentioned.

On four wheels we had our 15th straight overall win in the Le Mans 24 HR, thanks to the Audi squad while Toyota wrapped up the Championship crowns in WEC, whilst Citroën dominated WTCC, with our other customers also winning races. We also saw National and European success in the world of Rallying and in the World Rallycross Championship our teams had another successful year.

We have quite a few other stories in this issue we hope you find interesting… the story of the unique Ariel car and bike programme, the World’s fastest electric bike, Renault’s attack on the ‘Ring with their production Megane, the rough and ready world of quad desert racing and finally an insight into our Road and Track range.

In our last issue we had a competition where two lucky subscribers received an Öhlins watch, congratulations to Jon Bokrantz of Sweden and Richard Watson of Ireland. Following this issue we will ask you to complete a survey we are carrying out. In our quest to improve we would like to have your feedback on our products and Öhlins as a brand through an e-mail survey. We hope you will take the time to answer this and as a thank you for your effort we will offer the chance to win one iPad Mini for one lucky respondent.

Enjoy this issue and we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ola Lennström

Marketing Manager – Öhlins Racing AB