After months of preparation leading up to the opening race of the 2011 AMA Superbike series, four riders went down before the 24-rider grid could even make it around the 2.9-mile Daytona course for the first time.
Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden and Blake Young are all set to pilot their Yoshimura-prepared Suzuki GSX-R1000s to the top of the podium at the upcoming first round of the 2011 AMA American Superbike Championship at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla, next weekend.
AMA Pro Racing
The AMA American Superbike series will return to Barber Motorsports Park, June 17-19, 2011. The 2011 motorcycle race will mark AMA Pro Road Racing’s ninth visit to the spectacular Alabama road racing and museum complex.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Road Racing is pleased to announce its return to Barber Motorsports Park, June 17-19, 2011. The 2011 race will mark AMA Pro Road Racing’s ninth visit to the spectacular Alabama road racing complex.
Renthal is proud to announce the signing of the Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki roadrace team for the 2010 AMA Pro Superbike series. For the 2010 racing season, Tommy Hayden and Blake Young will be using Renthal’s all new lightweight alloy sportbike clip-ons, grips and chainwheels on their Yoshimura tuned Suzuki GSXR1000′s.
In what can only be described as one of the most dominant teams in the American Superbike series, the signing of this team is important to the Renthal brand as we look to increase our market share in the sportbike segment.
Peter Doyle, after working with Mat Mladin on his championship run, is now Blake Young’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 crew chief. Pete will bring a wealth of experience to Blake’s effort and this is a big plus for the Wisconsin racer. Blake Young, had a great rookie Superbike season and is poised to challenge Tommy Hayden and others for the 2010 AMA Superbike title, now that 7-time champion Mat Mladin has retired.
Blake Young Speaks…
Team Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden and Blake Young are fine-tuning their race bikes and gearing up to make Suzuki’s championship-winning GSX-R1000 a winner again in 2010. Hayden and Young were recently out on their new 2010 GSX-R1000s for two days of testing at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California before the beginning of the AMA Superbike season.
Hayden, coming off an impressive 2009 Superbike season, is making preparations to take the championship in 2010.
AMA American Superbike Championship
Rider Point Standings (Final)
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers – Race 2
1. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
AMA Superbike Points Standings
AMA Superbike: Race 1
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mat Mladin carded yet another AMA Superbike podium finish, this time at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon. Six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mladin brought home second place in the first of two 23-lap races in the AMA Superbike double-header weekend. Mladin has been leading the championship points in the series all season and had hoped to clinch his seventh title on Saturday.