Eight riders from the Superbike World Championship (Ben Spies, Noriyuki Haga, Max Biaggi, Yukio Kagayama, Carlos Checa, Jamie Hacking, Troy Corser and Jake Zemke) and their race bikes appeared at a press conference at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City late in the afternoon for an official welcome from Lt. Governor Gary Herbert, Larry H. Miller Group CEO Greg Miller and HANNspree Superbike World Championship General Manager Paolo Ciabatti.
In the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL final at the Honda Superbike Classic, Cardenas made a race-winning pass on the penultimate lap for the second straight day to record his third AMA Pro Daytona SportBike victory in the last four races.
Riding the No. 36 Team M4 Suzuki GSX-R600, Cardenas stalked leader Jamie Hacking throughout the race before making his move in Turn 5 on the Lap 15 of the 16-lap event. After making the pass, Cardenas put his head down and pulled away to win by 2.204 seconds over Hacking.
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Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki’s Mercado Wins in AMA Pro SuperSport Debut.
Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki’s Leandro Mercado earned his first win during his debut in the AMA Pro SuperSport race on Sunday at Road Atlanta. With only one appearance in the first two races, the win soars him into third overall in the eastern region points for the class. In the AMA Pro SportBike race, Jamie Hacking earned a top-five finish, while Roger Hayden went down and finished 31st. Mercado also rode in the race, finishing 13th after a 15th place start.
AMA Pro Racing Issues Penalties at Auto Club Speedway.
AMA Pro Road Racing rider Jamie Hacking has been suspended indefinitely following this weekend’s event at Auto Club Speedway for conduct detrimental to the sport of professional motorcycle racing. The culminating incident occurred in the Auto Club Speedway media center following post-race interviews on Sunday where Hacking used a string of profane language while exiting the press interview area.