another one. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 worked great today. We found some stuff out this
morning in the warm-up and I had a completely different motorcycle in the afternoon. I was able to run
some lap times that were very similar to this morning, even with the wet conditions of the track and that’s
pretty good. I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress with the new 2009 bike this weekend."
only got the 2009 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 a few weeks ago and we’re still getting it sorted out. But I’m
feeling pretty good about the bike, and it’s running pretty good. It just feels great to get back up on the
podium and show how hard the Jordan Suzuki guys are working."8th – Tommy Hayden Speaks…"It was just an awkward day today. Once we got out on the track, it was a struggle with all the wet
spots and I had a hard time feeling comfortable. It felt very slippery and I couldn’t get into a good
rhythm. It was getting a little better as the race went on, but not good enough. It was unfortunate,
but at the end of the day, I think I’m in a pretty similar position in the points as far as the gap
behind me, so that’s a positive. Also, I did learn a lot with the new Suzuki that I think we can put to
use in the next race."Next race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, on the weekend of May 15-17, 2009.