AMA Superbike News
Miguel Duhamel, one of, if not the most dominant AMA Pro Road Racing motorcycle rider in history, will be making his return to the sport at the July 23 – 25 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In a story broken by Roadracingworld.com yesterday, the most accomplished rider in AMA Pro Road Racing history will be rejoining the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike field, his first AMA Pro start since the 2009 Daytona 200.Eight AMA Pro Road Racing Championships and the all-time AMA Pro Road Racing win record with 86 victories are highlights of a sensational career that saw Duhamel take his first AMA Pro SuperBike win in 1990.He captured AMA Pro Championships in 1991, 1993 (both AMA Pro SuperSport), 1995 (AMA Pro SuperBike and SuperSport), 1996 (SuperSport), 1997 (SuperSport), 2004 (Formula Xtreme), 2005 (Formula Xtreme). He also won the famous Daytona 200 five times, in 1991, 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2005.
Although Duhamel won virtually all of his championships and races with American Honda, he will return to action next week riding the Moto Forza NovaTac Racing Ducati. Duhamel was in attendance at the recent AMA Pro Road Racing event at Road America and liked what he saw on and off the track.“We spent quite a bit of time with Miguel at Road America,” said AMA Pro Chief Operating Officer David Atlas. “Miguel was very impressed and invigorated by the atmosphere in the AMA Pro Paddock, enough in fact to bring him back into the sport. And we couldn’t be happier to have him back!”Duhamel also has five AMA Pro wins at the famous Laguna Seca 2.238 mile, 11 turn road course, 1995 (AMA Pro SuperSport), 1996 (Superstock and AMA Pro SuperSport), 1997 (AMA Pro SuperSport) and 1998 (AMA Pro SuperBike), and continues the recent trend that has another motorcycle road racing legend, Doug Polen, rejoining the sport in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend.The addition of Duhamel to the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike field at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca just adds to the incredible weekend of racing that begins on Friday, July 23 with practice.Qualifying and the AMA Pro SuperSport race will be on Saturday, July 24 and the MotoGP, AMA Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and the National Guard SuperBike races will be on Sunday, July 25. Please visit mazdaraceway.com for full schedule and ticket information.