Michael Jordan Motorsports’ (MJM) Aaron Yates will be back in action at this weekend’s round 8 of the 2010 AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike Championship held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, VA.
Yates broke his leg in a practice crash during round two in Fontana, Calif., and has been on the mend since late March.
Aaron Yates says: “I’m excited about riding and really looking forward to getting back out there. It’s been a while and I’ve been getting a little bit bored sitting around the house. I went down to one crutch a couple of weeks ago and have been getting around with no crutches at all for about the last week.”
“I’m feeling pretty good and figured that if I can walk, I can ride. At least I can get out there in practice and see how it goes. It will be good to be out there at VIR with the guys on the team, my sponsors, and my fans.”
Yates’ replacement rider, 18-year-old Brett McCormick, will also be racing this weekend at VIR. McCormick, who sits ninth in the championship points race, will be riding the #45 Jordan Suzuki at VIR, as Yates will be back on the #23 bike.
Practice at the Suzuki White Lightning AMA Superbike Nationals at VIR begins this Friday, August 13th. The two AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike races at VIR are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
About Michael Jordan Motorsports:
Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan formed Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) in 2004 as a result of his passion for motorcycle racing. His mission is to bring a new level of excellence and style to the motorcycle racing industry.
Michael Jordan Motorsports is proud to partner with: Jordan Brand (a division of Nike), National Guard, American Suzuki, Upper Deck, Hanes, Gatorade, Bazzaz, MMI – Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Vortex Racing Components, Gemini Racing, K-Tech Suspension-Orient Express Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, K & N Air Filters, Dainese Leathers, AGV Helmets, Ancra Tie-downs, Chicken Hawk Racing Tire Warmers, Armour Bodies, DID Chains, Factory Pro Dyno, Roclun International, STAR Motorcycle School, Motion Pro Tools, Zero Gravity Windscreens, with transportation provided by Eastside Trucking.