2010 Motorcycle Champions
With a thrilling double victory at the AMA Daytona Sportbike final round at Barber Motorsports Park, M4 Monster Energy Suzuki's Martin Cardenas clinched the 2010 title after an incredible season.
The Colombian kept an impressive pace during the season, ending with 9 victories out of 18 races. The first win came in Fontana, followed with a double victory at Road Atlanta, then more wins at Road America, Infineon, Laguna Seca and New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Martin won the 2010 AMA Daytona Sportbike Championship using Dainese leather suit, gloves, boots as well as back protector: the same equipment that can be purchased at any Dainese authorized retailer in the US.
Congratulations to Martin Cardenas and the M4 Monster Suzuki for the great season!
We also want to congratulate Dainese-sponsored Tomas Puerta for his 2010 AMA Supersport season that saw him finish just a point behind the 2010 title. The Colombian won a pole in Laguna Seca and six podiums during the season confirming his great talent.
A great comeback was made by Dainese-sponsored Rockstar Makita's Blake Young in AMA Superbike after a devastating back injury. Blake won an exciting race during the Sunday finale, where 5 racers battled closely to the finish line.
Dainese- and AGV-sponsored Roadracingworld's Chris Ulrich finished the AMA Superbike season in eighth position while Dainese-sponsored Michael Jordan Suzuki's Brett McCormick finished ninth.
A special thanks go to veteran Dainese- and AGV-sponsored racer Team Latus' Steve Rapp for his great 2010 season, earning 7 podiums and introducing the new AGV T-2 helmet in the U.S., and also to James "The Rocket" Rispoli, getting his first AMA Supersport victory in New Jersey under the Dainese and AGV flag.
Last, but not least. You've probably already heard the news: 39-year-old Max Biaggi clinched his fifth world title, becoming the 2010 World Superbike Champion. For many reasons, this was the most exciting championship for the Italian.
Dainese would like to congratulate Max and thank him for choosing the best protection - Dainese - for his entire career.