Danny Eslick on Suzuki GSX-R600 in 2011

AMA SportBike

Danny Eslick will again race the GEICO Powersports RMR Suzuki GSX-R600 in the hotly contested 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona SportBike class.

Eslick, the now 24-year-old, has become one of the brightest stars in the series the past two seasons. Joining forces with Richie Morris Racing and GEICO Powersports for 2009, the grouping instantly showed results, immediately winning motorcycle races and taking the Daytona SportBike title.

Winning nine AMA Pro SportBike races over the past two seasons, Eslick finished a close second during his impressive 2010 title defense in which he finished in the top five in 17 of 18 motorcycle races on his GEICO and Lucas Oil-sponsored Suzuki GSX-R600.

Dany Eslick says: "I’m excited to be working with my same team and crew again next year," said Eslick. "Richie (Morris) has been great and I really want to ride the new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 too."

"It sounds and looks like a great motorcycle and certainly has a lot of potential. We’ve had a super run so far and hopefully we’ll be able to continue our momentum and do well again next year. This season we had a fantastic year defending the (AMA Daytona SportBike) championship but came up just short against some great riders and teams."

"It was a blast with a lot of good battles on the track, but we’re looking to get the job done and win back the number one plate again. My career really took off when I joined the team and that was a big part of my decision to stay."

"It’s been a big step forward for me and we’ll continue to work together and build on the experience we’ve gained. One thing I know is that when I show up at the racetrack, my guys have taken care of everything and that it’s up to me to go for it."

In an AMA class with widely varied motorcycles and as many as 10 AMA SportBike riders battling at the front in some races, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native finished no worse than seventh in any 2010 race in a remarkably consistent season.

The young, charismatic motorcycle racer has been a popular paddock personality and become one of the marquee riders of the AMA Pro Racing series.

Richie Morris says: "I think we’ve got a good thing going for next season with the same sponsor, team, and rider, along with a new and improved bike," said the motorcycle racing team owner Richie Morris.

"Danny has always had the talent and I think we just have a package that works. There are a lot of good riders and teams returning next year so it should be a dogfight up front in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike. Stay tuned!"