Motorcycle Racing News Roger Lee Hayden: Jennings Hot Lap

Roger Lee Hayden: Jennings Hot Lap

AMA Superbike Video

With the AMA Superbike season a month away, the National Guard Jordan Suzuki team is busy prepping their GSX-R motorcycles.

This week, the team owned by basketball-star Michael Jordan is getting some practice laps in at Jennings in Florida. This YouTube video shows newly-signed Roger Lee Hayden taking a fast lap around the Jennings GP circuit.

After a year racing for Kawasaki in the World Superbike Championship, the youngest of the Hayden brothers, Roger Lee Hayden, returns to AMA Pro Racing.

In 2011, Roger Lee Hayden will contest on the Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) National Guard #54 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the Superbike Championship.

The 27-year-old Kentuckian will be teammates with another fresh face on the MJM Superbike team, Ben Bostrom. Bostrom, the 2009 Daytona 200 winner and 2008 AMA SuperSport Champion, was also at the Jennings test with Roger. Bostrom will compete on the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000.

Roger Hayden finished 19th this year in the World Superbike Championship after struggling with the ZX-10R all season. He has much better luck in AMA Pro Racing, taking the 2007 AMA SuperSport Championship; that same year he finished eight in the AMA Superbike Championship.

Roger is the youngest brother of 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden and Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Tommy Hayden, who finished second overall this year behind AMA Superbike winner Josh Hayes.

The first race of the nine-round season will be at Daytona March 11-12.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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