AMA Superbike VideoThe opening round of the 2011 AMA Superbike series at Daytona International Raceway went well for the Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki team.
Ben Bostrom piloted his No. 23 GSX-R 1000 to fourth in Race 1, and fifth in Race 2. Roger Lee Hayden, riding the #54 Jordan Suzuki, finsihed fifth in Race 1, but crashed in Race 2. The brother of MotoGP star Nicky Hayden was able to remount and finish 15th.Attached is some footage of AMA Superbike riders Bostrom and Hayden at Daytona.Ben Bostrom (Jordan Suzuki Superbike GSX-R1000) says: "I felt like the weekend was a big test. Each session we ran a different bike and each race we ran a different bike than we had run in the previous practice. Today we tried something pretty radical, and maybe one too many changes. I rode hard, and Roger rode with a lot of heart, too."I could see him almost crashing every lap, and I was having many moments. I kept my head down and hoped we’d catch the guys, and that’s the hardest I’ve ridden a motorcycle in awhile. We just had too many moments and fell back."Roger Lee Hayden (Jordan Suzuki Superbike GSX-R1000) says: "I got a pretty good start again today. We made some changes to the bike and it was better in some places and hurt us in a few others. I was just barely hanging on. I was pushing pretty hard. One of the tight corners in the back, I hit the paint on the inside and just lost the front end."It was a pretty easy crash. I bent the bars pretty bad, but I was able to get up and get going, and picked off a few guys and got a few points. I would have liked it to have been better, but I felt like the team and I can take a lot of positives from this weekend. We did run up front on my Suzuki, and we just have to keep improving and get closer to the guys. We still have some work to do. Daytona is behind us and we can keep moving forward."The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2011 AMA American Superbike Championship series is at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, on May 13 – 15, 2011.