Martin Cardenas to World SupersportTwo-time champion of the former AMA Daytona SportBike series – Martin Cardenas – will take on the World Supersport Championship in 2015.
The 32-year-old Colombian – a popular face in the paddocks of AMA Pro Road Racing – signed with the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda team for the 2015 WSS season.Cardenas, who won the 2010 and 2012 AMA Daytona SportBike titles and competed in AMA SuperBike with Suzuki for the past two seasons – is no stranger to CIA Landlords Honda or World Supersport.Last season, Cardenas piloted the CIA Landlords Honda CBR600RR as a wildcard at Magny-Cours, finishing 16th after running off the track on the first corner of the French circuit.“I am very happy to be joining the team for next season. I think the team is very competitive and also the atmosphere is great, so I am really looking forward to start the season. I do know the majority of the tracks so think I can make some good results and represent CIA Landlords Insurance Honda in the best possible way,” Cardenas says.Martin joins Riccardo Russo in the 2015 CIA Landlords Insurance Honda WSS team. Two additional team riders will be announced, CIA Landlords Insurance Honda reports.CIA Landlords Insurance Honda Team Manager, Simon Buckmaster says “Martin did a race for us last season and then missed a second race due to a visa problem at Qatar. It’s great to have him sign up for a full season so he can show his true potential and challenge on the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda in 2015.”Besides his stateside performances in AMA Pro Road Racing, which has been replaced with the new MotoAmerica series spearheaded by three-time GP Champion Wayne Rainey, Cardenas spent two years in the former 250cc Grand Prix class,riding for Aprili in 2005 and Honda in 2006. He also made a wildcard appearance at Indy Moto2 in 2011, finishing 28th.
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