Daytona 200 Qualifying Results
While competing on the Michael Jordan Suzuki in the 2010 AMA Superbike series, Jake Zemke doubled at the round, giving the team their first official SBK class wins.
But when the rider’s shuffle began, and various contracts were getting signed for the 2011 American Superbike series, Zemke was left on the sidelines.
2011 AMA Sportbike Video
With the 2011 Daytona 200 a month away, many Daytona Sportbike teams continue to analyze the data collected during the first test of the season.
During the Dunlop Tire Test in January, the AMA Sportbike teams were able complete some laps on the newly paved Daytona track, although the test was shortened a day due to rain.
The National Guard and Michael Jordan Motor Sports will field an American Superbike entry piloted by 2008 Formula Xtreme Champion and the 2006 Daytona 200 Winner Jake Zemke in the 2010 AMA Pro Racing National Guard Superbike Championship series.
"We’re extremely proud to welcome Jake Zemke to our organization," said Kreig Robinson, Michael Jordan Motor Sports Vice President of Corporate Relations. "It’s not often that champions become available. We have always admired Jake. He’s a fan favorite and always professional."
Jake Holden led an unpredictable AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited practice session while Roger Hayden topped the charts in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL practice in the opening day of Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on-track activities at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Here is a quick update on World Superbike Motorcycle racing update from Monza on American racer Jake Zemke. In race one Jake Zemke (Stiggy Racing Honda CBR1000RR), riding as a substitute for the injured John Hopkins, overcame a qualifying place of 25th to ride to 18th in race one, but was unable to keep that pace in race two, and was classified 20th.
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John Ethell may not garner the same level of name recognition around the beer tents as racers such as Miguel Duhamel, Jake Zemke or Josh Hayes, but the engine-building virtuoso and undisputed master of the Honda racing mill is universally lionized in the paddock. Throughout his remarkable 18-year career, Ethell has earned the respect and friendship of the riders who have racked up countless victories atop his powerful motors.
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