American Suzuki Hosts MotoGP and AMA Pro Road Racers at Brea Headquarters

NEWS July 21, 2011

American Suzuki Hosts MotoGP and AMA Pro Road Racers at Brea Headquarters

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

BREA, CA (July 21, 2011) – American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) played host to the Suzuki MotoGP and AMA Pro Road Race team riders at their headquarters in Brea, CA on Wednesday. Riders representing the Rizla Suzuki, Rockstar Makita Suzuki, Michael Jordan Motorsports, M4 Suzuki, and Vesrah Suzuki teams were in attendance.

The event kicked off with a two-hour meet-and-greet autograph session for all of the employees and management at the Brea facility and was followed by a luncheon with ASMC top executives. The gathering provided the riders a chance to visit the home office and meet the staff, while the employees were able to meet and engage with their favorite riders and get autographs.

Riders in attendance were Rizla Suzuki’s Alvaro Bautista, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young and Tommy Hayden, Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Ben Bostrom, M4 Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas, Chris Ulrich and Dane Westby, SuzukiScoopFans’ Elena Myers, and Vesrah Suzuki’s Corey Alexander. The event also gave the riders the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed executive management team, including Chairman, Takashi Iwatsuki, Executive VP, Toru Muraki, and Sales and Marketing Senior Director, Larry Vandiver.

The Suzuki riders made the quick stop in Brea on their way to Monterey, California for the combined events of the 2011 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Laguna Seca Raceway this weekend.

About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) founded The Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries. For more information visit

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