New Team, New Bike, No Problem for Danny Eslick
NEWS February 1, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 1, 2013) – In just his first season in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike competition, Danny Eslick rode his EBR 1190RS to 14 top-ten finishes and hit the podium on three separate occasions in 2012. The 2009 and 2011 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion proved stepping up to the highest ranks in GEICO AMA Pro Road Racing was not too big of a stage for him.
After signing a deal with Michael Jordan Motorsports in the offseason, Eslick announced that he will be riding the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 in 2013. The Oklahoma product’s resume indicates that when he’s made the switch to Suzuki in the past, it has paid off tremendously.
Eslick is no stranger to success, as his two AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike titles aren’t the only championships under his belt. The fierce competitor is also responsible for claiming the inaugural 2010 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Championship, obtaining pole position, leading the most laps and winning three consecutive races.
Though Eslick is only going into his second season in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike competition, he is certainly no stranger to the GEICO AMA Pro Road Racing realm. Dating back to 2003 when Eslick turned pro, he began his career coming up through the Flat Track ranks. He then shifted his focus to the concrete in 2004 where he raced in AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport. After several successful seasons, the versatile Eslick then graduated to the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class in 2009 where he instantly made a name for himself, winning six races and capturing the title in just his first season on the circuit. Over the next two seasons in AMA GoPro Daytona SportBike, Eslick acquired a runner-up finish in 2010 only to reclaim the title in 2011.
The moral of the story is this; if earning your stripes means anything in this day and age, Eslick certainly has. With Daytona right around the corner, look for the wily veteran and his unique riding style to be a pivotal factor in his newly acquired race team’s success going forward and a threat to those competing against him.
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