Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Cards Podium Finish at Laguna Seca SuperBike Race

NEWS July 21, 2013


Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Cards Podium Finish at Laguna Seca SuperBike Race

Photo by Brian J Nelson

Courtesy of Yoshimura USA:

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas celebrates eighth Superbike podium of the season

MONTEREY, CA (July 21, 2013) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Martin Cardenas visited the AMA Pro Superbike podium for the eighth time this season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, this past weekend. Cardenas gave 100 percent and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a well-earned third-place result at the renowned Northern California racetrack. Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Chris Clark bounced back from some recent bad luck and carded a respectable 11th-place result.

Because AMA Pro Racing shared the paddock this weekend with the visiting MotoGP series, Yoshimura Suzuki had shorter practice sessions than normal and only one Superbike race instead of the usual two. Both riders made the most of their limited track time, however. For Cardenas, the weekend’s 23-lap race saw him get a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and move into a podium position by the halfway point and hold it until the checkers.

“The Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 was working pretty good from the start,” said Cardenas. “And we improved through the weekend. But the race was very hard from the beginning. I was giving it everything I had and we wound up third and that was it. Now we’re getting ready for Miller, which has been good for me in the past. I like the track layout a lot and I’m looking forward to that race.”

Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Clark struggled a bit at the start of the race but made his way through the field as the event progressed. By the race’s end, Clark had moved up to 11th position. This solid finish marks his best result since the opening round of the season.

“It was a long weekend with MotoGP,” said Clark. “For me, the weekend started slow but got better as things went on. At the same time, we only had one race so it was tough to work through a bunch of stuff on the bike. But we’re on the right track with the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and I feel like I’m improving every weekend. Communication with my crew is getting better and we’re chipping away at it. I’m confident that it’ll all come together and we’ll get some good results as we go into the last few races.”

The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team’s next event of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, the weekend of August 2 - 4, 2013.


Laguna Seca Superbike Results:

1. Josh Hayes
2. Josh Herrin
3. Martin Cardenas
4. Danny Eslick
5. Chris Fillmore
6. Geoff May
7. Aaron Yates
8. Larry Pegram
9. Cory West
10. David Anthony

2013 Superbike Standings:

1. Josh Hayes – 223
2. Josh Herrin – 212
3. Martin Cardenas – 207
4. Danny Eslick – 148
5. Roger Hayden – 134
6. Larry Pegram – 131
7. Chris Fillmore – 123
8. Geoff May – 107
9. Aaron Yates – 98
10. David Anthony – 96

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.

About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation founded Suzuki Motor of America Inc. (SMAI), Brea, CA, in 2013. SMAI markets motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, Outboard Engines and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), 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 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com. Like Suzuki on Facebook for exclusive team content www.facebook.com/suzukicycles.
 


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