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Aaron Yates » rider bio
|Birth date||December 13, 1973|
|Birth place||Columbus, Georgia|
2012 - Returned to AMA Pro SuperBike for the last two rounds, earning a best finish of fourth place in the final race. Raced for EvanSteelPerformance.com BMW.
Yates earned poles at Daytona International Speedway and Auto Club Speedway before an early season injury sidelined him. Brett McCormick is currently filling in for Yates.
2009 - Finished seventh in the AMA Pro American SuperBike class with 16 top 10's and six podium appearances, including a second-place at Mid-Ohio. Raced with Jordan Suzuki.
2008 - Captured his third Superstock championship with five wins and no finish lower than second in 10 races. Also won five poles and led the most race laps in three events. Swept Mid-Ohio leading the most race laps from the pole. Also finished ninth in AMA Pro American Superbike with a season-best third at Laguna Seca on MotoGP weekend and six more top-five finishes. Raced with Jordan Suzuki team.
Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning podium finishes at both of the Laguna Seca races and in race two at Virginia. Finished fourth in the championship. Raced in Superstock, earning pole position and a win at Barber Motorsports Park and taking four additional podium finishes in the series to place third in the championship. Raced with Jordan Suzuki team.
Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning podium finishes at the last four races of the season. Finished fourth in the championship. Raced in Superstock, taking wins at Barber and Road America, and earning seven additional podium finishes in the series to place second in the championship. Raced with Yoshimura Suzuki team.
Won the Superstock title, earning with five wins and three additional podium finishes. Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning a win in race two at Road Atlanta and earning nine additional series podium finishes. Finished fourth in the championship. Raced with Yoshimura Suzuki team.
Raced in the AMA Pro American Superbike Championship, earning podium finishes at Infineon Raceway, Pikes Peak, Mid-Ohio race one, and both races at Virginia. Entered select AMA Pro SuperSport races with a best result of sixth-place at Barber. Raced with American Suzuki team.
Took AMA Pro American Superbike wins at Road Atlanta, Brainerd and Barber, and earned seven additional podium finishes. Finished the season as runner-up for the title. Raced with American Suzuki team.
Earned seven AMA Pro American Superbike podium finishes, finishing fifth in the championship. Also competed in AMA Pro SuperSport, winning that championship with five victories, three additional podium finishes and four pole positions. Raced with Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki team.
Took four AMA Pro American Superbike podium finishes. His best result was second in race two at Road Atlanta. Was injured in a crash while leading the AMA Pro American Superbike race at Laguna Seca, missing the next three races. Won the Road America round of 600 SuperSport, and earned four additional series podium finishes. Raced with Yoshimura Suzuki team.
Achieved his highest AMA Pro American Superbike ranking to that point in his career by sweeping both rounds of the doubleheader at Mid-Ohio and making five additional podium appearances. Finished third in the championship. Raced with Yoshimura Suzuki.
Just missed the AMA Pro American Superbike podium with fourth-place finishes at Sears Point, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta. Took 600 SuperSport win at Pikes Peak, and had three additional podium finishes in that series to place fifth in the championship. Rode with Muzzy Kawasaki.
Made a strong comeback after missing three mid-season races due to injury. Took 600 SuperSport wins at Brainerd and Las Vegas and placed second at Phoenix, Road America and New Hampshire. Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike and won at New Hampshire and Mid-Ohio with one additional podium at Phoenix. Finished outside the top-10 just once and finished fifth in the championship. Rode for Yoshimura Suzuki.
Took 600 SuperSport wins at Laguna Seca and Las Vegas, and had six podium finishes. Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike and had four podium finishes and finished outside the top-10 just once. Rode for Yoshimura Suzuki.
Took first career AMA Pro American Superbike win at Sears Point from the pole. Won the 750 SuperSport title in his first year as a factory rider. Finished on the podium at every 750 SuperSport race except Pomona, where he rode with a broken collarbone. Won five 750 SuperSport finals including his very first race with Yoshimura Suzuki at Daytona.
Entered first Superbike races of his career on his SuperSport-spec bike and had his best finish of eighth at Sears Point. Had four podium finishes in 750 SuperSport. Rode for Team Suzuki Sport. Was signed by Yoshimura Suzuki to contest the AMA Pro American Superbike Series.
Earned his first AMA National win at New Hampshire in the SuperTwins final. Rode to two podium finishes in 750 SuperSport, including a second at Sears Point.
Earned his first AMA National points with a 21st-place finish in the 750 SuperSport final at Daytona. Three top-10 finishes in 750 SuperSport with a season best sixth at Mid-Ohio. Two top-10 finishes in 600 SuperSport with a sixth at New Hampshire his top placing.
Early Career -
Turned Pro in 1993. Began riding at the age of 5 and started amateur Motocross at age 11. Switched to road racing in his late teens and won his first road race as an amateur in 1992.