Veteran racer Yoshinari Matsushita has died after crashing in a practice session for the 2013 Isle of Man TT. Matsushita crashed his Suzuki GSX-R600 at the Ballacyre section of the Isle of Man’s Mountain Course. He was trying to prepare to compete in the TT’s Supersport class for Tyco Suzuki. “Everyone within our team is […]
Yoshimura Suzuki Signs Roger Hayden for 2014 AMA Superbike Championship
Roger Hayden has signed on to race the 2014 AMA Superbike season for Yoshimura Suzuki, joining the returning Martin Cardenas and Chris Clark.
Hayden spent the last few seasons with the Jordan Suzuki satellite team, finishing fourth overall in 2013 and third in 2012. The 2012 season also saw Hayden earn his only career AMA Superbike victory. For 2014, Hayden will continue to ride a Suzuki GSX-R1000, but this time he’ll be on a full factory machine. Hayden will be following in the path of older brother Tommy Hayden who rode three seasons for the factory Suzuki team.
“To be on a factory team is a great feeling, especially a powerhouse team like Yoshimura Suzuki that’s won so many championships,” says Hayden, also the brother of former MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden. “I got the chance to ride the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 last year and the test went really good. I was fast on the bike and worked well with the team. I have to thank Suzuki and Yoshimura for making this happen. I’m really looking forward to the 2014 season. Daytona can’t come soon enough.”