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Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Video Race Report – NJMP

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI FACTORY RACING’S VIDEO RACE REPORT – NEW JERSEY 1 MOTOAMERICA

CHINO, CA (MAY 6, 2015) – Check out the behind the scenes action of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Roger Hayden, Toni Elias and their team at the 2016 MotoAmerica event at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Toni Elias to Complete MotoAmerica Season with Yoshimura Suzuki

TONI ELIAS TO COMPLETE MOTOAMERICA SEASON WITH YOSHIMURA SUZUKI
Jake Lewis to Ride M4 Suzuki GSX-R1000

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Chino, CA (April 29, 2016) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing has signed Toni Elias to join the team for the remainder of the 2016 season. The former Moto2 World Champion created a sensation when he won his first three MotoAmerica AMA Superbike races on a Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 as a fill in rider for the injured Jake Lewis.

With Elias joining the team Jake Lewis will move to Team Hammer on an M4 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the Superstock 1000 class. Lewis is expected to return to competition at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) round. The transition became possible when Team Hammer rider/owner Chris Ulrich decided to retire from racing effective immediately. Suzuki recognized the opportunity for Lewis and began a discussion with the team.

“Suzuki Motor of America is pleased to have the resources available and the support of our M4 and Yoshimura Suzuki teams to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Pat Alexander, Suzuki Road Race Manager. “We have a tremendous heritage with the most championships on the GSX-R and these changes will give us a great opportunity to continue achieving strong results in both the MotoAmerica Superstock and Superbike Classes.”

“We’re happy to have Toni officially join the team for the rest of the season,” added Don Sakakura, Yoshimura Suzuki Vice President. “Toni has provided a great boost and wants to stay. The logistics were made easier for everyone when we learned Team Hammer had an opening. Having Jake available to step in and provide them a proven rider is a win-win situation for both teams. Jake will continue his development as a GSX-R1000 rider with Suzuki with one of the most established teams in the paddock.”

For Elias word that he would stay with Yoshimura Suzuki for the 2016 season was welcome news.

“I’m very happy for the opportunity to continue racing with Yoshimura Suzuki,” Elias said. “I’ve gotten to be good friends with everyone on the team and we work together very well. I’m also happy for Jake to be able to continue racing with Suzuki on the Team Hammer Suzuki. Jake was so kind to help me in any way he could as I filled in for him. I look forward to seeing him back on the track.”

After the first four races of the MotoAmerica Superbike season Yoshimura Suzuki riders Roger Hayden and Elias are first and second in the point standings. Elias made one of the most impressive debuts in AMA Superbike history when he opened his MotoAmerica career with a sweep of the two races at the Circuit of the Americas earlier this month. He followed that up with another victory in race one at Road Atlanta.

The 2016 MotoAmerica Championship is at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend, April 29th through May 1st in Millville, New Jersey, for the first of two visits this season to the track. The races will be televised on beIN SPORTS.

You can keep up with the team’s progress by visiting www.yoshimura-racing.com and via YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/SuzukiCycles.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Video Race Report – Road Atlanta

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI FACTORY RACING’S VIDEO RACE REPORT – ROAD ATLANTA MOTOAMERICA

CHINO, CA (APRIL 25, 2015) – Check out the behind the scenes action of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Roger Hayden, Jake Lewis replacement rider Toni Elias, and their team at the 2016 MotoAmerica event at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA.

Check out the Road Atlanta SBK “Behind The Scenes Report”:

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias Wins Third Straight Superbike Race

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI’S TONI ELIAS WINS THIRD STRAIGHT SUPERBIKE RACE
A Pair of Podiums Earns Roger Hayden Series Lead at Suzuki Sponsored Event

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Chino, CA (April 18, 2016) – It was another impressive weekend for Yoshimura Suzuki teammates Roger Hayden and Toni Elias in the MotoAmerica Suzuki Superbike Shootout of Georgia at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. Elias continued one of the best debuts in the history of AMA Superbike racing by winning his third-consecutive series race by scoring victory in Road Atlanta’s race one on the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike. And the Spanish former Moto2 World Champion did it this weekend on a track he’d never seen before. The magical start to Elias’ 2016 finally came to earth when he crashed out of race two while chasing down the leaders.

Roger Hayden had a solid outing at Road Atlanta, not only scoring two podiums aboard his Yoshimura Suzuki, with a close second in race one and third in race two, his strong and steady finishes in the first two stops of 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike season have earned him the series lead by a single point over Elias (76-75).

Remarkably Elias qualified second in Superpole 2, earning a front row start. It was the fact that it was his first visit to the very technical Road Atlanta, which made his front-row start so noteworthy. Hayden headed up row two after qualifying fourth.

It was an electrifying race with four riders battling for the lead. Leading on the 13th lap, teammates Cameron Beaubier and Josh Hayes collided and the pair tumbled off into the gravel on the exit of turn 10B. Hayden took over at the point, but Elias was right there with him and with a few laps to go the former World Champion took over and held on to win by .343 of a second.

“I push and where I want to pass Roger every lap was yellow flags, yellow flags, yellow flags,” Elias said. “I did my best and he was there all the time. We got lucky because the leaders crashed out and I’m sorry because they had good rhythm.”
In the afternoon race Hayden shadowed Beaubier and Hayes in third most of the way and that’s where he finished. Elias ran off the track in the early going and was actually reeling the leaders back in when a little past halfway he crashed out of fourth place in turn six. He was unhurt in the fall.
Hayden was happy with taking over the championship lead, but obviously still eager to earn his first win after being in the hunt in every race so far this season.

“Obviously I can’t be too disappointed with two podiums and leaving here with the points lead,” Hayden explained. “It was a good comeback for me at Road Atlanta after the disastrous weekend I had here last year. So overall I leave here feeling good going into New Jersey, but I’m really focused on getting some wins. The points lead is nice, but really doesn’t mean a whole lot this early in the championship. We’ve been there knocking on the door and I’d say I’m more than ready to breakthrough to get a victory.”

Team rider Jake Lewis was on hand for Road Atlanta to meet fans and sign autographs. He continues to rehab from pre-season training injuries.
In less than two weeks’ time the 2016 MotoAmerica Championship moves to New Jersey Motorsports Park on April 29th through May 1st in Millville, New Jersey, for the first of two visits this season to the track. The races will be televised on beIN SPORTS.

You can keep up with the team’s progress by visiting www.yoshimura-racing.com and via YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/SuzukiCycles.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Video Report: COTA

CHINO, CA APRIL 13, 2015) – Check out the behind the scenes action of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Roger Hayden, Jake Lewis replacement rider Toni Elias and their team at the 2016 MotoAmerica season opener at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Yoshimura Suzuki Dominate MotoAmerica Superbike Opener

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI DOMINATE MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE OPENER
Elias and Hayden Finish First and Second in Both Races at COTA

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Chino, CA (April 11, 2016) – Former Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias made a stunning MotoAmerica Superbike debut with Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing, sweeping both legs of the season-opening doubleheader at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Teammate Roger Hayden finished second in both rounds, giving Yoshimura Suzuki one of the most memorable opening weekends in team history.

The combined MotoGP/MotoAmerica event drew a three-day total of 131,881 spectators.

Elias, who is serving as a replacement rider for the injured Jake Lewis, won the Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike after the team made adjustments on the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 during a red flag. The changes made all the difference in the world and Elias came out flying on the restart and at the checkered flag was 1.714 seconds ahead of Hayden.

Elias was even stronger in race two on Sunday. After battling with Hayden, Elias managed to pull out a gap late in the race, this time sprinting ahead to a 4.063-second margin of victory over Hayden to complete the sweep of the COTA weekend, giving Yoshimura Suzuki a 1-2 in both legs.

When asked in the press conference Sunday afternoon if he felt like the king after winning both races, Elias replied, “I’m not the King, just winning some races. I’m happy and I’m satisfied. At the beginning of the race, I was a little bit worried. I didn’t have a great, great feeling, but we start, I try to stay behind Roger (Hayden) and Cameron (Beaubier). Finally, I found myself again and try to go away but was impossible. Roger was there all the time.

“I want Jake (Lewis) to come back and this is his bike, but since we have started so well, I hope that somehow Yoshimura Suzuki will be able to have three bikes for the team and I can stay on and fight for the championship.”

For Hayden Saturday’s race one was especially heartbreaking, since he had a two-second-plus lead when the red flag came out due to oil on the track.

“I was running really good in race one,” Hayden explained. “It was a bummer for sure when the red flag came out, since I had a pretty big lead. That’s the way it goes sometimes. You have red flags and it’s the same for everybody. On the restart I didn’t feel as good and got second.

“On Sunday’s race I got up front and pretty much battled with Toni, until the last couple of laps I started struggling a lot with the rear grip. He set an incredible pace. I’m happy to start the year this strong. I know it’s only the first race, but I’m really happy with where we’re at as a team. I can’t be happier for Yoshimura Suzuki to sweep the weekend with a first and second. It shows you how hard they’ve been working.”

Earlier in the weekend Hayden was impressive in scoring the pole in qualifying on his powerful Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000. Hayden’s 2:09.151 set a new Superbike lap record at COTA, eclipsing the mark of 2:09.653 set by 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier in qualifying for last year’s race.

Elias leads the series with 50 points to Hayden’s 40.

The 2016 MotoAmerica Championship now moves to Road Atlanta next weekend for the MotoAmerica Suzuki Superbike Shootout of Georgia on April 15-17. The races will be televised on beIN SPORTS.

You can keep up with the team’s progress by visiting www.yoshimura-racing.com and via YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/SuzukiCycles.
Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Yoshimura Suzuki Video Report – COTA

Yoshimura Suzuki Video Report – COTA

CHINO, CA MARCH 30, 2015) – Check out the behind the scenes action of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Roger Hayden, Jake Lewis replacement rider, Toni Elias and their team at the pre-season Superbike test at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Yoshimura Suzuki Unveils Superbike Livery for 2016

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI UNVEILS SUPERBIKE LIVERY FOR 2016
Suzuki GSX-R1000 Design Reminiscent of Suzuki MotoGP GSX-RR

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Chino, CA (March 23, 2016) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing unveiled the new racing livery of the 2016 Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike and the team at the Circuit of The Americas today. The design for the team this year more closely align with the livery of the Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR MotoGP machine and some of the production versions of Suzuki’s iconic GSX-R models.

On hand for the unveiling were 2016 riders Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis, along with substitute rider Toni Elias as well as members of the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike team.

“We’re pleased to present the new livery of the team for 2016,” said Don Sakakura, Senior Vice President of Yoshimura R&D of America. “This distinctive color scheme will certainly allow fans to immediately identify that the motorcycle they are looking at is a Suzuki and it’s important for us to build brand recognition by making our race bikes look very similar in appearance to not only Suzuki’s MotoGP machine, but the street version of the GSX-R as well.”

This season marks the 40th anniversary of MotoAmerica’s AMA Superbike Championship and Yoshimura Suzuki is proud to have been a part of the history of the championship from its inception. The Suzuki GSX-R line is the leader in nearly every category throughout the decades-long tradition of the America’s premier road racing series.
The edgy and clean GSX-R styling incorporates fairing and bodywork details aimed at reducing turbulence and drag. The new livery should allow fans and TV viewers to instantly distinguish the bikes as Suzuki.

The 2016 MotoAmerica season kicks off at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on April 8-10, 2016.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Toni Elias To Substitute For Jake Lewis With Yoshimura Suzuki

TONI ELIAS TO SUBSTITUTE FOR JAKE LEWIS WITH YOSHIMURA SUZUKI
Former Moto2 World Champion to Test with Team at COTA

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Chino, CA (March 15, 2016) – Former MotoGP winner and Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias will substitute for the injured Jake Lewis in the upcoming MotoAmerica tests at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on March 23-24.

While Elias has primarily been a Grand Prix rider for most of his career, the 32-year-old Spaniard is no stranger to Superbike racing. He raced for an Aprilia satellite team in the Superbike World Championship in 2013 and 2014. In Austin he’ll test the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike.

“We’re happy to have a rider of Toni’s caliber available to test with the team in Austin later this month,” said Yoshimura R&D of America Senior Vice President Don Sakakura. “We’re not certain of Jake’s timeline to return, so it’s possible that Toni could also race with the team for a round or two.”

Lewis was injured late in February in a training accident suffering broken bones in his hand and shoulder. He is slated to return later this season.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to ride with Yoshimura Suzuki,” Elias said. “I’m wishing a quick recovery for Jake and I hope that I can help the team in developing the Suzuki as the season begins.”

Elias is a 16-year veteran of Grand Prix racing, having raced in all three class categories of GP racing.

He has 17-career GP wins, including a legendary MotoGP victory at the Portuguese Motorcycle Grand Prix in 2006. In that race Elias was in third on the final lap, but made daring passes on Valentino Rossi and Kenny Roberts, Jr. to take over the lead. Rossi actually got back into the lead but Elias tucked in and drafted past Rossi at the checkered flag. The race was so close it had to be reviewed to determine the winner. It was the closest finish in MotoGP since the advent of electronic timing. Elias became Moto2 World Champion in 2010, scoring seven Moto2 victories along the way.
Elias is an avid flat track racer as well and he participated in last year’s Superprestigio of the Americas in Las Vegas.

The 2016 MotoAmerica season kicks off at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on April 8-10, 2016.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Dunlop, Parts Unlimited, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Kushitani, Zeta and Chicken Hawk Racing.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Yoshimura Suzuki to Field Roger Hayden And Jake Lewis in 2016

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI TO FIELD ROGER HAYDEN AND JAKE LEWIS IN 2016
The Winningest Team Readies for 40th Anniversary AMA Superbike Season

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Chino, CA (Feb. 11, 2016) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will once again field riders Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis in the upcoming 2016 MotoAmerica AMA Superbike Championship. Hayden and Lewis will race the legendary Suzuki GSX-R1000, the all-time winningest motorcycle in series history.

It’s a milestone season for the team and the series. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the MotoAmerica AMA Superbike Championship, which launched as a national series in 1976. Yoshimura Suzuki is the team with the deepest roots in the series, having been a part of the prestigious championship since its inception.

Don Sakakura, Senior Vice President of Yoshimura R&D of America, is proud of Yoshimura Suzuki’s long relationship with America’s top domestic motorcycle road racing championship.

“I have to admit I look back with some amazement to realize we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of MotoAmerica AMA Superbike and the fact that Yoshimura has been part of the series since its founding,” Sakakura commented. “The years sort of creep up on you and I guess it’s true when they say time flies when you’re having fun. This season will be special because of the 40th anniversary and we’re proud to have been a part of that rich history and tradition.”

Hayden and Lewis will be teammates for the second consecutive year.

“Roger and Jake work very well together as teammates,” Sakakura continued. “We’re looking forward to continue to develop and evolve the Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike. It’s proven to be a great racing platform and we hope to be able to help both Roger and Jake be strong contenders for the championship this year.”

The 2016 MotoAmerica season kicks off at the state-of-the-art road course, Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on April 8-10, 2016.

You can keep up with the team’s progress by visiting www.yoshimura-racing.com and via YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/SuzukiCycles.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Motorex, Parts Unlimited, Dunlop, Shorai, Sunstar, K&N Performance Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, RK Racing Chain, Genmark Automation, Pilot, Chicken Hawk Racing and Zeta.

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 of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com