Former AMA Pro SuperSport Champion Roger Hayden, who finished third in MotoAmerica AMA Superbike last year, is again joined by former AMA Road Racing Rookie of the Year Jake Lewis. The team will also host well-known Grand Prix racer Toni Elias riding as a ‰Û÷sub‰Ûª for the team.
Roger Hayden is the veteran member of the championship-winning Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team for 2016. Prior to joining the factory team in 2014 he raced the GSX-R1000 for a Suzuki satellite team. Hayden picked-up his first-ever AMA Superbike victory in 2012 before finishing third overall in the series.
He followed-up that performance by finishing on the podium six times and taking fourth overall in the 2013 standings. Then in 2014, Hayden had his best season to date, scoring eight podiums, including a victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park, to finish runner-up in the series standings. Last season, he was a model of consistency, finishing on the podium 15 times in 18 rounds to finish third in the championship. Now, starting his third year with Yoshimura Suzuki, Hayden is eager to earn more podiums and wins as he contests the MotoAmerica AMA Superbike Championship with Suzuki‰Ûªs full factory support.