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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI RACING SCORES ANOTHER SOLID TOP-10 RESULT AT ANAHEIM II SUPERCROSS

February 5, 2012

ANAHEIM, CA (February 5, 2012) – Yoshimura Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe captured another top-10 finish in the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross series, this time at round five on Saturday night. Metcalfe has been the epitome of diligence and consistency this season and this recent round was no different. The Yoshimura Suzuki rider’s latest top-10 result occurred at the tour’s second stop at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, where the race was completely sold out.

Although Australian Metcalfe admitted he was a little underwhelmed by his performance this weekend, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider still put in some impressive laps in both his heat race and in the main event. In the former, Metcalfe overcame a rough start to card an eighth-place result in his heat race and transfer to the main event. In the 20-lap main, Metcalfe again struggled at the start but then charged hard on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and brought home a ninth-place finish.

“I had a rough weekend last week,” admitted Metcalfe. “I went down and didn’t have a good result. So I was really determined to put in a good result at Anaheim. I was feeling good on the track, but I was a little bit off all day, so that was kind of a bummer. Going into the heat race, I felt good on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and things were looking up. But I wheelied off the gate and got a bad start and ended up finishing eighth. In the main, I got another bad start and was never able to get it going. But now, I’m looking forward to getting back into it this week, and working hard on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and coming out for San Diego and trying to get things back on track.”

Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s next event is the sixth round of the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship on Saturday, February 11th, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. You can meet Yoshimura Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe on Friday, February 10th, from 6 to 7PM at North County House of Motorcycles at 1725 Hacienda Drive - Suite C, Vista, CA.

Anaheim 2 Supercross Class Results:
1.  Ryan Villopoto
2.  James Stewart
3.  Chad Reed
4.  Ryan Dungey
5.  Justin Brayton
6.  Kevin Windham
7.  David Millsaps
8.  Mike Alessi
9.  Brett Metcalfe
10. Broc Tickle

2012 Supercross Class Standings:
1.  Ryan Villopoto – 108
2.  Chad Reed – 105
3.  Ryan Dungey – 103
4.  James Stewart – 95
5.  Kevin Windham – 73
6.  Jake Weimer – 71
7.  Andrew Short – 59
8.  Brett Metcalfe – 57
9.  David Millsaps – 56
10. Justin Brayton – 53

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 have 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 (SMC) founded The Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, 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 120 distributors in 191 countries. For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com. Follow Suzuki Scoop on facebook for exclusive team content www.facebook.com/suzukiscoopfans.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Dunlop, Motorex, Vortex, Pro Taper, ONE Industries, Works Connection, Hinson Clutch Components, Renegade Fuels, Twin Air, Showa, Mechanix Wear, Fox, Matrix, Maas Brothers, D.I.D., Excel, CP Pistons and NGK.



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