American world champions have been built on the foundation of dirt track and roadracing experience. So, in the spirit of aiming high, Cycle World and talented young racer Hayden Gillim team up with Suzuki to attack MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 racing and select AMA Pro Flat Track events in the GNC2 class. Ride along with Hayden as he drives his Nissan NV van across America with his 2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superstock racebikes and 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 flat-tracker and catch the video updates after every racing round. We aren’t world champions yet, but we all got to start somewhere. Welcome to Man in a Van with a Plan.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: Peoria TT
Hayden Gillim slides his RM-Z450 into first and takes his career-first win in GNC2 racing at the Peoria TT.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: AMA Pro Flat Track Sturgis
Cycle World Suzuki's Hayden Gillim takes on AMA Pro Flat Track at Sturgis.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Behind the scenes with Cycle World Suzuki's Hayden Gillim enjoying the California sunshine and the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: Utah Motorsports Park
After driving across windy Wyoming, Hayden struggles to get good feedback from his front tire leading to a crash at Utah Motorsports Park and then a broken shift lever in the race. Putting the bad weekend behind him, Hayden and the Nissan NV roll on to California for training and prep for the next round.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: Barber Motorsports Park
Behind the scenes of the race and having fun with Cycle World Suzuki's Hayden Gillim in the oppressive heat at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: Road America
Cycle World's Suzuki GSX-R-mounted racer is back in the van headed for the Road America circuit Wisconsin. A couple of crashes set him back, but he ended the weekend on the podium.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: Virginia International Raceway
Cycle World Suzuki's Hayden Gillim had the first big motorcycle roadracing crash of the year, but he still managed two strong results at Virginia International Raceway on his GSX-R1000. He's a tough battle for fourth in the Moto America 1000 Superstock Championship.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: New Jersey Motorsports Park
While the factory riders rested in the dry warmth of their garages, Moto America Superstock racer Hayden Gillim worked out a flooded, muddy paddock after driving his Nissan van nonstop from Kentucky to the cold, wet New Jersey track. These horrible conditions didn't stop him, as he showed what a Man in a Van with a Suzuki GSX-R1000 can do to those pampered riders.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: MotoAmerica Round 2 at Road Atlanta
After only a seven-hour drive on the Interstates of the South, Hayden Gillim arrives in Georgia and wrestles the big Suzuki GSX-R 1000 through the twists, rises, and dips of the historic Road Atlanta circuit.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Report: MotoAmerica Round 1 at Circuit of The Americas
The Cycle World Man in a Van , Hayden Gillim, begins his racing season battling America's best at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas and then makes the long journey home to Kentucky for the first time in months.
Man in a Van with a Plan Report from the Road: MotoAmerica Test at Circuit of the Americas
The Cycle World Man in a Van with a Plan rides his 175 MPH Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the first time and shares his experiences of life on the road between races.
Man in a Van with a Plan Race Recap: Daytona GNC2 Pro Singles
Race report from our first race on the Man Van Plan Suzuki RM-Z450, at Daytona
Meet the Man in a Van with a Plan
Hayden Gillim is a young motorcycle racer gunning for a national championship the old-fashioned way–through a lot of hard work and driving himself in a van to the races.