Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing is ready to carry its championship-winning momentum into the 2010 Superbike season. The team has the advantage of the championship-winning GSX-R1000, talented riders, and a masterful crew. The fact that the team has won seven consecutive Superbike championships, including ten of the last eleven titles, is a testament to their dedication to winning and knowledge of how to get it done.
Tommy Hayden returns for his fourth year on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team. With the retirement of champion Mat Mladin after the 2009 season, Hayden is the veteran of the team. He and his GSX-R1000 are poised to take the top spot in 2010 to keep the championship tradition alive and well. Hayden had a successful 2009, finishing third overall in the AMA Superbike series and getting up on the podium in half of the races. His plan for 2010 is simple: Rule the track, own the podium.
In his second year on the team and in the AMA Superbike series, Blake Young is ready to challenge anyone on the track. Young proved he was capable of competing in the premier class by reaching the podium four times in 2009 and finishing a solid sixth overall. With Mat Mladin’s crew chief Peter Doyle now at the helm, Young is set to take the 2010 season by storm.
Both of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki racers will compete on the Suzuki
GSX-R1000 in the AMA Pro American Superbike class. The GSX-R1000 has owned the racetrack for years with its exhilarating performance and amazing handling, and it doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.