Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas brings home two third-place results in AMA Pro Superbike
|Martin Cardenas AMA Pro Superbike, Lexington Ohio|
This weekend’s double-header saw Yoshimura Suzuki’s Cardenas turn in 100% effort throughout the event. Despite qualifying fifth, Cardenas got good starts on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 in both 21-lap races. On Saturday, he slotted into a podium position almost immediately and ran in second place for most of the race before encountering lapped traffic on the last lap and finishing third. On Sunday, Cardenas manoeuvred through the competition to take over a podium spot halfway through the race and again brought home third.
“Overall this was a good weekend,” said Cardenas. “I’ve struggled at Mid-Ohio in the past, so I was expecting a tough weekend. So to get two podiums for the Yoshimura Suzuki team was really good and it was the best that we could do. The next few races are at tracks that I really like and where I’ve done well, so we’ll keep trying and see what happens.”
“The first race we had a bit of a struggle,” said Clark. “I got a bad start, I had some tire problems, and I ran off track. But you almost can’t get mad at days like that, you just have to write them off and move on to the next one. Sunday, I got a pretty decent start on the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and was running in 10th when I had some issues and had to pull out of the race. But now I’m looking forward to having some success as we go to the tracks that I really like. Our next race is at Laguna and that’s one of my favourite tracks so I’m excited about that race.”
The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team’s next event of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, the weekend of July 19 - 21, 2013.
Check out the video for behind the scenes action of the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team, Martin Cardenas and Chris Clark at the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championships at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio
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