Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Behind The Scenes @ Supercross Championships in East Rutherford, New Jersey

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Check out Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Blake Baggett and his team and catch up with James Stewart at the 16th round of the 2015 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships in East Rutherford, New Jersey



East Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,913, reflecting an increase of 197 (+2.3%) from the 8,716 counted in the 2000 Census. It is an inner-ring suburb of New York City, located 7 miles (11 km) west of Midtown Manhattan.

By an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1889, a portion of the old Union Township was incorporated under the name of Boiling Springs Township. The new township took its name from a spring in the community. On March 28, 1894, the Borough of East Rutherford was created, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day, and Boiling Springs Township was dissolved. While there was no change in its borders, the name and form of government were changed. The borough was the second formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.


East Rutherford is the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes the Izod Center, the former home of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, and current home of the Ticket-City Legends Classic and Fordham Rams basketball as well as concerts and other events; and MetLife Stadium, home of the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets and the site of Super Bowl XLVIII, which made East Rutherford the smallest city ever to host a Super Bowl, and the site of WrestleMania 29, as well as the former site of Giants Stadium, which hosted the Giants, Jets and the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. East Rutherford is the only municipality with fewer than 10,000 residents to have been home to five professional sports teams simultaneously.

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FIM Appeal Denied For Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart

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Multi-Time Champion Now Looking to 2016 Return

Chino, California (April 28, 2015) – Yoshimura Suzuki learned Monday that the FIM appeal by James Stewart that might have allowed him to begin racing the upcoming 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has been denied. Instead the suspension will remain in place until August 11, 2015. Stewart says he will now focus on his return to competition.

As they have through the entire process, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will continue to support Stewart and look forward to his return to competition.

Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Mike Webb said the appeal process has been frustrating and costly. There were several delays requested by the FIM throughout the appeal process.

“It was an incredibly frustrating process and disappointing decision, but we’ll have James on board with the team for 2016 and beyond and we look forward to his return. We have a few warm-up events later this year and then we’ll be back in full force for the 2016 Supercross season.”

Even though it’s been a trying time, not only for the delays, but also for not knowing the outcome of his appeal, Stewart said at least he can now look forward to putting this behind him and is looking forward to racing again.

“It’s extremely disappointing that my appeal was denied,” Stewart said. “But I’m glad this is over and now I can turn my full attention back to preparing for the few events I’ll be competition in this year and coming back strong for 2016.

“I thank Yoshimura Suzuki, my sponsors and all the fans who have given me a ton of support through all of this. The one thing this time off has done is made me realize how much I miss racing, so it’s going to be a great day for me when I get to see that gate drop again.”

Stewart plans to defend his Red Bull Straight Rhythm title later this year and is also slated to contest the Monster Energy Cup in October.

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Monday, 27 April 2015

Ryan Dungey Grabs 2nd @ East Rutherford Supercross

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East Rutherford, New Jersey – Red Bull KTM factory rider and 2015 450 Supercross World Champion, Ryan Dungey wrapped up his race with a solid second place in the main event of the penultimate round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM Championship.

Ryan Dungey
Ryan Dungey was the second fastest qualifier in the morning practice sessions and was placed in the first 450SX heat, where he had a great jump off the line and came around the first corner in third place. Halfway into the first lap he had moved into the lead where he stayed for the remainder of the race. Dungey's heat win gave him the top transfer spot into the main event.

Dungey had a mediocre start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition at the gate drop of the main event and was in eighth position coming around the first corner. But he advanced into the top five after just three laps and began to apply pressure. With five laps to go Dungey was able to close in on the second place ride of Cole Seely. He made the pass stick, moved into runner-up position and carried it to the flag.

“The track was a little rough today and it was hard to make passes in the main event,” stated Dungey. “All in all, it was a really great day of racing. I’m happy to be on the podium and looking forward to the final round in Las Vegas.”

“We are very proud of both of our champions,” stated Roger De Coster Red Bull KTM Team Manager. “To claim both championships in the same season is a remarkable feat. We will celebrate these wins and continue to move forward toward our next goal in the outdoor series.”

Next Event: Las Vegas, NV – May 2, 2015

Results 450SX Class East Rutherford
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda, 18:12.765 min (20 laps) 2. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +12.805 sec 3. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, +24.198 4. Blake Baggett (USA), Suzuki, +32.608 5. Andrew Short (USA), KTM, +57.793 Other KTM 11. Shane Mcelrath (USA), KTM, 19 laps DNF Justin Brayton (USA), KTM




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Blake Baggett Scores @ East Rutherford Supercross

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East Rutherford, New Jersey (April 25, 2015) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Supercross rookie Blake Baggett put together his now almost full season of experience and raced to one of his top results of 2015, with an excellent fourth-place finish aboard his powerful Suzuki RM-Z450. Baggett turned in the strong ride during an historic afternoon in the greater New York City area on Saturday, as 60,582 fans were on hand inside MetLife Stadium to be a part of the first ever live broadcast on the FOX broadcast network.

Blake Baggett
Not only was Baggett’s Meadowlands result his fourth top-five finish of the year, it also marked his best finish since his Daytona Supercross podium in early March. It moved Blake up in the standings one more spot to fifth with just a single round remaining.

Baggett kicked off his day at the Meadowlands by qualifying ninth in the combined timed qualifying sessions.

“After practice we definitely know what we need to work on,” Baggett explained. “We’ll make some changes to the bike before the Heat races and hopefully those will go in the right direction. We’ll see what I’ve got.”

Baggett made the Main via a second-place finish in the second Semi. From that point on things started going progressively better for the rookie sensation.

It was a difficult start to the 20-lap main – he was ninth on the first lap - but then a characteristic Baggett rally that saw him move all the way up to fourth, just coming up one position short of a podium result.

“It went pretty well,” Baggett explained. “I didn’t get the greatest start and was pretty buried, but I just plugged away and worked my way forward and I ended up getting up to fourth. Third was still a little bit in front of us. I was probably slowly inching up on them, but the track was technical today, which made it hard not to make a mistake in pretty much every rhythm lane. It was hard to get a full clean run in the rhythm lanes, much less a full clean lap. I’m going to keep working to close out the series strong and I look forward to Las Vegas.”

Blake Baggett
The 2015 Supercross season concludes this coming Saturday, May 2nd at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Baggett will be attempting to remain ranked in the top-five in the final standings. Fourth-place is even within reach.

Fans can meet and get an autograph from Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Baggett on Friday, May 1, at Carter PowerSports, 6275 S Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas from 6-7:00 pm. Fans can also catch the action live from Las Vegas on Fox Sports 1 starting at 10:00 pm Eastern.

East Rutherford 450 Supercross Results:
1. Eli Tomac 2. Ryan Dungey 3. Cole Seely 4. Blake Baggett 5. Andrew Short 6. Broc Tickle 7. Josh Grant 8. Kyle Chisholm 9. Jason Anderson 10. Weston Peick

2015 450 Supercross Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 365 2. Eli Tomac, 283 3. Cole Seely, 259 4. Chad Reed, 212 5. Blake Baggett, 208 6. Trey Canard, 204 7. Jason Anderson, 200 8. Broc Tickle, 183 9. Andrew Short, 180 10. Ken Roczen, 156

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Tom Coronel - The Moroccan WTCC Chevrolet Adventure

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A disappointing result for Tom Coronel in Moroccan WTCC weekend as the twisty street circuit of Marrakech once again becomes ‘Marracrash’ for Coronel.

Marrakech, April 19, 2015 – The almost 4.6 kilometres long Moulay El Hassan street circuit in Marrakech was the venue for the third and fourth race of the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship season. Last year, Tom Coronel incurred massive damage here and now he was all the more keen to score a good result. With his ROAL Motorsport Cruze in DHL yellow, the Dutchman frequently was the fastest Chevrolet driver and he was confident going into qualifying.

First qualifying went well, but while out on track with his second set of tyres in the second qualifying heat, a metallic noise in the car worried him. There was an issue with the airjacks, the hydraulic jack system underneath the car. Nevertheless, Coronel qualified ninth on the grid for the first race and benefited from technical problems for some other drivers. Thus, the 43-year old Dutch driver eventually started sixth on the grid.

His race, however, was a brief affair. On the opening lap, Coronel’s ROAL Motorsport team-mate Tom Chilton missed his braking point and all that was left for Coronel was to head back to the pits to have the car repaired for the second race. In that race, he was to start from the front row of the grid, so he had chances to score valuable world championship points. Coronel had a good start, didn’t take any risks, but was hit by Norbert Michelisz and sent into the wall. Thus, he twice incurred damage caused by other drivers and the car was heavily damaged. Currently, it is still uncertain whether the car can be repaired in time for the official test day at the Nürburgring and the next round in Hungary from 1-3 May.

Tom Coronel - Chevrolet
Afterwards, Tom Coronel was understandably disappointed: “This is not funny anymore. I am a positively thinking person and I know that something can always happen during a race, but being punted off twice without being able to do anything about it is really disappointing. In the first race, it was my team-mate who was at least five car lengths behind me and simply braked too late. He apologised afterwards, but that didn’t help me either. There was pretty big damage to the right front side of the car and the team did everything to have that repaired in time for the second race. In that race, I had a good start. Perhaps, it didn’t look like it, but to me it felt good. However, once again, it didn’t take long for be to be hit by Michelisz. He ran into the back of my car and kept pushing. For me, it all ended up in the wall with massive damage to the front end. For me, it is more ‘Marracrash’ than Marrakech. Let’s hope that the damage can be repaired in time.”

The weekend had started in a positive way. Tom Coronel: “Everything really looked set for a great weekend. The practice sessions and first qualifying went well. Frequently, I was the fastest Chevrolet driver, but then I started hearing a metallic noise while out with fresh tyres. Initially, I thought that it was the gearbox, the differential or the clutch, but eventually, the problem turned out to be in the airjacks. I couldn’t continue and just hope for things to still work out for me. Ninth place on the grid for race one and second place for race two was something I was very happy with. Technical problems for other drivers even allowed me to start sixth into the first race. Unfortunately, that lasted only two kilometres!”

Result race 1: 1.José Maria López 14 laps in 24:31.802; 2.Ma Qing Hua +0.942; 3.Sébastien Loeb +4.492; 4.Mehdi Bennani +5.405; 5.Yvan Muller +21.617 (all Citroën Racing C-Elysée); 6.Tiago Monteiro op 22.986 (Honda Civic WTCC) and retired Tom Coronel (ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze).

Result race 2: 1.Yvan Muller 14 laps; 2.Sébastien Loeb +0.552; 3.José Maria López +18.113 (all Citroën Racing C-Elysée); 4.Tom Chilton +22.754 (ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze); 5. Hugo Valente +26.490 (Campos Chevrolet Cruze); 6. Norbert Michelisz +37.677 (Honda Civic WTCC) and retired Tom Coronel (ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze).

FIA WTCC calendar 2015:
Hungary (Hungaroring), 1-3 May Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife), 15-16 May Russia (Moscow Raceway), 5-7 June Slovakia (Slovakia Ring), 19-21 June* France (Paul Ricard), 26-28 June Portugal (Vila Real), 10-12 July Japan (Motegi), 11-13 September China (Shanghai), 25-27 September Thailand (Buriram), 30 October-1 November Qatar (Losail), 20-22 November* *subject to signing of the event promoter contract.

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Yoshimura Suzuki Supercross Behind The Scenes Race Report

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Check out the “Behind The Scenes Race Report” of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Blake Baggett and his team at the 15th round of the 2015 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships in Santa Clara, California.
 

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Jake Lewis Grabs Road Atlanta AMA Superbike Podium

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Road Atlanta AMA Superbike, Braselton, Georgia, (April 19, 2015) - Jake Lewis had a red-letter day in the AMA Superbike races at Road Atlanta Sunday. The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000 rider scored his first and second-career Superbike podiums, taking third in race one and following that up with a second in race two. It was a breakthrough day for the Superbike rookie and it moved him up to third in the series standings after four races.

Jake Lewis
Veteran teammate Roger Hayden began the weekend with a bang, earning his first Superbike pole of the year, but from that point on the Road Atlanta weekend proved to be one Hayden will hope to put behind him. He led both races Sunday, but crashed out in treacherous conditions both times.

Hayden was the man who came out of Saturday’s 15-minute MotoAmerica Superbike Superpole 2 session with pole position on the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000. Hayden led the wet session with a 1:35.308 lap to best the two Yamahas of Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier, who joined him on the front row.

“This weekend I’ve been working really hard on the halfwet, half-dry things where previously Josh [Hayes] has been really strong in those conditions,” Hayden said after earning his third career Superbike pole position. “I had a lot more confidence than normal and got a good first lap. On the second one I was like, ‘I’m going for it.’ I could have gone another lap, but I don’t think I could have gone any quicker and I didn’t really want to really go through that again. Going down the back straightaway it was just like all over the place. I’m happy to get pole, but tomorrow is what matters and I feel ready to go either wet or dry.”

Hayden was battling for the lead in race one when he crashed, then in race two he was pulling away and held a substantial lead when he crashed again.

“I was pretty down after today,” Hayden admitted on Sunday evening. “It was probably one of the lowest points in my career. I was off line maybe a couple of inches in both of those races and it cost me. Now I just have to focus on the race next month at VIR. I know I can run up front - we’ve proven that. Now I just have to put a complete weekend together. With the new points structure we’re not out of it and we won’t give up.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000
While Hayden’s weekend went from highlight to agony, his young teammate and friend Lewis was all smiles on Sunday.

Lewis, who was initially having trouble getting used to handling the powerful Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 in wet conditions, broke through what he felt was a psychological barrier on Sunday and raced to a pair of podiums in sketchy conditions.

“I was always a good rain rider, but I was having a tough time getting used to it on the 1000,” Lewis admitted. “My parents talked to me and told me they had confidence in me and reminded me I was good in wet conditions. I woke up and decided to push harder and it paid off. I got a lot of my confidence back racing in these conditions today and it feels great to be on the podium. Hopefully I can keep it up as the season goes on.”

Jake Lewis
The Yoshimura Suzuki squad returns to action on May 15-17 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, Virginia. The races can be viewed live on FansChoice.TV and then nationally televised on May 24th on CBS Sports Network at 7:00 pm Eastern.

2015 Atlanta SBK Race 1:
1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 3. Jake Lewis (Suzuki) 4. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha) 5. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) 6. Elena Myers (Suzuki)

2015 Atlanta SBK Race 2:
1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2. Jake Lewis (Suzuki) 3. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha) 4. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) 5. Stefano Mesa (Honda) 6. Elena Myers (Suzuki)

2015 Superbike Standings:
1. Cameron Beaubier (Yam), 95 2. Josh Hayes (Yam), 65 3. Jake Lewis (Suzuki), 60 4. Bernat Martinez (Yam), 51 5. Elena Myers (Suzuki), 38 6. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki), 34 7. Roger Hayden (Suzuki), 32 8. Ricky Orlando (Kaw), 14 9. Aaron Hersh (Suzuki), 13 10. Stefano Mesa (Honda), 11

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike Team @ COTA

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Check out the behind the scenes action of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Roger Hayden, Jake Lewis and their team at the first round of the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike series at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.



Circuit of The Americas - COTA in Austin, TX is home to Formula 1, MotoGP, X Games, Austin360 Amphitheater, RedFest, and more including Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Asleep At The Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, Billie Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Bush, Folk Uke, Insects VS Robots, Amber Digby, Raelyn Nelson Band, Pauline Reese and more.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Roger Hayden & Jake Lewis @ COTA MotoAmerica SBK

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Roger Hayden grabs podiums @ MotoAmerica opener as Yoshimura Suzuki’s rookie Jake Lewis makes solid Superbike debut Austin, Texas (April 12, 2015) – It was a solid season opener for Yoshimura Suzuki on April 11-12 at the inaugural weekend of the MotoAmerica Series, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. MotoAmerica shared the spotlight with the stars of MotoGP and raced in front of a weekend crowd estimated at 120,000 fans.

Roger Hayden put his No. 95 Yoshimura Suzuki in the spotlight when he led early during Sunday’s AMA Superbike race two at COTA despite getting his GSX-R1000 completely sideways through the esses on the opening lap. In the end Hayden finished third for the second time and heads to Road Atlanta next weekend a close third in the standings.

Roger Hayden
Hayden took third on Sunday in spite of an issue with his bike’s front tire. Hayden said that the silver lining was the fact he’s confident he can run for wins under normal circumstances.

“I led the first couple of laps but I was struggling because of a front tire issue (on Sunday),” Hayden explained. “I realized it was best to just ease off a little bit and try to finish the race. It’s too bad for the team because it was something that was out of our control. We’ll move on to Road Atlanta and try to do better.”

Hayden took away the knowledge that the team’s rigorous off-season has paid dividends.

“Some of the hard work the team has done in the off season really showed up this week in the race. We had the fastest bike down the back straightaway. I gained some confidence this week and so did the team because we feel like we’re right there. The great thing with this team is we were all disappointed with third place. It just shows you we’re not going to be satisfied until we start winning.”

Jake Lewis
Jake Lewis made his AMA Superbike debut aboard his Yoshimura Suzuki and scored a 5th and 4th. Lewis is fourth in the series standings after the opening weekend. The on-again, off-again rain in Austin hampered Lewis’ progress.

“I didn’t get as much dry time on the bike as I would have liked with all the rain,” Lewis said. “It was my first race on the 1000, so will that and dealing with the rain I didn’t feel very confident and didn’t get the results I was hoping for. We got some decent point and we’ll move on to Road Atlanta. We’ve got some work to do, but we’ll keep chipping away and hopefully move towards the front.”

Yoshimura Suzuki is back in action this coming weekend, April 17-19 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.

COTA AMA Superbike Race 1 Results:
1. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 2. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 3. Roger Hayden (Suzuki) 4. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha) 5. Jake Lewis (Suzuki) 6. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) 7. Elena Myers (Suzuki) 8. Mathew Orange (BMW) 9. Ricky Orlando (Kawasaki) 10. Aaron Hersh (Suzuki)

COTA AMA Superbike Race 2 Results:
1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 3. Roger Hayden (Suzuki) 4. Jake Lewis (Suzuki) 5. Chris Fillmore (KTM) 6. Elena Myers (Suzuki) 7. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha) 8. Aaron Hersh (Suzuki) 9. Ricky Orlando (Kawasaki)

2015 AMA Superbike Championship Points:
1. Cameron Beaubier - 45 2. Josh Hayes - 45 3. Roger Hayden - 32 4. Jake Lewis - 24 5. Bernat Martinez - 22 6. Elena Myers - 18 7. Chris Fillmore - 15 8. Ricky Orlando - 14 9. Aaron Hersh - 13 10. Chris Ulrich - 10

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Blake Baggett @ AMA/FIM Supercross Championships in Houston, Texas

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Check out Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Blake Baggett and his team at the 14th round of the 2015 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships in Houston, Texas



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Monday, 13 April 2015

Blake Baggett Rallies After Crash @ Houston Supercross

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Houston (April 11, 2015) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Blake Baggett recovered after a crash to finish 11th on his RM-Z450 Saturday night in NRG Stadium in front of 48,024. The finish gave Baggett enough points to take over sole possession of sixth-place in the standings with three rounds remaining in the 17-race AMA/FIM Supercross Series.

Baggett found the Houston Supercross track to be challenging because of the composition of the dirt. As a result he was little farther back in practice than he would have liked. He finished timed qualifying in 12th.

Blake Baggett
“The track was technical,” he explained. “It wasn’t super hard, but it was still tricky. It was easy to make a mistake with that sandy base on the top and hard pack underneath. There were lots of ruts, lots of choices and I didn’t put it solidly together.”

In the Heat race Baggett was involved in an exciting battle in the end with Chad Reed, but came up short and had to go to the Semi. Once in his Semi, Baggett battled for the win, ultimately ending up finishing a close third, good enough to put him safely in the Main event.

After a solid start to the 20-lap final, Baggett found himself forced wide in turn one and got stuck in the middle of a 22-rider traffic jam.

“I came from the outside at the start and got a good jump and a good lean,” Baggett said of his run to the first turn. “But the way the track was, I got pushed wide and we bunched up and I was back there in the chaos.

Once the traffic spread out a bit Baggett found himself in 13th at the end of lap one. He then put his head down and mounted a charge on his speedy RM-Z450.

“I was steadily working my way towards the front and maybe got into eighth or ninth when I got hit from behind going over the wall and went down.”

In spite of the crash Baggett was able to get back in the race and crossed the finish line in 11th, just one-and-a-half seconds short getting back inside the top-10.

Blake Baggett
“I’ll go back and regroup,” Baggett concluded. “I know what I need to work on and I’ll just keep plugging away. We’ve got a few (races) left and we’ll see what we can do.”

Bay Area fans will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Baggett on Friday, April 17 at Fremont Suzuki, 41315 Albrae Street, Fremont, CA 94538, from 6-7:00 pm.

Houston 450 Supercross Results:
1. Cole Seely 2. Ryan Dungey 3. Eli Tomac 4. Josh Grant 5. Chad Reed 6. Andrew Short 7. Davi Millsaps 8. Broc Tickle 9. Justin Barcia 10. Justin Brayton 11. Blake Baggett

2015 450 Supercross Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 318 2. Eli Tomac, 236 3. Cole Seely, 223 4. Trey Canard, 204 5. Chad Reed, 199 6. Blake Baggett, 175 7. Jason Anderson, 170 8. Broc Tickle, 159 9. Ken Roczen, 156 10. Andrew Short, 152

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing MotoAmerica Superbike COTA Testing Video

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Check out the behind the scenes action of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Roger Hayden, Jake Lewis and their team at the recent MotoAmerica Superbike test at The Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas


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Construction of Circuit of The Americas began in 2010 and was funded entirely using private money. Today, it contributes almost $1 billion in economic impact to Central Texas through increased tourism and annual operations.

The Circuit also continues to be a leader in environmental awareness and sustainability, and has helped make advances in educational and scientific fields, including solar car technology, as well as racing and consumer automotive technology.

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