GEOFF MAY JOINS MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS SUZUKI TEAM FOR 2008 Aaron Yates Returns for Second Season Aurora, IL (December 1, 2007) -- Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki is pleased to announce that Geoff May, a former AMA Superbike Rookie...
GEOFF MAY JOINS MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS SUZUKI TEAM FOR 2008
Aaron Yates Returns for Second Season
Aurora, IL (December 1, 2007) -- Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki is pleased to announce that Geoff May, a former AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year, has signed a contract to race in the AMA Superbike Championship series for the team during the 2008 season.
May, who finished fourth in overall points in the 2007 AMA Superstock series, earned six top-five finishes, including four podium finishes in nine race starts. He joins Aaron Yates, who returns to the Jordan Suzuki team for a second season. Last season, Yates also had six top-five finishes in the Superstock class, including four podium finishes and a race win. While both riders will race Suzuki GSX-R1000's, May will concentrate on the Superstock Championship, while Yates will compete in both the AMA Superstock and Superbike classes.
"The Jordan Suzuki team is thrilled to welcome Geoff May," said team general manager Ken Abbott. "We hope to continue our progression in both the Superbike and Superstock classes after last season's two class wins and 15 podium finishes. While we look forward to our guys making it to the Superstock podium with regularity, we've also invested in some strategies we hope will keep Jordan Suzuki in the hunt for more podiums in Superbike as well."
May, 27, earned championships in WERA, CCS and Formula USA racing before turning pro in 2000. He is a native of Georgia and lives with his wife in Gainesville.
Four-time AMA champion Yates, 33, has won titles in the 1000 cc Superstock, 600 cc Supersport, 750 cc Supersport and SuperTeams classes. The Georgia-born racer turned pro in 1993 and has earned 43 career AMA National victories, four wins in AMA SuperTwins (883 cc) class and four wins in AMA Super-Teams Endurance competition. In 2007, he finished in the top five in 11 of 19 Superbike events, earning three podium finishes. Yates resides in Milledgeville and is married with two children.
The Jordan Suzuki riders and crew will attend the annual Dunlop Tire test, December 1-2, 2007 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida. The AMA Superbike Championship series resumes March 5-8, 2008, also at Daytona International Speedway.
For more information on the Jordan Suzuki team, visit the race team website at www.23race.com
Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan formed Michael Jordan Motorsports in 2004 as a result of his passion for motorcycle racing. His mission is to bring a new level of excellence and style to the motorcycle racing industry.
The 2008 Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki team is proud to partner with: Jordan Brand (a division of Nike), American Suzuki, Upper Deck, Hanes, Gatorade, Boost Mobile, Bazzaz Performance, MMI - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Vortex Racing Components, Dunlop Tire, Oakley, Gemini Technology Systems, Yoshimura R&D, Ohlins Suspensions, Sharkskinz Racing Bodies, DID Chains, NGK Spark Plugs, Zero Gravity Windscreens, Roclun International, Factory Pro Dyno, Chicken Hawk Racing Tire Warmers, Ancra Tie-downs, HJC and Arai Helmets, EXOST Digital Media, STAR Motorcycle School, and transportation provided by Eastside Trucking.