Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Season Finale Places Aaron Yates on AMA Superbike Podium

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Suzuki rider Aaron Yates of Michael Jordan Motorsports earned his third Superbike podium of the 2007 season in the AMA Superbike Championship series finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Yates took third place.

Aaron Yates on Laguna Seca's Corkscrew, Photo by Brian J. Nelson Photography
Aaron Yates on Laguna Seca's Corkscrew, Photo by Brian J. Nelson Photography
Yates earned a front row starting position after qualifying his Suzuki GSX-R1000 with K&N Engineering products with a time of 1:24:267. This was Yates fifth front row start for the Jordan Suzuki team in the series premier Superbike class.

Yates helped the team develop its Superbike program. “I like changing stuff, making it better and I’ve spent a lot of time with a factory team,” he said. “I brought some information to the Jordan team, along with knowing what works well on a motorcycle. K&N Filters are part of our performance program and help us get to the podium.”

Yates entered the weekend at Laguna Seca with a five point deficit for third place in the overall championship points. Sunday’s strong finish moved him within three points of third place.

“There are a lot of things that affect the way a bike goes around a track, temperature and fuel load to name a few,” said Yates. “We need to work on making the bike as strong at the end as it is at the start of a race. If we do, we’ll definitely have something for those other guys next year.”

AMA Superbike road racing resumes March 5-8, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway.

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