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Michael Jordan Motorsports Celebrates Another Podium Finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

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Despite not being equipped with tricked-out factory parts, the MJM bikes have kept pace with the factory-owned teams.
Despite not being equipped with tricked-out factory parts, the MJM bikes have kept pace with the factory-owned teams.
Eight years into the motorcycle racing biz, K&N backed Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) continues to serve notice to factory-owned teams that its battle-on for podium rights. Last Sunday team rider Roger Lee Hayden earned his first-ever AMA Pro Superbike podium finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, bettering his fourth place finish from Saturday.
Team Technical Manager, Richie Alexander feels both riders are gelling nicely at this point of the 2011 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series.
Team Technical Manager, Richie Alexander feels both riders are gelling nicely at this point of the 2011 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series.


"The weekend at Mid-Ohio was really good for me," Hayden said. "We were pretty solid on pace all weekend. The first race was going pretty good, but we made the wrong tire choice in the rear and it was having some problems toward the end of the race, and I lost touch with the leaders with two laps to go. For the second race, I switched rear tires and my National Guard Jordan Suzuki was working really well. It was a fun race and a hard battle. The top four guys were duking it out pretty hard. I got my first Superbike podium today and I'm really excited. It's been a long time coming. I've got to thank my team for working hard and believing in me. Now I look forward to Laguna Seca, a track I like and I've done fairly well there in the past, and to keep this roll going."

The team's Technical Manager, Richie Alexander, told K&N Race News "It is a big load off our shoulders getting Roger and his National Guard Jordan Suzuki on the podium at Mid-Ohio. The best part about it was that he was battling for the lead all the way up to the last lap. The team will carry the high note heading to Laguna and continue to improve on our finishes."
From sneakers to Superbikes, the Jordan brand continues to rule.
From sneakers to Superbikes, the Jordan brand continues to rule.


Teammate Ben Bostrom earned valuable points on Saturday finishing just outside the top-ten, then raced to a hard-fought sixth place in Sunday's event. The Mid-Ohio race is the sixth round of the 2011 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship.
The second place finish at Mid-Ohio was Roger Lee Hayden’s first-ever AMA Pro Superbike podium finish.
The second place finish at Mid-Ohio was Roger Lee Hayden’s first-ever AMA Pro Superbike podium finish.


"I can't thank the Jordan Motorsports Suzuki crew enough for an amazing bike," Bostrom said. "On the restart yesterday, I was avoiding hitting Roger, got into the marbles and it shredded my tire. Today, I asked for more grip. The team delivered, but then she wouldn't steer and destroyed the front." Unfortunately Bostrom's choice of set-up wasn't optimal to showcase the bike's true potential.

"I'm looking forward to Laguna Seca as well, and doing my best to give Michael Jordan his first win for 2011," Bostrom added. "I am a true believer in his (Jordan's) quote, 'I failed over and over again and that's why I succeed.' I feel this has been my season and I am a terrible quitter. I will win!"

"Some of the team's strengths are thinking outside of the box," Alexander adds when asked about the team's evolution. "The team has always prided themselves with designing and building their equipment on their own. The team doesn't have any trick parts being trickled down from the factory. Some aspects the team needs to work on are continuing to develop the electronics and riders wishes."

Keeping on the subject of team development Alexander feels that both riders are really starting to come around at this point of the season. "The team has made some progress in the bikes and made them closer to the rider's wishes," he continues. "It is always tough starting the year with two new riders. The other teams have been on the same equipment with the same riders for three years now. The teams goals for the rest of the season are to continue getting on the box, and stride for the first win of the season!"

The Michael Jordan Motorsports team's next event of the 2011 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California on July 22-24, 2011.

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