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Twenty-eighteen marks the 40th anniversary of the most successful partnership in road racing history. Starting back in 1978, Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura tuned a Suzuki GS1000 that was piloted by Steve McLaughlin to victory circle at the Daytona Superbike race. From that day on, Suzuki and Yoshimura have forged an iconic relationship by combining Suzuki’s championship DNA with Yoshimura’s innovative tuning techniques. The results have created a powerhouse program that has resulted in 14 AMA Superbike Championships.

After a dominating twenty-seventeen race season, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team is back to defend the MotoAmerica Superbike #1 plate with newly crowned champion Toni Elias and championship runner-up Roger Hayden. Aboard the championship winning Suzuki GSX-R1000, the team brings dominating momentum to AMA Superbike.  No other motorcycle comes close to the number of championships, overall race victories or pole position records held by the GSX-R pedigree.

With a roster of championship contending riders and technical support staff, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team is excited to represent Suzuki GSX-R1000 bikes on the track.  Stay up to date on all Suzuki racing news and events by following Suzuki and Yoshimura social channels!

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Rider: Roger Lee Hayden
Number: 95
Class: AMA Pro MotoAmerica Superbike
Motorcycle: Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000
Rider: Toni Elias
Number: 24
Class: AMA Pro MotoAmerica Superbike
Motorcycle: Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000