Just got this juicy tidbit from Motorcycle USA's resident track junkie, Steve Atlas.
Is Mat Mladin headed for World Superbike? Enquiring minds want to know!
Will we see AMA Superbike star Mat Mladin
finally displaying his skills on the world stage?
Here’s what Mladin had to say in a post by the seven-time AMA Superbike Champion on his Twitter page:
“A couple of world superbike offers have come my way in the past month. 1 of them is very good in regards to machinery. decisions decisions ;-)”
In 2009, his former Yoshimura Suzuki teammate and chief AMA nemesis, Ben Spies
, made the switch with amazing results. Can another rider from the American racing series be the next big thing in World Superbike?
Mladin is arguably the best rider to ever compete in the AMA series. He has more race wins (82) in the premier American motorcycle racing circuit than any other racer and has seven Superbike titles to his name. Mladin retired this year after disputes with DMG, the series’ new governing body, and claims that safety issues at some of the tracks weren’t being addressed.
Whose machinery is Mladin referring to? The Suzuki GSX-R1000
has been his weapon of choice in AMA. Yoshimura and its Suzuka 8 Hour World Endurance Team
just announced that it will be entering some of the 2010 World Superbike races as a wild card aboard the big Gixxer ‘for future product development.’ Looking for a world-class rider, Yoshimura?
How great would it be to see the Aussie racing again on the world stage? American motorcycle race fans have always believed Mat has the skills to be successful at the next level. Want to see Mladin in World Superbike? Chime in to let us know what you think.