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Michael Jordan Motorsports Signs Danny Eslick

Monday, December 17, 2012
Danny Eslick signs with Michael Jordan Motorsports for the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship season.
Danny Eslick signs with Michael Jordan Motorsports for the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship season.
Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) announced its renewed partnership with the Army National Guard for the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship season. This season marks the team’s fifth year of collaboration with the nation’s oldest branch of the military, and their common goal is to continue to provide a platform for recruiting and to train National Guard soldiers to ride street motorcycles safely.

The race-winning MJM team is also celebrating the addition of a new rider to its lineup, Danny Eslick, who will ride the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000. A former Daytona Sportbike Champion, Eslick finished eighth overall in last year’s AMA Pro Superbike series and brought home three podium finishes. Eslick’s best result of the season was a solid second-place at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.

Eslick joins National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s returning rider Roger Lee Hayden, who will again race the #54 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000. Last year, Hayden picked up his first-ever AMA Pro Superbike victory and finished third overall in the series. Hayden’s win came at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he also captured his first career AMA Pro Superbike pole position. Overall, 2012 saw Hayden visit the podium seven times.

“It’s all about the goal of winning a championship,” said Kreig Robinson, MJM Vice President of Corporate Relations. “Each year we work tirelessly to improve upon the last. Through intense off-season development and testing, we try to come up with the formula that will put us on top every race. We are looking forward to a good 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike season.”

The MJM team’s next event in the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship will be the season-opening round at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, in March 2013.

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.
For more information on MJM, please visit www.23race.com, www.twitter.com/23race and www.facebook.com/23race.

The National Guard is the oldest military branch. Today, Citizen-Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while training part time, staying ready to defend America in the event of an emergency. The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. During local emergencies, Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters. Guard companies deployed overseas may see combat, but are often found building schools and hospitals, training local peacekeepers or teaching local farmers more efficient techniques and better uses of their land.

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philthy_utah   December 18, 2012 12:30 PM
Yes, good to see him on a competitive bike and I'm sure he'll do well, but I will miss him on the Buell. Seems their style fit each other...
MotoFreak   December 17, 2012 02:22 PM
Thats too bad, I was hoping they might be back. Thanks Hutch.
Hutchy   December 17, 2012 12:05 PM
MF: Neither Honda or Kawasaki have given any reason to believe they will return to AMA Suprbike/Pro Racing any time soon. It would sure be nice if they did but it costs so much money to go racing that you really need to have a dedication to the spending the money and a few companies just don't seem to be able to justify it these days.
MotoFreak   December 17, 2012 11:37 AM
This is a great first step. Eslick should be on a factory bike and R&D for Buell was a waste of his talent. He should do well this year. Any word on factory Honda's or Kawasaki's coming back to the AMA??