2012-07-31 20:23
Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki's Ben Bostrom raced his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 to his fifth top-five result of the season at the weekend's AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship round at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca in Monterey as National Guard Jordan Suzuki's Roger Hayden overcame a mid-race issue to finish up a respectable eighth.

Because the AMA Pro National Guard Superbike riders were sharing the Laguna Seca paddock with the MotoGP series, they were subject to abbreviated practice and qualifying sessions and only one race, instead of the usual two. Even so, the MJM crew made the most of their track time.

MJM's Bostrom started the weekend by picking-up his best qualifying position this year. Starting from the second spot on the grid, Bostrom got a good launch on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 and was the picture of consistency through all 23 laps of the race, putting himself into position to battle for a podium spot several times before eventually finishing fifth.

Said Bostrom: "Of course I'm disappointed not to have given the Jordan Motorsports boys a top finish today. Now it's going to be a long six weeks until the next race, but I still believe we will win one of these last races. Thanks to my team as always for putting a great bike like the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 under me."

National Guard Jordan Suzuki team-mate Hayden also qualified well, nabbing the third spot on the starting grid. When the lights turned green, Hayden was strong off the line and slotted into third position. He was battling for that podium spot when he had some bad luck and fell back to eighth.

Said Hayden: "I had a pretty good weekend at Laguna all the way up until the race. We were fast in qualifying and the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 was really working good. Unfortunately, in the race we had a little bit of a problem. It's unfortunate because we had such good speed all weekend. Once again, I have to thank the whole MJM crew for giving me a great bike and working so hard all weekend, and I can't wait for New Jersey."

In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship points standings, Hayden remains in fourth place while Bostrom moved up to eighth. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team's next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship is at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey on September 7-9th.

Source: Team Suzuki Press Office

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