Ben Bostrum will stay with Michael Jordan Motorsports for a second season in the AMA Pro Racing National Guard Superbike Championship in 2012. The California rider contested last season's championship with the team, finishing fifth overall and also made his MotoGP debut at Laguna Seca along the way.
The 37 year old is delighted to confirm his plans for 2012 and is setting his sights on a title challenge when the season gets underway at the Daytona International Speedway on March 17th.
“I feel so fortunate to return to the Jordan Motorsports team. Last year the team put a huge effort into changing the bike so we can start 2012 at the front and race for a Championship. I have a great crew, a great bike; and it’s always an honour to ride for Michael Jordan. I look forward to paying them back next year with a lot of wins.”
Bostrom will be joined once again by Roger Lee Hayden after a successful year with the MJM squad in 2011. Hayden, from Owensboro, Kentucky, finished seven points behind his teammate in sixth and is honoured to be representing the country’s armed forces in the AMA again.
“I’m really excited to be returning to Michael Jordan Motorsports and representing the Army National Guard again,” said Hayden. “The team and I really came on strong near the end of the season and I hope that we can keep that momentum going into next year. I feel like I have one of the best crews in the paddock so it’s great to keep the same unit together. I am especially honoured to represent the men and women of the National Guard this year as they celebrate 375 years of service to our country.”
Kreig Robinson, MJM’s Vice President of Corporate Relations, believes he has one of the strongest rider line-ups in the field and is confident of a strong season in 2012.
“There’s something special about Ben. He has world-class talent and is an incredibly-intense athlete. Along with Ben’s laser-focused dedication and our team’s support, we envisage a successful 2012.”
“Roger gave us a first-class effort in 2011 and proved that he deserves the opportunity to ride a Superbike. His ‘ready to work’ attitude towards development made him an easy choice to return to ride for us and to represent the National Guard in 2012. We always set our sights on championship contention, and we’re confident in Roger Lee’s commitment to excellence.”