With Nicky Hayden and Eric Bostrom likely to leave the AMA Superbike series, who will emerge as the star of the future? The most talented young American rider is John Hopkins, but he is already on a MotoGP machine this year, and will likely stay in the World championships.
Let us be so bold as to make a prediction. The youngest Hayden brother, Roger Lee, will emerge as a star within the next year or two. Not only has he picked up the pace in AMA roadracing competition, he has done some amazing things in dirt track, as well. At 17 years old, his talent is just beginning to blossom. Watch him.