Team Suzuki Press Office – March 14. The season-opening round of the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championships will be a milestone for the Michael Jordan Motorsports team. In addition to celebrating an impressive 10 years in road racing, the race-winning MJM team will debut its 2013 racing livery and colours as the season kicks off at this weekend’s event at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This year’s team livery is inspired by the Air Jordan XX8 shoe. In AMA Pro National Guard Superbike, Danny Eslick will run the dynamic new colours on the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000, as will team-mate and Daytona Superbike podium-finisher Roger Lee Hayden on the #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000.
MJM’s 600cc contingency includes James Rispoli, whose #43 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 will be emblazoned with the new colours in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class as MJM contests the prestigious Daytona 200 for the first time. National Guard Celtic Racing team-mate Corey Alexander will also run the new livery on his #5 Suzuki GSX-R600 in AMA Pro SuperSport. Rispoli is a former Daytona SuperSport winner, while Alexander finished on the podium in that class last year.
“The whole MJM team is looking forward to Daytona,” said Kreig Robinson, MJM Vice President of Corporate Relations. “We expect solid results from Danny and Roger in AMA Pro National Guard Superbike, and we’re excited about James racing the Daytona 200 for the first time. Additionally, we look forward to supporting Corey in AMA SuperSport. Overall, 2013 is a landmark season for MJM as we reflect on the significance of a successful decade in road racing and the unlimited potential of the future.”
MJM soared to new heights as Eslick recently unveiled the team’s bike and gear on the Skydeck on the top of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), 103 storeys above Chicago, where the team was founded in 2004.