Roger Lee Hayden will be back on the Michael Jordan Motorsports-owned Army National Guard-sponsored Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the 2012 AMA Pro Racing National Guard Superbike Championship, according to a release issued by the team today.

"I'm really excited to be returning to Michael Jordan Motorsports and representing the Army National Guard again," said Hayden in the team release. "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 honored to represent the men and women of the National Guard this year as they celebrate 375 years of service to our country."Hayden finished sixth in the AMA Superbike Championship last year with two podium finishes.

"Roger Hayden gave us a first-class effort in 2011 and proved that he deserves the opportunity to ride a Superbike," said Kreig Robinson, MJM Vice President of Corporate Relations. "His ‘ready to work' attitude toward 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."

 

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