Michael Jordan Motorsports Celebrates a Decade of Racing
NEWS March 13, 2013
Photo courtesy of Michael Jordan Motorsports
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (March 13, 2012) – 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 their 2013 racing livery and colors as the season kicks off at this weekend’s event at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.
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 colors on the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000, as will teammate 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 colors in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class as MJM contests the prestigious Daytona 200 for the first time. National Guard Celtic Racing teammate Corey Alexander will also run the new colors 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 unveiled the team’s bike and gear on the Skydeck on the top of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), 103 flights above Chicago, where the team was founded in 2004.
About Michael Jordan Motorsports: Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan formed Michael Jordan Motorsports in 2004 as a result of his passion for motorcycle racing. His mission is to bring a new level of excellence and style to the motorcycle racing industry. For more information on MJM, please visit www.23race.com, www.twitter.com/23race and www.facebook.com/23race.
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Michael Jordan Motorsports is proud to partner with: Jordan Brand (a division of Nike), National Guard, American Suzuki, Hanes, Gatorade, Bazzaz, Vortex Racing Components, FMF Exhausts, Gemini Racing, K-Tech Suspension-Orient Express Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, K & N Air Filters, Chicken Hawk Racing Tire Warmers, Armour Bodies, DID Chains, Oakley, Roclun International, STAR Motorcycle School, Motion Pro Tools, Zero Gravity Windscreens, with transportation provided by Eastside Trucking.