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Doug Polen » rider bio
|Birth date||September 2, 1960|
|Birth place||Detroit, MI|
1999 - Present -
Polen is currently offering his services to instruct riders One-on-One at Track Day events throughout the United States.
1998 - Racing for the Honda Racing Team, Polen won his second consecutive World Endurance Championship riding an RC-45.
1997 - Won the World Endurance Championship along with teammate Peter Goddard aboard the S.E.R.T. Suzuki GSX-R750.
1996 - Rode a Suzuki GSX-R750 for the factory endurance racing team S.E.R.T. (Suzuki Endurance Racing Team) based in France along with a Suzuki GSX-R1100 in the AMA SuperTeams Series for Team Ebsco Suzuki.
Polen rode in select professional events.
1994 - Rode for HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) on a new Superbike - the RC45 - finishing fourth in the World Superbike Championship.
1993 - At the request of Ducati Italy Polen concentrated his racing efforts on the AMA Pro SuperBike Championship exclusively, winning the AMA Pro SuperBike Title and wrapping up the Championship with two rounds to go.
1992 - Riding a Ducati 888, Polen won his second World Superbike title and finished third in the AMA Pro SuperBike Championship.
1991 - Riding for Fast By Ferracci on a Ducati Superbike in both the AMA and World Superbike Championship Series, Polen posted 17 wins - a record breaking number of wins for one season in the World Superbike Championship - finishing the season 150 points over his nearest rival.
1990 - Left the Yoshimura Suzuki crew to ride for Eraldo Ferracci aboard a Ducati 851 Superbike.
1989 - Moved to Yoshimura Japan (parent company to Yoshimura R&D) ending the season with a double championship in both Formula 1 and Formula 3 for Polen and Yoshimura.
1988 - Polen got his big break riding for Yoshimura R&D of America. There he got the experience he needed to hone his talent with a team that has been and still is one of the most successful teams in Superbike racing.
Joined the Kosar Racing Team competing in the AMA Pro SuperBike class full time for Kosar using Suzuki GSX-R equipment. He finished 4th overall for the year and gained valuable Superbike experience against riders including Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Bubba Shobert.
1986 - Raced the "GSX-R National Cup Series" winning 45 out of 51 GSX-R Cup races and finishing first in the 750 Cup final and third in the 1100 class.
Early Career - Polen started his road racing career in Texas at Oak Hill Raceway in 1977. He progressed through the initial years in the Lightweight Production and Superbike classes, rising to the top in the Central Road Racing Club.