Jordan Motorsports Suzuki’s Aaron Yates will make his return to the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike series at this weekend’s Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro Nationals Presented by Foremost Insurance at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.
Yates will practice his number 23 and make a further evaluation if he will race after that, with the team electing to keep Brett McCormick – who has been riding the second Jordan Suzuki in Yates’ absence – for the round along with National Guard Suzuki Jordan rider Jake Zemke.
“I’m excited about riding again,” said Yates. “And really looking forward to getting back out there.”
Despite previous reports that he would return, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young will not be riding this weekend at VIR as he continues his recovery from injuries suffered in a testing accident at Barber Motorsports Park.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s team manager Peter Doyle is hopeful that Young will be able to return to racing soon but isn’t putting a date on Young’s comeback, according to U.S. sources.
“I think it’s one of those injuries that you just have to let heal in its own time,” Doyle said. “We want Blake back 100 percent healthy so we can go out there and try to win some races full force. We’ll just have to take it a day at a time.”