News 22 Jul 2011

Suzuki's AMA stars meet Bautista ahead of Laguna Seca MotoGP

Suzuki's AMA riders met with MotoGP rider Alvaro Bautista this week.

Suzuki's AMA riders met with MotoGP rider Alvaro Bautista this week.

American Suzuki Motor Corporation played host to the Suzuki MotoGP and AMA Pro Road Race team riders at its headquarters in Brea, California in the lead up to this weekend’s MotoGP race at Laguna Seca in California.

Riders representing Rizla Suzuki, Rockstar Makita Suzuki, Michael Jordan Motorsports, M4 Suzuki and Vesrah Suzuki teams were in attendance.

The event kicked off with a two-hour meet-and-greet autograph session for all of the employees and management at the Brea facility and was followed by a luncheon with ASMC top executives.

The gathering provided the riders a chance to visit the home office and meet the staff, while the employees were able to meet and engage with their favorite riders and get autographs.

Riders in attendance were Rizla Suzuki’s Alvaro Bautista, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young and Tommy Hayden, Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Ben Bostrom, M4 Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas, Chris Ulrich and Dane Westby, SuzukiScoopFans’ Elena Myers and Vesrah Suzuki’s Corey Alexander.

The event also gave the riders the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed executive management team including Chairman Takashi Iwatsuki, Executive VP Toru Muraki and Sales and Marketing Senior Director Larry Vandiver.

The Suzuki riders made the quick stop in Brea on their way to Monterey, California for the combined events of the 2011 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship and the Red Bull U.S. MotoGP at the Laguna Seca Raceway this weekend.