AMA Superbike runner-up Blake Young got an early birthday present when he was selected by the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team to replace the injured Leon Camier for the upcoming eni FIM Superbike World Championship round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA September 27-29.
Young, a Wisconsin native who turned 26 on September 20, will pilot the Yoshimura-powered GSX-R1000. He gets his first taste of the GSX-R1000 on Friday morning and should be aided by his knowledge of the California track. He has finished as the runner-up in the AMA Superbike series each of the last two years and this season raced in the Indianapolis and Houston rounds of the MotoGP Championship.
Young replaces the Englishman Camier following his serious crash in Turkey last week that required surgery to repair seven broken bones in his right foot. Meanwhile, Young is eagerly anticipating his opportunity.
"I'm really excited at the prospect of riding for FIXI Crescent Suzuki and can't wait black porn to ride the bike. It was a surprise to get the call, but it will be great to go back to Laguna Seca, especially on a World Superbike – it's a bit like a dream come true for me and made even better that it's a Suzuki," Young said. "I'm ready to get out on the bike and try to do some good things on the world stage and see what happens from there."
Young became a full-time racer at age 14 and entered the AMA Pro Road Racing Series two years later on a Suzuki GSX-R600. He made his Superbike debut in 2008, earned a fulltime ride with Rockstar Makita Suzuki in 2009 and placed sixth overall in the series in both 2009 and 2010. He broke through with seven wins and eight podiums in 2011, finishing second, and followed up with three wins and 16 total podiums for another second-place finish in 2012.
"We are happy to have secured Blake for the Laguna Seca round for the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team. He has excellent knowledge of the circuit and also knows how to win on a Suzuki GSX-R and we think he'll adapt to WSB quickly. We'll certainly do all we can to help him be competitive and to get the best possible result," said Team Manager Paul Denning.