Aussie Jamie Stauffer to Race for Yoshimura Staff
by Staff
BREA, Calif., April 9, 2003 -- American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC)today announced that Australian road racer Jamie Stauffer will contestthe AMA 600 SuperSport Series aboard the 2003 Suzuki GSX-R600 for thefactory-supported Yoshimura Suzuki team for the remainder of the 2003season.

"It's really great to be a part of a team as good as Yoshimura Suzuki,"said Stauffer. "It's a team I wouldn't have expected to get onto yet.I'd have thought I'd have to work my way up to it. But I'm happy to beon the team and riding the Suzuki GSX-R600. Hopefully I can win someraces and show them they made the right decision to hire me."

Originally from Kurri Kurri, New South Wales in Australia, 23-year-oldStauffer currently lives in Oceanside, Calif. Before coming stateside,he successfully campaigned Australia's national Superbike and FormulaXtreme series. Prior to that he captured a number of regional andnational dirt-track titles. Most recently, he raced the AMA 600SuperSport race at Daytona and finished an impressive seventh.

"Jamie brings a wide variety of racing experience to the team," saidTeam Manager Don Sakakura. "From dirt-track to speedway to road racing,he's done it all. With this breadth of experience, Jamie's ridingtalent and the strengths of the Suzuki GSX-R600, we believe that the2003 AMA 600 SuperSport season will be a successful one."

Stauffer's first riding stint with Team Yoshimura Suzuki is scheduled forthe upcoming test at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., on April 14-16, 2003.

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