Yamaha Announce AMA Rider Line-Up

Calvin Kim
by Calvin Kim
From Yamaha Motor Corp. USA:

CYPRESS, Calif., 2002-Emphasizing the "we race what we sell" approach, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA today officially announced that it will campaign a four rider team for 2003. The team will consist of DamonBuckmaster, Aaron Gobert, Jamie Hacking and Jason DiSalvo riding all-new, fuel injected, factory prepared Yamaha YZF-R6s in the AMA US 600 Supersport class. DiSalvo will also compete on his YZF-R6 in the AMA US Superstock class.

In addition to racing the YZF-R6, Buckmaster, Gobert and Hacking will battle for the AMA Formula Xtreme championship on the proven Team Graves Motorsports prepared Yamaha YZF-R1s. According to Keith McCarty, Yamaharacing manager, "This arrangement with Graves Motorsports allows both teamsto focus on one specific machine and put forth our best effort in each class."

Commenting on the team, he added, "I expect some great results this year from the entire team that we've assembled. We've got the perfect combination of young guns and guys who have already delivered great results."

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