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Cardenas Ends Championship-Winning Season With Thrilling Victory on GEICO Suzuki
Martin Cardenas capped his second championship season Sunday with a thrilling victory over hard-charging Cameron Beaubier at NOLA Motorsports Park to push his 2012 total to eight wins and the all-time class record to 24.
October 07, 2012
Championship In Hand, Cardenas Pushes Hard For Win Only To Crash Late
With just two laps remaining in Saturday’s Big Kahuna New Orleans, newly-crowned GoPro Daytona SportBike champion Martin Cardenas had just one thought as he led the field around Turn 16 and onto the front straightaway — “Today I was not going to be second.”
October 06, 2012
WESTBY SECOND IN NEW ORLEANS DAYTONA SPORTBIKE RACE
Team Hammer registered another standout performance across all three AMA Pro classes in Saturday's maiden races at NOLA Motorsports Park.
October 06, 2012
SECOND ROW START FOR WESTBY IN NEW ORLEANS
Dane Westby's quest to secure second position in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship at the 2012 season finale at NOLA Motorsports Park got off to a solid start on Friday.
October 05, 2012
New Champ Cardenas Will Hold Nothing Back at Season Finale
Clinching the 2012 AMA GoPro Daytona SportBike title with room to spare has given two-time class champion Martin Cardenas plenty of reasons to look forward to this weekend’s season-ending Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans at NOLA Motorsports Park.
October 03, 2012
Video: GEICO Suzuki's Martin Cardenas Wins The AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship Sunday At Homestead-Miami Speedway
Martin Cardenas and GEICO Suzuki clinched the 2012 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike Championship at Homestead Miami's penultimate round. The Triumph Big Kahuna weekend provided variable weather conditions with both wet and dry races. Martin took a second place podium on Saturday in race one, and rode a conservative race in the wet on Sunday to wrap up the championship with one round to spare.
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September 26, 2012
GEICO’s Cardenas Clinches Second Daytona SportBike Championship
The first rain race of the 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Road Racing ended with Martin Cardenas under a shower of confetti as he officially clinched the GoPro Daytona SportBike championship with a safe fourth-place result Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
September 23, 2012
Runner-Up Finish Draws Cardenas Within A Breath Of 2012 Championship
GEICO Suzuki pro Martin Cardenas put a virtual stranglehold on the 2012 GoPro Daytona SportBike championship Saturday with a strong second-place finish in the first of two GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing races this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
September 22, 2012
Another Strong Start For GEICO Suzuki Pro Cardenas, This Time In Miami
The penultimate event of the 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series has arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway and championship points leader Martin Cardenas already has established himself as a favorite.
September 21, 2012
GEICO Suzuki Rider Cardenas Closes On 2nd Daytona SportBike Title
Even though GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas can clinch the 2012 GoPro Daytona SportBike championship at this weekend's Triumph Big Kahuna Miami, it's business as usual in the Team Hammer pit as the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing tour arrives in South Florida.
September 20, 2012
Video: How GEICO Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas Stretched His Points Lead At New Jersey Motorsports Park
GEICO Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas won his seventh AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race of the year and stretched his points lead at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
OnTheThrottle.tv
September 09, 2012
Lucky Win No. 7 For Points Leader Cardenas in New Jersey
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas rode to his seventh victory of the 2012 season Sunday with a dramatic last-lap pass around two riders that extended his sizable lead in the GoPro Daytona SportBike category to 76 points with just four races left on the schedule.
September 09, 2012
Jersey Runner-Up Result Pads GEICO Rider Cardenas' Points Lead
Martin Cardenas came up a few inches short of tallying his seventh AMA GoPro Daytona SportBike victory of the season Saturday, but his runner-up finish to Cameron Beaubier in Saturday's first race of the American Red Cross Devil's Showdown still added six points to his championship points lead with five races remaining on the season.
September 08, 2012
Points Leader Cardenas Quickest in 1st New Jersey Qualifier
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas posted a near-record lap of 1:23.522 about midway through Friday afternoon’s opening round of GoPro Daytona SportBike qualifying at New Jersey Motorsports Park to lead Day 1 action at the AMA American Red Cross Devil’s Showdown.
September 07, 2012
Championship Leader Cardenas Happy To Be Back On His GEICO Suzuki
It's been more than a month since AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike rider Martin Cardenas has been aboard his front-running GEICO Suzuki, so this weekend's American Red Cross Devils Showdown in the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park couldn't come soon enough for the 29-year-old Colombian.
September 06, 2012
Laguna Seca Runner-up Finish Yields Cardenas Huge Points Gain
The disappointment of getting passed on the last lap and settling for runner-up honors at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix quickly was replaced by jubilation throughout the GEICO Suzuki pit when the new championship rankings showed rider Martin Cardenas ahead of his nearest rival by a whopping 64 points.
July 29, 2012
Cardenas Conquers Laguna Qualifying For 4th Pole of 2012
Qualifying for the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike category was limited to just three circuits around the 11-turn, 2.24-mile course at Laguna Seca, but GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas made the most of his brief time on track, posting a top-qualifying time of 1:27.575 to lead the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
July 28, 2012
GEICO Suzuki Rider Cardenas Makes Statement in 1st Laguna Seca Practice
Championship points leader Martin Cardenas used Friday's first practice session at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix to let all of his peers in the AMA GoPro Daytona SportBike class know that he's definitely the man to beat this weekend. Cardenas turned a best lap of 1:27.952 around the 11-turn, 2.23-mile Laguna Seca course to pace opening day action on his GEICO Suzuki GSX-R.
July 27, 2012
Six-time Winner Cardenas Hoping to Build On Sizable Points Lead
With just seven races spread across four events left in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SuperBike Series, Martin Cardenas knows every good finish will take him one step closer to clinching the 2012 championship for the GEICO Suzuki team.
July 26, 2012
Podium Finish Evades Points Leader Cardenas in Second Ohio Race
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas salvaged a fourth-place finish Sunday in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike series during the Buckeye SuperBike weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
July 15, 2012
Points Leader Cardenas Runner-up In First Mid-Ohio Race
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas and stable-mate Dane Westby had been dueling for 20 laps in Saturday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at the Buckeye Superbike Weekend on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and Cardenas had a plan to bring home the win.
July 14, 2012
Video: GEICO Suzuki's Martin Cardenas Reflects On The AMA Pro Road Races At Barber Motorsports Park
AMA Pro Daytona SportBike points leader Martin Cardenas and his GEICO Suzuki GSX-R600 recently finished third in Race 2 at Barber Motorsports Park after suspension set-up changes didn’t quite work out and the rear brake developed a problem in Race 1, where he finished fifth. In this video, Cardenas comments on the unique opportunity fans have to meet the riders and see the racebikes up close during the popular AMA Pro fan walk. Be sure to stop by and see the friendly Colombian at the Buckeye Superbike Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, July 13-15, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
OnTheThrottle.TV
July 06, 2012
Barber Podium Pads Cardenas Daytona SportBike Points Lead
Martin Cardenas survived another grueling day at Barber Motorsports Park and brought home a respectable third-place finish on his GEICO Suzuki to improve his lead in the GoPro Daytona SportBike championship to 51 points over second-place Jason DiSalvo.
June 24, 2012
GEICO Suzuki Rider Cardenas Limits Damage with 5th Place Finish
Despite riding Saturday’s main event of the Triumph SuperBike Classic without a rear brake, Daytona SportBike championship leader Martin Cardenas did a fine job of damage control by finishing in fifth place on his GEICO Suzuki. By maintaining his composure, Cardenas lost just two points to second-ranked rider Jason DiSalvo, who was fourth overall.
June 23, 2012
Championship Leader Cardenas Survives Sweltering Barber Opening Day
The Triumph SuperBike Classic roared to life Friday under punishing conditions at Barber Motorsports Park, but GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas coolly rode his GSX-R600 to the No. 4 slot in the provisional field with a steady, if not spectacular, 1:28.504 circuit.
June 22, 2012
Points Leader Cardenas Looking For More Success at Barber Motorsports Park
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas is facing a different kind of track at this weekend's Triumph SuperBike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park, but is hoping for the same kind of results he's enjoyed all season.
June 20, 2012
Cardenas Sweeps Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America
GEICO Suzuki superstar Martin Cardenas continued his dominance of the GoPro Daytona SportBike class with his second victory of the weekend Sunday at the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America. Cardenas has now won six of eight races this season and leads the championship chase by 47 points over Jason DiSalvo, who finished second.
June 03, 2012
Cardenas Works Hard to Tally Another Victory For GEICO Suzuki
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas found another way to win a GoPro Daytona SportBike race Saturday at Road America, playing it safe early before riding through the top half of the field from a mid-pack position to take his fifth victory of the season and class-record 21st of his career.
June 02, 2012
After Setting Track Record, Cardenas Settles For 3rd Spot On Provisional Grid
Three AMA Pro Daytona SportBike riders bettered the established elapsed time record at historic Road America Friday, and as usual, GEICO Suzuki rider and current class points leader Martin Cardenas was in the mix.
June 01, 2012
Points Leader Cardenas Hoping To Extend Winning Streak at Road America
In four career Daytona SportBike starts at Road America, GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas has three victories and a third-place finish to his credit. It's no wonder the 29-year-old Colombian smiles broadly whenever he thinks of the historic 4.05-mile, 14-turn layout in eastern Wisconsin.
May 29, 2012
GEICO Suzuki's Martin Cardenas Earns Dramatic Win in Utah
Martin Cardenas made a bold move for the lead with just three corners left in Sunday's GoPro AMA Daytona SportBike race at Miller Motorsports Park's BigM Weekend and then held off Jason DiSalvo to pick up his fourth victory of the season.
May 28, 2012
GEICO's Cardenas Quickest Early On at Miller Motorsports Park
Daytona SportBike points leader Martin Cardenas continued his roll by grabbing the provisional pole Saturday on his GEICO Suzuki at Miller Motorsports Park.
May 27, 2012
Points Leader Cardenas Loves Wide-Open Road Racing Action at Miller
Martin Cardenas likes to go fast on his GEICO Suzuki Daytona SportBike, as witnessed by his three victories and three No. 1 qualifier positions in the first three stops of the 2012 AMA Road Racing season. So it's no surprise that the 29-year-old Colombian champion says Miller Motorsports Park is one of his favorite racetracks in the world.
May 24, 2012
Video: Highlights Of AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Race One From Infineon Raceway
Video: Highlights Of AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Race One From Infineon Raceway
May 10, 2012
Points Leader Cardenas Crashes Out of West Coast Moto Jam Race Two
The 33-point cushion GEICO Suzuki Martin Cardenas had built in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike standings by winning three races in a row was reduced to just 12 after the 29-year-old Colombian crashed out of Sunday's second race at the Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam.
May 06, 2012
Cardenas Makes It Three Wins In a Row On GEICO Suzuki
Following a pitched back-and-forth battle for the lead throughout Saturday's 50-mile race at Infineon Raceway, Martin Cardenas managed to collect his third victory in a row in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class aboard his powerful GEICO Suzuki GSX-R600.
May 05, 2012
GEICO Suzuki Rider Cardenas 3rd Quickest in Opening Sonoma Qualifier
Championship points leader Martin Cardenas opened qualifying for this weekend’s Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway with a best lap time of 1:38.593, slotting his GEICO Suzuki GSX-R600 third overall.
May 04, 2012
Daytona SportBike Points Leader Cardenas Anxious To Add To His Totals in Sonoma
Fresh off back-to-back victories at Road Atlanta that propelled him into the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike points lead, GEICO Suzuki GSX-R600 rider Martin Cardenas is hoping for another successful outing at this weekend's Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway.
May 03, 2012
Martin Cardenas Talks About What it Takes For Him To Go Fast
Martin and his team executed a perfect weekend, earning pole position, leading the most laps and winning both AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike races during the Triumph Big Kahuna Nationals at Road Atlanta. Martin now has a 20-point lead on the rest of the field going into this weekend's Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway.
OnTheThrottle.TV
May 02, 2012
Cardenas Wins Again, Surfs Away with Big Kahuna Title
It wasn’t quite as easy as Saturday’s wire-to-wire job, but GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas still managed to win his second AMA Pro Daytona SportBike trophy of the weekend Sunday at Road Atlanta to sweep the Triumph Big Kahuna Nationals and claim the unique top prize — a brand new surfboard.
April 23, 2012
GEICO’s Cardenas Wins Atlanta Opener, Surges into AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Points Lead
Martin Cardenas’ love affair with Road Atlanta continued Saturday as the 29-year-old Colombian rode his GEICO Suzuki GSX-R600 to a wire-to-wire victory in the first of two AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike races this weekend.
April 21, 2012
Cardenas’ GEICO Suzuki Remains The Quickest in AMA Daytona Sportbike Class
Just as it was at the season-opening Daytona 200 a month ago, Martin Cardenas’ GEICO Suzuki remains the quickest bike in the Daytona SportBike category. The affable Colombian posted a lap of 1:28.938 around the 2.55-mile circuit of Road Atlanta Friday evening to earn provisional No. 1 qualifier honors at the Triumph Big Kahuna Nationals.
April 20, 2012
Double-Up Road Atlanta Champion Cardenas Ready To Defend His Titles
GEICO Suzuki rider Martin Cardenas has lots of good feelings heading into this weekend's AMA Triumph Big Kahuna Nationals at Road Atlanta, and he's hoping his positive outlook will produce another big outing at one of his favorites racetracks in the world.
April 19, 2012
Video: Interview With GEICO Suzuki Team Owner Chris Ulrich
Video: Interview With GEICO Suzuki Team Owner Chris Ulrich
AMA Pro Racing
April 03, 2012
Video: Daytona Recap with GEICO Suzuki's Martin Cardenas
Video: Daytona Recap with GEICO Suzuki's Martin Cardenas
OnTheThrottle.TV
March 25, 2012
Spy Shots of Cardenas' GEICO Suzuki Released
Spy Shots of Cardenas' GEICO Suzuki Released
March 11, 2012