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 afternoonís opening round of GoPro Daytona SportBike qualifying at New Jersey Motorsports Park to lead Day 1 action at the AMA American Red Cross Devilís 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
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 Saturdayís 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 didnít 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.
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 Saturdayís 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
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
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
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
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
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.
May 02, 2012
Cardenas Wins Again, Surfs Away with Big Kahuna Title
It wasnít quite as easy as Saturdayís 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 ó a brand new surfboard.
April 23, 2012
Cardenasí GEICO Suzuki Remains The Quickest in AMA Daytona Sportbike Class
Just as it was at the season-opening Daytona 200 a month ago, Martin Cardenasí 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