We first reported on Elena Myers when she won the AMA Pro Racing Supersport race back at Infineon earlier in the season, becoming the first woman (or second) to win a professional US motorcycle race. Now the 16-year-old wonder is making waves again, after visiting the Rizla Suzuki pit box during the Red Bull US GP at Laguna Seca. Meeting the Rizla Suzuki team, Myers has been offered a chance to ride the Suzuki GSV-R during the testing session held after the MotoGP round at Valencia, Spain.
Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Paul Denning was clear in his offer that this would just be an opportunity for Myers to do a few laps on the Suzuki GP bike, and see what it’s like (with Rizla Suzuki getting some much needed good press of course). Denning has insisted that the ride wouldn’t be a test, meaning that the team isn’t considering Myers for MotoGP…yet.
Even still, Myers has her eye on the prize, and is fired up for this once in a lifetime opportunity. “It was all pretty overwhelming, but that’s where I want to be some day,” said Myers. “And this just makes me want it even more now. I’m going to be motivated no matter what, but seeing what this is all like makes me want it even more.” After watching the 16-year-old at Infineon, we can certainly say she has the stuff to race with the boys, and beat them at their own game.
Source: Elena Myers Project