The Istanbul Park round of World Superbikes proved to be particularly punishing. Carlos Checa fractured a hip, Ayrton Badovini hurt his ankle, and Leon Camier broke the bones in his right foot in seven places. Crescent Suzuki has announced that they would be replacing the injured Camier with American rider Blake Young for the US round of World Superbikes at Laguna Seca.

Young is a logical choice for the Crescent Suzuki team. The Wisconsin native raced in the AMA Superbike series with a great deal of success, ending as runner up to series winner Josh Hayes in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He has a long association with Suzuki, and knows the track well.

He is currently without a ride for this season, after being dropped in favor of Martin Cardenas at Yoshimura Suzuki. Young has so far featured in the three US rounds of MotoGP, riding the Attack Performance CRT machine as a wild card. His appearance at the Laguna Seca WSBK round means he will have the curious record of having raced in all four US rounds in both world championship series.

Source: FIXI Crescent Suzuki

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

  • “Raced?” No. “Appeared” is more like it…

  • Slangbuster

    Glad to see it and good luck to him.

  • Norm G.

    re: “Raced?” No. “Appeared” is more like it”


  • MeatyBeard

    Rolling(slowly) chicane. This isn’t a reflection of Blake Young, more so of the CRT equipment he’s been given. Blake is great but seriously, what’s the point of the Attack CRT effort? It’s put to shame by even the lowliest of it’s CRT competition (not exactly on topic for this article, I know).

  • Scruby

    Good for Blake,and please stay of that CRT rolling pile.