Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias begins his MotoAmerica Superbike title defense this weekend, April 13-15, at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. Teammate Roger Hayden, who finished runner up in last year’s championship, is also looking for a strong start to the 2018 season on one of the circuits he grew up racing at with his brothers.

Both riders will be aboard the potent 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000, the latest generation of the all-time winningest motorcycle in MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Championship history.

In addition to the start of a new racing season, Yoshimura R&D and Suzuki Motor of America are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their formal partnership. Launched in 1978, Yoshimura Suzuki became the all-time winningest team in MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Championship history. The pairing of Suzuki and Yoshimura has resulted in a series leading 14 championships and a remarkable 189 wins for the team.

Yoshimura Suzuki is coming off a highly-successful 2017 campaign, winning 13 of the 20 rounds and finishing first and second in the championship. Elias, scored 10 of those victories and even wrapped up the title before the final round!


MotoAmerica AMA Superbike
Pro Racing #: 1
Manresa, Catalonia
DOB: March 26th, 1983


MotoAmerica AMA Superbike
Pro Racing #: 95
Owensboro, KY
DOB: May 30th, 1983

Bike - 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Engine - Yoshimura-tuned 999.8cc, 4-stroke,
  4 cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Transmission - 6-Speed
Exhaust - Yoshimura Alpha T Titanium 4-1 Full System
Fuel - Sunoco Race
Lubrication - Motul
Air Filter - MWR Race Filters
Battery - Shorai
Spark Plugs - NGK Spark Plugs
Sprockets - Sunstar
Final Drive - RK Racing Chain
Clip-Ons - Yoshimura Special
Front Suspension - Öhlins
Rear Suspension - Öhlins
Front Brakes - Sunstar Twin Disc / Brembo Calipers
Rear Brakes - Sunstar Disc / Production Caliper
Wheels - JB-Power Magtan Magnesium
Tires - Dunlop Race Spec
Tire Warmers - Chicken Hawk Racing