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Feb 3, 2003

Racer Jeff Tigert Joins American Honda R&D

<BR><BR>Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>AFM racer Jeff Tigert, 25, has been hired as On-road Test Engineer for American Honda Research & Development. <BR><BR>Tigert, who finished seventh in the 2002 GSX-R600 Suzuki Cup Finals in his first race at Road Atlanta, told Roadracingworld.com that he started at Honda on January 13 and has already moved from the San Francisco bay area to Torrance, California, where American Honda is based.<BR><BR>Just prior to getting the word from Honda, Tigert said he purchased a Suzuki GSX-R1000 to contest the AFM's premiere Formula Pacific class but has decided to put his new career at Honda ahead of his racing plans.<BR><BR>Tigert, a graduate of MMI and a Honda technician for four years, said his first duty was to street test cruisers but said he looked forward to testing Honda's new CBR600RR.<BR><BR><BR><BR>