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Dec 21, 2011

Updated: Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Signs Protective Gear And Tool Sponsors


The Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki team is pleased to announce that agreements are now in place that will see the team's 2012 AMA Pro Racing riders all compete utilizing Cortech Leathers, Sidi Boots, and Held Gloves. Motion Pro has also partnered with Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki providing tools for the team mechanics and controls for the team's race bikes.

Mark Junge - Team Owner Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki
"I'm pleased that all of the team's riders in the 2012 AMA Pro Racing series will be wearing the same protective gear and that these companies think highly enough of the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki effort to partner with us for 2012."

Brian Gibson Owner Riders Discount
"I'm excited that our riders will be covered head to toe in some of the nicest gear in the industry. Riders Discount has had a strong relationship with Cortech for many years and we are definitely excited to supply Sidi Boots and Held Gloves to our customers. They make high quality apparel and we love being able to service our customer with the best products out there. Motion Pro is no stranger to us either as we have outfitted many of our in house race bikes with many products from them and have always had great results."

Cortech will be providing the One Piece Race Suits to protect the riders while still allowing them the freedom of movement that they look for.

Richard Kimes Cortech
"All of us at Cortech are thrilled to be working with the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki team and its riders. We are particular in who we work with as we continually drive to refine the technologies and construction of our world-class racing and consumer gear. The Vesrah team's riders are great to work with and we are confident that a very successful 2012 is ahead for us all."

Cory West Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #57
"I'm looking forward to working with Cortech for the 2012 AMA season. I've seen the quality of their leathers at the racetrack and it looks like they are building great suits. I'm excited to see what our suits will look like because Cortech always has some of the coolest designs and color schemes! I've also noticed that they have stepped up in a big way the last couple of years with their presence at the track and by giving money back to the sport, and I'm happy to be affiliated with a prominent company like Cortech."

Jake Lewis Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #85
"I'm really excited to be wearing the Cortech suits next year because they are awesome! I tried them on and raced with them and they are really comfortable and light. They also provide great safety, which is really important in our sport. A bunch of other riders in the pro series wear them, so I know they provide top-notch suits and they look very good. I'm looking forward to working with the Cortech crew and representing them in 2012!"

Motonation will be providing the latest in Sidi boots to comfortably protect the rider's feet.

Bill Berroth President Motonation
"Sometimes a favorite son wanders in the darkness before they see the real truth and they come back home. This is the case with Vesrah, they had to try a few other brands of boots the last few years but now they are coming home, to stay, with Sidi"¦."

Jake Lewis Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #85
"I'm really excited to be wearing Sidi boots next year as my first season as a pro! The boots are very comfortable and provide great safety, which is important. I'm really looking forward to working with the whole Sidi crew and representing the brand well. The boots look cool and also are very light, which is good. I'm happy to be running them next year"

Benny Solis Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #35
"Honestly, I really like the boots a lot. They are very comfortable and I can feel how protective they are. The best part is the ventilation! I opened the vents and when I rode on the track, I noticed immediately how my ankle and feet were getting so much air - it was awesome! They are also very cool looking, and they feel really light once they are on my feet. Sidi has built a great boot, I'm happy to be running them for next season"

Held will outfit the team riders hands in their gloves that retain the level of feel required while providing outstanding protection.

Harry Vanderlinden - Held USA Racer Support
"In 2011 Held USA teamed up with Vesrah Suzuki and Cory West. We were very pleased when Cory made the podium of the Daytona 200 and he continued to put Held gloves in the spotlight with strong finishes. When Mark Junge and Breeann Poland informed me of the plans for 2012, I knew we had to make things happen for Cory, Benny Solis and Jake Lewis. I know Benny from the Red Bull Rookie Cup and have been watching Jake race in WERA for several years now. I know the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki, 3-rider team, will put Held gloves at the top of AMA roadracing in 2012. Held USA is happy to provide the team with what is known as the most protective and most comfortable gloves in the world.

Breeann Poland Team Manager Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki
"I have been working with Held for the past few years now and every rider that has put a pair of their gloves on has been more than impressed. When trying to figure out plans for 2012 Mark and I knew right away that we wanted the boys to wear the best possible and for us that is Held! We are both extremely excited to partner up with Held again, knowing that our riders hands will have the best possible protection!"

Cory West Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #57
"I'm really happy to be continuing my relationship with Held gloves for next season. Last year was my first season wearing them and I was completely satisfied with their gloves. They fit well, offer great protection, and are very durable when you do fall. I'm looking forward to breaking in a new set and getting on track!"

Motion Pro will equip the teams mechanics with the tools necessary to perform their jobs and the team race-bikes.

Chris Van Andel Motion Pro
"Motion Pro is proud to become a part of the AMA Pro Racing efforts of Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Racing. They are well known in the road racing world for their professionalism and deep racing experience. The team chose Motion Pro to supply our high quality tools and controls, giving them more efficiency in the pits, and the Revolver Throttle System will give the riders another option for tuning and more precise control on the powerful Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki race bikes. Everyone at Motion Pro is looking for this partnership to be a winning combination in 2012!"

Benny Solis Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #35
"It's been a while since I've ran Motion Pro products but I remember running lots of their stuff when I was 125 racing with my dad. We always trusted their products because they were great and my dad always used their special tools to build the bikes for me, for sure they are a great company so it's another plus on the teams side to have another great company added."

More, from a press release issued by Motonation:

Rider's Discount Vesrah Suzuki team signs with Sidi boots for 2012!

Motonation is pleased to announce that it has signed the complete Rider's Discount Vesrah Suzuki team to a long term agreement that will see the complete team wear Sidi Vortice boots in 2012 and beyond!

The Rider's Discount Vesrah Suzuki team is comprised of Cory West, Benny Solis, Jakes Lewis, Mark Junge and young gun Nick Mcfadden and are expecting great things for 2012.

Sidi is pleased to be along for the ride!