Suzuki Announces Team Hammer’s Return as its Premier Superbike Road Race Team for 2021
Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki will compete in Superbike, Supersport, and Stock 1000 classes
in the 2021 MotoAmerica Series
Brea, CA (March 16, 2021) – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announces the return of Team Hammer as its official road racing partner for the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series. Team Hammer will field premier Superbike, Supersport and Stock 1000 class riders using Suzuki GSX-Rs for 2021. The team returns to the 2021 MotoAmerica series as Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki.
Riding for Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki will be Superbike athletes Bobby Fong and Cam Petersen.
Bobby Fong, from Stockton, CA, won the 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship for the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team, and earned himself a spot on the team’s GSX-R1000R superbike last year. Fong finished a strong third in the 2020 Honos Superbike Championship with multiple victories, and consistent podium finishes on his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R.
South African Cam Petersen also joins Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki in Superbike for 2021, replacing the retired legend, Toni Elias. Petersen reigns as the 2020 Stock 1000 Champion, a well-earned crown gained on a Team Hammer-built, Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000. Petersen makes a strong addition to Team Hammer’s Superbike effort for 2021.
In 2021, Team Hammer embarks on its 41st consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. In addition to an impressive list of accomplishments in various national and international motorcycle road racing championships, Team Hammer’s success at the AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National level is exceptional.
Team Hammer has earned an accumulated nine AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National titles while racking up 108 race victories and 291 podium finishes in multiple MotoAmerica Championship classes, and in AMA Formula Xtreme, AMA 750cc Supersport, and AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series championships as well.
Along with an exceptional record of preparing, developing, and fielding championship-caliber equipment, Team Hammer is also known for its consistent ability to identify and foster road racing athletes, whether they be up-and-coming riders, overlooked international competitors, or established veterans looking to reignite their careers with Team Hammer.
Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki will debut its full team lineup on March 30-31 at the 2021 MotoAmerica Official Test at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. Team Hammer and Suzuki will announce additional team riders in the near future.
About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors, and Automotive Parts, Accessories, and ECSTAR Oils & Chemicals via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors, and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.
About Team Hammer The 2021 season marks Team Hammer’s 41st consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 108 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 291 times and have won nine AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships (in Superbike and Supersport). The team has also won 137 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running “Methanol Monster” GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.