Brea, CA (December 18, 2019) – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) is proud to confirm ECSTAR Genuine Oil & Chemical as co-title sponsor for its premier road race team for 2020.
Team Hammer, Inc. won the 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship as M4 ECSTAR Suzuki and is adding Suzuki’s Superbike program to its Supersport, Stock 1000, and Twins Cup responsibilities in 2020. Final Superbike program title sponsorship will be announced later.
“The ECSTAR brand of genuine oil and chemical products has been the face of Suzuki’s road racing effort globally since its launch four years ago,” said Pat Alexander, Suzuki Race Support Manager. “In addition to being the title sponsor of SUZUKI ECSTAR, our MotoGP team, we are pleased to extend the partnership to our MotoAmerica Superbike racing efforts here in the United States.”
Team Hammer ECSTAR Suzuki riders for the 2020 racing season will be announced soon.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories 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 2020 season will mark Team Hammer’s 40th consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 83 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 234 times and have won seven AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships. 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.