Blake Young to Race at Donington Park
"I'm really excited to race the Suzuki Alstare Brux GSX-R1000 at Donington Park this weekend. I've been racing motorcycles for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to race Superbikes and I got the chance to do that with the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team in America,” said Young in a release for the press.
Young, who is currently riding for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing in this year’s AMA championship, has taken two podiums to date, and currently sits eighth in American Superbike, behind team mate and series leader Mat Mladin.
“Now, getting the opportunity to do a World Superbike race with the Suzuki Alstare Brux team in Europe is like a dream come true. I'm looking forward to it and want to make the most of this opportunity," Young added.
The 21-year-old American rider will join regular Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Yukio Kagayama, who is also suffering after severe injuries in his right heel.
Kagayama has already defied pain to race in America and Misano, so he is more than determined to battle for the podium, despite the pain.
"For me, once I am on the bike I am a racer and I forget my injuries. I have many fans in England and I want to put on a good show for them and do well. Of course, this championship is not so easy and this year is much more competitive than last year. I hope the weather will be better in Donington than Misano and the results will also be better than last year," said Kagayama.