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SBK: Roger Lee Hayden Steps Up to World Superbike for 2010

Pedercini Kawasaki is delighted to announce that American Roger Lee Hayden will join the team to compete in the 2010 Superbike World Championship.

The 26-year-old from Owensboro, Kentucky, USA has spent much of his career on Kawasaki machinery and in 2009 he participated in the Daytona Sportbike 600cc category in the Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki team. Hayden’s career began in 2004 in the AMA Supersport championship and the year after he was named AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year. In AMA Supersport he was able to win 13 races.

Regarding Pedercini Kawasaki’s second rider, the team is carrying out negotiations with several competitive riders, in order to have a strong team to be able to run at the front.

Roger Lee Hayden declared: “I am really happy to be participating in the World Superbike Championship next year with the Pedercini Team. It has always been my goal to race in a World Championship Series, and now I have the opportunity. It’s a big difference from what I did last year, but I’m ready and looking forward to taking that next step. I have experience on the Kawasaki Superbike, so that does not make everything completely new. It should be fun learning and racing at the new circuits and of course we have a home round in Salt Lake at Miller Motorsports Park. My first test will be at Portimao towards the end of January and I can’t wait to get back on a bike again!”

Team manager Lucio Pedercini added: “We’re very happy with our signing of Roger. He is a young rider and we hope to realize his full potential and guide him through his debut as we strongly believe that Hayden will put us in a good position to compete in the next Superbike World Championship. He has been competitive on Kawasaki machinery in the USA, he knows the Kawasaki ZX 10R and we want to continue developing his career within Kawasaki. We understand that Roger may need some time to adapt himself to our team, the new circuits and to such a difficult and competitive championship as World Superbike, but we are sure about his talent, motivation and determination”.

Team Pedercini signs up Scassa and Salom for WSBK 2009

Team PederciniTeam Pedercini has defined it rider line up for the coming season, during which the Italian company will race 2009 spec Kawasaki ZX-10R machines and create an Italian/Spanish rider alliance between Luca Scassa and David Salom.
The ultimate ambition of the team is to push hard for points scores, at each round of what is set to be a fantastically competitive season.
Scassa, born in Arezzo 25 years ago, has already had a richly diverse career, having raced MV Agustas in Superstock and AMA classes, and won the Italian Superstock title in 2006.
David Salom, a twenty-four-year-old from Palma de Majorca, does not lack for success either. In 2006 he was the Spanish Supersport champion, and in the past two years he has raced in World Supersport, impressing many with some strong rides in the tough 600cc class.

David Salom: “This is a very important step for my career because it will let me challenge in a class where only the best riders compete. I want to take advantage of this opportunity and learn from the best. I want to thank the team for having come to an agreement to let me race and I will do my very best to repay them with good results.”

Luca Scassa “I face this new adventure convinced that I can do well. The team is good and I can’t wait for the championship to get underway. We must work hard to get our technical package working well and qualify strongly to get good grid positions. With everything in place we should make good progress and I hope to fight for top 10 finishes sometimes.”

Source | SBK