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Team Suzuki Press Office – June 25.

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Martin Cardenas turned in two tremendous performances in the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship third round at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham at the weekend, bringing home a podium on Saturday and a solid fourth-place finish on Sunday.

As a result, Cardenas continues to lead the overall championship points in the premier class and was one of four Suzuki racers who finished in the top 10 on both days.

On Saturday, Cardenas got a great start on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and led a number of the race’s 21 laps before eventually finishing third. On Sunday, he also got a good start and battled for a podium position for the entire race before finishing fourth.

“On Saturday, my race was a little bit tough,” said Cardenas. “I had a good rhythm going on the Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000, but I wasn’t as fast as I wanted to be. I tried my best and just tried to finish in third and get some points. For Sunday, we changed a few things and we had some good speed at first, but from the middle to the end of the race, I had a hard time keeping the pace. Next we go to Mid-Ohio, and I like the layout of that track. I’ve had some good results there and I hope to come back stronger for that race.”

Yoshimura Suzuki team-mate Chris Clark struggled at the Barber event, never really finding his rhythm. On Saturday, he finished the race in 15th place and on Sunday he had to retire early from the event.

The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team’s next event of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on July 12-14th.

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Barber Superbike Results, Race 1:

1. Josh Hayes (Yamaha)
2. Roger Hayden (MJM Suzuki)
3. Martin Cardenas (Yoshimura Suzuki)
4. Josh Herrin (Yamaha)
5. Chris Fillmore (KTM)
6. Larry Pegram (Yamaha)
7. Geoff May (EBR)
8. Danny Eslick (MJM Suzuki)
9. David Anthony (Suzuki)
10. Aaron Yates (EBR)

Barber Superbike Results, Race 2:

1. Josh Hayes (Yamaha)
2. Roger Hayden (MJM Suzuki)
3. Josh Herrin (Yamaha)
4. Martin Cardenas (Yoshimura Suzuki)
5. Larry Pegram (Yamaha)
6. Danny Eslick (MJM Suzuki)
7. Chris Fillmore (KTM)
8. Geoff May (EBR)
9. Taylor Knapp (EBR)
10. David Anthony (Suzuki)

2013 Superbike Standings:

1. Martin Cardenas – 144
2. Josh Hayes – 134
3. Josh Herrin – 131
4. Roger Hayden – 107
5. Larry Pegram – 106
6. Danny Eslick – 94
7. Chris Fillmore – 79
8. David Anthony – 70
9. Geoff May – 60
10. Chris Clark – 55

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