After a crash during the restart of Daytona SportBike Race 2 at Road America, Team RidersDiscount.com and Jake Holden Racing have decided to hold off on Jake’s attack for the top spot of the podium until the AMA Pro Honda Supercycle Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This means Jake will not be at the Barber SuperBike Classic over Father’s Day weekend in order to allow him to fully recover from a spiral fracture on his thumb sustained in that last crash at Road America. Having already had surgery performed twice on the same hand: once right after Daytona, and then again after a crash while fighting for the lead at Infineon Raceway – it’s going to take a little more time than originally anticipated for Holden to get back to full strength. The extra waiting will only feed the whole team’s hunger to get back to racing in Team RidersDiscount.com colors so Jake can take another shot at the podium where he’s had some good results in the past.
Jake Holden – “I’m really excited to work with RidersDiscount.com – I’m glad they believe in me as a rider and after meeting Brian at Road America, I was more excited to be working with him! I want to make sure I’m fully healed before getting on the bike and representing RidersDiscount.com. I’m hoping to come back at Mid-Ohio and put my RidersDiscount.com / Jake Holden Racing bike back up on the podium where it belongs.”
Brian Gibson, owner RidersDiscount.com – “While we would love to get back into action as soon as possible, there’s no point in doing so if Jake isn’t at full fitness, so we’ll wait until Mid-Ohio to get back at it. Mid-Ohio is a track where we’ve had some really good races both as a team owner and as a rider myself, so it’s fitting to premier the team’s new look there. We can’t wait to get back into AMA Racing again this year, and just the thought of the Ducati 848 EVO on the grid in Team RidersDiscount.com gets my heart going!”
With a little more time away from the track, Jake Holden Racing and Team RidersDiscount.com look forward to a strong performance at Mid-Ohio when Jake makes his premier in his new Team RidersDiscount.com livery. You can follow the team’s progress at facebook.com/ridersdiscount where you can see Jake’s new bodywork coming together with regular updates and, at facebook.com/JakeHolden59 for Jake’s own perspective on everything racing.
Jake Holden would like to thank RidersDiscount.com, FMF Exhaust, Motul, Shoei Helmets, Cortech Apparel, Sidi, Held, Motion-Pro, Liquid Performance, Vortex Racing, Bazzaz Performance Design, SharkSkinz Bodywork, Zero Gravity Windscreens, Vicci, Goodridge Brake Lines, Speedy Moto, K & N Engineering and Penske Shocks.