Video: Review of Cardenas’ Remarkable 2012 Championship Season


Martin Cardenas and his Team Hammer crew took their GEICO Suzuki GSX-R600 to the champion’s podium in the GoPro Daytona SportsBike class with a remarkable eight victories and 13 podium finishes in 19 starts. The team’s eight wins were the most in the class this year and second most in class history, behind the nine Cardenas won in 2010. Overall, Cardenas now has a class-leading 24 victories and already has cemented his championship pedigree in the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Road Racing Series.

Posted November 20th, 2012.

Video: AMA Daytona Sportbike Champion Martin Cardenas Provides Riding Tips


Newly-crowned GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing champion Martin Cardenas teamed with his primary sponsor GEICO to produce a quick and informative motorcycle safety video.

Cardenas, along with Suzuki teammate Chris Ulrich, present simple safety tips that help novice and more experienced riders alike maximize their fun and wellbeing while riding their own motorcycles.

“Riding on the streets can be tricky business,” Cardenas said. “I’m proud to partner with GEICO Motorcycle to remind riders that easy steps, like wearing proper equipment, being aware of the things around you and taking the time to practice basic skills can make the roads safer for everyone who uses them.”

Posted October 26th, 2012.

Video: How GEICO Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas Won The 2012 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship


GEICO Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas built a big points lead and maintained it until he clinched the 2012 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship during the penultimate race weekend of the series, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Then Cardenas went to the season finale at NOLA Motorsports Park and won the last race of the series.

Cardenas has now won 24 races since the Daytona SportBike class was established, with seven wins in 2009, nine wins and the championship in 2010 and eight wins and the championship in 2012. (In 2011 he won one Superbike race, giving him a grand total of 25 AMA Pro National race wins.)

Posted October 15th, 2012.

Video: GEICO Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas Wins The AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship At Homestead-Miami Speedway


Martin Cardenas and GEICO Suzuki clinched the 2012 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship at the penultimate round of the series, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The September 22-23 Triumph Big Kahuna weekend provided variable weather conditions; Martin finished second in the dry on Saturday, then rode a conservative race in the wet on Sunday to wrap up his second AMA Pro Championship with one round to spare.

Posted September 26th, 2012.