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Ben Young Takes Lean Angle to Daytona

Lean Angle Canada is proud to support up-and-coming Canadian roadracer Ben Young as he takes his talents south of the border to the historic Daytona International Speedway for this coming weekend’s opening round of the AMA Pro Road Racing season.

Young, who rides for the FOGI Racing Development Team, has just completed a very successful testing session at Jennings in Florida aboard his Yamaha R6 which he will be campaigning for the first time in Daytona in the highly competitive AMA Pro SuperSport Class - AMA Pro Road Racing’s showcase of America’s future motorcycle racing stars.

Young started with the FOGI Racing Development Team in 2009 (formally known at RAT Racing) on a Honda RS125 GP machine. His abilities have presented him with international opportunities that have allowed him to compete in Scotland, the British Superbike GP125 and the Red Bull AMA Rookie Cup tryouts.

In 2010 he progressed to the Yamaha TZ250 GP machine along with the Moriwaki MD250GP. During this same season he earned two Championship titles; USGPRU GP250 (under 30's) Champion and the PRO GP125  R.A.C.E Championship in Canada.

The 17 year old will be utilizing TechSpec Gripsters Grip Pads on his new mount. Gripster Tank Pads are engineered to improve control and technique, enhance body positioning, reduce fatigue, and protects the user’s tank without harming the rider’s gear. Gripsters feature a proprietary “Releasable/Reusable” adhesive allowing a rider to fine tune the position of the product or store them while their body work is being repainted.

“I have been using the TechSpec Gripster tank pads for the past two seasons on my 125 and 250 GP bikes.” said Young. “They have helped reduce fatigue during training and races and they have provided me with an increased level of comfort and control.”

In addition to the TechSpec Gripster Grip Pads, Young will be wearing the Medical Information Carriers System (MICS) on his helmet. The 2” x 1” MICS personal information carrier will be affixed to Young’s helmet allowing vital medical information to be immediately accessible to corner workers and first responders in the case of an emergency.  MICS for helmets have recently been adopted by Canada’s premier roadracing series the Canadian Superbike Championship presented by Parts Canada as a part of the their overall rider safety strategy.

“Ben is a gifted rider who has already accomplished much in his early roadracing career.” said Mike Rice, Director of Marketing and Sponsorships for Lean Angle Canada. “I know a lot of people are going to sit up and take notice of him at Daytona.”

The AMA Pro Road Racing season opener from Daytona Beach, FL will air on SPEED on Saturday, March 12 with live coverage of the Daytona 200 at 1:00pm ET and back-to-back coverage of the AMA Superbike doubleheader starting at 11:00pm ET.


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