4 January 2010 Roger Lee Hayden on Ninja ZX-10R

American signs with Team Pedercini for 2010 World Superbike Championship
Team Pedercini is delighted to announce that Roger Lee Hayden will join the team to contest the 2010 World Superbike 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 class, being part of the Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki team.

Hayden's career began in 2004 in the AMA Supersport championship and the year after he became AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year. In AMA Supersport he was able to win 13 races.

At the moment, team Pedercini is negotiating with other competitive riders to make the 2010 team line-up complete.

Roger Lee Hayden :” 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 will 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 end of January and I can't wait to get back on
a bike again!"

Lucio Pedercini : “We’re very happy with our signing of Roger. He is a young rider and we hope to realise his full potential and guide him through his debut in Superbike World Championship 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 Ninja 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 the world Superbike, but we are sure about his talent, motivation and determination”