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Robbie Hoyt
Number of years riding: 23

Number of years racing:

Current streetbike: Suzuki GSXR-1000 & Kawasaki ZX636 (rainbike)

Current racebike:
Suzuki GSXR-1000

Finished 1st place, Open displacement and Overall 2002

AFM Endurance Race

Finished 4th place, GTO, RCS Team Challenge, August 2001 at Thunderhill Raceway

Finished 15th in points, AFM OPEN GP

Finished 15th in points, AFM Super Dinosaur

Finished 10th overall OPEN GP AFM for 2000 season (missed two races). Finished 5th open class AFM 4-hour endurance Thunderhill. Top novice Buttonwillow march 1999 & Sears april 1999, finished 2nd novice in OPEN GP 1999.

First streetbike: Honda CB 1100F / first racebike: Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Previous bikes:
Kawasaki KZ 1000 ZIR, KZ 200, XR 500, CR 125, Yamaha FZR 400, Yamaha FZR 400/600, Suzuki GSXR 1100, Yamaha XT 250, Honda NT 650 Hawk, Honda VF 500 Interceptor, Yamaha FZR1000, Yamaha YZF750/1000,Yamaha ZUMA w/paddle tires, Suzuki GSXR750, Suzuki GSXR1000,Suzuki RM250, Kawasaki ZX636R(rainbike)

Started wrenching on bikes: 1991 on my own bikes, on friends bikes in 1996.

Things most overlooked for/most gains for new bikes: suspension, handling and brakes, light wheels, quality tires.

Qualities I look for in a bike: good balance,(weight bias), good front-end feel, smooth and usable, power and light weight.

Thanks to Jennifer and the crew at Werkstatt, Patrick Ho at Performance Concepts, AFM, Metzeler/Pirelli (California Race Service – Tom & Jerry), K.C. at BRG Racing, Factory Pro Tuning (Leigh, Thomas & Marc),Sergio & the people at Galfer, Redwood City Suzuki/Honda(thanks Keith), Mark at CC Rider towing, Knut at Max Moto,Jon at Gearbox International/Suomy Helmets, Dean Sweet at Parts Unlimited, Greg Beck at Tucker Rocky, Barbra Dunham for the initial leather work,and Christine B. for keeping them in top shape, Phil at Aftershocks Suspension, Jerry at GP Frame & Wheel, Vision Wells Video Productions, Mark at PBR racing, Onone Racing, Muddy Waters coffee house (without it I would not get much done).

Special thanks to Old Man Pete Munro (R.I.P.) and everyone else who convinced me to start racing, and to my family and my girlfriend Kathy for being supportive of the racing.

Robbie Hoyt