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Texan Signs Up For Talent Search

By February 3, 2004April 26th, 20212004 News

Mark Delano of Dayton, Texas is the first rider to sign up for the 2004 Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars. Delano, 31, is a first-year Expert and was the highest-ranked CMRA Amateur in 2003, with the highest overall rider performance index in the CMRA.

The Talent Search is a comprehensive development program designed to help riders go as far in road racing as their talent will allow.

“I want to go as far as I can in racing,” said Delano. “I know I won’t be the youngest guy out there but I believe I have the talent to do something on a professional level if I can get the resources together. I want to get going as fast as I can.”

Delano currently owns a 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600 and a 2001 Suzuki GSX-R750 but plans to buy a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600 when the bike becomes available.

Two finalists in the Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars will earn full rides for the 2004 Suzuki Cup Finals, including use of a Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki racebike tended by a professional mechanic, entry fees, tires and a full set of custom Alpinestars leathers, boots and gloves in team colors. The best-finishing Talent Search rider at the Suzuki Cup Finals will take home a Valvoline EMGO Suzuki racebike, and both finalists will be considered for a 2005-season ride with the team.

Greg Moore of Brookwood, Alabama and Chris Siglin of Clayton, California were the 2003 Team Hammer Talent Search finalists, and as the best-finishing finalist in Suzuki Cup action, Siglin took home a race-ready Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750.