Team M4 EMGO Suzuki and Geoff May have agreed to a contract extension that will see the 26-year-old rider from Georgia remain with the team in 2007.
Currently enjoying a tremendous second season with the squad, May and Team M4 EMGO Suzuki expect to improve even further in their third year together with the goal of winning races and championships.
“I’m really excited to be staying with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki,” said May. “I’ve had a lot of good times here over the past two seasons and I only see it getting better from here. This is a strong opportunity for me. The bikes are fast and reliable; I’ve got the best crew in the paddock and I’m glad to be continuing on with them. We’re also happy to be staying with Pirelli. I’ve been working with them for some time now and they’re making great tires.”
During his first year with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki, May earned the first two AMA podium finishes of his career, finishing second at Road America and third at Road Atlanta aboard the team’s GSX-R1000 Superstock machine. He ended the 2005 season ranked fifth in Supersport and eighth in Superstock.
Having taken a major step forward together in 2006, May currently stands third in the Supersport title race, just three points shy of the runner-up position, and fourth in the Superstock championship. He’s proven to be a consistent challenger in both classes all year long, having racked up a combined four podium placings and twelve top fives in ’06.
“I’d like to thank John Ulrich, Keith Perry, the whole M4 EMGO team, and everyone at Suzuki,” said May. “I owe a lot to them for helping me live my dream. We’ve had some success together and everything is going great for us. They offered me a sweet deal to come back and I was glad to take it.”
Crew Chief Keith Perry said, “We’ve had a good year with Geoff and I feel we’ve learned a lot that will make next year even better. We’ve worked really hard along with Suzuki and Pirelli and all of us want to continue together, keep the momentum going, and accomplish even more. We think a lot of Geoff’s abilities as a rider and we feel we can bring everything up a notch. Next year will be our third year in a row with the same rider, mechanics, and tires. It’s rare when you get the opportunity to do that in racing and we think it i s a positive situation for all of us.”