Cardenas joins CIA Landlords Insurance Honda

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 09:14 GMT

The Colombian rider has already raced with the team at Magny-Cours last season.

Colombian racer and AMA Pro Superbike front-runner Martin Cardenas has signed for the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda team for a title challenge in the 2015 Supersport World Championship.

A former 250cc and Moto2 GP racer, he is the 2010/2012 AMA Daytona Sportbike Champion and in recent years has been a podium contender and race winner in the AMA Pro Superbike class.

Martin rode as a wild card for CIA Landlords Insurance Honda at Magny-Cours in 2014, finishing a respectable 16th after being run off the track at the first corner. He showed raw speed and potential as he caught up with the main field.

Cardenas said: “I am very happy to be joining the team for next season. I think the team is very competitive and also the atmosphere is great, so I am really looking forward to start the season. I do know the majority of the tracks so think I can make some good results and represent CIA Landlords Insurance Honda in the best possible way.”

Martin joins Riccardo Russo in the 2015 CIA Landlords Insurance Honda WSS team. Two more team riders will be announced in due course.

CIA Landlords Insurance Honda Team Manager, Simon Buckmaster said: “Martin did a race for us last season and then missed a second race due to a visa problem at Qatar. It’s great to have him sign up for a full season so he can show his true potential and challenge on the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda in 2015.”