Long-time HONOS Superbike rider and team owner David Anthony will shelf his helmet and leathers for the final two rounds of the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship, while Jayson Uribe and Bradley Ward race for Anthony’s FLY Racing/ADR Motorsports team.
“I’m just not enjoying riding right now,” Anthony candidly revealed. “I still have the desire to race, but I’m just not getting the results that I’d like. I’ve been dealing with a couple of injuries this season, and they’ve been difficult to overcome. So, I’ve made the decision to have Jayson and Bradley race while I concentrate on running and managing the team.”
Anthony did emphasize that this development is only for the final two rounds of the season. “We’ll see what happens in the off-season, but I’m not quite ready to retire as a rider yet,” he said.
Born in Australia, hence his popular nickname “Aussie Dave,” Anthony started his AMA road racing career in 2006 in the Supersport class. In addition, he has raced in Formula Xtreme, Superstock, Daytona SportBike, Superstock 1000, and of course, Superbike. In 2014, he notched two AMA Superbike podiums when he finished second to Josh Hayes at both Road America and Barber Motorsports Park.
Uribe returns to the team after competing for OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini Racing in two rounds of the 2021 Superbike World Championship. Ward returned to the team at Brainerd International Raceway after rehabbing from injuries he suffered in a crash at New Jersey Motorsports Park a year ago.
Both Uribe and Ward will be aboard FLY Racing/ADR Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes next weekend at NJMP and the following weekend at Barber. Each round will feature three HONOS Superbike races apiece, for a total of six races to close out the 2021 season.