Photo: JCusioMat Mladin has had enough of the ridiculous rules, unprofessional management and extreme disorganization of AMA Pro Racing. The six-time champion will be retiring at the end of this season. Despite speculation that he would follow Ben Spies to SBK, Mladin says the retirement is from all racing. He's also planning to sit out this weekend's  American Superbike race in Topeka over safet...

Photo: JCusio

Mat Mladin has had enough of the ridiculous rules, unprofessional management and extreme disorganization of AMA Pro Racing. The six-time champion will be retiring at the end of this season. Despite speculation that he would follow Ben Spies to SBK, Mladin says the retirement is from all racing. He's also planning to sit out this weekend's  American Superbike race in Topeka over safety concerns.
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Regarding Topeka, Mladin says, "So Topeka today! 170mph turn 1 and you can hit the concrete with your shoulder, which leads to turn 2 head on into concrete which leads to turn 3 where a wall has removed and if you run off the track you go into a 10ft deep ditch. The track seem willing to do work but the wrong people are advising what to do and unfortunately I do not wish to die or be busted up waiting for that work to be done. Some riders are saying that the work will happen in stages. It's the reason why some places we go now are still bad. Because riders wont stand up and be counted. Amazing how great they can ride a bike but be the most gutless people I have ever known. Spineless!"

Mladin has also attacked racing publications like Road Racing World for failing to ask the tough questions of AMA Pro Racing, "These r the journo's that really cause the probs. By bringing up 12 month old questions."

The racer owns Bike Gear Warehouse, a successful motorcycle business in his native Australia. It's  expected that he'll return to running that at the end of this season.

via Mat Mladin and Superbike Planet