SoBe Suzuki Rider Travis Pastrana to Make Full Recovery

BREA, Calif. (June 11, 2003) — American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today announced that Team SoBe Suzuki factory rider Travis Pastrana is on the road to making a full recovery following a serious car accident that occurred early on Tuesday, June 10, 2003.

According to Travis’ father, Robert Pastrana, the 19-year-old underwent a one-hour operation at 8 p.m. last night. The surgery was to repair nerve damage in one finger of his left hand and his left wrist. Travis is scheduled to be released from the hospital today and is expected to make a full recovery.

“We’re so relieved that Travis is going to be all right,” said SoBe Suzuki Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “Travis was already having a rough season before this accident happened. Certainly, the prayers and good wishes from everyone at Suzuki go out to Travis and his family.”