One of the most colorful personalities in racing, David Aldana was a top AMA Grand National Series competitor during the 1970s, winning four AMA nationals during his career. By the late-1970s, Aldana began concentrating on road racing. He became a factory rider for Suzuki and later joined Kawasaki’s AMA Superbike team in 1980. He went on to be a Honda factory rider in the FIM World Championship Endurance Series. Aldana teamed with Mike Baldwin to win the prestigious Suzuka eight-hour endurance race in 1981. He later rode the revolutionary Elf Hondas in the world endurance series. One of the most versatile racers in the history of the sport, Aldana competed in nearly every form of motorcycle racing, including motocross and speedway racing. .
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My 1980 hand built, Reynolds 531 framed, MKM Dominator is finally recommissioned and ready for some exploration of the lanes and byways of Berkshire today! I found it dumped and broken in Birmingham back in 2003, I’ve had it in storage until this year, had a few parts to replace (particularly the crank and bottom bracket) but generally it was still sound beneath the dirt. The metallic red paint has faded in places so I suspect it was left outside for a long period. Initial tests along our drive suggest a lively performance . . . Full report later! #mkm#dominator#bicycle#racer#1980#vintage#leroica#handbuilt#reynolds#reynolds531