Team Hammer would like to thank 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport champion Sean Dylan Kelly for three successful seasons and congratulate him on his next opportunity in racing as he moves to the international stage.
Kelly has signed with American Racing to contest the 2022 Moto2 campaign and becomes the latest in a line of racers who have moved on to compete in World Championships after spending their formative years with Team Hammer.
Kelly joined Team Hammer (racing as M4 ECSTAR Suzuki) in 2019 as a 16-year-old and quickly showed his ability and skill. The dynamic Floridian won two races in his MotoAmerica rookie year and finished on the podium seven times as teammate to championship winner Bobby Fong.
2020 saw Kelly finish on the podium in 16 of the season’s 18 races, winning five times and finishing as runner-up in the points. Although disappointed he did not win the title, Kelly fought to the very end and focused on making himself a better racer throughout the year.
‘SDK’ showed further improvement this season as he clinched to title with one round to go. Kelly won 11 times and finished on the podium in 15 out of 16 races in a collection of dominating performances. Although Kelly has always shown a tremendous amount of drive and heart, the 2021 season has seen Kelly’s superb racecraft and consistency move to the forefront.
“This the completion of three years of hard work,” said Team Hammer’s Chris Ulrich. “Sean has matured as a racer and earned this. We feel like he’s had a good education while riding for Team Hammer and we are proud to launch another rider into the Grand Prix paddock. We’ll be rooting for him as he continues his career on the world stage.”