There is another rider that felt the 2009 Daytona SportBike championship should have been his, but Martin Cardenas suffered a hand injury at the penultimate race at VIR in 2009 and he wasn't able to fight for the championship that was eventually taken by Eslick at the final race. After taking seven wins in 2009, you would be excused for thinking he could come back and do it again in this very competitive class, but that is exactly what Martin has done in 2010. He has again taken seven wins and with two more races yet to be run, he could very well increase that total. Martin began the year by not scoring any points at Daytona but in his usual form, he then came back to win the next race in California. He then suffered another set back in the second race at Auto Club Speedway but then once again , rebounded to a couple of wins at the next event at Road Atlanta. He won again at Infineon in race one but didn't finish race two but again he came right back with a win at the second race at Road America. Two more wins, at Laguna Seca and New Jersey Motorsports Park brought his total to seven. Now usually Martin qualifies quietly a little bit behind the leaders but then comes storming through in the races but as this year has progressed, he is now qualifying on the front row and is right in the thick of things from the word go. This has proven to be bad news for his competitors since Martin manages his M4 Monster Energy Suzuki and the Dunlop tires extremely well and therefore is always in the middle of every fight for every race win. Showing how much they value his hard work and skills, the M4 Monster Energy Team has re-signed Martin for the 2011 season with an option for 2012. After the disappointment of 2009, Martin has plenty of reason to want to finish the deal this year and when you look at what he has accomplished in 2010, it is easy to agree. But Martin isn't taking anything lightly and in the same way he fought his way to a second seven-win season, he will be giving his absolute all again this weekend.