Back In America: Teen Jayson Uribe Teaming With Joe Roberts

Jayson Uribe

American on loan from France: “I am very excited to be able to race a great bike with a great team on an amazing track,” Jayson Uribe said.

Californian Jayson Uribe is joining Meen Motorsports this weekend, July 17-19, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for round seven of the MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 600 series. The 16-year-old Uribe will team with class points leader Joe Roberts on Yamaha YZF-R6s.

Uribe returns to his home track hot off a victory in France’s Superstock 600 Pirelli Cup a few weeks ago. Uribe, who also has three top-four finishes in the three most recent French races, says he hopes to learn from his fellow countrymen and women, many of whom he knows from previous racing experiences.

“I’ve never raced a 600 or, come to think of it, any production-based bike on a road course here in the US,” Uribe said. “I grew up racing 125s and 250s on the West Coast and moved to England three years ago to compete in the British Superbike Championship on a 125 and then on a Moto3 bike.

“I have no illusions about how tough it’s going to be this weekend. I simply want to learn as much as I can, work on my racecraft, run with some of my favorite riders and friends, and keep it on two wheels.”

Meen Motorsports Ameen Sajjadi says he has known Uribe and his family for years. “We all grew up racing very close to one another, and we’ve kept an eye on Jayson since he moved to Europe. It seems like he’s been on the podium just about every European race he’s been in the past few seasons, and we’re very excited to see how he does with us and against the MotoAmerica grid.”

Although Uribe will be working with a new team and riding an unfamiliar bike, Sajjadi said there is no pressure to win. “Jayson is a great rider and a really good kid,” he said. “We just want him to relax, enjoy himself, and learn as you never know what tomorrow will bring.”

Uribe comes to Meen Motorsports from the Race Experience Junior Team, which is owned by businessman Fabrice Lock and French Superbike Champion Sebastien Gimbert. Uribe will continue to compete in the French championship following its six-week summer break.

“This is truly an amazing opportunity,” Uribe said, “and it is sure to help my efforts in France. A shout-out to my team. They’re a great bunch, and I’m already starting to miss them all. Souhaite moi bonne chance, les gars.”

Jayson Uribe

American on loan from France: “I am very excited to be able to race a great bike with a great team on an amazing track,” Jayson Uribe said.

Californian Jayson Uribe is joining Meen Motorsports this weekend, July 17-19, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for round seven of the MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 600 series. The 16-year-old Uribe will team with class points leader Joe Roberts on Yamaha YZF-R6s.

Uribe returns to his home track hot off a victory in France’s Superstock 600 Pirelli Cup a few weeks ago. Uribe, who also has three top-four finishes in the three most recent French races, says he hopes to learn from his fellow countrymen and women, many of whom he knows from previous racing experiences.

“I’ve never raced a 600 or, come to think of it, any production-based bike on a road course here in the US,” Uribe said. “I grew up racing 125s and 250s on the West Coast and moved to England three years ago to compete in the British Superbike Championship on a 125 and then on a Moto3 bike.

“I have no illusions about how tough it’s going to be this weekend. I simply want to learn as much as I can, work on my racecraft, run with some of my favorite riders and friends, and keep it on two wheels.”

Meen Motorsports Ameen Sajjadi says he has known Uribe and his family for years. “We all grew up racing very close to one another, and we’ve kept an eye on Jayson since he moved to Europe. It seems like he’s been on the podium just about every European race he’s been in the past few seasons, and we’re very excited to see how he does with us and against the MotoAmerica grid.”

Although Uribe will be working with a new team and riding an unfamiliar bike, Sajjadi said there is no pressure to win. “Jayson is a great rider and a really good kid,” he said. “We just want him to relax, enjoy himself, and learn as you never know what tomorrow will bring.”

Uribe comes to Meen Motorsports from the Race Experience Junior Team, which is owned by businessman Fabrice Lock and French Superbike Champion Sebastien Gimbert. Uribe will continue to compete in the French championship following its six-week summer break.

“This is truly an amazing opportunity,” Uribe said, “and it is sure to help my efforts in France. A shout-out to my team. They’re a great bunch, and I’m already starting to miss them all. Souhaite moi bonne chance, les gars.”