Gerloff Fifth In World Superbike Race Two

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garrett Gerloff ended his weekend at the Misano Circuit in Italy with a fighting fifth-place finish in race two, the Texan coming from eighth on the grid after finishing eighth in the morning Superpole race. Superbike race two was won by Pata Yamaha with BRIXX’s Topak Razgatlioglu, the Turk passing Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Michael Ruben Rinaldi mid-race…

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Gerloff 12th After Pit Lane Start In Misano

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garrett Gerloff served his penalty for taking out Michael Ruben Rinaldi in the last round of the World Superbike Championship in Estoril by starting on pit road for race one at Misano and he made the most of it, finishing 12th after a hard ride through the field. Gerloff completed the first lap in 21st place, moved…

Gerloff Fifth On Day One At Misano

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff ended the opening day of World Superbike practice with the fifth-fastest time at the Misano Circuit in Italy, the Texan just .589 of a second from the top of the timesheets. Gerloff’s best lap came in FP1, his 1:34.923 putting him third at the end of the first session. Gerloff, however, didn’t improve in the second…

Gerloff Sixth On Day One In Portugal

GRT Yamaha World SBK’s Garrett Gerloff ended the opening day of the Gaerne Estoril round of the World Superbike Championship in Portugal with the sixth fastest lap around the Estoril Circuit on his Yamaha YZF-R1. Gerloff had started the day in FP1 with the eighth fastest time in the session that was led by Pata Yamaha’s Topak Razgatlioglu, the Turk…

Gerloff Crashes, Ends Up Seventh In Aragon World Superbike

Garrett Gerloff had an eventful World Superbike race two today, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK rider running into six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea early and crashing, remounting, taking a long-lap penalty for his miscue with Rea, then riding through to ultimately finish seventh. Gerloff, like everyone other than race winner Scott Redding and his Aruba.it Racing Ducati teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi,…

Gerloff Podiums In Superpole Race In Aragon

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garrett Gerloff earned the fourth podium of his World Superbike career this morning at the Aragon circuit in Spain, the Texan finishing third in the Tissot Superpole race in iffy track conditions. The race was won by six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea over his Kawasaki Racing Team WoprldSBK teammate Alex Lowes with those two and Gerloff gambling…

Gerloff Ninth In World Superbike Opener In Spain

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garrett Gerloff opened his sophomore World Superbike season with a ninth-place finish in the first race of the season at the Aragon Circuit in Spain, the Texan struggling with grip issues that pushed him own the order in the closing laps. The race was won by Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK’s Jonathan Rea, the six-time World Superbike Champion…

Gerloff Third Fastest On Opening Day At Aragon

The World Superbike Championship finally got underway today with the two practice sessions at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain and the majority of the field were faster in the morning sessions that featured cooler track temperatures. One of those was Garrett Gerloff, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team rider ending up third overall on the day. Gerloff was third fastest…

Gerloff Ends Aragon Test Third

The following is from GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team… For the final test session ahead of the beginning of the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team made the most out of two days of on-track activity at the Motorland Aragón circuit.  Good weather conditions helped the team work on understanding how to help the riders gain confidence…

Gerloff Ends Misano Test Third Fastest: UPDATED

Two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Garrett Gerloff ended the two-day World Superbike test at Misano in Italy today with the third fastest time – the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK rider just .325 of a second from Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who ended up at the top of the timesheets on the second day. Despite a crash in this afternoon’s final…

Saturday Cinema: The Turning Point

By definition, a turning point is the point of highest tension in a narrative work. It’s also the exact moment where the protagonist finally overcomes the obstacles, sees the light at the end of the tunnel, and heads toward triumph. We’ve seen it in thousands of cinematic productions, from every single Rocky movie ever made, to countless war films, to…

Off Track Podcast: Garrett Gerloff

Not many can say they are living their best life in 2020, but Garrett Gerloff most certainly is. The Texan ended up 11th in the championship in his debut season of World Superbike racing, scoring three podiums near the end of the season – including a second-place finish in Portugal. If that wasn’t enough, Gerloff got the call to go…

The McCarty Era: Four Decades Of Leadership

On December 31, 2020, it will be the end of an era at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. On that day, Keith McCarty is retiring as Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha, just three days shy of his 44th anniversary with the tuning-forks company. It all started on January 3, 1977. That was McCarty’s first day at Yamaha as mechanic for…

Gerloff Ends Jerez Test Fourth Fastest

Two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Garrett Gerloff continued his hugely successful “off-season” at the World Superbike test at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, the Texan leading the first of two days before eventually ending up fourth overall. On Tuesday, November 17 at the Spanish circuit, Gerloff rode his GRT Yamaha Junior Team 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 to the quickest time of the…

Gerloff Podiums In Race One In Estoril

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff earned his second World Superbike podium of the year today in Estoril, the former MotoAmerica Supersport Champion fighting off the advances of now six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea to finish third in the first of three races in Portugal. “For sure I was trying to be on my tiptoes around him (Rea) and I didn’t want…

Rainey And Spies Comment On Gerloff’s World Superbike Podium Result

Among the multitude of American motorcycle road racing fans who were beaming with Yankee pride over Garrett’s Gerloff’s podium finish in Sunday’s World Superbike race were MotoAmerica President, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey, along with three-time AMA Superbike Champion, 2009 World Superbike Champion, and MotoGP race winner Ben Spies. Spies called Gerloff…

Beaubier Happy For Former Teammate Gerloff

Like the majority of those in the MotoAmerica paddock at Barber Motorsports Park, Cameron Beaubier was monitoring Garrett Gerloff’s progress throughout the weekend in the World Superbike race from Catalunya. And like the rest of the paddock, Beaubier was impressed and happy for his former teammate when the Texan earned his first podium on the GRT Yamaha. “I’ve been watching…

Gerloff And Yamaha Teammates Undergo Physical Testing

The following is from Yamaha… Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Yamaha’s four World Superbike Championship riders headed to Loughborough Sport, housed within Loughborough University, United Kingdom, for a series of fitness tests designed to assess their readiness to manage the unique physical demands of a gruelling WorldSBK season. Pata Yamaha’s two riders, Michael van der Mark and…

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