Yamaha Back On Board As Official Partner Of 2021 MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that Yamaha Motor Corporation USA has returned as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Yamaha YZF-R1s won the opening two races of the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, with Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz taking race one and Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance…

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Off Track Podcast: Jake Gagne

Believe it or not, going into the 2021 season, Jake Gagne had never won a HONOS Superbike race. But that all changed last weekend when the former MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion went out and got the monkey off his back in the series opener in Georgia. After earning pole position with a new lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta,…

What The Teams Said: Sunday Edition

The following is from Suzuki… Suzuki Motor USA, LLC and Team Hammer kicked off the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship in midseason form, racking up a pair of victories, three podiums, and a pole position in the ‘21 opener at Road Atlanta. The weekend’s leading man was undoubtedly M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly, who made good…

MotoAmerica Superbikes 2021: All Change At The Top

In the six years since MotoAmerica took over the AMA Superbike Championship, two riders have dominated: five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier and 2017 Champion Toni Elias. Those two combined to win 83 races, or 72 percent, of the 116 races run under the MotoAmerica umbrella. That’s right – 72 percent. And 100 percent of the Superbike Championships with Beaubier…

Protecting MotoAmerica: Arai Helmets An Official Partner Of 2021 Series

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Arai Helmets will be an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Makers of quality motorcycle helmets since 1953, Arai is the helmet of choice for many of MotoAmerica’s and the world’s top riders, including Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike stars Jake Gagne and Josh…

Herrin Talks About Windy Buttonwillow Test

The Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha team of Josh Herrin and Jake Gagne tested on Wednesday, January 26, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California with the test hampered somewhat by cold temperatures and high winds. The two were joined at the test by five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, who rode a stock Yamaha YZF-R1 just to get some…

Tech Tuesday: Slippery When Fast

During morning Superbike practice, while approaching turn one at New Hampshire International Speedway, Tom Kipp pulled in the clutch lever on his Yamaha YZF750R with his left hand, tapped the gearshift lever in staccato rhythm with his left foot to backshift four gears, and released the clutch lever while also squeezing the front brake with his right hand and feathering…

Off Track Podcast: Richard Stanboli

Richard Stanboli’s Attack Performance team took over the official Yamaha Superbike team for the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship and they hit the ground running with Cameron Beaubier riding the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 to his fifth MotoAmerica Superbike title while his teammate Jake Gagne ended the series in second. Those familiar with Stanboli and his previous teams weren’t totally surprised,…

Fresh N’ Lean And Herrin To Attack Performance Yamaha

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is pleased to announce Fresh N’ Lean, a nationwide organic healthy meal delivery service, as the title sponsor of the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Racing team for the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. The new partnership is a perfect fit with Fresh N’ Lean’s focus on performance through nutrition to…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #1 And #32 Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes

It takes a discerning eye to notice the differences between the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 and the 2020 model, but the 2020 Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike was a quantum leap forward in performance, which Cameron Beaubier and Jake Gagne exploited to the fullest. With team owner Richard Stanboli and his crew working in concert with both Yamaha U.S.…

What The Teams Said: Indy Saturday Edition

The following is from Westby Racing… After a very solid Friday of practice and qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz was injured in a crash during Saturday’s Superbike race one, while Mathew’s teammate Cody Wyman nearly had a podium finish in Junior Cup race one to conclude what was a tumultuous day for the team. Mathew was…

MotoAmerica At Indy: Where Are They Now?

What a difference half a decade makes…or does it? With just one week to go before the start of MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard, it’s interesting to take note of what’s different, or not so different, in 2020 compared with 2015. In 2015, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier earned the pole position in Superbike on a sunny Friday afternoon at The…

Beaubier In The Clear After Superbike Sweep Of NJMP

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier leaves New Jersey Motorsports Park and heads to Barber Motorsports Park this week with a massive 84-point lead in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship after, ahem, what was another walk-in-the-park victory for the four-time series champion. While it’s too early to hand him the number-one plate with three rounds and eight races remaining the…

Jake Gagne: Beaubier Is Definitely Trying

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Jake Gagne was asked on Sunday at the Ridge Motorsports Park to explain just how difficult it is right now to be racing against the best Cameron Beaubier we’ve ever seen. “Yeah, it’s tough,” commented Gagne. “Like you said, Cam’s (Beaubier) the guy to beat. When you watch the races I know a lot of…

UPDATED Team Releases: Day One From The Ridge

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier scored a flawless victory, leading from start to finish in Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race one at The Ridge Motorsports Park. Teammate Jake Gagne managed a solid fourth-place finish in challenging conditions on the 2.5-mile track in Shelton, Washington. Gagne began the weekend in strong form, breaking Beaubier’s…

Team Releases From Road Atlanta: Part II

The following is from KWR Ducati… Kyle Wyman (OneCure/KWR Ducati Team) salvaged 10 vital championship points in race two after a tough weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the third round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. In a weekend that saw heavy rains play havoc with the race program on Friday and a crash in Superpole on Saturday,…

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