Beaubier got off to a great start from pole position with his teammate right behind him. The pair started to build a gap on the competition until the red flag came out right before the start of the third lap. On the restart, the defending champ missed the holeshot but was able to make the move inside of his rival into Turn 2. From there on, Beaubier set a blistering pace and went unchallenged for the remainder of the shortened 14-lap race to earn his seventh win at Road Atlanta. The victory helped expand his lead in the championship to 19-points over his teammate.
After the red flag, Gagne didn’t get a repeat of his start either and was back in third. He made the pass for second on the first lap in Turn 6, but unfortunately, his teammate had already checked out in the lead. Undeterred, Gagne put his head down in the hot, demanding conditions and was able to close the gap to 2.5 seconds at the checkered flag and bring home another 1-2 finish for the team.
The Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing team is back in action next weekend, August 7-9, for Round 4 of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.