Now in its fifth year, the MotoAmerica Series includes ten rounds of racing action at iconic tracks such as Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas and Laguna Seca Raceway in California, with the Grand Finale season climax at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Defending champion Beaubier is fully motivated to retain the Championship honors he fought so hard to earn in 2018. Now in his sixth year with the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike team, the Californian has captured three Superbike Championship titles since stepping up to the premier class in 2014.
Teammate Gerloff arrives at the 2019 Superbike season determined to take the knowledge from his 2018 rookie year and apply it with maximum effort in the hunt for podium honors. A tough learning curve against the best Superbike riders in America last year saw the Texan quickly pick up his race pace, using his previous experience as a two-time Supersport champion to gain momentum in the premier class
.Both Beaubier and Gerloff will benefit in 2019 with four-time Superbike champion Josh Hayes assisting the team. The seasoned experience of Hayes will ensure the two Superbike riders are formidable opponents on their race-ready Factory Yamaha YZF-R1s.