Gagne enters his third season with the team and aims to keep the number one on the front of his Attack Performance Yamaha R1. After a solid debut with the team in the runner-up spot in 2021, last year was a standout season for the rider who now calls Durango, Colorado home. He added several record-breaking accolades en route to claiming his first title in the premier class a weekend early. Gagne notched an impressive 16-consecutive race wins, and then added one more victory to score the most wins in a season, putting him tied on the all-time win list with Nicky Hayden and making him the active leader in Superbike wins heading into the 2022 season.
Coming from a motocross background, Gagne showed promise early on in his road racing efforts and won the 2010 MotoGP Red Bull Rookies Cup. In 2014, he won his first National Championship aboard the Yamaha R6 in the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. As the U.S. National road racing championship changed in 2015, Gagne moved up to the highly competitive MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class. He continued to show championship form to take his second major title and dominated the class with 11 victories aboard the R1.
After a stint in the World Superbike Championship in 2018, Gagne returned to the U.S. to test his skills in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has always kept its eyes on the talented Californian. With Garrett Gerloff moving to Yamaha’s World Superbike Junior Team for 2020, the timing was right to bring Gagne back to the bLU cRU and put him aboard the Attack Performance Yamaha Racing prepped R1.