Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. heads into 2020 looking to continue their decade of dominance in the U.S. Superbike championship with Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s powerhouse line-up of Cameron Beaubier and Jake Gagne.
Following a World Superbike team structure model used by Yamaha Motor Europe (YME), YMUS reached an agreement with Attack Performance, which is one of the sport’s leading manufacturers of high-performance components. Together, Yamaha and Attack Performance will work towards continuing to win championships in the MotoAmerica Superbike Series. Along with key sponsorship from Monster Energy, the team will receive the full support of both YMUS and YME.
Attack Performance principal, Richard Stanboli, brings with him a wealth of technical experience in the sport. Over past two seasons, he has had success as a privateer team with the R1 and looks forward to the collaboration with Yamaha this season.
Formerly AMA Pro Road Racing, the series changed hands in 2014 and was rebranded as MotoAmerica. Even in that transition, the team didn’t skip a beat, taking the Superbike title eight times over the past 10 seasons on the Yamaha R1. That win streak began with Josh Hayes in 2010. Hayes went on to win three more titles (2011, 2012 and 2014) and sits second on the all-time Superbikes win list at 61. Josh Herrin split Hayes’ reign in 2013 with his first career Superbike title.
More recently, Beaubier has been the man to beat in the class, earning back-to-back titles from 2015 to 2016, clinching his third championship in 2018 and returned to the top last season to tie Hayes with his fourth Superbike title.
Joining the defending champ is Jake Gagne who has had success in the support class with the Yamaha brand, earning 2014 Daytona Sportbike Championship in 2014 aboard an R6 and taking the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 title in 2015.