Jake Gagne returns to the Yamaha bLUcRU in 2020! The multi-time support class champion has long been viewed as one of the top up-and-coming riders in the U.S. and is eager to prove his mettle in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.
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 the U.S. to test his skills in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has always kept their eyes on the talented Californian and with Garrett Gerloff moving to Yamaha’s World Superbike Junior Team, the timing was right to bring the 26-year-old back and put him aboard a Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing R1.