Cameron Beaubier said he was ready for battle in 2018 aboard his Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike. A statement he proved worthy of. After winning the MotoAmerica Superbike championship in 2015 and 2016, Cameron was chasing the 2017 championship when an incident at the eighth round left him with both a dislocated shoulder and an abrupt end to his season. Extensive rehabilitation and preseason testing proved that his season-ending shoulder injury was 100% healed, and he and the team were ready to pursue his third Superbike championship.
The first part of the 2018 season was challenging for Cameron, then at Road America, he and his R1 proved peerless with four back-to-back wins at Road America and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Following up with four more victories and Cameron was on his way to convincingly winning his third MotoAmerica Superbike title. At a rain-soaked New Jersey Motorsports Park, Cameron put his trusty R1 in the lead and with his eight win of the season Cameron clinched the championship with two full rounds remaining!
With the #1 proudly displayed on his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing R1 Superbike, the target is once again on Cameron in 2019. For Cameron, it seems like it has been a long offseason. With so much rain, even the local MX tracks are sloppy, making it hard for off-season training aboard his YZ450F. “I have to hand it to the team, they did their homework and have made some awesome adjustments, making my R1 even better. I expect the racing to be intense and I’m ready for the season to start,” says the three-time Superbike champ!”
Demonstrating the ability to win is nothing new for Cameron. He went about the business of securing his second MotoAmerica Superbike championship in 2016 with 8 wins, 13 podiums, and 4 pole positions.
2015 was Cameron’s second year with the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Superbike team, competing in a brand-new series (MotoAmerica) on a brand-new Superbike (the all-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1). Cameron gelled immediately with the new R1, and he won 8 races and earned 3 poles. It was his consistency that made all the difference. Cameron finished on the podium in 17 out of 18 races during the inaugural MotoAmerica Superbike season, and he won the 2015 Superbike title by four points over his teammate and AMA Superbike legend Josh Hayes.
New to the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Superbike team in 2014, Cameron Beaubier adapted quickly to his #2 R1 and notched 3 race wins, 7 podium finishes, and 2 pole positions to finish third in the 2014 AMA Pro Superbike championship.
In 2013, Cameron had an absolutely dominant Daytona SportBike (DSB) season aboard his #6 Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6. He won 12 of the 13 races, including the Daytona 200®, and he finished second in the only race he didn’t win. Cameron had a season sweep in qualifying, earning all eight DSB pole positions, and he also won the coveted Rolex® Daytona Cosmograph wristwatch for earning the pole for the Daytona 200. In addition, he broke the lap record at six racetracks in a row, including twice in one season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In 2012, despite a season of literal ups and downs that led to three incidents involving injury (two away from the track and one in competition), Cameron won seven DSB races. He also earned his first career DSB pole, his first career DSB win, and his first-ever double win all in the same race weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
In 2011, Cameron moved up to the Daytona SportBike class on his Yamaha R6 where he earned six top-five finishes in 13 starts and finished the season sixth overall in the championship standings. His impressive results caught the eyes of Yamaha Racing management and, soon after the season ended, he was recruited to join the Yamaha Extended Service Graves Yamaha team.
In 2010, Cameron won two races in SuperSport, one being his very first race on a 600 at Daytona, and the other at Infineon. In 2009, he rode for Red Bull® KTM® in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship. In 2008, he was a member of the Red Bull MotoGP Academy, and he also competed in the Spanish GP125 Championship.
|Date of birth:||12-06-1992|
|Place of birth:||Roseville, CA|
|Weight (kg)||140 lbs|
|Hobbies:||Golf, Motocross, Flat Track, Soccer|
|2019:||MotoAmerica, Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team|
|2018:||MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE CHAMPION|
|2017:||3rd, MotoAmerica Superbike Championship|
|2016:||MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE CHAMPION|
|2015:||MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE CHAMPION|
|2014:||2nd, Superbike Shootout|
|2013:||DAYTONA SPORTBIKE CHAMPION|
|2012:||3rd, Daytona Sportbike Championship|
|2008:||2nd, Spanish GP125 Championship|