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Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing

 

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “seven-year itch”? Well, when it comes to road racing, the Yamaha Factory Superbike team has been successfully scratching that itch for race wins and Championships for the past seven years in a row. Through two iterations of the all-conquering Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, and at the hands of three highly talented riders backed by the best and brightest crew of technicians, component specialists, and support staff, the Yamaha Factory Superbike team has dominated professional motorcycle road racing in the U.S. Cameron Beaubier is the two-time and defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion and proudly carries the big Number One plate on his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing R1 Superbike for the second year in a row. And his teammate Josh Hayes, a four-time AMA Superbike Champion with all four of his titles won aboard the Yamaha R1 Superbike, continues to give Cameron all he can handle on the racetrack in this, his eighth consecutive year with the Yamaha Factory Superbike team.

 

The Companies We Keep 

Motorsports is a proven vehicle for marketing brands, gaining exposure, and developing new products and services. At Yamaha, we are proud that the following partners have put their faith in us, and have provided their ongoing support as sponsors of our Factory Superbike Team. They share our passion for racing, and we consider them to not only be our business partners, but also, our friends.

Monster Energy

Yamaha’s partnership with Monster Energy began in 2007 when the two joined forces with Graves Motorsports to compete in the AMA Supermoto series, winning three championships and an X Games Gold in a two-year span. In 2011, Monster Energy became title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike team. Together, Monster Energy and Yamaha have won six AMA Superbike Championships in a row, including two consecutive MotoAmerica Superbike titles. In addition, the Monster Energy/Yamaha partnership has won three AMA Daytona SportBike/Supersport Championships, including two consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport titles.

https://www.monsterenergy.com

Yamalube

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Yamalube formulates the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics, and applications of the various motorsports engines that Yamaha produces. And, whether it’s Yamalube four-stroke or two-stroke oil, all of the races and Championships that Yamaha’s U.S. factory teams have won in road racing, motocross, supercross, and off-road racing over the years have been accomplished with Yamalube in the engines.

http://www.shopyamaha.com

Graves Motorsports

Graves Motorsports has been an integral partner in Yamaha’s racing success since 1998 when the very first YZF-R1 was introduced. Chuck Graves, racer turned business owner of Graves Motorsports, loves to compete and has worked very closely with Yamaha in the ongoing development of aftermarket components used by the race team. This proven, Championship-winning combination of Yamaha motorcycles and Graves componentry is also available to all Yamaha R1 and R6 owners. 

https://www.gravesport.com

 

CAMERON BEAUBIER

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There’s an old saying that “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” But, with 8 wins, 13 podiums, and 4 pole positions in 2016, there was nothing discernably “uneasy” about Cameron Beaubier last year as he successfully defended his MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Cameron went about the business of winning races and another Championship with a quiet confidence that belied the fact that he is still a very young man.

There was no “sophomore slump” for Cameron in 2015 during his second year with the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Superbike team despite competing in a brand-new series--MotoAmerica--and racing a brand-new motorcycle--the all-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. Cameron took to the new R1 like a fish to water, and he won 8 races and earned three 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 adapted quickly to his #2 R1 and notched 3 race wins, 7 podium finishes, and two pole positions to finish third in the 2014 AMA Pro SuperBike Championship.

In 2013, Cameron had an absolutely dominant 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 injury-involving incidents--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 chiefs 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.

Age:

24

Date of Birth:

December 6, 1992

Home Town:

Roseville, CA

Height:

5' 7"

Weight:

140 lbs.

Year Turned Pro:

2009

Marital Status:

Single

Favorite Track:

Phillip Island

Twitter:

@cameronbeaubier

Instagram:

instagram.com/cameronbeaubier

Facebook:

facebook.com/cameronbeaubier


RACING HIGHLIGHTS

2016

#1 MotoAmerica Superbike; 8 race wins, 13 podiums, 4 poles

2015

#1 MotoAmerica Superbike; 8 race wins, 17 podiums, 3 poles

2014

#2 Superbike Shootout; 1 race win, 2 podiums, 1 pole
#3 AMA Pro Superbike; 3 race wins, 7 podiums, 2 poles

2013

#1 Daytona SportBike, won 12 of 13 races, broke 6 track lap records, Daytona 200: Qualified 1st (Rolex watch winner) Daytona 200 (1st)

2012

7 DSB wins; 3rd in Championship

2011

5 DSB podiums

2010

2 SuperSport wins

2009

125 GP top 15

2008

#2 in Spanish GP125 Championship

2007

Red Bull Rookies Cup - 1 win, 3 podiums

 

JOSH HAYES

 

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Once again in 2016, “Mr. Four-Time” Josh Hayes came oh-so-close to getting “one for the thumb” with his fifth AMA Superbike Championship. Josh finished the season just six points behind his teammate Cameron Beaubier, and it came down to the final race of the season at New Jersey Motorsports Park to decide it all.

In 2015, aboard his brand-new #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1, Josh notched 10 Superbike wins during MotoAmerica’s inaugural season. He also reached the podium in 16 out of 18 races and earned 5 pole positions. With gaudy stats like that, you’d think that “The Mississippi Madman” would’ve won his fifth AMA Superbike title for Yamaha, but his teammate Cameron Beaubier nipped him by just 4 points for the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike title.

Josh showed in 2014 that the #4 on his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 SuperBike was an omen. On the strength of his 7 race wins and 3 second-place finishes out of 11 races this season, Josh captured his fourth AMA Pro SuperBike Championship in the past five years. He also won the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Championship in 2014.

Finishing a close second in the 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike points standings to his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate and 2013 SuperBike Champ Josh Herrin. Hayes won eight races and earned two additional podiums. The Mississippi Madman also had a season sweep in qualifying, earning all eight SuperBike pole positions, and he set a new lap record at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

In 2012, Josh won his third consecutive SuperBike Championship, and he did it in record-setting fashion, rewriting AMA Pro Road Racing history in several categories. Josh set a new record for most SuperBike wins in a single season with 16, and he also set a new record for most consecutive SuperBike wins in a single season with 10. In addition, Josh tied the record for most SuperBike poles in a single season with 10, and he had seven perfect weekends. In seven rounds during the 2012 season, Josh qualified his #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 SuperBike in the pole position, won both SuperBike races, and also led the most laps in both races.

Josh won his second consecutive SuperBike Championship in 2011, as well as his second SuperBike title in a row for Yamaha. He captured seven poles, three wins, and nine podium finishes in defending his championship. He only finished off the podium twice over the course of the entire season, and he won the Championship on the final lap of the final race.

The 2010 season saw Josh fulfill his lifelong goal of becoming AMA Pro SuperBike Champion. In the process, he also won Yamaha’s first SuperBike title in 19 years, scoring seven race victories and earning multiple bonus points for pole positions and laps led on the season.

In 2009, Josh joined the Yamaha family for the first time and won seven races en route to second place in the AMA Pro SuperBike Championship.

Josh won back-to-back Formula Extreme Championships in 2007 and 2006, and in 2003, he won the AMA 750 SuperStock Championship. He made his AMA Pro Racing debut in 1999 where he won the 750 SuperSport race at Daytona and finished third in the Formula Extreme class for the season.

Starting his road racing career at 19, Josh made a quick ascension up through the ranks where he won his first three WERA titles in 1994 and numerous others in the following four years.

Age:

42

Date of Birth:

April 4, 1975

Home Town:

Gulfport, MS

Height:

5' 9"

Weight:

162 lbs.

Year Turned Pro:

1999

Marital Status:

Married to Melissa Paris-Hayes

Favorite Track:

Road America, Utah Motorsports Campus

Twitter:

@hayes131

Instagram:

instagram.com/joshhayes4

Facebook:

facebook.com/Josh-Hayes


RACING HIGHLIGHTS

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#2 MotoAmerica Superbike; 2 race wins, 12 podiums, 2 poles

2015

#2 MotoAmerica Superbike; 10 race wins, 16 podiums, 5 poles

2014

#1 SuperBike; 7 wins, 10 podiums, 3 poles #1 Superbike Shootout; 1 race win, 3 podiums, 1 pole

2013

#2 SuperBike; 8 SB wins, 10 podiums & 8 SB poles

2012

#1 SuperBike; set AMA records for 10 consecutive SB wins & 16 SB wins in a season; ties AMA record with 10 SB poles

2011

#1 Superbike

2010

#1 Superbike

2009

#2 Superbike

2008

#2 Formula Xtreme

2007

#1 Formula Xtreme


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Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha

 

There’s a new sheriff in town. In fact, there are two. Not only did tall Texan Garrett Gerloff win the shootout last year with his teammate and defending MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach to notch his first-career MotoAmerica Supersport title, but for 2017, Garrett will be aboard the refined, redesigned, and remarkable Yamaha YZF-R6 with the Number One plate signifying that he is the defending Champ. JD is also back with the team for 2017, and he’ll be racing hard aboard his brand-new Number 95 R6 to take back the Championship that he reluctantly surrendered in 2016. And they’ll be backed by their highly experienced and hugely successful Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha team, operated out of the Graves Motorsports race shop in Van Nuys, California, in partnership with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

The Companies We Keep

Motorsports is a proven vehicle for marketing brands, gaining exposure, and developing new products and services. At Yamaha, we are proud that the following partners have put their faith in us, and have provided their ongoing support as sponsors of our Supersport Team. They share our passion for racing, and we consider them to not only be our business partners, but also, our friends.

Monster Energy

Yamaha’s partnership with Monster Energy began in 2007 when the two joined forces with Graves Motorsports to compete in the AMA Supermoto series, winning three championships and an X Games Gold in a two-year span. In 2011, Monster Energy became title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike team. Together, Monster Energy and Yamaha have won six AMA Superbike Championships in a row, including two consecutive MotoAmerica Superbike titles. In addition, the Monster Energy/Yamaha partnership has won three AMA Daytona SportBike/Supersport Championships, including two consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport titles.

https://www.monsterenergy.com

Yamalube

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Yamalube formulates the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics, and applications of the various motorsports engines that Yamaha produces. And, whether it’s Yamalube four-stroke or two-stroke oil, all of the races and Championships that Yamaha’s U.S. factory teams have won in road racing, motocross, supercross, and off-road racing over the years have been accomplished with Yamalube in the engines.

http://www.shopyamaha.com

Yamaha Extended Service

In 2011, Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) came on board as a title sponsor of Yamaha’s 600cc racing team. Y.E.S. is an extended warranty program developed and administered by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., specifically for Yamaha products. The team’s long-term relationship with Y.E.S. is a testament to the effectiveness that the sponsorship provides in increasing awareness of the many benefits that Y.E.S. provides to Yamaha customers.

Graves Motorsports

Graves Motorsports has been an integral partner in Yamaha’s racing success since 1998 when the very first YZF-R1 was introduced. Chuck Graves, racer turned business owner of Graves Motorsports, loves to compete and has worked very closely with Yamaha in the ongoing development of aftermarket components used by the race team. This proven, Championship-winning combination of Yamaha motorcycles and Graves componentry is also available to all Yamaha R1 and R6 owners.

https://www.gravesport.com

GARRETT GERLOFF

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Last year, Garrett earned 3 pole positions, notched 6 race wins, and stood on the podium in all but one of the 16 races on his way to winning the 2016 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. His quiet confidence and consistency helped him take the title and realize his lifelong dream.

In 2015, Garrett won his first career MotoAmerica Supersport race, at Road Atlanta aboard his #31 Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha R6. At the following round--VIRginia International Raceway--he suffered a fractured finger on his left hand during qualifying. Tough as nails, Garrett battled through the pain, and didn’t miss a single race all season long. He won his second Supersport race of the season on the world stage during MotoGP weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All told, Garrett reached the podium 10 times in 2015 and earned two poles.

Garrett won the three-event GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Pro Sportbike Championship in 2014 with two race victories and one second-place finish aboard his #8 Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6. In addition, he had six top-five finishes in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, finishing fifth on the season.

Competing in his first full season of Daytona SportBike competition, Garrett finished third in the 2013 Championship points standings, with 11 top-five finishes that included 5 second-place results.

2012 was Garrett’s rookie season in DSB, and it was an eventful one…for precisely the wrong reason. In the very first practice session for the very first race of the season--the Daytona 200--Garrett highsided his Yamaha R6 and suffered a fractured femur. He returned to action for the final three rounds of the 2012 season, but he competed in SuperSport instead of DSB to get himself back into racing shape. Everything came good for Garrett in the season’s final round at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, where he won Sunday’s race.

In 2011, Garrett raced in the WERA National Challenge Series where he qualified on pole for every 600 Superstock race, tallied 9 wins in 14 races, and was only off the podium twice, finishing the season with the 600 Superstock Expert Championship. He then made his AMA Pro Racing debut at New Jersey Motorsports Park where he learned the track quickly and won his first-ever professional race. Having an eye for talent, Chuck Graves wasted no time in signing Garrett to campaign the entire 2012 DSB series on a Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha R6.

The 2010 season was Garrett’s first year on a 600, and he won the 600 Superbike Expert WERA National Championship. He also won the Youth Rider of the Year Award presented by the AMA Road Race Grand Championships and the AMA RRGC 600 Supersport Expert Championship.

In 2009, Garrett earned a double win at Jennings GP, which was his first victory in USGPRU competition. He was on the podium at every race weekend and, by the end of the year, he wrapped up three USGPRU National Championships and two WERA National Championships.

Garrett was raised on a motorcycle. From the time he was four years old, he was racing around all of the motocross tracks in south Texas. He got his first road racing motorcycle in 2007 and never looked back.

Age:

21

Date of Birth:

August 1, 1995

Birthplace:

Spring, TX

Height:

5' 8"

Weight:

140 lbs.

Year Turned Pro:

2011

Marital Status:

Single

Favorite Track:

Road Atlanta

Twitter:

@garrettgerloff

Instagram:

instagram.com/garrettgerloff

Facebook:

facebook.com/Garrett-Gerloff


RACING HIGHLIGHTS

2016

#1 MotoAmerica Supersport, 6 race wins, 15 podiums, 3 poles

2015

#3 MotoAmerica Supersport; 2 race wins, 10 podiums, 2 poles

2014

#1 Superbike Shootout Pro Sportbike; 2 race wins, 3 podiums, 2 poles
#5 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike; 3 podiums, 6 top-five finishes

2013

#3 Daytona SportBike
Daytona 200: Qualified 2nd Daytona 200 (2nd)

2012

Won final SuperSport race of season (NOLA)

2011

WERA 600 SS National Champ

2010

WERA 600 SS National Champ

2009

USGPRU Moriwaki 250 National Champ

2008

8th in USGPRU 125cc Championship

2007

First year in Road Racing


JD BEACH

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JD had the big Number One plate emblazoned on his Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha R6 in 2016, telling the world that he was the defending MotoAmerica Supersport Champ. And, he lived up to his advance billing all season long, winning eight races on the season, which were the most victories of anyone competing in the class. The 2016 Championship came down to the final race of the season at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and JD narrowly missed out on back-to back titles, finishing the season as runner-up to his teammate Garrett by a scant four points.

One of the big stories of MotoAmerica’s inaugural season was the resurgence of JD Beach. In his second year with Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha, JD got his first career Supersport win at The Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX, which was the very first round on the 2015 MotoAmerica schedule. From there, he went on to win 7 more races--including back-to-back double wins at Barber Motorsports Park and Miller Motorsports Park, reached the podium a total of 13 times on the season, and earned 3 poles on his way to winning the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship.

JD joined the Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team in 2014 and notched four AMA Pro Daytona SportBike podium finishes on his way to finishing fourth in the Championship.

In 2013, JD’s second year with RoadRace Factory/Yamaha, he finished fourth in the 2013 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike final points standings with 11 top fives and 7 podiums on the year.

JD competed in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike in 2012, aboard a RoadRace Factory/Yamaha R6, where he earned 17 top-10 finishes in 19 races and finished 6th in the standings. He finished 8th in the AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Singles points standings, with his best race result being a 4th in Peoria, Illinois. He also raced in five AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Twins events, earning one pole position and two top-5 finishes. 

In 2011, he finished fourth in the Daytona 200 before moving up to AMA Pro SuperBike, where he earned six top-10 finishes in 12 races. He also raced in AMA Pro Flat Track where, out of seven starts in the Grand National class, JD notched four top-10s and one top-5 result.

2010 was a big year for JD, as he moved from Snoqualmie, Washington to Philpot, Kentucky. The move to the Bluegrass State paid off because he won the AMA Pro SuperSport East Division Championship.

2009 was JD’s first year as a professional road racer. He competed in AMA Pro SuperSport where he got on the podium three times, had a best finish of second, and finished second in the East Division Championship. That same year, he also finished fourth in the AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Championship, earning three race wins and five podiums.

In 2008, JD won the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship in only his second year as a road racer, becoming the first American ever to win the title.

2007 was JD’s first year of road racing when he was selected to compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship. As a rookie road racer, he finished 16th in points, with a best finish of 8th.

Born in Snoqualmie, Washington, JD followed in his father’s steel-shoed footsteps and started flat track racing when he was just three years old.

 

Age:

25

Date of Birth:

October 12, 1991

Home Town:

Philpot, KY

Height:

5' 6"

Weight:

128 lbs.

Year Turned Pro:

2009

Marital Status:

Single

Favorite Track:

Miller Motorsports Park

Twitter:

@JDBeach95

Instagram:

instagram.com/jdbeach95

Facebook:

facebook.com/jdbeachracing


RACING HIGHLIGHTS

2016

#2 MotoAmerica Supersport; 8 race wins, 13 podiums, 4 poles

2015

#1 MotoAmerica Supersport; 8 wins, 13 podiums, 3 poles

2014

#3 Superbike Shootout Pro Sportbike; 1 podium, 3 top-five finishes
#4 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike; 4 podiums, 6 top-five finishes

2013

#4 Daytona SportBike

2012

#6 Daytona SportBike

2011

4th in the Daytona 200

2010

AMA Pro SuperSport East Division Champ

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