Road Racing - Monster Energy / Yamalube / Yamaha Factory Racing Team
2019 will be the fifth year since MotoAmerica took over the reins of professional road racing in America. Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier and his YZF-R1 have proven to be the rider and machine of choice in winning three AMA/FIM Superbike championships in the past four seasons!
In 2018 Cameron had a phenomenal season by besting the best with eight victories and six pole positions, all while finishing on the podium in every round but three, and wrapping up his third Superbike title with two rounds remaining.
What’s in store for Beaubier and his two-time Supersport champion teammate Garrett Gerloff for 2019? Preseason testing has been challenging, with above normal rainfall and colder weather that have made California track conditions a far cry from normal. The crew and riders have endured and are anxious to get to Road Atlanta for the season opener.
The Companies We Keep
Racing is a proven vehicle for marketing brands, gaining exposure, and developing new products and services. At Yamaha Racing, we are proud that the following partners have put their confidence in us, and have provided their ongoing support as sponsors of our Road Race, Supercross, and Motocross Teams. Team partners who share our passion for racing are a vital component in today’s racing environment, and we value these relationships.
Yamaha’s partnership with Monster Energy goes all the way back to 2007, when the two joined forces to compete in the AMA Supermoto series, winning three championships and an X Games Gold in a two-year span. After a brief hiatus, the partnership renewed in 2011 when Monster Energy became the title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike team. Adding another championship in 2018 with Cameron Beaubier, together Monster Energy and Yamaha have won seven Superbike titles.
In 2013 Monster Energy became involved with Yamaha’s 600 program and in the inaugural season Cameron Beaubier won the Daytona 200 and the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. When MotoAmerica introduced the Supersport class in 2015, Monster Energy and Yamaha continued their winning ways with consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport titles in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
In 2016, the successful partnership between Monster Energy and Yamaha extended to Supercross and Motocross with Monster Energy becoming the title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross/Motocross team.
In 2018 Monster Energy advanced their support with Yamaha by adding the Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing Supercross/Motocross 250 team to the Monster Energy-Yamaha Motorsports family. Team rider Aaron Plessinger delighted everyone by winning the AMA Supercross West and the AMA 250 Motocross Championships This success along with Justin Barcia’s 450 class efforts led to Yamaha being named the “Manufacturer of the Year” in AMA Motocross. Both Aaron and Justin were also selected to represent the USA on the 2018 Motocross of Nations Team.
This winning partnership will introduce new liveries for our teams in 2019, while continuing to showcase the iconic Monster Energy ”M”. With solid teams and motivated partners like Monster Energy, 2019 has the potential to be remarkable!
Monster Energy is way more than an energy drink. Led by its athletes, musicians, employees, distributors, and fans, Monster Energy is…A LIFESTYLE IN A CAN! View all the Monster Energy products and activities at www.monsterenergy.com.
Yamalube formulates the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics, and applications of the various motorsports engines that Yamaha produces. 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 motocross, supercross, off-road racing, and road racing over the years have been accomplished with Yamalube in the engines.
Yamalube also makes lubricants, quality care products, maintenance products, fork oils, fuel additives, and adhesives. www.yamalube.com
Yamaha Motor Finance Corp, USA
Yamaha Motor Finance Corp, USA (YMFUS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) and was established to support the financial needs of the YMUS Dealer base and loyal Yamaha customers. YMFUS provides consumer retail financing for its diverse line of motor products through captive and partner solutions, commercial leasing and wholesale financing based in Cypress, California. yamaha-motor.com/contact.
Rider Profile - Cameron Beaubier #1
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:||December 6, 1992|
|Home Town:||Roseville, CA|
|Fist Race||1997 Sacramento Raceway MX|
|Year Turned Pro:||2009|
|Favorite Track:||Phillip Island|
|Favorite Music:||Rap, Rock|
|Training:||Cycling, Running, Cross-fit|
|Hobbies:||Golf, Motocross, Flat Track, Soccer|
|2018||#1 MotoAmerica Superbike; 8 race wins, 17 podiums, 6 poles|
|2017||#3 MotoAmerica Superbike; 5 race wins, 12 podiums, 2 poles|
|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|
Rider Profile - Garrett Gerloff #31
In 2018 Garrett Gerloff’s rookie Superbike season certainly was a learning experience, and racing to a podium result in the opening round at Road Atlanta was promising and pleasing for the rookie. However, in the remaining 19 rounds, Garrett found out just how tough the competition is in the premier MotoAmerica class. All in all, there were five solid podium finishes. “I can’t believe how many guys go fast in the Superbike class! Our offseason testing is focusing on improving my overall speed, working on some chassis improvements and more importantly my consistency,” said Garrett”. Now a seasoned Superbike rider, Garrett, a two-time Supersport champion, has showed that he has the skills to achieve success. With his multi-championship winning teammate Cameron Beaubier and four-time Superbike Champion Josh Hayes, both within the Yamaha Factory team infrastructure, Garrett is surrounded by a team driven for success. “Cam and Josh are awesome and know what it takes to win, I believe that I can consistently run up front. I am really looking forward to racing for my first Superbike win in 2019,” stated Garrett.
Even though he was new to the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Team for 2018, Garrett was set to be a formidable competitor as a rookie in the MotoAmerica Superbike class on his Yamaha YZF-R1. Testing prior to the start of the series allowed Garrett to get acclimated to his new team and R1 Superbike, and his lap times showed that he was capable of being on the podium.
In 2017 Garrett fought hard to defend his MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, earning the title for the second consecutive year by riding his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha R6 to 8 pole position starts and 17 podium finishes that included 11 race wins.
In 2016, 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 his first 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 pole-positions on his way to second in the overall Supersport championship standings.
In 2014, Garrett won the three-event GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Pro Sportbike Championship with two race victories and one second-place finish aboard his Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6. In addition, he had six top-five finishes in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike (DSB), finishing fifth overall for the 2014 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, having been signed to the Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha team by Chuck Graves. Unfortunately, the year proved to be very challenging for Garrett. In the very first practice session of 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 the SuperSport class instead of DSB to get himself back into racing shape. Everything worked out well 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 won 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.
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.
|Date of Birth:||August 1, 1995|
|First Race||2007 WERA/TGPR/Mini’s 80cc - 4th place|
|Year Turned Pro:||2011|
|Favorite Track:||Road Atlanta|
|Training:||Cycling, Weight Training, Motocross|
|2018||#5 MotoAmerica Superbike; 5 podiums|
|2017||#1 MotoAmerica Supersport, 11 race wins, 17 podiums, 8 poles|
|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|