Yamaha BLU CRU Previews This Weekend's Round At Laguna Seca
With two rounds to go in the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, Yamaha bLU cRU road racers Cameron Beaubier, Josh Hayes, Garrett Gerloff, and JD Beach are all in close contention as the “Fast Four” continue their quests for the Championships this weekend on the world stage at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA.
Also, for fans who attend this weekend’s World Superbike event, the Yamaha Display Area in the Marketplace at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be bustling with exciting activities for everyone.
Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Factory Racing: Beaubier & Hayes
Currently leading the 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike points standings is defending Champion Cameron Beaubier, who will be aboard his #1 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike this weekend, trying to bolster his 25-point lead over Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Factory Racing teammate and four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes, who will be aboard his #4 R1 Superbike.
MotoAmerica Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) begins at Laguna Seca on Saturday, July 9, at 3:40 PM PST. Superbike Race 1 will go green on Sunday, July 10, at 11:45 PM PST, and Superbike Race 2 is set for later on Sunday at 3:45 PM PST.
Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.)/Graves/Yamaha: Gerloff & Beach
Like their Superbike counterparts, Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha teammates, Garrett Gerloff and defending MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach are also engaged in an exciting Championship rivalry aboard their equally prepared Yamaha YZF-R6 machines. With seven race wins this season, Garrett is leading the 2016 Supersport Championship by 23 points over JD, who has notched six race victories of his own. Garrett will be aboard his #31 Yamaha R6, while JD carries the big target–the #1 plate–on his Yamaha R6.
MotoAmerica Supersport Qualifying 1 is this Saturday morning, July 9, at 9:45 AM PST, and the Supersport Race is scheduled for Sunday morning, July 10, at 9:30 AM PST.
Visit The Yamaha Display Area In The Marketplace And Take A Ride On A New Yamaha
The Yamaha Display Area in The Marketplace, which is located in the track infield between turns 5 and 6 at the Raceway, will be open Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10, from 8 AM to 5 PM, with motorcycle parking provided at the Display Area for all Yamaha riders. Yamaha Racing apparel and merchandise will be available for purchase. Also, see all the Yamaha models on display, including the new 2017 YZ’s, 2017 Bolt cruisers, and the public debut of the all-new 2017 FZ-10 and SCR950.
You’ll be able to take a demo ride aboard the all-new XSR900, or try out a new FJR1300, FJ-09, FZ-09, FZ-07, or YZF-R3. Demo rides will take place at the Yamaha Display Area in The Marketplace on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and on Sunday, July 10, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You’ll need a valid motorcycle license (permits are not allowed), a DOT-approved helmet, long pants, enclosed shoes, a shirt, and eye protection to take your ride.
Meet The Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racers And Umbrella Girls
All your favorite Yamaha bLU cRU road racers will be available for autographs during two “Meet & Greet” sessions at their Team Transporters in MotoAmerica Infield Paddock. On hand will be Cameron and Josh from Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Factory Racing; Garrett and JD from Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha; Jake Gagne from Broaster Chicken/RoadRace Factory/Yamaha; Josh Herrin and Joe Roberts from Wheels In Motion/Meen Yamaha; Richie Escalante and Dakota Mamola from HB Racing/Meen Yamaha; Mathew Scholtz from Yamalube/Westby Racing; Danny Eslick from TOBC racing; Bryce Prince and Jason Aguilar from Riders Discount/Tuned Racing/Yamaha. The Monster Energy and Y.E.S. Umbrella Girls will also be there:
• Saturday, July 9, 10:45 to 11:30 AM PST
• Sunday, July 10, 1:15 to 1:45 PM PST
Watch Round 8 Of The MotoAmerica Championship LIVE On beIN SPORTS And beIN SPORTS CONNECT As Part Of This Weekend’s World Superbike Coverage
– Saturday, July 9, 6:40 PM EST: Superbike Superpole 1 & 2
– Sunday, July 10, 12:30 PM EST: Supersport Race, Superbike Race 1 & 2
For more Yamaha racing news, results, photos, and videos, visit http://www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing
Also, check out “YamahaMotorUSA” on your favorite social media site.
More by Press Release