Ben Bostrom

March 23, 2008
By MotorcycleUSA Staff

Ben Bostrom aboard his Yamaha YZF-R6 in Daytona SportBike.
Bostrom now sports the number one after his 2008 Supersport Championship win.

Ben Bostrom has truly rode his way to international stardom. It all started on the dirt tracks of California where he and his brother honed their skills before jumping into road racing. After winning the hearts of American race fans, Ben took his show overseas. Teamed up with the powerhouse marque Ducati.

That affair soon came to an end however when at the conclusion of the 2002 season, Ben signed on with American Honda, to return to the AMA aboard the RC51. Bostrom won the championship aboard a RC-45 in 1998 before jumping ship to Vance & Hines Ducati.

In 2003 Ben returns to the AMA once again riding for the Factory Honda team. His machine will be the RC-51 left behind by Nicky Hayden.

After a couple seasons with American Honda, Ben decided to move back to World Superbike in 2005. That turned out to be a bad move after an unproductive run with the Koji Honda team.

For 2006 Ben fillled the seat vacated by his brother at Ducati Austin team for his return to AMA Superbike, where he finished 9th overall.

When Ducati pulled up stakes in Superbike, instead of trying to scrape something together overseas again, Ben decided to stick with his brother and business partner, Eric, and campaign on the Yamaha R1 in Superstock for 2007 (a similar position his brother found himself in for 2006). If Bostrom soars in the support class, while Yamaha’s second Superbike rider, Jason DiSalvo, falters, DiSalvo will start to feel the pressure clamping down, because a Boz-Bro Yamaha Superbike team sounds so right it almost hurts our ears.

Bostrom returned to Superbike in 2009 after his very sucessful Supersport championship winning 2008 season. Piloting the Yamaha R1 with his new number Ben hoped to dominate the Superbike series and managed to finish fifth-overall.

Yamahas Ben Bostrom finished the weekend on the podium twice in American Superbike at Barber Motorsports Park.

Career Highlights:
2009 – 5th AMA Superbike Series
2008 – AMA Supersport Champion.
2007 – 2nd AMA Superstock Series
2006 – 9th AMA Superbike Series
2004 – 4th AMA Superbike Series
2003 – 4th AMA Superbike Series
2002 – 5th World Superbike Championship
2001 – 3rd World Superbike Championship
1999 – 2nd AMA Superbike
1998 – AMA Superbike Champion
1997 – 2nd AMA 750 Supersport
1996 – 2nd AMA Supertwins
1993 – AMA Dirt Track Rookie of the Year