Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha: Hayes & Beaubier
Starting the season with the big #1 emblazoned on his brand-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike is four-time and defending AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes. “The Mississippi Madman” is the odds-on favorite to add a fifth Superbike title to his impressive racing resume. However, Josh faces his stiffest competition from right within his own Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team. Cameron Beaubier, last year’s AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year, is poised to improve on his phenomenal first Superbike season. Aboard his #6 R1 Superbike, Cameron will be looking to add a Superbike title to the Daytona SportBike Championship that he won in dominant fashion when he raced the #6 YZF-R6 in 2013. Who wins the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike title is anyone’s guess, but chances are, it’ll be one of these highly talented teammates.
And so, the battle between Josh, Cameron, and the rest of the MotoAmerica Superbike field begins. Superbike Race 1 will go green at COTA on Saturday, April 11, at 5 PM CST. Race 2 is scheduled for Sunday, April 12, at 3:30 PM CST.
Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha: Gerloff & Beach
The riders and crewmembers who make up Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha are one of the most experienced and successful race teams in the MotoAmerica paddock. No pair of professional road racers has logged more seat time on the Yamaha R6 than teammates Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach. The team welcomes Yamalube as its title sponsor for 2015, and everyone is motivated to win races and capture the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship in its inaugural year.
Look for Garrett’s #31 and JD’s #95 identically prepared R6s competing at COTA. The Supersport Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at 4:15 PM CST.
Meet The Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racers
All your favorite Yamaha U.S. bLU cRU road racers will be available for autographs at their Team Transporters in the MotoAmerica Paddock on Saturday afternoon, April 11, from 12:45 to 1:45 PM. Josh and Cameron from Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha, Garrett and JD from Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha, and the other bLU cRU riders will all be on hand, along with the Monster Energy and Yamalube Umbrella Girls.
See The All-New 2015 YZF-R1/R1M, YZF-R3, And Bolt C-Spec
The Yamaha Display will be open in the Support Paddock at COTA on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Sunday, April 12 from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Four of Yamaha’s newest motorcycles will be on display at the Yamaha Display, including the MotoGP-derived R1 and R1M; the entry-level R3 sportbike; and the café-racer-styled Bolt C-Spec by Star Motorcycles.
Take A Ride On A 2015 Yamaha Motorcycle
To demo a 2015 Yamaha R3, FZ-07, FZ-09, or FJ-09, go to the Support Paddock at COTA on Friday, April 10 from 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, April 11 from 9 AM to 3 PM, or Sunday, April 12 from 9 to 1 PM. You must be 18 years of age and have 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.
Learn To Ride With Yamaha
A favorite for kids and parents alike, Yamaha’s Learn-To-Ride Program gives children under the age of 12 the opportunity to try out a TT-R50 and TT-R110 in a controlled environment, complete with instruction and supervision by American Supercamp’s Danny Walker and his expert team. Riders of all abilities are encouraged to experience the TT-Rs with their class-leading features such as electric start, automatic-clutch transmissions, and YZ styling. The TT-R Demos will take place Friday through Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Yamaha Display. Full safety gear is provided, and all riders will receive a complimentary digital photo of their experience.
Score A FREE Yamaha Visor
FREE Yamaha MotoGP Commemorative Visors will be given away at the Yamaha Display, so be sure to check the schedules posted at the Yamaha Display for giveaway times.
For more Yamaha racing news, results, photos, and videos, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing. Also, check out “YamahaMotorUSA” on your favorite social media site.