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Yamaha Announced Its 2024 MotoAmerica Superbike Team

Yamaha Announced Its 2024 MotoAmerica Superbike Team

The Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S., has confirmed news about its recent partnership with Attack Performance. After this agreement, Attack Performance will maintain its leadership role in the 2024 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship for an additional three events. The main objective of this partnership is to win a fifth successive top-tier championship this year. Yamaha racers are expected to represent the team on the Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing YZF-R1s. Cameron Petersen and Jake Gagne, two world-class motorcycle racers and three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Championship winners will represent Yamaha and battle to acquire the top place on the podium for their team.

The upcoming weekend, April 19-21, coincides with the MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers races, where Harley Davidson and Indian  Motorcycle's baggers will race for the Championship title. This weekend Yamaha’s race team will begin its pursuit of the championship title right from the start of this Superbike series. It is worth mentioning that both MotoAmerica racing events will be held at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. 

Attack Performance is inarguably the best manufacturer of high-efficiency motorcycle parts and maintenance solutions for contemporary high-end race track-focused bikes. A mark of excellence itself, the brand has helped Yamaha’s R1 motorcycle keep up its successful racing heritage and winning streak. For those who don’t know, Attack Performance has been the official team of Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S. for the last four MotoAmerica Superbike events and racing campaigns. This partnership and unified effort of both brands has led to unprecedented triumphs and victories. Together with Attack Performance, Yamaha has bagged four MotoAmerica Superbike Championships and also acquired 59 wins in the top-tier racing division. In 2024, Progressive Insurance is also making a comeback to facilitate Yamaha and give this collaboration the boost and support it needs.

This year will mark the fifth racing event of Gagne. The former MotoAmerica Superbike Champion will defend his title and strive to maintain his winning streak and overall race track record in the leading race class unblemished. Over the years, Jake Gagne’s racing career has catapulted, reaching heights most racers could only dream of. Besides emerging victorious in the Superbike Championship for three consecutive years, he has made a record of winning 40 races. This achievement has elevated his ranking to fourth place on the all-time AMA Superbike victory chart. Here is what he has to say about his return to the 2024 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship: 

“It’s awesome to be going on year five with the team. We have had a great three years here, and I am just excited to get back to racing in 2024. We have had a good off-season and got some good riding in. The Superbike class is going to be really stacked this year. So, I think we will have some good racing, and we will try to start off the year strong in Atlanta. I am just ready to get riding again.”

Jake Gagne (Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing #1 )

On the other hand, the comeback of Cameron Petersen in the 2024 MotoAmerica Superbike season is an equally exciting event. This year will mark Petersen’s third race campaign with the giants of the motorcycle and racing industry: Yamaha Racing, Attack Performance, and Progressive. In 2020, Cameron Petersen came into the limelight as the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion. Subsequently, in 2022, he made his first appearance on the racetracks with the Yamaha-Attack Performance racing program. He left a lasting impression with his racing skills and also secured a place on the podium multiple times throughout the event.

His racing career had a sudden plunge when he sustained a serious wrist injury and had to undergo surgery for repair. Due to being unfit for racing, Cameron remained out of the racing scene in the 2023 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Now that he has recovered fully, he is excited to make a comeback much stronger than his debut and add more victories to his track record. He expressed his views on his return after withdrawing from the race track for one full year: 

“I am really looking forward to my third year with the team. Obviously, my second year was not ideal. I had to sit out of most of it. It has been a hard nine months and a tough off-season, but gettin to ride the bike last week at the test, it is the first time in a long time that my wrist has felt 100%, so I am excited for 2024. The main thing for me is not to get ahead of myself and slowly build into it and get back to fighting for wins and podiums. The guys have done a lot of work on the motorcycle during the off-season, and the bike is on a different level, so I think it is going to be a good year.”

Cameron Petersen (Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing # 45)

The members of the Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A management and Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing team expressed positivity toward the new racing season and also voiced confidence in the abilities of team racers. 

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Attack Performance Racing. They have the passion, technical knowledge, and the right people in the right positions to be successful in this ultra-competitive sport. It seems like every season, MotoAmerica has raised the bar, and we are very happy to be racing with them into the near future.”

Tom Halverson (Yamaha Racing Assistant Department Manager for YMUS )

“Attack Performance is excited to continue our collaboration with Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, to race the R1 in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship for the next three years. Together, we have enjoyed a lot of success over these first four years and have added more premiere-class titles to Yamaha’s 15 years of nearly continuous Superbike Championships. We are also happy to have the continued support of Progressive Insurance and our technical partners, and we look to bringing them another #1 plate in 2024.”

“We are looking forward to having both Jake and Cameron back this season, which we feel will continue to be a winning combination for the team. It has been great to see Jake rise to become one of the winningest riders in the sport, and I look forward to the upcoming season and defending the championship. We are also happy to have Cameron back and feeling healthy. It has been a productive off-season, and we can’t wait to get on track and see our fans this weekend at Road Atlanta.”

Richard Stanboli (Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing Team Manager)

Yamaha Superbike Race Team Partners and Supporters

The Yamaha Superbike race team has also extended thanks to other supporters including:

  • Podium Club at Atessa
  • Yamaha Financial Services
  • Akrapovic
  • Yamalube
  • DID
  • Zero Gravity
  • OZ
  • TrackDaz
  • Braking
  • Full Spectrum
  • Capit
  • Suter

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