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MotoAmerica Superbike Grid Grows to 19 Riders in 2020 Season

Reigning Champ Beaubier Leads Strong Field To Compete Aug. 21-23 at IMS

Led by four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, the MotoAmerica Series season entries in the premier Superbike class have grown to 19 for the 2020 racing season, which includes Superbikes at the Brickyard on Aug. 21-23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Beaubier will carry the No. 1 plate on his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha as he aims for his fifth title in six years, but there are plenty who hope to challenge the Californian when the 10-round series starts April 3-5 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, including his new teammate Jake Gagne.

Also atop the list of challengers is Toni Elias, the only rider other than Beaubier to take a Superbike crown in the past five years. Elias, the 2017 AMA Superbike Champion, again will run the familiar No. 24, but this year it will be on an M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. Elias will be joined on the M4 ECSTAR team by 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Bobby Fong.

Elias’ former Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Josh Herrin will be on the Superbike grid again, but he’ll race a Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR. Herrin will be on one of three BMWs in the MotoAmerica Superbike class, joining Brazil’s Danilo Lewis and Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman.

KWR’s Kyle Wyman won’t be the only Ducati Panigale V4 R in the Superbike class in 2020 as Celtic HSBK Racing will field PJ Jacobsen, who finished second to Fong in the 2019 Supersport title chase. Jacobsen will make his MotoAmerica Superbike debut in 2020, though he has World Superbike experience.

Kyle Wyman will come better prepared for 2020 than he was in his debut season with the Ducati as he has had a complete offseason under his belt to work with the bike. Wyman also will be physically stronger after offseason neck surgery has him pain-free for the first time in a long while.

Westby Racing is another team that returns to the series with the same rider and package in Mathew Scholtz and the team’s always-developing Yamaha YZF-R1. Scholtz finished sixth in the 2019 title chase, with five Superbike podiums.

FLY Racing will return to the MotoAmerica Superbike class in 2020 with three riders in the David Anthony-owned team. Anthony, who rode a Kawasaki last year, will campaign a Suzuki GSX-R1000; Sam Verderico will be aboard his trusty Yamaha R1; and Brit Bradley Ward will fly the Kawasaki colors in the FLY Racing team with his ZX-10R.

Another rider changing bikes and teams is Cameron Petersen, the South African moving to the Altus Motorsports team to campaign a Suzuki GSX-R1000. MotoAmerica Superbike regular Max Flinders will be back on his signature all-yellow Trashed Bike Racing Yamaha YZF-R1.

Young Ashton Yates continues to rapidly rise through the ranks of MotoAmerica and will make his Superbike debut on a Yates Racing Honda CBR1000RR, the only Honda in the field thus far. Jeffrey Purk also will jump to the Superbike class after finishing 11th in last year’s Stock 1000 class.

Stock 1000 front runner Corey Alexander will be another rider making his Superbike debut in the coming season. The New Yorker is racing a Kawasaki ZX-10R for the Ride HVMC Racing team.

Another set to make his MotoAmerica Superbike Series debut in 2020 will be Steven Shakespeare, as the Brit is set to campaign a Yamaha YZF-R1 for the Monkey Moto AGVSPORT team.

For the complete MotoAmerica Superbike entry list, click HERE.

Motorcycle road racing will return to IMS after a five-year absence as the MotoAmerica Series will compete Aug. 21-23. MotoAmerica will bring all five of its classes to the Superbikes at the Brickyard.

MotoAmerica last raced at the Brickyard as a support event of the MotoGP World Championship in August 2015, the last time motorcycles have competed on the IMS road course. Beaubier won both Superbike races.

The MotoAmerica event at IMS also will take place on the same weekend as the popular Motorcycles on Meridian festival Saturday evening, Aug. 22 in downtown Indianapolis. The annual event is hosted and planned by Downtown Indy, Inc.

Tickets for Superbikes at the Brickyard are available now at IMS.com or the IMS Ticket Office.

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