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Apr 29, 2014

Beaubier Has "Extra Motivation" To Win At Arai Pacific Nationals, Round Two Of The GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha

Cameron Beaubier (2) on his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 Pro Superbike. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Teams Head North For Round Two Of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha

Cypress, CA - April 29, 2014 – Following right on the heels of a very successful Round One of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha, the Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Teams travel to northern California for this weekend’s Arai Pacific Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA.

And, if this weekend’s Arai Pacific Nationals are anything like the Yamaha SoCal Nationals last weekend, the fans are in for some great racing, as well as lots of activities that Yamaha has planned. In addition, Yamaha is extending a special invitation to American service men and women to visit the Yamaha hospitality area at Sonoma Raceway during the race weekend.

Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Superbike

After finishing second and third this past Sunday in a barnburner of a Pro Superbike race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, teammates Cameron Beaubier and Josh Hayes will go head-to-head on Sonoma Raceway’s 11-turn, 2.32-mile road course, and both Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike riders will be fighting hard for the win.

Cameron, who lives in nearby Roseville, said, “I’m really looking forward to putting on a good show and getting the win at Sonoma Raceway. The track is really close to where I live, and I’ve got a lot of family and friends coming out to see me. Of course, I always want to win every race I enter, but this weekend, there’s extra motivation to get the victory.”

Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Sportbike

Riding their #8 and #6 Yamaha YZF-R6 Sportbikes, Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach raced hard in this past Sunday’s Pro Sportbike race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, with Garrett finishing second and JD coming in fifth. Both riders are overjoyed to be racing again this weekend, so they improve on their Fontana results.

About this weekend’s Arai Pacific Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, JD said, “One race weekend right after another is how I like to do things, and I really enjoy Sonoma Raceway. My fifth-place result at Fontana isn’t where my team and I want to be, so I’m super-motivated to get my Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6 up front where it belongs.”

Meet Josh, Cameron, Garrett, and JD This Weekend

Yamaha’s “Fast Four” will be available to meet fans and sign autographs throughout the weekend, and a special team autograph session will take place at the Yamaha garage area on race day, which is Sunday, May 4, from 1:15 to 2:00 PM PST.

Tune In To MAVTV For All Three Rounds Of The GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha

All six races from the three-round GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha are being taped for airing later on MAVTV. Log on to www.MAVTV.com for the exact time and channel, and don’t miss it!

Also, if you missed any of Yamaha’s team videos from Auto Club Speedway that were posted on Facebook and Twitter, you can also watch them at www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing

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