Interview: World Superbike Racer Garrett Gerloff

Interview: World Superbike Racer Garrett Gerloff

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            It’s the little things that drive home the step American racers have to make when they leave the States and dive into the cauldron of International-level competition. For Garrett Gerloff, it was realizing that his one-finger front braking style simply didn’t work at the Superbike World Championship level. The ultimate braking capability on a World Superbike was so far beyond the limit of a MotoAmerica-spec machine that he discovered, he says, “With one finger, I just couldn’t pull the lever hard enough!”

        Of the Americans currently racing overseas at the sport’s highest levels, Gerloff has so far been the most competitive. Aboard a GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team YZF-R1, the four-time MotoAmerica Superbike race winner has scored five podiums, including two second places…

            —Interview: American Garrett Gerloff, by Michael Gougis

 

            American Garrett Gerloff talks about moving from a series in which he was nearly always at the front of the field to one in which the competition is far stiffer. Gerloff discusses his challenges and his successes, and why he’s moved to Europe, in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

 

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