MotoAmerica: Beaubier Making BMW Superbike Debut At Buttonwillow (Updated With Lap Times)

MotoAmerica: Beaubier Making BMW Superbike Debut At Buttonwillow (Updated With Lap Times)

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier is set to make his debut on his new Tytlers Cycle BMW M 1000 RR Superbike during testing this week at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, in central California.

As reported by Roadracingworld.com earlier this year, Beaubier made the decision to forego another year in the FIM Moto2 World Championship to return to the United States and race for the new Tytlers Cycle BMW Superbike team.

While American Racing Team announced Beaubier’s departure from Moto2, Tytlers Cycle has not yet officially announced Beaubier signing with the team.

Beaubier is at Buttonwillow Raceway Park today, attending Dunlop’s Q5 track day/street tire launch. The Californian may ride his new BMW Superbike today, or he may wait until a private, multi-team MotoAmerica Superbike test starts on Wednesday.

Also expected to participate in the test at Buttonwillow are Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha with two-time and defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Jake Gagne and his teammate Cameron Petersen as well as Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki with Richie Escalante.

 

Richie Escalante with his Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbikes. Photo by John Ulrich.
Richie Escalante with his Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbikes. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

Look for more coverage of the test here.

Update: At approximately 11:45 a.m. local time, Beaubier went out on track on his BMW Superbike. PJ Jacobsen and Corey Alexander are also testing with Tytlers Cycle BMW at Buttonwillow.

 

Update: 

MotoAmerica/Dunlop Test

Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Race #13 CW configuration)

Buttonwillow, California

November 15, 2022

Best Lap Times (all on Dunlop tires):

  1. Cameron Petersen (Yam YZF-R1), 1:41.860
  2. Jake Gagne (Yam YZF-R1), 1:42.065
  3. Cameron Beaubier (BMW M 1000 RR), 1:44.777
  4. PJ Jacobsen (BMW M 1000 RR), 1:45.039
  5. Richie Escalante (Suz GSX-R1000R), 1:45.933
  6. Corey Alexander (BMW M 1000 RR), 1:47.992

 

 

PJ Jacobsen talks to Crew Chief Scott Jensen on pit lane at Buttonwillow. Photo by John Ulrich.
PJ Jacobsen talks to Crew Chief Scott Jensen on pit lane at Buttonwillow. Jacobsen has Dunlop’s new Q5 tires mounted on his BMW M 1000 RR Superbike. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

2022 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Corey Alexander (23) on pit lane at Buttonwillow. Alexander is testing Dunlop's new Q5 tires. Photo by John Ulrich.
2022 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Corey Alexander (23) on a Tytlers Cycle BMW M 1000 RR Superbike fitted with Dunlop’s new Q5 tires on pit lane at Buttonwillow. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

Richie Escalante with Crew Chief Frank Aragaki. Photo by John Ulrich.
Richie Escalante with Crew Chief Frank Aragaki. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

Various motorcycles fitted with Dunlop's new Q5 tires for journalists to use. Photo by John Ulrich.
Various motorcycles fitted with Dunlop’s new Q5 tires for journalists to use. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

Among the fleet of bikes Dunlop made available to journalists were a pair of the brand new MT-10 SPs. Photo by John Ulrich.
Among the fleet of bikes Dunlop made available to journalists were a pair of the brand new Yamaha MT-10 SPs. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

Among the fleet of bikes Dunlop made available to journalists was Jeremy McWilliams' RSD Super Hooligan Indian FTR1200 racebike. Photo by John Ulrich.
Among the fleet of bikes Dunlop made available to journalists was Jeremy McWilliams’ RSD Super Hooligan Indian FTR1200 racebike. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

A Dunlop Q5 S front tire after being on track at Buttonwillow. The S version has additional tread grooves on the shoulders of the tires. Photo by John Ulrich.
A Dunlop Q5 S front tire after being on track at Buttonwillow. The S version has additional tread grooves on the shoulders of the tires. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

A Dunlop Q5 S rear tire after being on track at Buttonwillow. The S version has additional tread grooves on the shoulders of the tires. Photo by John Ulrich.
A Dunlop Q5 S rear tire after being on track at Buttonwillow. The S version has additional tread grooves on the shoulders of the tires. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

A Dunlop Q5 rear tire after being on track at Buttonwillow. Photo by John Ulrich.
A Dunlop Q5 rear tire after being on track at Buttonwillow. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

Four-time AMA Superbike Champion with daughter Bretley Hayes. Photo by John Ulrich.
Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes with daughter Bretley Hayes at the Dunlop event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Photo by John Ulrich.

 

MotoAmerica racer Kayla Yaakov was also riding Tuesday at Buttonwillow. Photo by John Ulrich.
MotoAmerica racer Kayla Yaakov was also riding Tuesday on a completely stock Yamaha YZF-R6 complete with license plate. Photo by John Ulrich.

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