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MotoAmerica Superbike Championship
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An AMA Superbike race at Infineon Raceway in 2004.
Category Superbike racing
Country United States
Inaugural season 1976
Riders' champion Cameron Beaubier
Teams' champion Yamaha Factory Racing
Makes' champion Yamaha
Official website http://www.motoamerica.com

MotoAmerica Superbike Championship is an American motorcycle racing series. It is the premiere superbike racing series in the United States, part of the American Motorcyclist Association sanctioned events group.

The AMA Road Racing Championship was created in 1976 to provide playing field for professional racing teams and a means for motorcycle manufacturers to showcase their sport-performance, production based models. Sanctioned by the AMA, they also organised the series until 2008.

From 2009 to 2014, the Daytona Motorsports Group was the organiser under supervision of the AMA. The AMA, not pleased with motorcycle counts and participation in international events, stripped the DMG organisation of professional road racing and awarded it to a new organisation led by Wayne Rainey, KRAVE, with assistance from Dorna (which organises the FIM MotoGP and World Superbike Championships), which renamed it the MotoAmerica Road Racing Series beginning in 2015.[1] It was announced at the 2018 season-ending prizegiving banquet that AMA and KRAVE have renewed their deal to the 2024 season, with an option for five more seasons to the 2029 season.

Current MotoAmerica classes are aligned with the FIM, similar to the Spanish CEV championship, and their names will be aligned with the FIM.

Superbike (matches FIM regulations) Stock 1000 (FIM Superstock 1000) Supersport (FIM Supersport, 400cc to 750cc) Twins (800cc, two cylinder) Junior Cup


The most successful riders included Doug Chandler, Scott Russell, Ben Spies, Miguel Duhamel and Mat Mladin, who holds several series records including seven championships. Five non-Americans won the title – Englishman Reg Pridmore, Australians Mat Mladin and Troy Corser, Canadian Miguel Duhamel, and Spainard Toni Elías.

Starting in 2016, television rights are held by the Al Jazeera Media Network's beIN Sports brand.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Superbike Champions at SportNetwork.net

References

  1. ^ "AMA hands over control of pro road racing to Wayne Rainey-led MotoAmerica". Racer.com. September 4, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.


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