Beaubier, Gerloff to Lead Yamaha Charge in 2013 for GoPro Daytona SportBike Class
NEWS February 5, 2013
Photos by Brian J Nelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 5, 2013) – Cameron Beaubier and Garret Gerloff are expected to be among the top-tier duo’s leading in to the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season. The teammates will be competing on Yamaha YZF-R6’s and riding for the Yamaha Extended Service/Graves team.
After a breakout season in 2012 and falling just short at last year’s Daytona 200, Beaubier has the title in his sights and will certainly be one of the favorites to win it all in 2013. The Californian caught fire at season’s end last year, accounting for seven wins out of the final 11 races. Beaubier has every reason to be confident going in to 2013 as he looks to carry over that momentum from last year’s success into this upcoming AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season.
“I just want to take this season one race at a time,” said Beaubier. “I definitely feel like I’m on the right bike and with the right team to put myself in position to win the championship. I just need to stay focused and give it 100 percent the whole way through.”
The second Graves rider aiming for the podium is 17-year-old Garret Gerloff. The young star is one of many talented riders making the transition from AMA Pro Motorycycle-Superstore.com SuperSport to AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike in 2013. Gerloff recorded his lone win of 2012 late in the season at NOLA Motorsports Park and has claimed victories in each of his first two seasons in GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing competition. The Texas native will look to make it three straight seasons of notching his name in the win column in 2013.
Beaubier and Gerloff have been training like men possessed this offseason and expect to put up monster numbers this year.
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