Another MotoAmerica masterclass from Beaubier at Road Atlanta| Carole Shellby | World News
Cameron Beaubier put on another masterclass performance aboard his Monster Attack Yamaha Racing R1 in Sunday’s race two, sweeping the MotoAmerica Superbike weekend at Road Atlanta.
Beaubier got off to a great start from pole position with teammate Jake Gagne right behind him. The pair started to build a gap on the competition until the red flag came out right before the start of the third lap.
On the restart, the defending champ missed the holeshot but was able to make the move inside of his rival into Turn 2.
From there on, Beaubier set a blistering pace and went unchallenged for the remainder of the shortened 14-lap race to earn his seventh win at Road Atlanta. The victory helped expand his lead in the championship to 19-points over his teammate.
After the red flag, Gagne didn’t get a repeat of his start either and was back in third. He made the pass for second on the first lap in Turn 6, but unfortunately, his teammate had already checked out in the lead.
Undeterred, Gagne put his head down in the hot, demanding conditions and was able to close the gap to 2.5 seconds at the chequered flag and bring home another 1-2 finish for the team.
“The weekend couldn’t have gone better with the double along with a Yamaha sweep on both days! The guys had my bike working great all weekend and I was impressed with the times that we could do on race tires. I’m looking forward to lining up next weekend,” said Beaubier.