Beach to make WorldSBK debut at Laguna Seca - Bikesport News

Beach to make WorldSBK debut at Laguna Seca

American JD Beach will make his WorldSBK debut at this weekend’s Laguna Seca round, adding the three championship races to his MotoAmerica roster.

The Attack Performance Estenson Racing rider is a familiar face to American Superbike enthusiasts having won the MotoAmerica Supersport championship on two occasions (2015 & 2019). He is competing this season in the MotoAmerica Superbike championship on a Yamaha YZF R1, and picked up his first race win back in May. Beach is also an active flat track racer and race winner at a national level.

The 27-year-old has also had brief yet intense showings on the world stage. Beach entered the inaugural Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2007, but it was in 2008 when he made his true breakthrough, beating Luis Salom to the title by four points. Three years later, Beach made a one-off appearance in Moto2™ at Indianapolis, crossing the line in 29th place.

I’m really pumped going into this weekend’s round at Laguna Seca”, two-time MotoAmerica Supersport champion and 2017 Superprestigio winner Beach said.

“It’s going to be a tough weekend racing both MotoAmerica Superbike and World Superbike, but I’m up for the challenge. Both myself and the team are really excited about it, really looking forward to it.

“Laguna’s a track that I like a lot. I’ve had a lot of fun there. I’m really looking forward to riding a Superbike there again, the last time I did it was 2011 [in AMA Superbike].

“I think it’s going to be a great weekend. I feel like if we can be up front or be on the podium for MotoAmerica and run top-10 in World Superbike, that would be a great weekend for me and the team.”

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