Beaubier doubles up with MotoAmerica Superbike race two win

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Monster Attack Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier further extended his lead in the MotoAmerica Superbike series with a race-two win at the The Ridge.

Beaubier and team-mate Jake Gagne took a dominant one-two finish with Ecstar Suzuki’s Bobby Fong wrapping up the final podium spot.

Starting in their Saturday qualifying slots of pole position and second, respectively, Gagne and Beaubier both made good launches off the line. Race one winner Beaubier took the lead into turn one, building a gap immediately and leading Gagne by over three seconds on the seventh lap.

In full control of the race, Beaubier was consistently throwing down some fast times and took home another commanding victory, his ninth of 2020, and a career-best record for the most wins in a season.

Behind his teammate, Gagne lapped solidly in second place, maintaining his gap to the chasing pack. In the final laps, the Californian had Fong in hot pursuit, but he held off the challenge to return to the podium, his eighth of the season.

“Everything’s going so good right now. I’m really comfortable on my R1. The whole team’s working really hard and I’ve got a great teammate,” said Beaubier.

“So it’s great to be able to go one for the team and show them that the hard work is paying off. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Sunny and 75 degrees and two wins. I really enjoyed this track and look forward to coming back here in the future.”

Beaubier now has a 54-point lead in the series.