THE SEASON THUS FAR: SMOKIN’ HOT!
The Fab Four in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship are separated by just 26 points after four rounds (eight races). Cameron Beaubier (1) has won four races and is 11 points behind his teammate Josh Hayes in the title chase. Toni Elias (24) is fourth. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
The 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship reached its halfway point with two incredible Superbike races at VIRginia International Raceway, May 13-15. As crazy as it sounds based on his previous record, four-time champ Josh Hayes’ victory in race one was his first of the 2016 season. In race two, Cameron Beaubier turned the tables on his Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha teammate to score his fourth win of the season, but the championship is still being led by the consistent Hayes, 137-126. Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden and his Spanish teammate Toni Elias, who has won three times thus far in 2016, are third and fourth in the championship, respectively. In the other classes, Italian Claudio Corti leads the Bazzaz Superstock 1000 standings; Garrett Gerloff heads the Supersport title chase; Bryce Prince is atop the Superstock 600 point standings; and Anthony Mazziotto III and Brandon Paasch are just five points apart in the KTM RC Cup title chase.
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