Yamaha bLU cRU Looks Forward to Sonoma Raceway

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The Yamaha bLU cRU is set for take-off at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, August 11-13. With the majority of the Yamaha racers enjoying the track and having good results in the past, it should be an exciting weekend for Yamaha fans.

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The bLU cRU Road Racers Are Looking To Uncork Their Yamahas In Wine Country This Weekend

Cypress, CA – August 9, 2017 – Round 7 of the 2017 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship is this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA, and the Yamaha bLU cRU road racers are looking forward to returning to a track that they haven’t had the pleasure of visiting in a few years.

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For two-time and defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier and his teammate Josh Hayes, who is a four-time AMA Superbike Champ, Sonoma Raceway is a track on which both riders have had a lot of success.

For Cameron, Sonoma is located close to his home in Roseville, CA, and it’s where, in 2010, he won the very first time he raced as an AMA Pro rider on the 2.52-mile, 12-turn road course (while aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6). The last time Cameron raced at Sonoma–in 2014–he was aboard the previous-generation Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, and he earned the pole position and won that race too.

Cameron commented, “I love having two MotoAmerica rounds in California and close to my home. I’m excited to rip the new-generation R1 Superbike around Sonoma, and I’m looking forward to getting back on track after the summer break. The team and I are ready to go!”

Josh has also had a lot of success at Sonoma Raceway, having notched a total of five Superbike race victories aboard his R1 during what has been a phenomenal Yamaha road-racing career.

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