AMA Superbike Championship

MotoAmerica Superbike Championship is an American motorcycle racing series. It is the premier superbike racing series in the United States, part of the American Motorcyclist Association sanctioned events group.

The AMA Road Racing Championship was created in 1976 to provide playing field for professional racing teams and a means for motorcycle manufacturers to showcase their sport-performance, production based models. Sanctioned by the AMA, they also organised the series until 2008.

From 2009 to 2014, the Daytona Motorsports Group was the organiser under supervision of the AMA. The AMA, not pleased with motorcycle counts and participation in international events, stripped the DMG organisation of professional road racing and awarded it to a new organisation led by Wayne Rainey, KRAVE, with assistance from Dorna (which organises the FIM MotoGP and World Superbike Championships), which renamed it the MotoAmerica Road Racing Series beginning in 2015.[1] It was announced at the 2018 season-ending prizegiving banquet that AMA and KRAVE have renewed their deal to the 2024 season, with an option for five more seasons to the 2029 season.

Current MotoAmerica classes are aligned with the FIM, similar to the Spanish CEV championship, and their names will be aligned with the FIM.

Superbike (matches FIM regulations) Stock 1000 (FIM Superstock 1000) Supersport (FIM Supersport, 300cc to 750cc) Twins (800cc, two cylinder) Junior Cup


The most successful riders included Doug Chandler, Scott Russell, Ben Spies, Miguel Duhamel and Mat Mladin, who holds several series records including seven championships. Five non-Americans won the title – Englishman Reg Pridmore, Australians Mat Mladin and Troy Corser, Canadian Miguel Duhamel, and Spaniard Toni Elías.

Starting in 2016, television rights are held by the Al Jazeera Media Network's beIN Sports brand.

MotoAmerica Superbike Championship
Motorcycle racing
An AMA Superbike race at Infineon Raceway in 2004.
CategorySuperbike racing
CountryUnited States
Inaugural season1976
Riders' championCameron Beaubier
Teams' championYamaha Factory Racing
Makes' championYamaha
Official websitehttp://www.motoamerica.com

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  1. ^ "AMA hands over control of pro road racing to Wayne Rainey-led MotoAmerica". Racer.com. September 4, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
2003 AMA Superbike Championship

The 2003 AMA Superbike Championship was the 29th season of the AMA Superbike Championship.

2004 AMA Superbike Championship

The 2004 AMA Superbike Championship is the 29th season of the AMA Superbike Championship

2005 AMA Superbike Championship

The 2005 AMA Superbike Championship is the 30th season of the AMA Superbike Championship

2006 AMA Superbike Championship

The 2006 AMA Superbike Championship is the 31st season of the AMA Superbike Championship

2007 AMA Superbike Championship

The 2007 AMA Superbike Championship is the 32nd season of the AMA Superbike Championship

2008 AMA Superbike Championship

The 2008 AMA Superbike Championship was the 33rd season of the AMA Superbike Championship. Ben Spies won the championship riding a Suzuki.

2009 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship

The 2009 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship was the 34th running of the AMA Superbike Championship, an American motorcycle racing championship. Mat Mladin won his seventh championship and announced his retirement following the season.

2010 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship

The 2010 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship was the 35th running of the AMA Superbike Championship, an American motorcycle racing championship. Title sponsors for the series include Sunoco, Amsoil, National Guard, Dunlop, Speedcom and SunTrust.

Josh Hayes won his first championship, becoming the first champion riding a Yamaha since 1991.

2011 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship

The 2011 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship was the 36th running of the AMA Superbike Championship. The championship covered 8 rounds beginning at Daytona International Speedway on March 11 and concluding at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 4. The champion was Josh Hayes riding a Yamaha.

2012 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship

The 2012 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship was the 37th running of the AMA Superbike Championship. The championship covered 11 rounds beginning at Daytona International Speedway on March 17 and concluding at NOLA Motorsports Park on October 7. The champion was Josh Hayes riding a Yamaha.

2013 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship

The 2013 AMA Pro American Superbike Championship was the 38th running of the AMA Superbike Championship. The championship covered 8 rounds beginning at Daytona International Speedway on March 16 and concluding at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 29. The champion was Josh Herrin riding a Yamaha.

Cameron Beaubier

Cameron Charles Beaubier (born December 6, 1992) is an American motorcycle racer. He rides a Yamaha YZF-R1 in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.

Eric Bostrom

Eric Bostrom (born November 19, 1976, in San Francisco, California) is an American professional motorcycle racer and brother of Ben Bostrom, who also races motorcycles professionally.

He is currently racing in the AMA Superbike series for Attack Kawasaki, but he is better known for being a member of the Austin Ducati and Parts Unlmited Ducati teams in 2004 and 2005, and perhaps best known for riding for the factory Kawasaki team from 1999 to 2003. Bostrom raced for Erion Honda in 1998 and Zero Gravity Racing in 1997.

Statistically, Bostrom's best season was the 2001 season. Riding for Kawasaki, he finished a close 2nd to Mat Mladin in the AMA Superbike series and won the AMA Supersport Championship.

Freddie Spencer

Frederick Burdette Spencer (born December 20, 1961), known by the nickname Fast Freddie, is an American former world champion motorcycle racer. Spencer is regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of the early 1980s.

Jake Zemke

Jake Zemke (born December 15, 1975 in San Francisco, California) is an American former professional motorcycle road racer of partial Japanese ancestry. He turned pro in 1992. Zemke's race number has been 98 for most of his racing career. He started his own riding school called Zemke Riding Development.

2015 Retired. Owner of Zemke Riding Development.

2014 7th AMA (Daytona SportBike) -Released from GEICO Motorcycles Honda

2013 16th AMA (Daytona SportBike) - Riders Discount Racing Triumph (Part-Time)

2012 7th AMA (Daytona SportBike) - Ducshop Ducati

2011 28th BSB (British EVO Class) - WFR Honda (Fill in Rider)

2010 3rd AMA (American Superbike) -Released from Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki

2009 6th AMA (Daytona Sportbike) - Erion Honda

2008 1st AMA (Formula Xtreme) and 2nd AMA (Supersport) - Erion Honda

2007 3rd (AMA Superbike Championship) - American Honda Racing

2006 7th (AMA Superbike Championship), 33rd (AMA Formula Xtreme) - American Honda Racing

2005 11th (AMA Superbike Championship), 2nd (AMA Formula Xtreme) - American Honda Racing

2004 3rd (AMA Superbike Championship), 2nd (AMA Formula Xtreme) - American Honda Racing

2003 5th (AMA Supersport Championship), 3rd (AMA Formula Xtreme) - Erion Honda

2002 8th (AMA Supersport Championship), 2nd (AMA Formula Xtreme) - Bruce Transportation Honda

2001 6th (600SS), 47th (750SS), 4th (AMA Formula Xtreme)- Bruce Transportation Honda

2000 8th (600SS), 2nd (AMA Formula Xtreme)

1999 52nd (AMA Superbike Championship), 15th (600SS), 2nd (750SS)

1998 9th (750SS)

1997 3rd (ST), 66th (AMA Formula Xtreme)

1996 AMA Speedway US National Championship Qualifier

John Hopkins (motorcyclist)

John "Hopper" Hopkins (born May 22, 1983) is a motorcycle road racer based in United States. During 2017 he raced in the British Superbike Championship aboard a Ducati 1199 Panigale for Moto Rapido Racing, but suffered injuries from a crash at the season-finale race meeting in October, meaning he could not participate during 2018.In a 2007 interview, he was questioned about being regarded as Anglo-American, with the interviewer commenting: "A lot of people don't understand your being British. As I understand it, your entire family moved over here from England, and you were raised here as a British family in America".After riding a Ducati in the British Superbike Championship during the 2015 season, in 2016 he raced a Yamaha YZF-R1 for Tommy Hill's THM team partnered by Stuart Easton.

Hopkins raced previously in MotoGP, the AMA Superbike Championship, and the Superbike World Championship. He first raced in MotoGP during 2002 for the Red Bull Yamaha WCM team on a two-stroke 500 cc bike, and joined the factory Suzuki squad a year later for a five-year spell. He raced for the Kawasaki MotoGP team in 2008, but they dropped him for 2009 due to the global economic crisis and the company's uncompetitive showings. He has subsequently raced in both the World and British Superbike championships, finishing second in the 2011 British Superbike Championship season although injuries and alcohol problems have affected his results,.He was born to parents from Acton.

Kurtis Roberts

Kurtis Roberts is a motorcycle road racer, born on 17 November 1978 in Turlock, California. He is the youngest son of three-time 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts, and the younger brother of 2000 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts, Jr.. He has raced in most major US and international motorcycle racing championships, in both Grand Prix and Superbike categories.

List of AMA Superbike Championship circuits

This is a list of AMA Superbike Championship circuits which have hosted a race from 1976 through 2012. Current circuits (2012) are shown in bold.

Reg Pridmore

Reginald Charles Pridmore III (born 15 July 1939) is an English former professional motorcycle road racing national champion. He is remembered for winning the inaugural AMA Superbike Championship in 1976, followed by 1977 and 1978. He is the father of retired AMA racer Jason Pridmore.

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