MotoAmerica: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Kickoff

April 19, 2024Ramon Jones

The MotoAmerica Superbike championship is in Atlanta this weekend for there first regular season round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The season kickoff marks the 10th anniversary of the MotoAmerica Superbike championship. This year the Supersport and superbike classes as a dramatic rise in new faces and the return of some old. Five time Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier will return for his second year at Tytlers Cycle Racing after his 2023 season was cut short due to multiple unfortunate on track incidents that took him out of the title running. Other familiar faces are Loris Baz who replaced last year’s Supersport champion Xavi Fores at Warhorse HSBK Ducati and last years Superbike Champion Jake Gagne returns with Yamaha.

Road Atlanta is one of the most technical tracks on the MotoAmerica schedule. Last years races displayed their fair share of on track incidents related to engine failures, crashes and the unfortunate fires. The Supersport class has 44 entries logged for the weekend. There are also 23 entries for Superbike. As the competition heats up this weekend only a few riders will stand atop the podium. Atlanta will be the opening round for the Steel Commander Superbike, Supersport and Junior Cup Championships while the Mission King Of The Baggers and BellissiMoto Twins Cup have already had their series openers. The Baggers are coming off of a race weekend at Circuit of the Americas last week and have already compelted 4 races thus far in 2024.

Hayden Gillim and Ezra Beaubier Return With a New Teams for Stock 1000

Last years Stock 1000 champion Hayden Gillim will get his first taste at defending the 2023 championship in Atlanta. His outing in Atlanta last year was full of challenges but his is looking to channel his seaosn finishing energy in to wins this weekend. Stock 1000 championship contender Ezra Beaubier also returns with a new team in 2024. He will race on a BMW S 1000 RR for Aftercare Scheibe Racing.

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About Road Atlanta

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is recognized as one of the world’s best road courses measuring at 12 corners spanning 2.54 miles. The multi-purpose motorsports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is located just 35 miles north of Atlanta and only minutes away from Chateau Elan, a 4-star resort offering guests comfort and amenities such as three championship golf courses and a European-style spa.