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Cypress, CA February 8, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is proud to introduce several additional teams and riders that will be competing aboard Yamaha motorcycles during the upcoming GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season.
“Yamaha is the preferred brand of motorcycle for a lot of teams and riders who compete in AMA Pro Racing,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha. “From SuperSport, to Daytona SportBike, to SuperBike, Yamaha has proven to be the winning choice, and we’re very pleased that our brand is so well represented in the premier road racing series in the U.S.”
The biggest news of the upcoming AMA Pro Racing season is that there will be a third Yamaha YZF-R1 competing in National Guard SuperBike. Veteran rider and multi-time SuperBike race winner Larry Pegram has affixed his signature “72” competition number to the Pegram Racing R1, with support from his long-time primary sponsor Foremost Insurance.
“It’s a homecoming for me,” Larry said. “My very first race bike was a Yamaha 50 that I competed on when I was five years old, and I also raced an R1 in SuperBike and an R6 in Formula Xtreme back in 2004. I’m thrilled to be back in the saddle of a Yamaha for the upcoming season. The R1 has obviously been the best bike in the SuperBike paddock over the past several years, and it’s great to join Josh Hayes and Josh Herrin in racing on a Yamaha.”