AMA Superbike Championship

MotoAmerica Superbike Championship was an American motorcycle racing series. It was the premier superbike racing series in the United States, part of the American Motorcyclist Association sanctioned events group. After the 2014 season the AMA made the MotoAmerica championship to replace it.

MotoAmerica Superbike Championship
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An AMA Superbike race at Infineon Raceway in 2004.
CategorySuperbike racing
CountryUnited States
Inaugural season1976
Riders' championCameron Beaubier
Teams' championYamaha Factory Racing
Makes' championYamaha
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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]

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.

Television rights are held by the Al Jazeera Media Network's beIN Sports brand.

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  1. ^ "AMA hands over control of pro road racing to Wayne Rainey-led MotoAmerica". September 4, 2014. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.