Jake Gagne returns to America. The former Ten Kate Honda rider in World Superbike will participate in 2019 MotoAmerica season, as he has joined Scheibe Racing to ride a BMW S1000RR bike.
BACK TO MOTOAMERICA – The rider from Ramona has already proven his skills in MotoAmerica, as a RoadRace Factory Team rider. After winning the 2014 championship title in Daytona SportBike series, he became 2015 Champion in MotoAmerica Superstock. Later on, Gagne moved from Yamaha to Honda and there he definitely became one of the best riders in MotoAmerica. The great performance provided in the USA persuaded Red Bull Honda Ten Kate to call him to replace Nicky Hayden during 2017. The year after, Gagne contested the full season with the Dutch squad.
STATEMENT FROM JAKE GAGNE – “I’m excited to be back in MotoAmerica“, admitted Jake Gagne, whose best result in World Superbike is a ninth place scored last year at Laguna Seca. “I missed the American fans and tracks, so I’m happy to return here. I’m ready to do my best, have fun and learn and I want to improve together with Scheibe Racing“.
MOVE TO BMW – Since RoadRace Factory Team have provisionally quitted racing, Jake Gagne will take part in 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike with Scheibe Racing’s BMW S1000RR. The squad owned by Steve Scheibe was represented in 2018 by Danny Eslick and even earlier by people like Sylvain Barrier (in 2017), Steve Rapp and Jason DiSalvo. As a mechanic, Scheibe collaborated with riders like Doug Chandler, Pascal Picotte and Miguel Duhamel.
Translated by Alessandro Palma