In 2018 Yoshimura Research & Development of America wanted to celebrate their 40th birthday by becoming MotoAmerica Superbike Champions, but such goal was finally missed, as the crown went to Cameron Beaubier and Graves Yamaha. Now, the team owned by Don Sakakura are willing to return on the throne and their rider line-up for 2019 can be considered as a Dream Team, since Toni Elias has been joined by 2013 AMA Superbike Champion Josh Herrin.
After laying third in last year’s standings, the rider from Glendale had publicly offered himself to the team (and even earlier, he had created the motto “Make Herrin Factory Again“). Finally, the goal of Herrin has been reached, as he has already had his first contact with Yoshimura’s Suzuki GSX-R 1000 at Thunderhill Raceway.
Josh Herrin spent the past few seasons with Attack Performance Yamaha and his first test on the Gixxer was very positive and deep, as no detail was neglected. Former 200 Miles of Daytona winner has been training on both MotoAmerica-spec Suzuki GSX-R 1000 and the Gixxer’s street version, in order to be ready for 2019 season.
Josh Herrin has joined Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing to replace Roger Hayden, who has retired after a long collaboration with the main motorcycle racing team of America.
Translated by Alessandro Palma