American race fans will see a familiar face during next weekend’s World Superbike races at Donington Park, as its has just been announced that MotoAmerica’s Cameron Beaubier will be ridng with the Pata Yamaha factory team.
Cameron Beaubier will be filling in for the injured Sylvain Guintoli, who fractured his ankle during the Superpole session at the Imola round – an injury that is taking longer to heal than expected.
While it’s bad news for the Guintoli, the move is a boon for Beaubier, as the weekend will likely serve as a public audition for the young American in the World Superbike paddock.
“I feel really fortunate that the Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team is giving me this opportunity to be a part of the team for the weekend while Sylvain is healing up,” said Beaubier.
“I’m also thankful that Yamaha US is allowing me to do this in the middle of our season! It will be a tough weekend with lots of learning but I’m going to do my best and have fun!”
Beaubier currently trails his teammate Josh Hayes by 11 points in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, and is the reigning Champion in that series.
Many in the US racing scene have tipped Beaubier to be the next American to make the jump into the international racing scene, especially since he had a strong showing in the 2006 Red Bull Rookies Cup.
Source: Pata Yamaha