MotoAmerica: Garrett Gerloff Wins 2 For Yamaha At Road Atlanta

Another Dominant Race Weekend For Gerloff

Garrett Gerloff was able to pass up JD Beach and keep the lead through the finish line.
Garrett Gerloff was able to pass up JD Beach and keep the lead through the finish line.©Motorcyclist

Braselton, GA - April 17, 2016 – In what was essentially a carbon copy of Saturday's MotoAmerica Supersport Race 1 at Road Atlanta, Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.)/Graves/Yamaha rider Garrett Gerloff won Sunday's Supersport Race 2 by virtually the same gap of more than 10 seconds over repeat second-place finisher Valentin Debise.

Also the same as Saturday, Garrett's teammate and 2015 defending MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach got the holeshot at the start, and then, Garrett passed JD for the lead, which he held all the way to the checkered flag.

For Garrett, it was his third consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport win, while JD has reached the podium for the third straight race.

“I’m really enjoying myself on the bike right now,” Garrett said. “I didn’t feel like I was as consistent today as I was yesterday, and the race actually seemed a little bit shorter even though it was the same number of laps. This stuff is never easy, and I’m just going to keep my focus going, have fun, and ride the best I can.”

“For some reason, we just can’t figure this bike and this track out,” commented JD. “Garrett and Valentin are riding so well. It’s tough to be unhappy with third, but after winning the Championship last year, I have high expectations. So, we’ve got two weeks till the next race, and I’m going to go back home, train harder, ride more, and come back stronger.”

As JD alluded to, the Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha Supersport team will be back in action in two weeks as the MotoAmerica Championship travels to the Northeast for the race at New Jersey Motorsports Park on April 29–May 1.

Gerloff won 2 for Yamaha at Road Atlanta
Gerloff won 2 for Yamaha at Road Atlanta.©Motorcyclist

2016 MotoAmerica Supersport Standings—4/17/16

Pos. Rider Points
1. Garrett Gerloff—Yamaha 75
2. Valentin Debise 56
3. JD Beach—Yamaha 53
4. Joe Roberts—Yamaha 37
5. Cameron Petersen—Yamaha 34

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