|Category Superbike racing|
Inaugural season 1976
Makes' champion Yamaha
|Country United States|
Riders' champion Cameron Beaubier
|Official website http://www.motoamerica.com|
MotoAmerica Superbike Championship is an American motorcycle racing series. It is the premiere superbike racing series in the United States, part of the American Motorcyclist Association sanctioned events group.
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. The series was organised by the AMA 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 renamed it the MotoAmerica Road Racing Series beginning in 2015.
Current MotoAmerica classes are aligned with the FIM, similar to the Spanish CEV championship, and their names will be aligned with the FIM.
Superbike Superstock 1000 Supersport (was Daytona Sportbike) Superstock 600 (was AMA Pro SuperSport) KTM RC 390
The most successful riders included Doug Chandler, Scott Russell, Ben Spies, Miguel Duhamel and Mat Mladin, who holds several series records including seven championships. Four non-Americans won the title – Englishman Reg Pridmore, Australians Mat Mladin and Troy Corser, and Canadian Miguel Duhamel.
Starting in 2016, television rights are held by the Al Jazeera Media Network's beIN Sports brand.