JD Beach joins MotoAmerica Superbike Field

Rennie Scaysbrook | December 3, 2018

JD Beach joins MotoAmerica Superbike Field—JD Beach will perform double duties in 2019, after a partnership was announced between Estenson Racing and the Attack Performance squad that will see the current MotoAmerica Supersport Champion replacing the departing Josh Herrin in the Superbike class on the Attack Performance YZF-R1 and the American Flat Track Championship on the Estenson Racing MT-07.

JD Beach joins MotoAmerica Superbike Field

“I’m really looking forward to racing Superbike next year,” Beach said. “It’s going to be great working with Attack again. I feel really lucky that Estenson Racing decided they wanted two irons in the fire and to run me in both American Flat Track and MotoAmerica. It’s going to be an awesome year! Also, I’m very grateful that RiCKdiculous Racing (whom Beach was due to defend his Supersport title with) gave me their blessing to leave the team and basically told me I would be crazy to not go race Superbike.”

Team Owner Tim Estenson has been following Beach for the past few years, and had Beach ride with the team at the final two American Flat Track races in 2018, where Beach scored a seventh and sixth places finishes.

“I’m really excited about next season and to have JD as a part of our program,” Estenson said. “I met him through Kolby [Carlile] a couple of years ago and have watched him race. He’s extremely talented, both in dirt track and road racing, and I’m so happy to have him on board for 2019. It’s so rare that a rider can perform at a high level in both championships, especially in the modern era, when every discipline has become more and more specialized. So, although our original plan was just to go flat track racing with JD, I’m really happy to be able to put this together and have him ride for us both in American Flat Track and MotoAmerica. We have a great partner with Attack Performance. Richard [Stanboli] is one of the best in the business with a lot of success in the sport. I think it’s going to be a great year.”

Attack Performance team owner Richie Stamboli is extremely excited to give Beach his Superbike berth, saying, “We’re going to be on the second year of developing this motorcycle. The first year we spent basically learning the bike, learning the electronics and learning the racetracks and what the bike liked. So, I think it’s super cool that you got a guy who just came off of a championship that is hungry and is fit and has a really good work ethic that’s going to ride this motorcycle. We’ll just go out and test as much as we can with JD, and get a lot of seat time with him. We’ll take everything we learn from this year and make the bike that much better.”

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.

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