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Cycle News 2020 Issue 50 December 15

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CYCLE NEWS RIDER OF THE YEAR / MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE CHAMPION CAMERON BEAUBIER P64 Interview "I t's pretty tough," reasoned Cameron Beaubier, almost as if he were talking to himself—or talking himself into something. "I have another year on my contract with Yamaha to race MotoAmerica here in Ameri- ca in 2021. I really do want to give it a shot in Europe. I feel like it's crunch time now. I'm 27 years old. I know that's not old, but it's old compared to the kids that are 21 years old and coming up in Europe that have insane talent and who also want to become a world champion, it's kind of tough. I definitely want to check out Europe, that's for sure. I want to be there carrying the American flag. I just want to be smart about it and make a good decision." The Californian had just powered a Monster Energy Attack Performance YZF-R1 to his 51st career victory in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at the fabled Brickyard in In- dianapolis, and in doing so, nailed down his fifth straight MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. CH MP THE IT ALL HAPPENED QUICKLY FOR CAMERON BEAUBIER. VERY QUICKLY BY ERIC JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN J. NELSON

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