AMA Superbike Championship

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AMA Pro Road Racing
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An AMA Superbike race at Infineon Raceway in 2004.
Category Superbike racing
Country United States
Inaugural season 1976
Folded 2014
Last Riders' champion United States Josh Hayes
Last Makes' champion Japan Yamaha
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

AMA Pro Road Racing was the premiere superbike racing series in the United States. It was part of the AMA Pro Racing series which was sold to and was managed by the Daytona Motorsports Group. The AMA Pro 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. It was replaced by the MotoAmerica Road Racing Series beginning in 2015.[1]

In 2009, the Daytona Motorsports Group took over the operation of the sport from the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association). For 2014, the series raced at Daytona International Speedway, Road America, Barber Motorsports Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The series consisted of four classes:

AMA Pro SuperBike – 1000cc to 1200cc SuperBikes including: Aprilia RSV 1000 R/RSV4 R/RSV4 Factory, BMW S1000RR, Buell 1125R/1125RR, Ducati 1098R/1098S, EBR 1190RS, Honda CBR1000RR/CBR1000RR ABS, Kawasaki ZX-10, KTM RC8R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha R1

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike – 600cc to 1125cc SportBikes including: Aprilia RSV1000R/RSV1000R Factory, Buell 1125R, Ducati 848, Honda CBR600RR/CBR600RR ABS, Kawasaki ZX-6R, KTM 990 Super Duke, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675/675R, Yamaha YZF-R6

AMA Pro SuperSport – 600cc to 1125cc SportBikes including: Aprilia RSV1000R/RSV1000R Factory, Buell 1125R, Ducati 848, Honda CBR600RR/CBR600RR ABS, Kawasaki ZX-6R, KTM 990 Super Duke, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675/675R, Yamaha YZF-R6

Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series – Spec class Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles.

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.

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  1. ^ "AMA hands over control of pro road racing to Wayne Rainey-led MotoAmerica". Racer.com. September 4, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.