Josh Herrin

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Josh Herrin
Josh Herrin Supersport Road America 2015 wheelie after race.jpg
Herrin celebrates a podium finish in his Supersport at Road America, 2015
Nationality  American
Born (1990-05-23) May 23, 1990 (age 26)
Glendale, California, United States
Current team Wheels in Motion Motosport.com Meen Yamaha
Bike number 2
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2014
Manufacturers Caterham Suter
Championships 0
2014 championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
10 0 0 0 0 0

Josh Herrin (born May 23, 1990), is a professional motorcycle road racer who turned pro in 2006. He currently competes in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship for Meen Motorsports aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1.

Racing history[edit]

Pre-AMA[edit]

Born in Glendale, California, Herrin turned professional in 2006 a year after winning a WERA 600 National Championship. Prior to winning the 2004 USGPRU 125 title at age 14, he had raced mini bikes and Yamaha YSR50s and was invited to compete in the World Mini GP Festival in Valencia, Spain. At this event he hit over 100 mph on a Metrakit mini GP bike.

AMA[edit]

In 2006, Herrin raced a limited AMA Pro SuperSport season, but earned a podium finish at Miller Motorsports Park and took four additional top-10 finishes in the series at a young age of 16. In 2007, he raced in AMA Supersport Championship, achieving a win at the September race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and two additional podium finishes.

2008 saw Herrin finishing fifth in the AMA Pro SuperSport standings with a victory at Barber Motorsports Park, three more podium finishes and a pole at California Speedway. He also led the most laps in the Daytona opener, before finishing second to teammate Ben Bostrom.

In 2009, Herrin finished second in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship with four victores (a double at VIR and a double in New Jersey), five second-places and two third-places.

On March 5, 2010, Herrin won the historic Daytona 200. At 19 he became the second youngest rider to win the prestigious race. Brad Andres was 18 when he won the race in 1955.

Herrin raced with the Monster Energy Graves Motorsports Yamaha team from 2012 to 2013, winning the AMA Superbike Championship in 2013.

As of 2015, Herrin has been receiving instruction from former AMA racer turned professional riding coach Ken Hill.[1]

Moto2[edit]

In 2013, Herrin announced he would be signing with Caterham Moto2 team.

Career statistics[edit]

All-time statistics[edit]

Year Series Poles Races Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Titles
All-time AMA Daytona Sportbike 3 37 22 9 10 3 0
All-time AMA Supersport 1 28 9 2 3 3 0
Year Series Bike Poles Races Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Position
2010 AMA Daytona Sportbike Yamaha YZF-R6 3 18 11 5 5 1 3rd
2009 AMA Daytona Sportbike Yamaha YZF-R6 0 20 11 4 5 2 2nd
2008 AMA Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1 11 5 1 1 3 5th
2007 AMA Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 0 10 3 1 2 0 7th
2006 AMA Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 0 7 1 0 1 0 11th

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2014 Moto2 Caterham Suter AirAsia Caterham 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0

Races by year[edit]

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2014 Moto2 Caterham Suter QAT
Ret
AME
Ret
ARG SPA FRA
22
ITA
Ret
CAT
16
NED
18
GER
Ret
IND
28
CZE
21
GBR
24
RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miles, Matthew (4 December 2015). "Josh Herrin Seeks On-Track Guidance From Ken Hill". MotoAmerica.com. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

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