RoadRace Factory Announces Plans to Race Superstock 1000 Class in 2015

Yamaha-backed team will enter 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona Sportbike champion Jake Gagne on a 2015 R1

Jake Gagne won the 2014 AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship. In 2015, the Californian will race a RoadRace Factory-prepped R1 in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class.

The 2015 MotoAmerica series is continuing to take shape. Within recent months, MotoAmerica announced that each race event will be telecast on the CBS Sports Network through its multi-year agreement with torque.tv. Four primary race classes were announced—Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600—and later it was announced that there would be a KTM RC Cup for up-and-coming racers.

Which teams would show up at the track, and which racers would enter which classes, had yet to be determined.

That's slowly becoming more and more clear, with teams like RoadRace Factory announcing plans to go racing in 2015. Recently, the team revealed that the official plan is to have 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona Sportbike Champion Jake Gagne make the jump from AMA's Daytona SportBike class to MotoAmerica's Superstock 1000 class. Gagne will ride a 2015 R1, the team says.

To recap, the Superstock 1000 class will race at the same time as the Superbike class, but be scored separately.

More from the RoadRace Factory press release below:

The RoadRace Factory is pleased to announce that reigning 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona Sportbike Champion, Jake Gagne will head the team's efforts in 2015. We are also excited to announce that we have renewed our long standing relationship with Yamaha.

The difference for 2015? Jake will be leading our efforts in the MotoAmerica 1000cc Superstock class aboard the beautiful Yamaha R1. Making the transition from the R6 to the brand new R1 is no small feat and Jake has been preparing all off season for this new challenge.

Jake Gagne: "I am beyond excited to be on the new R1 and back with the RoadRace Factory/Red Bull family! And with the MotoAmerica series coming in, the future is looking very bright. The new challenge of the superstock is going to be awesome and I can't wait to swing my leg over the R1, especially going back to some of my favorite tracks here."

Danny Walker: "We are very excited about getting Jake back on our team and to see what he can do aboard the new R1. We know he is one of the most capable riders in the US and pairing him up with the big bike is really going to showcase his talent and the capabilities of the all new R1. 2015 in MotoAmerica is going to be a fantastic adventure for everyone and we're excited to get racing!"