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May 20th, 2016, 12:33 AM   #1
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Good news for American fans - Beaubier to debut WSBK?

Looks like Cameron Beubier is set to ride in place of Guinters at Pata Yamaha for the Donington Round.

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Reigning Moto America Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier is in line to deputise for the injured Sylvain Guintoli at the British round of the World Superbike championship, Crash.net has learned.

Guintoli broke his right ankle and took a knock to the head in a spectacular high-side during qualifying at Imola, the injury putting him out of the following round in Malaysia.

The Frenchman's Pata Yamaha team confirmed on Thursday that he has not recovered sufficiently for next weekend's Donington Park event - and it seems Beaubier is at the top of their list of replacements.

The 23-year-old has long been spoken of as the USA's next up-and-coming talent, but has not appeared on the world stage since the final round of his sole grand prix season in 2009. Next weekend should change that, with the highly-regarded youngster a key favourite of Yamaha USA and having long been seen as one of their key talents.

Coming off his championship winning year in 2015, Beaubier - riding the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF R1 - sits second in the current standings, just eleven points behind team-mate Josh Hayes.

Crash.net previously heard Beaubier's name touted as a possible replacement for Guintoli in Malaysia, but the event clashed with his Moto America commitments. Instead, the Californian was triumphant that weekend in the second race in Virginia.

Beaubier is set to partner the injured Alex Lowes at Donington. Lowes broke his left collarbone in the wet second race at Sepang, but is confident of racing through the pain at his and the Crescent team's home round.
Read more at WSBK News - Cameron Beaubier to make WSBK debut at Donington Park?
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May 20th, 2016, 12:42 AM   #2
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Hope the lad can bring something new to the table.
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It'll be interesting to see how he does. I hope for Cam's sake he can at least be top 10.
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We can only hope he does well.

I'll be happy with a top 10 finish.
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It'll be interesting to see how he does. I hope for Cam's sake he can at least be top 10.
Im hoping for way much more. This is an audition, the bikes are very similar and i believe he has ridden the track, could be wrong though. Im hoping for a Spies type debut where the team says we have to have him. If he is a special talent, top 5 is not out of the question.
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Pov, see below.
If Lowes was consistent I might give Beaubier a better chance at a top 5, but the R1 hasn't been impressive thusfar.

American Beaubier will partner Lowes for the ACERBIS-sponsored UK races. The 23-year-old Californian convincingly won the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship title in only his second year in the competition, beating four-time champion and Yamaha teammate Josh Hayes, with eight race victories to his name. Beaubier is excited about crossing the Atlantic and the prospect of racing on British-shores - having previously competed at the Derby circuit during his 125cc GP career - and will be looking to get to work quickly on Friday as he acquaints himself with the WorldSBK-spec YZF-R1 as practice begins at 10:15 local time.

Source: Soup :: Beaubier's Big Chance To Do Well In Front of WSBK Crowd :: 05-20-2016
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Pov, see below.
If Lowes was consistent I might give Beaubier a better chance at a top 5, but the R1 hasn't been impressive thusfar.

American Beaubier will partner Lowes for the ACERBIS-sponsored UK races. The 23-year-old Californian convincingly won the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship title in only his second year in the competition, beating four-time champion and Yamaha teammate Josh Hayes, with eight race victories to his name. Beaubier is excited about crossing the Atlantic and the prospect of racing on British-shores - having previously competed at the Derby circuit during his 125cc GP career - and will be looking to get to work quickly on Friday as he acquaints himself with the WorldSBK-spec YZF-R1 as practice begins at 10:15 local time.

Source: Soup :: Beaubier's Big Chance To Do Well In Front of WSBK Crowd :: 05-20-2016
The Yamaha was not anywhere near the best bike when Spies took it and dominated WSBK. Like i said, hoping, not predicting. But in all seriousness, if he is special, he will do something special. Top 10 doesnt get the team owners all hot and bothered, top 5 would have them salivating.
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Beaubier into SP2. Not bad.

Nicky is fucked. The Hondas look like 600s at Donny. We need rain.

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Beaubier into SP2. Not bad.

Nicky is fucked. The Hondas look like 600s at Donny. We need rain.

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It's at Donington, near Derby Jum. I'm about 30 miles away, believe me anything could happen with the weather over here. One year it snowed at Easter for the wsbk round!
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I hope it rains then. Hahaha, imagine that, hoping it rains in the UK.

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