2015 French SBK Stock Championship
The all-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 has shown no remorse in racing series from all over the world. The YZF-R1 has dominated in MotoAmerica Superbike, winning every race so far by either of the Team Graves Yamaha pilots Josh Hayes – a four-time AMA SuperBike Champion – and Cameron Beaubier.
With one round remaining at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend, there’s no doubting the 2015 R1 will claim title. But it won’t be the first of the season; in France, GMT94 Yamaha’s Kenny Foray clinched the 2015 French SBK Stock Championship after winning at Circuit Carole last weekend.
Foray clinched the title after winning eight of 10 rounds. Foray didn’t win at Carole, but a third in race one – followed by a DNF in race two – allowed him to clinch the 2015 French SBK Stock Championship. His teammate, David Checa, won both victories in the French Superbike class at Carole.
“The new Yamaha YZF-R1 was great right out of the box,” Foray says. “It’s nimble, powerful and easy to ride. The Dunlop tires rose to the challenge. I really want to thank my team who gave everything during the entire season to allow me to reach a new goal.”
Following Foray’s Stock title and Checa’s double superbike win, the French team is eager to start working towards their next goal; defending the Endurance World Championship title. A little more than two weeks ago they rode to a brilliant victory at the Oschersleben 8 Hours and are currently preparing for the final stretch of the championship taking place during the 79th edition of the Bol d’Or September 18-20. They currently hold second place in the standings, 23 points behind the championship leaders, with 60 points still up for grabs, Yamaha reports.