Five-time MotoAmerica champ Cameron Beaubier is Moto2 bound for 2021

Cameron Beaubier will swap MotoAmerica Superbikes success for the Moto2 World Championship after being called up to replace Joe Roberts at American Racing

Cameron Beaubier - Yamaha

Multiple MotoAmerican Champion Cameron Beaubier has confirmed he will make the unusual step of swapping Superbikes for the Moto2 World Championship in 2021 after being announced as Joe Roberts’ replacement in the American Racing team.

The 27-year old Californian has been a dominant force on the American Superbike racing scene for several years now and counts five MotoAmerica titles to his name, including the 2020 superbike crown.

However, though he was tipped to be following Garrett Gerloff to WorldSBK in the wake of the American’s impressive turn on the international Superbike stage, Beaubier will instead head to the GP paddock in the intermediate class.

He takes the position of Roberts, who switches to Italtrans for the 2021 Moto2 season, in the American-based outfit. 

Unusual in the sense he has forged substantial success before then deciding on a move to Moto2, Beaubier - who also has a season of 125GP under his belt back in 2009 - says he  is ‘really excited’ by his new challenge.

“I just want to express how thankful I am for all the great years I had with Yamaha,” Beaubier said. “Tom (Halverson) and Keith (McCarty) took a chance on me when I was a young kid coming back from Europe. 

“It’s been an amazing journey. It’s pretty crazy how fast these nine years have gone by. Truthfully, I’m really excited to go to over and start this new chapter of my career in the MotoGP paddock with American Racing, but I’m just as bummed to leave the family we have created here the past nine years. 

“It’s going to be amazing to look back on all our success because it all went so quick.”

In Beaubier’s six seasons of MotoAmerica he has secured five titles and 51 wins.