Cypress California, September 30, 2010…..Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. and Graves Motorsports would like to congratulate Josh Hayes on his first AMA American Superbike Championship. The Championship is also the first for Yamaha in America’s premier road racing class since 1991 when Floridian Thomas Stevens won the title aboard a Vance & Hines Yamaha-prepared FZR750RR OW01 works bike.
“I cannot thank Yamaha and my crew enough for giving me this shot at the Superbike Championship,” said Josh. “I am glad I was able to add my name to the record book and bring home the R1’s first AMA Superbike Championship”.
“We have partnered with Yamaha for 13 years now, and during this tenure we’ve been part of other Championships,” said Chuck Graves, “But this one is the pinnacle. I’d like to sincerely thank Josh Hayes, Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. and all of our associate partners.”
Yamaha’s Racing Division Manager Keith McCarty said “Josh came to us with a plan and great desire to win this title and he accomplished the goal. On behalf of everyone at Yamaha I would like to say thanks for a job well done!”
Yamaha Road Racing Team Manager Tom Halverson added, “Congratulations to all of the Yamaha family and Graves Team, we appreciate your support over the years and are very proud to win this Championship”.