JD to continue with Monster Energy/(Y.E.S.)/Graves/Yamaha in 2018
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), and Graves Motorsports have announced that JD Beach will continue as a Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.)/Graves/Yamaha Supersport team rider, competing in the 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship.
JD, 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion, is eager to put the #1 plate back on his Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport machine, having finished a close second to his former teammate Garrett Gerloff in the 2017 Championship.
“It was a great feeling to put ink to paper and sign up for my fifth season with the Monster Energy/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha team. Each year, it’s like a dream come true for me to be able to continue with this great family as their rider on the awesome R6. For me, racing in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship again, I think, will be best for my continuing development as a rider. We made a lot of mistakes last year, so, for 2018, I’m extremely determined to fix those, have a great season, and win back the #1 plate on my R6. I feel like I’ve got some unfinished business in this class. I want to get that taken care of first, and then set my sights on the next goal in my racing career.”