Superbike rider Geoff May scores top-10 finish, advances to Superpole session for the first time in 2018 at MotoAmerica Championship of Sonoma

Omega Moto Yamaha rider aiming to continue progress at next round


Aug. 14, 2018

SONOMA, Calif. — The collaboration between Omega Moto Yamaha and veteran superbike rider Geoff May took another step forward at the MotoAmerica Championship of Sonoma.

May scored another MotoAmerica Superbike Class top-10 finish and continued the development of the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 package.

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In Saturday’s Race 1 May got a good start from 12th place on the grid and steadily worked his way up to a ninth-place finish. In Sunday’s Race 2, May was not able to make the same progress through the field but scored another points-paying finish and furnished the team with the data it needs to continue improving the bike.

Both May and the team are aiming to continue improving their results and take even bigger strides with their program at the upcoming MotoAmerica Championship of Pittsburgh Aug. 24-26. The fast, flowing nature of the 2.78-mile, 19-turn circuit should suit the strengths of the R1.

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The team would like to thank all of its current marketing partners for their support this season. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available with the team for the remaining three rounds of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike season. Those interested in learning about the benefits of working with Omega Moto as a marketing partner can contact Team Principal Ken Chewey at (

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Geoff May / #99
“I feel that Sonoma was another step in the right direction for us. It was great to be back out on the bike, and we found more speed in our Yamaha R1 as the weekend progressed. We are continuing to grow as a team, and I expect our progress will continue at the next round at Pittsburgh.”

Ken Chewey / Team Principal
“It was another weekend of progress for us at the Championship of Sonoma. We made some improvements to the bike from Utah and are continuing to develop our Yamaha R1 around Geoff’s riding style. While the on-track results are not improving as fast as we’d like, the data show that we are making big strides with our bike’s setup and performance. We are expecting to be battling further up the grid before the end of the 2018 season. Pittsburgh is a track that should suit our bike better than Sonoma and we are aiming to continue our current progress there.”

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