Jake Gagne scored his second consecutive MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in 2022 with a solid come-from-behind campaign aboard the Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike.
After the first three races in the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship Gagne was ranked 10th in the standings after two DNFs and was looking up at a massive hill to climb back into the championship hunt, while rival Danilo Petrucci was unbeaten with 75 points. Gagne then proceeded to go on a tear winning 11 of the next 16 rounds en route to wrapping up his second career MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Ultimately Gagne ended the year with 12 wins.
Gagne’s outstanding campaign moved him past Nicky Hayden, Fred Merkel and Ben Spies from ninth to sixth on the all-time MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Wins List. His 29-career Superbike wins, in just two seasons, places him behind only Mat Mladin, Josh Hayes, Cameron Beaubier, Miguel Duhamel and Toni Elias for all-time wins. His 17-win season in 2021 set an all-time single season win record for MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike.
His 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship marked the fourth AMA title for Gagne. In addition to his pair of Superbike crowns, he won the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship in 2015 and was crowned champion of the inaugural MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship in 2015.
In 2018, the former youth motocrosser competed overseas in the World Superbike Championship on a Ten Kate Honda but returned stateside to the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in 2019 and rode a Scheibe Racing BMW to eighth in the title chase.
Gagne, who was born and raised in San Diego, California, now resides in Durango, Colorado.
Little Known Fact: His 29 MotoAmerica Superbike wins in 2021 and 2022 marked the most wins in any two-year span in the history of the series dating back to the birth of the series in 1976. Jake Gagne qualified for and raced in the 2015 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship round at the Utah Motorsports Campus and very nearly finished in the top 20.
2022 – Won 12 races on his way to his second straight MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Scored a total of 15 podiums in the 20-race series. Won a series-leading eight Superbike poles. Raced for Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing. 2021 – Won the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a record-setting 17 wins out of 20 races on his Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha. 2020 – Finished second in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with 11 podiums as a teammate to champion Cameron Beaubier on the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha team. 2019 – Rode a Scheibe Racing BMW to eighth in the Superbike title chase with a best finish of fourth. 2018 – Raced a Ten Kate Honda in the World Superbike Championship and ended up 17th in the championship. 2017 – Finished 11th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on a RoadRace Factory Honda. 2016 – Finished 10th in the 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a best result of third at Road Atlanta. 2015 – Won the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship on a RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZF-R1 with 11 victories. 2014 – Won the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. 2013 – Raced a RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha to second to Cameron Beaubier in the AMA Daytona SportBike class and was the only rider to beat Beaubier when he scored victory at Road America. 2012 – Won his first-career AMA Daytona SportBike race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on his RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha. 2011 – Raced as a wild card in the Moto2 World Championship round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2010 – Won four rounds of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and won the championship. 2009 – Competed in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and two rounds of the AMA Supersport East Series with a best finish of sixth. 2008 – Competed in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup, winning two rounds at Road Atlanta and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, respectively. 2005 – 65cc Ponca City Amateur National Motocross Champion.