31 Garrett Gerloff

GarrettGerloff

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After opting for a new home in 2023, switching Yamaha for the Bonovo Action BMW team, Garrett Gerloff shone on the M 1000 RR. Pole at Magny-Cours – his first in WorldSBK – was one of the highlights as the American battled for the podium in the second half of the season.

Gerloff spent most of the past decade finding success at each rung of the USA motorcycling ladder. After picking up multiple trophies and wins in the WERA National series and the Daytona Sportbike championship, Gerloff landed in the MotoAmerica Supersport class in 2015, finishing 3rd on his first attempt. He would go two better in 2016 and again in 2017, becoming a two-time champion by the age of 22.

This success earned him a move up to the MotoAmerica Superbike class in 2018, in the factory Yamaha squad. Gerloff dealt with the steep learning curve admirably, picking up five podiums on course to fifth in the standings in his rookie year, but his sophomore season is when Gerloff truly shone. Four wins and a further 11 podiums across 20 races were enough to claim third in the standings in 2019 – just 51 points off the Champion.

A first podium in 2020 in Barcelona was then bettered at Estoril in the final round, whilst 2021 saw him on the podium in the first round. However, a string of incidents with other riders – most notably, clashing with Toprak Razgatlioglu from the lead of the race at Turn 1 on Lap 1 at Assen – knocked his confidence and Gerloff wouldn’t mount the podium for the rest of the year. 2022 was a challenging year for the American as he got only one podium before a switch to BMW for 2023, where he was often the lead rider for the German manufacturer.

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Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK   1   131   6   0   2   4   0
Years
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2024 Superbike   0   3   0   0   0   0   0 10
2023 Superbike   1   36   0   0   0   0   0 12
2022 Superbike   0   33   1   0   0   1   0 11
2021 Superbike   0   37   2   0   1   1   0 7
2020 Superbike   0   22   3   0   1   2   0 11