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The main draw of the MotoAmerica series is the top-of-the-line, cream-of-the-crop Motul Superbike class. Big bikes, big stars, and big paychecks all play a part in the recipe of entertainment that unfolds throughout the course of the ten round season. Toni Elias stole the show in 2017 in his second year with the Yoshimura Suzu- ki Factory outfit, winning the premier class championship in his second year of trying. It wasn’t just the fact that he managed to come out on top in the championship points chase at the end of the season, but it was more so the way that he did it. The Catalan native won ten out of twenty races, never finishing worse than second position in every race that he finished, and he only failed to finish twice. Elias made one mistake of his own doing throughout the entire ten round season and it came at the final round of the series after he already had the championship in the bag. His veteran composure, experienced racecraft, and his unmatchable consistency put him at the front of the field each and every weekend. It’s safe to assume that Elias will find himself in a similar situation in the 2018 season, but there’s a group of riders that are eager to dethrone the newly crowned MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion.

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