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Why America's latest MotoGP export could be a game changer

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Cameron Beaubier's MotoAmerica domination has long-warranted another crack on the world stage, but that never materialised. A Moto2 shot in 2021 has righted this, and it signals a pivotal moment for US hopes of a return to world championship glory...

The United States of America's contribution to grand prix motorcycle racing over the decades makes for an astonishing roll call. But it's been nine years since an American won a grand prix in any class, when Ben Spies took his sole MotoGP victory at the 2011 Dutch TT on the factory Yamaha.

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The last world champion from the States came even further back, in 2006, when Nicky Hayden beat Valentino Rossi to the premier class crown. The absence of a full-time MotoGP rider from America now stands at five years.

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