Cameron Petersen aboard his Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing YZF-R1 Superbike at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca two weekends ago. Photo by Brian J,. Nelson.

The following is from Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA…

Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Petersen will sit out the remaining rounds of the 2023 MotoAmerica season to repair a wrist injury.

Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Petersen will sit out the remaining rounds of the MotoAmerica Superbike season to focus on returning to full fitness. Together with his doctors and the team, the South African made the decision to undergo surgery to repair his wrist as soon as possible in order to return to 100%.

At this early time, there has not been a decision made for a fill-in rider; an update will follow at a later date.

Petersen intends to return “stronger than ever” to the Medallia Superbike Championship. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Richard Stanboli – Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing Team Manager

“We’re bummed out that he can’t continue for the upcoming rounds, but we are encouraged that he will get the surgery that will allow him to return to 100%. We are supportive of his decision, as the injury has kept Cam from showing his full potential this season. We have not made a decision yet as far as a fill-in rider, and we will have an update to follow at a later date.”

Cameron Petersen – Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing

“Unfortunately, this is not the news I wanted to give everyone, but it’s time for me to get this wrist worked on. I tried to fight through the pain and get to the end of the season with some decent results, but it’s at the point now that the pain is affecting my riding, results, and everyday life. I can’t thank the team enough for being so understanding, but I know after this surgery, I will be able to come back stronger and do my job, and that’s to win races! I’ll be back stronger than ever.”

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.

YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

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