Shane Richardson

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Nationality
usa United States
Rider
Shane Richardson
Bike
Kawasaki ZX-10R
Hometown
Helena, AL
Class
Stock 1000
Current Team
Competitions
Stock 1000
Birthday
April 12, 2018
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Nationality
usa United States
Rider
Shane Richardson
Bike
Kawasaki ZX-10R
Hometown
Helena, AL
Class
Stock 1000
Current Team
Competitions
Stock 1000
Birthday
April 12, 2018

Biography

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2017 RESULTS
MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship 3nd

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After a year and a bit i finally landed my first win in MotoAmerica. Feeling very happy to finally get one under my belt.

Now sitting on a plane bound for New Zealand......

Thank you everyone for all the support, especially Seth Devereux for all the hard yards.

Also a thank you to all the sponsors:

Woolich Racing
Palmetto motorsports
Kissimmee motorsports
Nitron
Evol Technology
Drippin Wet
SBS
Braking
Sunstar
MotionPro
Sharkskinz
Ionemoto
GPR
Wainui Joinery
Exafern
BAS Expansion Joints
RST
Shoei
Victoria Motorcycle Club
MWR
Race supplies
TST Industries

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1 month ago  ·  

Hi do you have a timetable for Friday practice at Oulton park? I would like to know the schedule for Junior ginettas .Thanks Dave ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

Hi All,

This past weekend hosted MotoAmerica's second round of the championship for STK1000 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) which is a very nice track in a beautiful setting.

We had all Friday doing the usual, getting everything ready for our first practice session on Saturday morning. We were way ahead of the game compared to RD1 where we had to build the bikes, just a couple small jobs to accomplish and we were set and ready.

For me Saturdays practice session was a little average as I had to make do without a quickshifter, however I had a clutch lever so its not as if the track time wasn't valuable, just not as good as it could have been. I ended up P4 in practice 1.7 seconds off the lead pace so I knew I had work to do.

Last thing Saturday was our first qualifying session. This time I had everything I needed working so it was down to me to learn more and get better, which I did manage to do, dropping 1 second from my practice best time, however still 1.3 seconds off 1st place. This left me in provisional 3rd place on the grid with one more qualifying session to go on Sunday Morning. I had to adjust my riding style a lot to help keep the front wheel down, something new for me having all this extra HP to control. It felt a little awkward trying to use the rear brake as that's something I've never done unless its a last resort in the grass kind of deal.

Q2 on Sunday was another step in the right direction. I decided to use a more mellow throttle map to help me keep the front down as I figured everything out on the 1000cc bike. I again dropped another 1 second not long before I dropped the bike........ my session ended prematurely which was very annoying but thankfully the damage was minimal and I jumped up to P2 on the grid.

I was very keen for the race which took place at 4:30pm on Sunday. I really wanted to try go with the pole sitter and learn in the opening laps with the hopes of maybe holding on enough to be there at the end and mount a challenge. Sadly that ideal world wasn't to be, after a pretty average launch I was right where I wanted to be, in the box seat for a lesson around VIR on a 1000cc machine. I didn't stick with the leader as well as id hoped on the opening laps, but I was accepting of that and still backed myself to hold on to a podium spot. around lap 3-4 I started to experience a little brake fade which progressively got worse. I dropped back to 4th position and although I managed to run with the two in front of me, there was no way I could safely have a lunge in the places I knew I could have at any point with my lever touching the bar. We later found this was because we are trying to run our awesome SBS Dual Carbons for too long, something that won't happen again.

I finished the race in 4th position only 0.3 off a podium which is both very disappointing being so close regardless of anything, but also a very nice feeling to put some points on the board, get my first race on the zx10r under my belt and of course more and more valuable knowledge for everyone.

We now look ahead to our third round at Road America on June 1-3 which is a personal favourite track of mine. I'm really looking forward to hopping back aboard the Woolich Racing ZX10R and continuing to chase that breakthrough win.

Big thank you to those who have made this journey possible

Woolich Racing
Palmetto Motorsports
Kissimmee Motorsports
Nitron Racing Systems Ltd
Evol Technology LLC
Drippinwet.com
SBS Brakes
Braking
Sunstar Sprockets
Motion Pro, Inc.
Sharkskinz Racing Bodies
Ionemoto
GPR Stabilizer
Wainui Joinery
Exafern Limited
BAS Expansion Joints
Rst-moto
SHOEI Helmets
Victoria Motorcycle Club Inc
Motorcycling New Zealand Inc
MWR Air Filters USA
Race Suplies NZ

Thank you to Seth, Alastair and John for all the hard yards in the pits and behind the scenes, as we all know, team work makes the dream work.
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2 months ago  ·  

 

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