Photo by Brian Nitto

Two-time AMA Superbike and three-time FIM 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey says he’s just a cog in the wheel of MotoAmerica. That’s the affiliate of the KRAVE Group, comprising Terry Karges, Rainey, Chuck Aksland, and Richard Varner, which purchased the commercial rights to US roadracing from the AMA this past September. In actuality, the 53-year-old Californian brings a familiar face, legendary determination, and international support to a national championship that has struggled for years under mixed leadership.

Shortly after KRAVE made its plans public, I sat down for an interview with Rainey and Aksland at a hotel near Varner’s Champions Moto offices in Costa Mesa, California. While Rainey and Aksland have known each other for decades through their mutual friendship with Kenny Roberts, they only recently met Karges, a former marketing and sales VP at Roush Performance, and energy-sector-leader Varner.

Read the full story at CycleWorld.com.

Photo by Brian Nitto

Two-time AMA Superbike and three-time FIM 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey says he’s just a cog in the wheel of MotoAmerica. That’s the affiliate of the KRAVE Group, comprising Terry Karges, Rainey, Chuck Aksland, and Richard Varner, which purchased the commercial rights to US roadracing from the AMA this past September. In actuality, the 53-year-old Californian brings a familiar face, legendary determination, and international support to a national championship that has struggled for years under mixed leadership.

Shortly after KRAVE made its plans public, I sat down for an interview with Rainey and Aksland at a hotel near Varner’s Champions Moto offices in Costa Mesa, California. While Rainey and Aksland have known each other for decades through their mutual friendship with Kenny Roberts, they only recently met Karges, a former marketing and sales VP at Roush Performance, and energy-sector-leader Varner.

Read the full story at CycleWorld.com.