The following is from KWR…
The KWR Ducati team heads to Utah Motorsports Campus this coming weekend for the 5th round of the MotoAmerica Superbike championship. SC Project USA will title sponsor the team as Kyle Wyman looks to continue forward progress on his #33 Ducati Panigale V4 R.
Wyman heads to Utah 10th in series standings, and is looking to break into the top-5 on what will be a brand new track configuration this year. In the past, MotoAmerica has utilized the outer loop at the facility, and this year will use the “East Course,” a shorter, more technical configuration that will challenge riders and offer a better fan experience.
“The past week I’ve been camping out in the race trailer patiently waiting for the next event to come around,” Wyman said. “Our Sunday in Wisconsin was our best result to date, and I feel like we really found something positive with the bike. Fortunately for me, I’ve ridden the East Course in Utah before, so I will hopefully have a leg up on the field, especially since it is another two-day event weekend.”
Round five is the second of four two-day events, after the first at Virginia International Raceway. The shortened schedule eliminates 90 minutes of Friday practice time, and makes it ever important to make good use of Saturday morning qualifying. For this specific event, MotoAmerica has also decided to remove the Superpole session and set the Superbike grid based solely on two morning practice sessions.
“I have to admit that the first two-day event schedule at Virginia was very tough for our team,” Wyman said. “We had problems that first morning, and lost critical track time. It set a bad tone for our whole weekend. For this one, I know we are prepared to go make good use of the Saturday morning time and I my goal is to put our bike in the top-6 in those sessions for a second row start.”
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The following is from Westby Racing…
Round five of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship is this Saturday at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, as the Westby Racing team begins the first leg of a three-round Western U.S. MotoAmerica swing.
This year’s sojourn in the Salt Lake City area is different than it’s been in past years, as it’s a two-day event and, also, UMC’s East Course will be utilized for the first time in MotoAmerica’s history. The tight and twisty 2.2-mile, 15-turn layout favors a razor-sharp-handling Superbike and a rider with the muscle to maneuver the machine through the rapid changes in direction. Mathew and his #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 are both perfectly suited for the task.
“Utah was my first race with the Westby team back in 2016, so I have very fond memories of the place,” Mathew said. “This year, we’ll be doing the East Course, and half of the course will be different for everybody, which I think kind of suits us. The other teams won’t have any data collected, so it evens things out with everyone kind of on the same level and us not having to play a catch-up game since this is our first year with the Superbike electronics.
“At Road America, we made quite a drastic change with the electronics, and we think we’re headed in the right direction with that. Also, I’ve kind of figured out where I need to work on my own riding to suit the taller rear tire. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled ever since we changed to that tire. We’ve figured out where to make the bike better, and I’ve been working on not charging the corners too much and just rolling through them. I’m looking forward to getting back out there on the bike because I’m confident we’re in a good place and are ready to challenge for those podiums and be part of the front group every single race.”
Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3 PM Mountain Time, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3 PM Mountain Time. Both races will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), and streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
The Dunlop Hot Pit Walk & Autograph Session, on Sunday from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM on pit lane at UMC, is a great opportunity to meet Mathew. He’ll be handing out free, autographed posters and other team items, and you can also get your picture taken with him, as well as with Lacy Contreras, the Westby Racing brand ambassador.
Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Bell Helmets, BrakeTech USA, SE Moto, and Spidi will be the featured team sponsors on display in the Westby Racing paddock area, so be sure to stop by, say hello, and find out more about some of the companies that support the team.
For more updates about Westby Racing, including news, photos, and videos, visithttps://www.WestbyRacing.com
The following is from Attack Performance Estenson Racing…
As the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship approaches the halfway mark, JD Beach looks to score another win this weekend, June 15-16, at Utah Motorsports Campus.
For most of the riders and teams, going into the weekend is a bit of an unknown running the East Course instead of the bigger track layout. Throwing another challenge into the mix, it’s a two-day format like it was at VIRginia International Raceway, so everyone will need to be ready to hit the ground running.
Beach, who scored his first career Superbike victory at VIR, looks forward to the challenge. He has had some time on the Utah track at a school a few years ago, so he has an idea of what the track is like. His Attack Performance Estenson Racing team has also been hard at work preparing his Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike for battle, so Beach is eager to get rolling in Utah where he’s had success in the past.
“I’m really looking forward to going to Utah and racing on the new track. I rode it, I think, two or three years ago with the RiCKdiculous guys at a school, so I kind of have an idea of how the track goes. I’m also excited because, I think, other than the Yosh [Yoshimura] guys, nobody has ridden there. Nobody has data from there. I kind of feel we’re all going to be on the same playing field. I know Richard [Stanboli] has already been looking at the track and seeing how long all the straights and stuff are. By the looks of it, it’s not a real fast track. There are a lot of turns. We’ve spent a lot of time out at Chuckwalla, so I think it’s going to be a lot like that. I’m really looking forward to that, and I hope that will help some.”
The MotoAmerica Superbike races at Utah Motorsports Campus will be aired on FS2 Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET. You can also stream all the action live on MotoAmerica Live+ starting at 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 15. To subscribe to the live streaming click here: https://www.motoamericaliveplus.com/