Uribe Rides The New Honda Fireblade SP

We’ve been waiting with much anticipation for the 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP to make its debut in MotoAmerica competition, and while we are not quite there yet, there are signs that it may happen before we close the book on the 2020 season. Uribe Racing’s Jason Uribe, who raced his previous generation Honda CBR1000RR in HONOS Superbike at round…

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Rainey And Spies Comment On Gerloff’s World Superbike Podium Result

Among the multitude of American motorcycle road racing fans who were beaming with Yankee pride over Garrett’s Gerloff’s podium finish in Sunday’s World Superbike race were MotoAmerica President, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey, along with three-time AMA Superbike Champion, 2009 World Superbike Champion, and MotoGP race winner Ben Spies. Spies called Gerloff…

Rossi Moor Wins FIM European Mini Road Racing Championship, Sets New Lap Record

The following is from ForzaGP… The ForzaGP Snipers Junior Team rider continues to impress the road racing world by winning both races and setting a new lap record at Adria Raceway in the European Mini Road Racing Championship. Rossi Moor (Portland, Oregon) is officially the American and European mini road racing champion after remaining unbeaten at national and international Ohvale…

Whither PJ?

If you’ve been wondering where Celtic HSBK Racing’s PJ Jacobsen has been for the past few MotoAmerica rounds, the New Yorker and former World Superbike competitor had been hoping to be aboard his #99 Ducati Panigale V4 R at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is the next round of the MotoAmerica Championship and will take place on October 9 through 11.…

HONOS Superbike Rider Lee Jumps From Kawasaki To Suzuki

Two-time Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee’s debut in the HONOS Superbike Series just got even more dramatic. After going eighth-fastest overall in Friday’s combined qualifying sessions and putting himself among the nine-fastest Superbike riders to be eligible for Saturday’s Superpole, his Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Kawasaki was declared illegal for MotoAmerica competition. “It’s a firmware issue,” said Freddy Carswell, owner…

Sometimes, It Takes More Than Two To Tango

Tango Racing is in full force at round seven of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. The Argentina-based road racing team is fielding a total of four riders, and the livery on the team’s bikes is unmistakable, with logos depicting two dancers in a quintessential tango-esque pose. The four-rider team includes Roberto Hernan Medina from Buenos Aires, who is racing in Supersport…

What Happened To Herrin?

HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin finished Saturday’s race one in an uncharacteristic tenth place despite the fact that he was fourth in the morning’s Superpole session and started from the inside of the second row on the grid. What happened? We spoke to Scheibe Racing team owner and crew chief, and he said not-so-simply, “It was a combination of several…

No Literbike For Celtic HSBK Racing At New Jersey

Celtic HSBK Racing’s three-rider/three-bike team is temporarily down to two riders and two bikes this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park. While Sam Lochoff is racing his Kawasaki in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class and Brandon Paasch is competing aboard his Yamaha in Supersport, the team’s Ducati Panigale V4 R is taking the weekend off. Stock 1000/Superbike Cup rider…

We Dig Racing

Running a motorcycle road racing series like MotoAmerica requires the staff and personnel to wear many hats and possess many skills and special talents. Late on Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, after a full day of practice and qualifying in all five race classes, several MotoAmerica and AMA/FIM officials and staff went to work applying their “civil engineering” skills…

Paradigm Shifts: Changing Gears In MotoAmerica

“Stock car racing” is one of the biggest misnomers in the world of motorsports due to the fact that there is virtually nothing at all that is “stock” about those cars. They start with a purpose-built racing frame (most modern automobiles are unibodies with no frames at all) and attach “reasonable facsimiles” of OEM bodywork to the frame to provide…

Andrew Lee To Make MotoAmerica Superbike Debut At Barber Motorsports Park

The following is from Superbike Unlimited… Two-time MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee will make his MotoAmerica Superbike debut at round seven of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, which takes place at Barber Motorsports Park on September 18 through 20. Lee will be aboard the number 14 Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Kawasaki ZX-10RR. The announcement was…

In The Wake Of The Chicane: The Aftermath

Most of the riders involved in the pile-up in the chicane at the beginning of Superbike race one on Saturday at Ridge Motorsports Park were unhurt. One rider who didn’t emerge unscathed, however, was M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Superbike rider Alex Dumas. The ever-likeable Canadian unfortunately fractured a bone in his right elbow, and he will be unable to ride in…

UPDATED: All Together Now

UPDATE: Technical issues continued to vex the Ducati Richmond/KWR Ducati Team on Friday at the Ridge Motorsports Park. Kyle Wyman was unable to complete a lap in either of the two HONOS Superbike Qualifying Practice sessions. He has one more chance tomorrow morning to make the grid for Saturday’s and Sunday’s two races. Per MotoAmerica rules, Wyman must participate in…

Jason Uribe: Fighting Wildfires And Racing Superbikes

Part-time MotoAmerica Superbike rider Jayson Uribe was a late addition to the HONOS Superbike entry list for round five of the MotoAmerica Championship. Uribe and his Rock & Sons team are participating in today’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica test at the Ridge Motorsports Park, and Uribe will be aboard his red, white, and blue #36 Honda CBR1000RR for this weekend’s Komatsu…

Zanetti To Replace Jacobsen At The Ridge

Celtic HSBK Racing has signed former World Superbike rider and current Ducati Corse test rider Lorenzo Zanetti to compete aboard the team’s number 87 Ducati Panigale V4 R in HONOS Superbike at the Ridge Motorsports Park on August 28-30 for round five of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. Zanetti will replace team rider PJ Jacobsen, who is still recovering from the…

Handlebar Memoirs: Tales Of Loose Clip-Ons

When the right clip-on came loose on Josh Herrin’s Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR Superbike on the final lap of Saturday’s HONOS Superbike race one at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, a lot of fans were surprised by what transpired and wondered how something like that could ever happen on a racebike. We checked into it and discovered that the…

Josh Herrin: Every Which Way And Loose

HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin is coming to terms with his Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR, and the fan favorite has been having a good weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. He qualified sixth in Saturday morning’s Superpole and, in race one, Herrin was ahead of M4 ECSTAR Suzuki rider and former class champion Toni Elias and looking for…

PJ Jacobsen Is At PittRace, But Not Riding

Stock 1000 rider PJ Jacobsen, who is unable to ride at round four of the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship due to injuries he sustained in an on-track incident that occurred at Road America 2, arrived at PittRace on Saturday at around 1 p.m. We caught up with Jacobsen, who was in his Celtic HSBK Racing team’s pit box after HONOS…

Josh Herrin Battled Electrical Gremlins In Atlanta

You may have been wondering what the issue was that vexed HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin on the starting grid of Saturday’s race one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. On Thursday during Move-In Day for the Superbikes at Pittsburgh event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, we talked with Herrin’s team owner Steve Scheibe, who told us that the #2 Scheibe…

The MotoAmerica Interview: Roger Hayden

Roger Hayden retired from MotoAmerica Superbike racing after the 2018 season, but the youngest Hayden brother is still very much involved in the Series now as a color commentator for Live+. Sean Bice and Paul Carruthers talked with him recently, and here’s how the conversation went: Sean: I almost wanted to call you an elder statesman of our sport, but…

Bays Returns To Twins Cup At Road Atlanta

The following is from Bays Racing… This weekend, Twins Cup rider Chris Bays will return to MotoAmerica competition aboard a Suzuki SV650 as the series heads to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  Bays is no stranger to the Twins Cup Championship. He finished on the podium in his MotoAmerica debut at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in 2018. In 2019, Bays contested…