April Showers Bring May Seventh-Place Finish Aboard #00 Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha R1 In Superstock 1000 Race 1 At COTA

Experienced rider Geoff May, who joined Yamalube/Westby Racing less than a week ago, does not have a lot of seat time yet aboard the #00 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superstock 1000 bike. And, the laps that he has run aboard the brand-new-for-2015 R1 have been in a plethora of weather conditions. Geoff’s MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 initiation continued on Saturday during the series’…

New R1 Superbike Debuts With A Win As Hayes Gets Along Swimmingly In Inaugural MotoAmerica Superbike Race

It is said that rain is the great equalizer in motorcycle road racing, but the precipitation did nothing to deter four-time and defending Superbike Champion Josh Hayes from starting off the MotoAmerica era with a Race 1 victory aboard his brand-new Yamaha YZF-R1 at the Circuit of The Americas. Meanwhile, Josh’s teammate Cameron Beaubier, who earned the pole position in…

Beach Hits The Surf And Wins Inaugural MotoAmerica Supersport Race

The new Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha Supersport team had a stellar day in difficult track conditions on Saturday at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) as JD Beach took the win aboard his #95 Yamaha YZF-R6 and teammate Garrett Gerloff finished second on his #31 R6. The inaugural MotoAmerica Supersport race was met with sprinkling skies, which changed to drying conditions, and ultimately…

Circuit Of The Americas: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

“The weather could upset things this weekend because it is changeable and unpredictable,” Nicky Hayden said, “but we have to adapt to whatever we get.” Scattered thundershowers are predicted this afternoon at Circuit of The Americas, site of round two of the MotoGP World Championship and round one of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. “Heavy thunderstorms” are…

MotoAmerica COTA Qualifying: Beaubier On Top

Cameron Beaubier earned the third AMA Superbike pole of his career to get things rolling at Circuit of The Americas in Texas. The MotoAmerica series officially got started today at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, with Cameron Beaubier earning the first Superbike pole position of the new era of AMA racing. Beaubier rode his Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha…

Beaubier And Fong Lead First Day Of Practice At Circuit Of The Americas

Bobby Fong had his ups and downs last year, finishing 12th overall in AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike. Now racing MotoAmerica’s Supersport class, he topped opening practice at COTA. Cameron Beaubier and Bobby Fong posted the quickest times in Superbike/Superstock 1000 and Supersport practices on Thursday afternoon at Circuit of The Americas. Both riders were pleased with their performances but neither…

New Series, New Team, New Track for Ben Young

This weekend Scottish-born Canadian resident Ben Young will return to race in the United States in the new MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing series with his new team RoadRace Factory. This will be Young’s first race at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. The 2015 MotoAmerica season debuts on April 10-12 when the stars of U.S motorcycle…

Nicky Hayden Gunning For Better MotoGP Result In Texas

Nicky Hayden (far left) was joined at the press conference by Marc Marquez, Andrea Iannone, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, and Bradley Smith. Nicky Hayden was one of six riders in attendance at Thursday’s MotoGP press conference at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Moments before the start of the event, Hayden’s parents, Earl and Rose, presented their son with…

Live Timing! MotoAmerica Superbike Championship Of Texas Schedule

MotoAmerica’s inaugural AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship season is officially under way! Practice begins Thursday afternoon for the Superbike/Superstock 1000 and Supersport classes at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Qualifying is scheduled for Friday, with two races on Saturday afternoon and one more on Sunday. Watch live timing here MotoAmerica’s inaugural AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship…

Suzuki Announced As An Official Manufacturer Of MotoAmerica

Suzuki has been named as an official manufacturer of the MotoAmerica Series. MotoAmerica has announced that Suzuki Motor of America has been named an Official Manufacturer of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. The announcement comes as Suzuki begins celebrating 30 years of GSX-R performance. In addition to coming on board as an Official Manufacturer, Suzuki’s support…

McDonough Makes MotoAmerica Debut With Aprilia HSBK Racing in Superstock 1000 Class

Motorcycle Superstore Bell Helmet support rider, Devon McDonough, will compete in the 2015 MotoAmerica road-race series as part of the Aprilia HSBK Racing team. McDonough, alongside teammate Dustin Dominguez, will be competing in the Superstock 1000 class aboard his RSV4 Aprilia. McDonough, 19, of Portland, Oregon, completed the 2014 season with Championships in OMRRA, WERA, and AFM. He has shown…

Bobby Fong And Latus Motors Racing Kick Off Inaugural MotoAmerica Season At Circuit Of The Americas

Triumph’s 2015 MotoAmerica professional road-racing campaign begins this weekend in Austin, Texas at Circuit of the Americas, in conjunction with MotoGP, April 10–12. The spectacular 20-turn, 3.4-mile Grand Prix track is sure to provide an exciting weekend for racers and spectators alike. Bobby Fong will be piloting the #50 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph Daytona 675R in the…

Chasing Boys: Elena Myers Makes Her Superbike Debut

Elena Myers says MotoAmerica’s Superbike class “will be a really steep learning curve, but I’m ready to take on that challenge.” Elena Myers is well and truly living her dream. The two-time AMA Pro SuperSport race winner is making her Superbike debut at Circuit of The Americas this weekend on a McGraw Powersports-backed Suzuki GSX-R1000 built by well-known tuner Carry…

The Racer X Show: Josh Hayes Interview

Video of The Racer X Show – Season 2 – Show 14 – 4/7/2015 In this latest edition of the Racer X Show, host Greg White interviews Monster Energy Graves Yamaha rider Josh Hayes as the four-time AMA Superbike champ prepares to race his new YZF-R1 at round one of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Practice begins…

Dunlop Guide To Circuit Of The Americas

HMC KTM’s Chris Fillmore is back for another run at Superbike success. The Michigan native’s best result in 2014 was a fourth at Mid-Ohio. With MotoAmerica’s season-opening race weekend only a few days away, we posed the following questions to Dunlop, the official tire supplier of the AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. The answers will provide fans and competitors…

Yamaha Previews Racing And Fan Activities Scheduled For Red Bull Grand Prix Of The Americas

For the first time ever, the Yamaha bLU cRU road-racing teams will join the stars of MotoGP at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX, as the inaugural season of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship gets under way. Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha: Hayes & Beaubier Starting the season with the big #1 emblazoned on his brand-new 2015…

Geoff May Joins Yamalube/Westby Racing For Superstock 1000

Former World Superbike and AMA racer Geoff May has been hired by Yamalube/Westby Racing to compete aboard Dane Westby’s #00 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superstock 1000 bike at MotoAmerica’s inaugural event this weekend at The Circuit of The Americas (COTA). The announcement was made by Tryg Westby, principal of Yamalube/Westby Racing and father of the late Dane Westby. “After thinking about what…

MotoGP: Improved Track Access At Austin

A controversial three-lane road leading to Circuit of The Americas has been completed just in time for the track’s big MotoGP weekend. The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, the second stop on the MotoGP calendar, will be held in Austin on Sunday, April 12. The ribbon cutting for the $15 million, two-mile extension of Kellam Rd. was celebrated…

Motorcycle Demo Rides, Interactive Displays Among Promotions Set For 2015 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix Of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is delighted to announce its partnership with multiple sponsors during the 2015 MotoGP event, the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, April 10-12 at Circuit of The Americas. Supporting sponsors include GEICO, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW Motorrad, KTM, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Victory, Harley-Davidson, Crown Royal, Texas Lotto, Topo Chico, TxDOT, Bridgestone, and more. During…

Meet Wheels In Motion/MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha

Who are the people and supporters behind the striking black-and-yellow Wheels In Motion/MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha YZF-R6s competing in MotoAmerica’s Supersport and Superstock 600 classes? In this 3-minute video, shot at the recent Dunlop tire test at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, you’ll not only learn the respective names of the riders and crew, but you’ll also discover a little…

Two Minutes With MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey

In this short interview, Speed City’s Jonathan Green asks MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey about the progress he and his partners have made thus far with the new AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship as the series heads into its inaugural race weekend April 10-12 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. “It’s been a…

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