Medallia Comes On-Board For GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce that Medallia Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience, has come on-board as an official partner for the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, round five of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, July 9-11. Medallia’s award-winning SaaS platform, the Medallia Experience Cloud,…

21 In ’21: Doug Polen, The Money Man

The following is the 12th in our “21 In ‘21” features that highlights one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. Doug Polen’s riding style was basic and old-school. He sat up tall in the saddle, elbows in, knee out. Compare it…

The Clavicle Calamity

Time for a pop quiz: Quick, which bone do motorcycle road racers fracture more frequently than any other? If you got the not-so-subtle hint from the title of this story, the equally not-so-subtle hint from the X-ray image provided to us by MotoAmerica Stock 1000 rider Jeremy Cook, you’ve suffered the injury yourself while road racing, you’re a medical physician,…

Championship Battles, Record Entries, And Fans Galore Expected For GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey

Last year the MotoAmerica paddock showed up for the 2020 season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in October and it was a bit underwhelming. After all, the MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship was already wrapped up and COVID-19 restrictions meant that the racing went on without fanfare as the normally packed hills and grandstands were, for the most part, empty.…

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys An Official Supporting Partner Of GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys is again an official supporting partner of the MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, scheduled for July 9-11, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will have staff on hand at their trackside booth offering the Free Nationwide…

Good Day For Gerloff At Donington Park

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff matched his best-career World Superbike finish today at Donington Park, the Texan ending up second behind Pata Yamaha’s Topak Razgatlioglu in the 23-lap race two in England. Gerloff, who started fifth on the grid after finishing fifth in the morning Superpole race, was in a solid third place when six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea crashed out…

Toni Elias To Replace Kyle Wyman For WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Round

Kyle Wyman Racing has announced that the team will field 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion and 2010 Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias on its Panera Bread Ducati Panigale V4 R at next weekend’s MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey as a replacement rider for the injured Kyle Wyman. Elias will replace injured team owner/racer Kyle Wyman, who will be focusing…

Shark Squad Motorcycle Attorneys To Host The V-Twin Visionary Performance Bike Show At The GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that Shark Squad Motorcycle Attorneys will be the host sponsor of the V-Twin Visionary Performance Bike Show presented by Harley-Davidson and Shark Squad Motorcycle Attorney’s during the 2021 MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, scheduled for July 9-11, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Additionally, Shark…

What The Teams Said: Ridge Motorsports Park (Updated)

The following is from Westby Racing… After finishing fifth in Saturday’s Superbike race at Ridge Motorsports Park, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz improved in Sunday’s race with a fourth-place result and maintained his second-place position in the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Starting in the middle of the second row based on his fifth-place finish in Saturday’s race, Mathew got a good jump off the line and moved…

Americans In Assen: Race Day

Former Yamaha teammates and roommates Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff went to work today in the Dutch Grand Prix with both missing out on scoring World Championship points in the Moto2 and MotoGP classes, respectively, on the historic Assen Circuit. American Racing’s Beaubier was in 15th place on the final lap of the Moto2 GP but was beaten to the…

Americans In Holland: Qualifying From Assen

Italtrans Racing’s Joe Roberts and American Racing’s Cameron Beaubier will start from the seventh and ninth rows, respectively, in tomorrow’s Dutch Moto2 Grand Prix after a difficult day of qualifying for the two Americans. Petronas Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff, meanwhile, will start on the eighth row for his MotoGP debut tomorrow at the Assen circuit. Roberts’ best lap was a 1:37.041…

The Italian Job: Ducati Now An Official Series Partner Of MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that Ducati North America has come on board as an official series partner as well as an official manufacturer of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey – round five of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series, July 9-11, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. For the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca…

21 In ’21: Thomas Stevens, The Thinker

The following is the ninth in our “21 in ’21” features that highlights one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. With all due respect to every motorcycle racer in the world, Thomas Stevens always seemed too smart to be a motorcycle…

Gerloff To MotoGP For Assen This Weekend

The following is from Yamaha… GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s Garrett Gerloff will make his MotoGP race debut this weekend at TT Circuit Assen, riding for PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team at the Dutch TT in place of the injured Franco Morbidelli. With Morbidelli sustaining a knee injury during training on Tuesday, Gerloff was called up to race at the Dutch…

Wayback Wednesday: That Fabulous Baker Boy

In driving distance, Bellingham, Washington, is about 170 miles from Shelton, Washington, where Ridge Motorsports Park is located. As the crow flies, the distance is substantially shorter than that because, by car, to get from Bellingham to Shelton, you drive south, curl west around the southern tip of Puget Sound, and head a little bit north. The reason I mention…

Gerloff Second In Navarra WSBK Test

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garrett Gerloff came within .048 of a second of recording the fastest lap time on day two of the two-day World Superbike test at the Navarra circuit in Spain. Gerloff, who led day one, finished just behind Pata Yamaha’s Toprak Razgatlioglu with the Turk lapping at a best of 1:36.877 to Gerloff’s 1:36.925. Razgatlioglu did 190 laps…

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