Cycle News Interviews MotoAmerica Race Director Stuart Higgs

Stuart Higgs Cycle News

Road Racing in the U.S. has found itself in a precarious position of late. But in swooped the KRAVE Group and its MotoAmerica to take the helm and try to revive the sport.

A difficult task, but with guys who bleed racing like three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey and former Team Roberts manager Chuck Aksland at the forefront, there was suddenly hope.

The backing of Dorna and a growing list of members to the team with a great road racing pedigree helped add to that encouragement. One of those key additions who sort of skipped under the radar is the MotoAmerica Series Race Director Stuart Higgs.

The operational side of a series from the outside is not super exciting. That is until it goes wrong. Rules are the backbone of a championship. If that backbone is to have any strength, there needs to be consistency in the enforcement of those rules and in the operation as a whole.

So MotoAmerica brought in Higgs, as well as Bill Cumbow as the FIM representative and former AMA Superbike Champion Doug Chandler as the rider representative to handle the less glamorous part of sport—Race Direction.

Read Andrea Wilson’s interview with Stuart Higgs here.

Stuart Higgs Cycle News

Road Racing in the U.S. has found itself in a precarious position of late. But in swooped the KRAVE Group and its MotoAmerica to take the helm and try to revive the sport.

A difficult task, but with guys who bleed racing like three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey and former Team Roberts manager Chuck Aksland at the forefront, there was suddenly hope.

The backing of Dorna and a growing list of members to the team with a great road racing pedigree helped add to that encouragement. One of those key additions who sort of skipped under the radar is the MotoAmerica Series Race Director Stuart Higgs.

The operational side of a series from the outside is not super exciting. That is until it goes wrong. Rules are the backbone of a championship. If that backbone is to have any strength, there needs to be consistency in the enforcement of those rules and in the operation as a whole.

So MotoAmerica brought in Higgs, as well as Bill Cumbow as the FIM representative and former AMA Superbike Champion Doug Chandler as the rider representative to handle the less glamorous part of sport—Race Direction.

Read Andrea Wilson’s interview with Stuart Higgs here.