Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) has completed final preparations for the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike series and will debut their brand new Ducati Panigale V4 R this weekend, April 5-7. Wyman will ride the #33 Lucas Oil/Excelsus Solutions/KWR Ducati with 10 laps of testing time in the pre-season.
The KWR team received two Panigale V4 R’s just over three weeks ago, and the efforts put in by crew and sponsors alike have been enough to complete a Superbike build that will put Wyman on the grid, just in time for Road Atlanta. Wyman is excited to get to work on the new bike and begin the development process.
“These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of challenges,” Wyman said. “With the help from many, we were able to pull together a solid package that will be a starting point for our Superbike. This is a fresh start for me and my team, but I have no doubts that the new bike has tremendous potential in our series. I can’t wait to start learning and growing with this new platform.”
To start the year the bike will be in a basic, but usable form. OEM electronics have been retained on the bike for now, while some performance parts have been fitted. The bike boasts adjustable Evol Technology triple clamps, a custom full system exhaust from SC Project, OZ Superbike wheels, Brembo brakes and Ohlins Superbike forks. The addition of a larger, custom-fabricated fuel tank has been fitted as well.
“We were able to run about 10 laps Monday to shake down the bike,” Wyman added. “It’s going to take some work for me to get comfortable on the machine, so right now we are just focusing on keeping the bike on track consistently so I can spin laps and familiarize myself. I have no doubts that we will put this Ducati toward the front once we find our feet.”
First practice starts Friday morning, April 5th at 11:20 a.m. EST. Live coverage begins right at the start of practice via MotoAmerica Live+, and both races will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 2 (FS2).