Off Track Podcast: Jody Barry

Jody Barry has raced in the MotoAmerica Championship since he was a young lad scrapping with his buddies in the KTM RC 390 Cup Series. Barry won twice in the class and had seven other podium finishes before moving up to the Supersport class in 2017. After finishing 15th in that championship, Barry went a bit AWOL as he focused…

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North America Talent Cup Set For 2022

The following is from Dorna… Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a new path on the Road to MotoGP™: the North America Talent Cup. Following the blueprint of other Talent Cup programs, the series will be a one-make competition, with race weekends set to take place across the USA. The promoter and organizer will be a collaborative effort between MotoAmerica…

Two-Wheel Tuesday: Two Yamaha R6 Racebikes For 2022

On Monday, and hot on the heels of Ten Kate Yamaha’s Dominique Aegerter winning the 2021 FIM Supersport World Championship, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. introduced not one, but two, racetrack-only YZF-R6 models: the R6 RACE and R6 GYTR. After studying the specs of the two iterations of the 2022 R6, a phone call to Tom Halverson, Assistant Department Manager of…

Garrett Gerloff Wins World Superbike Independent Riders’ Championship

At the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship finale in Indonesia, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team added to their Independent Team Championship, with team rider Garrett Gerloff winning the Independent Riders’ title. Rain returned to the Mandalika International Circuit on Sunday, but it held off for the morning’s postponed first race. With the track still damp from the early showers, Gerloff…

Off Track Podcast: Ed Sullivan

If you spend any time at all hanging around the Westby Racing pit at a MotoAmerica event, you’ll certainly see Ed Sullivan with his hands all over Mathew Scholtz’s Yamaha YZF-R1. And if you don’t see him initially, you’ll likely hear a British accent coming from the team’s awning at some point. That would be Sullivan. We caught up with…

Escalante To M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Team For 2022

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer, Inc. is excited to announce the signing of Richie Escalante to compete in the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series.  The 26-year-old Escalante joins forces with M4 ECSTAR Suzuki after spending the previous two seasons as the team’s most fierce competitor in the battle for the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. Escalante…

McLaren, Maserati, Mercedes, And MotoAmerica, Oh My!

In was an honor for MotoAmerica to be invited to participate in the Velocity Invitational, which took place this past weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The three-day celebration of speed featured pretty much every iconic race car that you could imagine, and eight MotoAmerica riders also got to do demonstration laps on track, including four-time AMA…

Off Track Podcast: Jason Pridmore

Jason Pridmore won two AMA Championships as a racer and since retirement has built his business JP43 Training into one of the most successful motorcycle training schools in the country. When he’s not teaching others, Pridmore goes in front of the camera as the lead analyst on MotoAmerica broadcasts at each and every round of the MotoAmerica Championship. You might…

Aden Thao To Race In FIM Championship Of Thailand

Calishine Racing’s Aden Thao, who competes in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship, will travel to Buriram, Thailand, where he will compete in the FIM Championship of Thailand at Chang International Circuit on December 9 through 12. Thao will join the AVRP Racing Training Team, and he will compete aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400. Thao’s trip to Thailand is the second…

Three Mini Cup by Motul Riders Compete In FIM MiniGP World Series Final

MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul riders Jesse James Shedden, Jayden Fernandez, and Kensei Matsudaira participated in the FIM MiniGP World Series Final, which concluded on Thursday at the purpose-built track located next to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain. Qualifying sessions were held earlier in the week, and on Thursday, two races took place followed by the Super Final…

Medallia Signs On As Title Sponsor Of MotoAmerica Superbike Class

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is thrilled to announce that Medallia Inc., the market leader in customer and employee experience, will be the title sponsor of the series’ headline class, to be known as the MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Championship, for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The 10-round 2022 Superbike season will open alongside the stars of MotoGP…

Wheeler-Dealer Wednesday Spotlight: #33 Panera Bread Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbike

Usually, we run these bike-spec features as “Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlights,” but since this particular motorcycle is currently for sale, we decided to call this one a “Wheeler-Dealer Wednesday Spotlight” instead. Privateer Superbike rider Kyle Wyman and his KWR crew raced and developed this Ducati Panigale V4 R over the past three years of MotoAmerica competition, and it was an experience…

Off Track Podcast: Kaleb De Keyrel

Kaleb De Keyrel finished second in the 2019 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Series and that set him up as the favorite to take the title in 2021. And he didn’t disappoint. The Minnesotan, who now calls Houston, Texas, home, won five races and finished on the podium 10 times en route to the 2021 Twins Cup title on his Robem Engineering…

Beaubier Fifth In Grand Prix Of Algarve

American Racing’s Cameron Beaubier matched his best career Moto2 World Championship finish today in the Grand Prix of Algarve in Portugal, the Californian finishing a fighting fifth and just .005 of a second from fourth place. The five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion also turned in the fastest lap of the race, a 1:42.671 on the 12th of 23 laps. Beaubier, who…

Beaubier On Second Row For Grand Prix Of Algarve

American Racing’s Cameron Beaubier will start tomorrow’s Brembo Grand Prix of Algarve from the second row after posting the sixth fastest time in Saturday’s qualifying in Portugal. Italtrans Racing’s Joe Roberts, meanwhile, will start the Moto2 Grand Prix from 22nd after crashing out of the Q1 session while trying to move to Q2. Fortunately, Roberts didn’t appear to re-injure his…

The Racers And Motorcycles Of MotoAmerica To Be Featured At Velocity Invitational

The racers and motorcycles of MotoAmerica will be featured at the Velocity Invitational, November 11-14, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, joining over 250 of the rarest and most valuable race cars on the planet. A star-studded MotoAmerica lineup, including MotoAmerica Champions Josh Hayes, Josh Herrin, Bobby Fong, and the Wyman brothers, Kyle and Travis, will be performing…

Psst! Wanna Buy A MotoAmerica Superbike?

As the MotoAmerica Superbike teams transition from 2021 to 2022, change is a constant during the off-season as riders are chosen, contracts are created and signed, and crew members are hired. For some teams, another part of the off-season proceedings is deciding whether to keep racing the same motorcycle(s), upgrading to new models of the same brands, or switching brands…

MotoAmerica Welcomes AutoParts4Less.com As Title Sponsor Of 2022 And 2023 MotoAmerica Championship

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce that automotive parts digital marketplace AutoParts4Less.com will be the title sponsor of the 2022 and 2023 MotoAmerica Championship Series, to be known as the Auto Parts 4Less MotoAmerica Championship. The partnership with MotoAmerica will be Auto Parts 4Less’ first endeavor into motorcycle racing, though the group has been…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #76 Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V4 R Superbike

For the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike season, HSBK Racing, in conjunction with Fast by Ferracci owner Eraldo Ferracci, pulled out all the stops in acquiring a topnotch motorcycle and rider to pursue the Championship. Ducati Corse supplied the team with one of their World Superbike-spec Panigale V4 R racebikes, which was then adapted to meet the slightly different technical rules of…

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