Öhlins TTX GP Shock: Make Haste Slowly

Öhlins TTX GP shock is becoming commonplace in the MotoAmerica paddock. New-style compression and rebound adjusters can be rotated by hand or with a hex tool. One day at Öhlins R&D, someone walked in waving a thumb drive, saying, “I have here a lap of Mugello as suspension damper movement taken from race-bike data acquisition.” Soon the drive’s snout was…

BMW Launches $1M Contingency And Rider Support Programs

BMW Motorrad USA is supporting racers on its benchmark superbike in a “super big” way this year. More than $1 million in contingency money will be awarded to racers on the S1000RR in several 2015 national race series. BMW Motorrad’s Contingency Program is being offered exclusively online via XTRM Performance Network, which provides real-time distribution and management of contingency money…

Video! Superbike/Superstock 1000 Race 2 VIR Highlights

VIRginia International Raceway proved to be a popular site for round three of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes earned pole position for both Superbike races, run on Sunday afternoon in hot and sunny conditions in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators. Hayes’ Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammate, Cameron…

Video! Superbike/Superstock 1000 Race 1 VIR Highlights

VIRginia International Raceway provided a majestic setting for round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes was on pole for both Superbike races, run on Sunday afternoon in gorgeous conditions as bookends to Supersport race two and Superstock 600 race two. Hayes’ Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammate, Cameron Beaubier, was gridded…

Kyle Wyman Racing Leaves Virginia With Podiums, Top-10 Finishes

It was a hot weekend in Virginia for the Millennium Technologies/KWR team as the trio of Wyman brothers finished strong in their respective classes for the third round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship at Virginia International Raceway. Supersport competitor Kyle Wyman secured two top-10 finishes while Travis made it four-for-four on the podium in Superstock 600…

SoCal Kids Ready For KTM RC 390 Cup

Four Southern California KTM RC 390 Cup kids: (from left to right) Ashton Wright, Gray Pham, Nic Swensgard, and Ruben Casarez. Four young racers who compete, predominantly, in Southern California will be joining the MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup series. Ruben Casarez, Gray Pham, Nic Swensgard, and Ashton Wright spent the past weekend testing their new KTM RC 390 Cup…

Nicky Hayden Top Open MotoGP Finisher At Le Mans

American Nicky Hayden scored his best finish of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship—11th, top “open” bike—on Sunday at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans. Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo won the race, his second consecutive victory, over teammate and current series points-leader Valentino Rossi. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso was third. Hayden was gridded 14th, middle of the fifth row, after besting the…

Consistent Anthony Challenges For The Podium In Virginia

M4 SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki’s David Anthony underlined his status as a Supersport class frontrunner this weekend as the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Championship brought the nation’s best road racers back to Virginia International Raceway for the first time in a half decade. Following a pair of largely wet weekends to kick off the season, the weekend’s activities at VIR were…

Bobby Fong Fights Through Pain To Finish Fifth In Supersport Race One At VIR

Video of MotoAmerica SuperSport Race Weekend Recap with Latus Motors Racing's Bobby Fong From VIR. The skies were clear at Virginia International Raceway for the third round of MotoAmerica. Team Latus Motors/Castrol/Triumph was positioned in third place on the grid for Saturday’s Supersport race. Pilot Bobby Fong, #50, started off strong in race one, but around lap five, his arm,…

Hayes Perfect In MotoAmerica VIR Superbike

Josh Hayes (1) won his 50th Superbike race on Sunday at VIRginia International Raceway. Later that day, he went out and won his 51st. In a word, Josh Hayes was perfect at VIRginia International Raceway today, the Monster Energy/Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider chalking up two dominating Superbike wins during round three of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing…

Mechanical Issues Stop Nash In Virginia

Huntley Nash and LTD Racing saw their fortunes dashed at VIRginia International Raceway on Sunday as mechanical issues ended the hard charger’s race in each leg of the doubleheader. In race one, Nash had settled in during the early laps and looked to make a charge when his shifter broke. In race two, Nash had a great start and was…

Video: One Fast Lap Of VIR With Chris Ulrich

VIRginia International Raceway is a lot of work on a Superbike, as veteran racer and journalist Chris Ulrich demonstrates in this lap of the 2.25-mile North Course. Ulrich, who pilots the GEICO Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, begins his lap at start/finish. As the lap progresses, residents of drought-plagued California, like Ulrich, will appreciate…

V Is For VIR Victories For Herrin And Roberts

JD Beach (leading) and Josh Herrin battled for the duration in the Supersport final at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday with Herrin taking the win. JD Beach led almost every lap of the 23-lap Supersport final at VIRginia International Raceway today. Unfortunately, for Beach, it was Josh Herrin who led the lap that counted most. The last one. The win,…

MotoAmerica: Saturday Morning Results And Notes From VIR

Superbike points-leader Cameron Beaubier was the fastest rider on the track Saturday morning at Virginia International Raceway. Superbike/Superstock 1000 Practice 3 and Supersport and Superstock 600 Qualifying 2 are complete at Virginia International Raceway, round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Once again, Yamaha-supported riders topped every class. Here are the five top finishers and their…

MotoAmerica: Friday Afternoon Results From VIR

RoadRace Factory rider Jake Gagne topped both Superstock 1000 practices on Friday at VIR. Practice for round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship concluded Friday afternoon at Virginia International Raceway with Yamaha-supported riders leading the way in Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Bazazz Superstock 600 on the 2.25-mile North Course. Here are the five top finishers…

MotoAmerica: Yard Sale In Turn Two At VIR

Josh Hayes’ factory Yamaha was heavily damaged in a high-speed crash on Friday morning at VIR. Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes was lucky to walk away from a high-speed crash in turn two during morning practice at Virginia International Raceway. Fellow Yamaha riders Josh Herrin and Tomas Puerta also fell in the same corner, one of a small number…