MOTOAMERICA: WAYNE RAINEY TALKS ELECTRONICS

Motorcycle electronic countermeasures were in their infancy when Wayne Rainey won his first 500cc Grand Prix world title in 1990. At Donington Park that year, Team Roberts outfitted Rainey’s Yamaha YZR500 with a rudimentary ignition retard using a switch borrowed, no lie, from Rainey’s motorhome. According to Rainey, the intention was to “knock the edge off” the two-stroke’s steep torque…

MotoAmerica Faces The Future

Photo by Brian Nitto Two-time AMA Superbike and three-time FIM 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey says he’s just a cog in the wheel of MotoAmerica. That’s the affiliate of the KRAVE Group, comprising Terry Karges, Rainey, Chuck Aksland, and Richard Varner, which purchased the commercial rights to US roadracing from the AMA this past September. In actuality, the 53-year-old Californian…

MotoAmerica Motorcycle Road Racing Championship Announces 2015 Primary Racing Classes

Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 3, 2014) – MotoAmerica has announced the primary racing class structure for the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship season. The premier class for the MotoAmerica Championship will be the Superbike class. The Superbike class will feature a rules package based on a combination of current AMA Superbike chassis and 2015 World Superbike…

Cycle News Interview With Wayne Rainey

After the announcement that the KRAVE Group had taken over American road racing, three-time 500cc World Champion and MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey sat down with Cycle News to discuss the new endeavor. To read the full story, click the following link: http://cyclenews.uberflip.com/issue/389578/38 After the announcement that the KRAVE Group had taken over American road racing, three-time 500cc World Champion and…

MotoAmerica Racing Series Receives Support From The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

Costa Mesa, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014) – MotoAmerica, the new North American road racing series launched by Wayne Rainey and the KRAVE Group LLC, has received another important pledge of support: from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the global governing and sanctioning body for international motorcycle racing. Vito Ippolito, president of FIM, gave his support for the new MotoAmerica…

Roadracing World Interview With MotoAmerica Partner Chuck Aksland, Part 3

On September 3 it was announced that the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), based in Pickerington, Ohio, had re-acquired the rights to professional motorcycle road racing in America from Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG, dba AMA Pro Racing of Daytona Beach, Florida) and as the U.S. affiliate of the FIM would sanction a new professional road racing series promoted and managed by…

Roadracing World Interview With MotoAmerica Partner Chuck Aksland, Part 2

On September 3 it was announced that the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), based in Pickerington, Ohio, had re-acquired the rights to professional motorcycle road racing in America from Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG, dba AMA Pro Racing of Daytona Beach, Florida) and as the U.S. affiliate of the FIM would sanction a new professional road racing series promoted and managed by…

Roadracing World Interview With MotoAmerica Partner Chuck Aksland, Part 1

On September 3 it was announced that the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), based in Pickerington, Ohio, had re-acquired the rights to professional motorcycle road racing in America from Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG, dba AMA Pro Racing of Daytona Beach, Florida) and as the U.S. affiliate of the FIM would sanction a new professional road racing series in North America promoted…

Dorna CEO Pledges Support for New MotoAmerica Racing Series

Costa Mesa, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2014) — MotoAmerica, the new North American roadracing series launched by Wayne Rainey and the KRAVE Group LLC, received an important pledge of support from the CEO of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta. Ezpeleta, who oversees Dorna, the commercial rights holder for the MotoGP World Championship, is an important stakeholder in international roadracing, and his support is…

MOTOAMERICA: A NEW ERA IN ROAD RACING

Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – In coordination with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), KRAVE Group LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement to take over promotional and management rights for AMA Road Racing properties in North America as part of the newly formed MotoAmerica series. The move comes at a pivotal time in professional road racing,…