Elena Myers Twitter Takeover Of McGraw Powersports on April 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific

Twenty-one-year-old Superbike rider Elena Myers will take questions from motorcycle racing fans during a takeover of the McGraw Powersports Twitter page on Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific. The live Q&A session happens the day before practice begins at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. It’s the first leg of the inaugural MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing…

Fast Friends: Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike Stars Roger Hayden And Jake Lewis

Youngest of the racing Hayden brothers, 31-year-old Roger aims to improve on last year’s second-place-overall AMA Superbike finish. From the outside, the Yoshimura Suzuki pairing of Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis makes for unlikely bedfellows: the tall and gangly 19-year-old Lewis standing alongside the vertically challenged 31-year-old Hayden. Spend some time with them, however, and you can see that the…

Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike Test At Circuit Of The Americas

Video of 2015 Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing – COTA SBK Test As you can see from this behind-the-scenes video, Superbike veteran Roger Hayden, class rookie Jake Lewis, and their respective Yoshimura Suzuki crews spent two long days working practically non-stop on their 2015-spec GSX-R1000s at last month’s MotoAmerica Dunlop tire test at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The…

On The Throttle Remembers Dane Westby

Video of Dane Westby Tribute On behalf of his client, Broaster Chicken, videographer Chris Matye worked with Westby Racing last year and chronicled Dane Westby’s 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season, including “The Wolverine’s” Daytona SportBike race wins at Barber Motorsports Park and New Jersey Motorsports Park, as well as his podium finish at Road America. This video is a…

Wayne Rainey: Circuit Of The Americas Update

Jake Lewis is one of several former middleweight-class riders making the transition this season to open-class machinery, in his case a factory Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000. All the work we’ve been doing at MotoAmerica came to fruition when I arrived at Circuit of The Americas last month for two days of testing. Part of the entry road overlooks the paddock and…

GEICO's Chris Ulrich thrills national media covering MotoAmerica series

GEICO Suzuki Superbike rider Chris Ulrich spent an exciting day at the Thermal Club in California giving two-seat motorcycle rides to national media members covering the 2015 MotoAmerica season. Excited to finally get the 2015 MotoAmerica inaugural season underway, GEICO Suzuki Superbike rider Chris Ulrich spent an exciting day at the Thermal Club in California giving two-seat motorcycle rides to…

Dane Westby’s 2014 #00 Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 Displayed In Tribute At Trade Show

Last week, as a tribute to Dane Westby, his 2014 #00 Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 was displayed in Indianapolis at M-PACT 2015, one of the nation’s largest trade shows for energy and convenience store professionals. The R6 was displayed on behalf of Broaster Chicken, a long-time sponsor of Dane’s racing efforts. According to Kirk Reuille, head of Broaster Racing, “Dane…

Yamaha Named An Official Manufacturer For MotoAmerica Series

Yamaha has been named an Official Manufacturer of the MotoAmerica series in what will be the company’s 60th anniversary. MotoAmerica has announced that Yamaha Motor USA has been named an Official Manufacturer of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. In addition to coming on board as an Official Manufacturer, Yamaha is supporting MotoAmerica’s airings on CBS Sports…

Spec Fuel Or A Fuel Spec?

Sunoco produces the 94-octane pump gas for all five MotoAmerica classes. A spec fuel is attractive to a race-sanctioning body because it sidesteps all the problems of regulating fuels: taking samples, storing and shipping them, dealing with labs, and maybe disqualifying a winning rider two weeks later when it turns out his or her manganese analysis was 0.001 over. Pretty…

Bazzaz Named As MotoAmerica Supporting Partner

MotoAmerica has announced Bazzaz as a supporting partner of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship and the title sponsor of the Bazzaz Superstock 600 class. The MotoAmerica Series gets started at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, April 9-12 with the Bazzaz Superstock 600 class set to open its season at Road Atlanta in Braselton,…

Valentino Rossi Wins Battle With Ducatis In Qatar

Valentino Rossi began his 20th season in Grand Prix racing with a spectacular come-from-behind victory under the lights at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone finished second and third, respectively—an unexpected all-Italian podium—in the race debut of the Ducati GP15. Margin of victory was 0.174 seconds. Tenth at the end of the first lap, the 36-year-old…

Ducati On Pole In Qatar After Stunning MotoGP Qualifying

You can almost hear Gomer Pyle, the good-natured but naive 1960s television character played by Jim Nabors, uttering his famous catchphrase, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.” Using the grip advantage provided by Bridgestone’s soft-compound rear tire, Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso posted a blazing lap of 1:54.113 in the final seconds of qualifying to win pole position for Sunday’s season-opening MotoGP race under the…

Hondas lead MotoGP Qatar Practice. Where Are The Yamahas?

With three practices now in the record books for MotoGP’s season-opening race weekend at the Losail Circuit in Qatar, reigning world champ Marc Marquez continues to set the pace at the front. His Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa, is also fast, as are Ducati’s Andrea Iannone and Suzuki-mounted Aleix Espargaro. LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, meanwhile, showed the biggest improvement…

Road To Austin, Part 5

This is the fifth installment in a series of Yamaha-produced videos documenting the development of the new Monster Energy Graves YZF-R1 raced by factory riders Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier in the Superbike class of the new MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. This is the fifth installment in a series of Yamaha-produced videos documenting the development of the…

Cortech Named As MotoAmerica Supporting Partner

MotoAmerica has announced that Cortech is a supporting partner of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship and the title sponsor of its timing and scoring for the nine-race series that gets started at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, April 9-12. “It’s great to have Cortech step up as not only a supporting partner, but…

Sunoco Named As MotoAmerica Supporting Partner

MotoAmerica has announced that Sunoco Racing Fuels is a supporting partner of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship and the exclusive race-fuel supplier of the nine-race series that gets started at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, April 9-12. Sunoco produces the 94-octane Racing Fuel, RMR, that will be used in all five of MotoAmerica’s…

EBR's Cory West Takes Back-to-Back Wins In China

Erik Buell Racing employee Cory West had a perfect showing at Zhuhai International Circuit in southern China, taking back-to-back wins in two races and setting a new lap record along the way. The event, which took place March 21-22, was the opening round of China’s Pan Delta Superbike Series’ 2015 season. Riding an EBR 1190RS for the Splitlath Motorsport team,…

Dane Westby, 1987-2015

On behalf of Yoshimura R&D of America, I’d like to offer our sincerest condolences to the entire Westby family, and dearest friends. Dane’s sudden tragic loss has impacted our entire road racing community. Dane will be greatly missed for his amazing motorcycle racing skills, but most significantly for his integrity as a person. Dane you will be deeply missed…. Don…

Yamaha Mourns The Loss Of Racer, Teammate, Personality, And Friend Dane Westby

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Yamalube/Westby Racing rider Dane Westby, who died yesterday in a streetbike accident in his hometown of Tulsa, OK. Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., said, “All of us at Yamaha extend our most heartfelt condolences to Dane Westby’s father Tryg, mother Jane, and…

Dane Westby, 1987-2015

Seen here testing last week at Circuit of The Americas, Dane Westby died Monday night following a streetbike accident in Oklahoma. MotoAmerica road racer Dane Westby passed away on Monday, March 23, as a result of injuries suffered in a streetbike accident in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Westby was 28 years old. Westby won three races and finished third…

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