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…

World Superbike Chang Thai Race 2 Results And Photo Gallery

Double win for points-leader Jonathan Rea, another second for Leon Haslam, with Alex Lowes third. American Larry Pegram and EBR teammate Niccolo Canepa didn’t start race two. Double win for points-leader Jonathan Rea, another second for Leon Haslam, with Alex Lowes third. American Larry Pegram and EBR teammate Niccolo Canepa didn’t start race two. Kawasaki factory rider Jonathan Rea: “For…

Yamaha Road Racers Bat A Thousand In MotoAmerica Spring Training At Circuit of The Americas

Yamaha motorcycles, riders, and teams turned out in large numbers at MotoAmerica’s first “spring training” camp at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin TX, and the bLU cRU hit for the cycle, recording the overall fastest laptimes in all four MotoAmerica racing classes–Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Superstock 600. The Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 were the fastest bikes…

Canepa Goes 18th After Superpole 1 In Thailand

Team Hero EBR rider Niccolo Canepa placed 18th after the first Superpole qualifying session at the Chang International Circuit today, with his teammate and team manager Larry Pegram 23rd on the grid. Niccolo has a sixth row starting position for each scheduled 20-lap race in Thailand, with the Italian rider feeling he has recovered well from the snapped tendon he…

Triumph Motorcycles Reveal 2015 Racing Plans And Announces Racing Partners Purchase Program

In 2015, Triumph Motorcycles America’s racing presence will span AMA Pro Flat Track, MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series and Canadian Superbike Championship. With Castrol as the primary partner, Triumph’s race teams will also receive support from FreedomRoad Financial and GE Capital. “Triumph’s racing heritage is entrenched with victories and championships. We hope to build on the successes our…

Aboard His Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1, Dane Westby Is Fastest Superstock 1000 Rider At COTA

With his brand-new #00 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superstock 1000 bike still in preseason bodywork, but proudly displaying the logo of his primary sponsor Yamalube, Dane Westby and his Yamalube/Westby Racing crew successfully participated in the Official MotoAmerica Test at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Dane recorded the fastest 1000 Superstock lap time, along with the fourth-fastest time of any rider…

MotoAmerica/Dunlop Test Ends With Beaubier On Top

Yamaha-mounted Cameron Beaubier topped the timesheets after two days of Dunlop tire testing at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. The two-day Dunlop tire test came to a conclusion this afternoon with Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier ending the day as the fastest rider at the Circuit of The Americas, the site of round one of the MotoAmerica…

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