Friday Morning Notes And Results From Mazda Raceway

Bird’s eye view: This impressive angle of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca shows nearly every bit of the 11-turn racetrack, host for round seven of the nine-event MotoAmerica series. Morning fog gave way to bright sunshine at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and opening MotoAmerica practices and qualifying are in the books at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile central California track. Because round seven…

Yamaha U.S. Launches Special 60th Anniversary Microsite

To commemorate Yamaha Motor Corporation’s 60th year in business, the company’s U.S. division, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has launched a new Microsite that is filled with videos, photos, and other content that documents and reflects on the company’s rich heritage. “The 60th Anniversary Microsite is a celebration of six decades of Yamaha motorsports success,” said Bob Starr, General Manager of…

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: How To Watch MotoAmerica Racing Live

Round seven of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, run in conjunction with round nine of the FIM Superbike World Championship, will be streamed live this weekend, July 18-19, through MotoAmerica.com. Four of MotoAmerica’s five classes—Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Bazzaz Superstock 600—will be streamed live this weekend from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.…

Chris Ulrich Looking To Make More History At Laguna Seca

GEICO Suzuki rider Chris Ulrich is hoping history repeats itself during the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship portion of the World Superbike Championship event this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The MotoAmerica Superbike and Superstock 1000 motorcycles will share the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course with the world’s best road racers, and Ulrich hopes to again place his…

Yamaha bLU cRU Is Ready To Turn Up The Volume At Mazda Raceway

Video of All-New 2015 Yamaha R1 Graves Motorsports Exhaust System The Yamaha bLU cRU transporters will come thundering into Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, and the sound of thunder will continue as the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Superbike team will debut their brand-new open exhaust systems on the global stage during the Eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round.…

Sportbike ECU Box Of Mysteries? No More!

“We’ve been working with Westby Racing all year,” FlashTune’s Chris Gardell said. “They’re using the auto-blipper for clutchless downshifting and the race-team package to re-map the rider aids.” Digital technologies develop quickly. By the time of the last Apollo moon flight in 1975, one of the astronauts carried into orbit an over-the-counter HP-65 hand-held calculator that was more powerful than…

Laguna Bound: The Battle Goes West

Cameron Beauber (6) and Josh Hayes (1) are just four points apart in the battle for the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Four measly points. One, two, three, four. That’s all that separates the top two riders in the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM Superbike Championship. Four points after six rounds, 12 races, 192 laps, and 550.568 miles of racing from Texas to…

NapaValleyRacing.com To Compete At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Roi Holster of NapaValleyRacing.com (middle) poses with his crew chief, Jeff Lee (left), and mechanic Chuan Jiang at Miller Motorsports Park. NapaValleyRacing.com is confirmed to race in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship July 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The new series will provide support races at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which will draw tens…

Melissa Paris Joins All-Female Team For Endurance Race In Spain

Girls Racing Team snapshot (from left to right): Muriel Simorre, Jolanda van Westrenen, newly recruited MotoAmerica Supersport racer Melissa Paris, and Amandine Creusot. Not content spending a relaxing weekend at home in Southern California with husband Josh Hayes, MotoAmerica Supersport racer Melissa Paris flew to Spain to compete with the Girls Racing Team in the annual 24 Hours of Catalunya…

MotoAmerica Rider Spotlight: GEICO Suzuki's Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich has been around motorcycle racing his entire life. The 35-year-old MotoAmerica Superbike rider and journalist for family-owned Roadracing World and Motorcycle Technology recalls making parts runs to American Suzuki in Brea, California, with his mother and sister. “My family goes way back—32 years—with Suzuki,” Ulrich said. “As kids, we used to play in the fountain at the entrance.…

Positive Prognosis for Injured American Kenny Noyes

American Kenny Noyes (1) leads the BMWs of Ivan Silva (22) and Dani Rivas (7) last month at the Barcelona round of the 2015 FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship. American Kenny Noyes was critically injured when he crashed during Sunday morning warm-up for round four of the FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship at Motorland Aragón in Spain. Noyes…

MotoAmerica: Six Great Race Weekends, Ten Great Photos

Rounds one through six of the inaugural MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship provided a mix of drama, excitement, breathtaking speeds, and, above all, hard-fought racing with often surprising outcomes. As road racing continues to claw its way back into the hearts and minds of fans in this country, thanks to the dogged efforts of official series photographer Brian…

American Kenny Noyes Aiming For Superbike Victory On Sunday In Spain

Dirt-tracker-turned-road-racer Kenny Noyes is seeking another Superbike victory this weekend at Motorland Aragon in Spain. MotorLand Aragon in Spain will be the backdrop this weekend for round four of the FIM CEV Repsol European Championship. In Superbike, Carmelo Morales arrives in Alcañiz as overall leader with a nine-point lead over the current series champion, American Kenny Noyes. Two weeks ago…