First Class! Kawasaki’s Smart “Home Away From Home”

Some time ago, Kawasaki’s championship-winning World Superbike team realized it needed a bigger, better hospitality unit than the one they been using in previous years. The ever-expanding team size and a desire to improve the comfort of team guests and personnel called for more seats, more space, and a bigger kitchen to cater for the greater numbers. Restricted paddock space…

VIR Preview: Two Down, Seven To Go

The two Superbike races at Road Atlanta were both held in the rain. Roger Hayden (95) got the jump on the field in race one and was battling for victory when he crashed. With the debut season of MotoAmerica now two rounds old, it’s likely too early to come to any real conclusions about where things will be seven rounds…

VIDEO: Latus Motors Racing And VETMotorsports Create Partnership

Video of Latus Motors Racing And VETMotorsports Partner For The MotoAmerica 2015 Season In this video, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) founder Peter Cline and Latus Motors Racing team owner George Latus discuss their partnership in the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track Championships. Triumph-backed Latus Motors Racing fields Bobby Fong in MotoAmerica Supersport…

VIDEO: Surf's Up! Meet RoadRace Factory's Jake Gagne

In this short video, we ask MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 points-leader Jake Gagne 10 questions. You might be surprised by some of his responses! In related news, Orion Labs has joined Gagne’s team, RoadRace Factory, as a new sponsor. The official team name is now RoadRace Factory/Orion. According to a press release issued by the team, Orion produces a line of…

Roadracing World Action Fund Thanked For Soft-Barrier Deployment At MotoAmerica Events

The American Motorcyclist Association and FIM North America express their appreciation to the Roadracing World Action Fund for providing soft-barrier deployment for MotoAmerica, an AMA and FIM North America Championship. “Rider safety is paramount, and the support of the Roadracing World Action Fund is essential to ensuring rider safety at these events,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Thanks…

Dr. Raymond Rossi Set For All MotoAmerica Rounds

Turns out that MotoGP isn’t the only racing series with a Doctor Rossi. Thanks to a commitment from MotoAmerica, riders who suffer injury or illness at any of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship rounds will get care from a familiar face: Dr. Raymond Rossi. Rossi, who has served as the FIM Chief Medical Officer in World…

WSET VIR Preview Features Superbike Racer Chris Ulrich

“Do you have a need for speed?” That was the question ABC13 WSET asked viewers in its coverage of Virginia International Raceway’s plans to bring different kinds of racing to the country-club-style track in Halifax County. In two weeks, reporter Tola Adamson explained, VIR will deliver a different kind motorsports experience on its 17-turn, 2.25-mile North Course: the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM…

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo Smokes Track Record In Qualifying At Jerez

Jorge Lorenzo has led every session but one thus far this weekend in extreme heat at Circuit of Jerez, culminating in a spectacular pole-position-winning lap for Sunday’s premier-class race. Several riders, including Lorenzo and his factory Yamaha teammate, Valentino Rossi, used a three-stop qualifying strategy popularized last season by Marc Marquez. Lorenzo returned to the track for the final time…

Geoff Duke, 1923-2015

During the 1950s, Geoff Duke (left) won six Grand Prix world titles, plus six Isle of Man TT races. Geoff Duke, winner of three 1950s world championships for Norton and three for Gilera, has died after an enviably long life at age 92. Duke had the good fortune to ride for Norton just as it adopted the advanced and supple…

VIR Will Host 2015 AMA Road Race Grand Championship

Anthony Mazziotto III earned the 2014 AMA Road Racing Horizon Award, amateur road racing’s highest honor. In hopes of securing American Motorcyclist Association national No. 1 plates, amateur road racers will compete in the 2015 AMA Road Race Grand Championship at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, on September 19-20. “Virginia International Raceway is an incredible venue,” said AMA Track…

Jamie Hacking For VIR Lap Of Honor

Dunlop has announced that it will host Jamie Hacking at the MotoAmerica race at VIRginia International Raceway, May 15-17, during the third round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Hacking, a three-time AMA champion, will ride a lap of honor on Dunlop’s Yamaha R6 test bike. The South Carolinian will also be on hand throughout the weekend…

Legends of Motorsport, 1969-2015

MotoGP has arrived in Jerez, and this morning the show hit the streets. Angel Nieto, Marc Marquez and a dozen other riders, both current and from recent decades, opened a photo exhibition entitled, “Legends of Motorsport 1969-2015: From Angel Nieto to Marc Marquez” at the Claustros de Santo Domingo. Beforehand, they delighted the people of Jerez with a trip through…

Larry Pegram/EBR Withdraw From World Superbikes

Team Hero EBR issued a press release yesterday stating that the team has been forced to withdraw from the World Superbike Championship, effectively immediately. With the recent bankruptcy of EBR and the re-prioritizing of efforts by title sponsor Hero, Pegram Racing is unable to continue its Team Hero EBR program at this time. Pegram Racing says it is dedicated to…

MotoAmerica: Making Motorcycle Racing Mainstream

MotoAmerica CFO Richard Varner appeared on Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers” Wednesday morning with show host and fellow motorcyclist Matt Miller. “Meet the man who is trying to make motorcycle racing mainstream,” Miller said to open the four-plus-minute segment, adding that MotoAmerica is “spearheading the revival of the Superbike sport.” Varner began the interview by differentiating between riding a motorcycle and…

Video: Latus Motors Racing's Kenny Riedmann Re-Caps Road Atlanta

Reigning Canadian Pro Sport Bike Champion Kenny Riedmann substituted for the injured Bobby Fong on the Latus Motors Racing Triumph 675 at Road Atlanta, round two of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. In this video produced for the team by Brian Nitto, Riedmann talks about his experience racing the three-cylinder British machine in the highly competitive Supersport…

MotoGP: Marquez in, Pedrosa Out This Weekend At Jerez

Spain will host round four of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship this weekend at the 13-turn, 2.75-mile Circuit of Jerez, site of some of the most memorable final-corner passes in the history of the sport. Last year, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won the premier-class race and Yamaha-mounted Valentino Rossi finished second. This time, Marquez arrives fifth in points and with…