Roberts Fastest On Day One In Portugal

American Joe Roberts earned provisional pole position for Sunday’s Grand Prix 888 of Portugal with the former MotoAmerica 600 Superstock Champion leading both sessions today at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao. Roberts’ Californian counterpart Cameron Beaubier completed FP1 in 10th but faltered in FP2 to end the opening day in Portugal in 22nd. Roberts and his Italtrans Racing Team…

Beaubier Looking Forward To Grand Prix Of Doha

The following is from the American Racing Team… Cameron Beaubier will start Sunday’s Grand Prix of Doha, the second round the FIM Moto2 World Championship, from the middle of the 28-rider grid. The 28-year-old Californian qualified 14th, a marked improvement from his eighth-row series debut a week ago at the 16-turn, 3.34-mile Losail International Circuit in Qatar. “I was looking…

American Racing Academy Extends Partnership with Ohvale

The following is from the American Racing Team and American Racing Academy… The American Racing Team and American Racing Academy are pleased to announce a two-year contract extension with Ohvale, manufacturers of mini road racing motorcycles.  The continued partnership and support come after the success of the American Racing Academy program, which was created to develop and train young American…

Herrin Talks About Windy Buttonwillow Test

The Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha team of Josh Herrin and Jake Gagne tested on Wednesday, January 26, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California with the test hampered somewhat by cold temperatures and high winds. The two were joined at the test by five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, who rode a stock Yamaha YZF-R1 just to get some…

Off Track Podcast: Richard Stanboli

Richard Stanboli’s Attack Performance team took over the official Yamaha Superbike team for the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship and they hit the ground running with Cameron Beaubier riding the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 to his fifth MotoAmerica Superbike title while his teammate Jake Gagne ended the series in second. Those familiar with Stanboli and his previous teams weren’t totally surprised,…

Off Track Podcast: Keith McCarty

Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is retiring from his position after 44 years. He joined Carruthers and Bice on this episode of Off Track to talk about his incredible career in which he worked with legendary racers from Bob “Hurricane” Hannah to Josh “Hurricane” Hayes. We also asked him about his love of road…

The McCarty Era: Four Decades Of Leadership

On December 31, 2020, it will be the end of an era at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. On that day, Keith McCarty is retiring as Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha, just three days shy of his 44th anniversary with the tuning-forks company. It all started on January 3, 1977. That was McCarty’s first day at Yamaha as mechanic for…

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