MotoAmerica At Indy: Where Are They Now?

What a difference half a decade makes…or does it? With just one week to go before the start of MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard, it’s interesting to take note of what’s different, or not so different, in 2020 compared with 2015. In 2015, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier earned the pole position in Superbike on a sunny Friday afternoon at The…

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What Happened To Herrin?

HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin finished Saturday’s race one in an uncharacteristic tenth place despite the fact that he was fourth in the morning’s Superpole session and started from the inside of the second row on the grid. What happened? We spoke to Scheibe Racing team owner and crew chief, and he said not-so-simply, “It was a combination of several…

Handlebar Memoirs: Tales Of Loose Clip-Ons

When the right clip-on came loose on Josh Herrin’s Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR Superbike on the final lap of Saturday’s HONOS Superbike race one at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, a lot of fans were surprised by what transpired and wondered how something like that could ever happen on a racebike. We checked into it and discovered that the…

Josh Herrin: Every Which Way And Loose

HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin is coming to terms with his Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR, and the fan favorite has been having a good weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. He qualified sixth in Saturday morning’s Superpole and, in race one, Herrin was ahead of M4 ECSTAR Suzuki rider and former class champion Toni Elias and looking for…

Josh Herrin Battled Electrical Gremlins In Atlanta

You may have been wondering what the issue was that vexed HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin on the starting grid of Saturday’s race one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. On Thursday during Move-In Day for the Superbikes at Pittsburgh event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, we talked with Herrin’s team owner Steve Scheibe, who told us that the #2 Scheibe…

HONOS Superbike: The Level Playing Field

Before the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike season began, a lot of people—including riders, team personnel, MotoAmerica staff members, and informed fans—felt that the “playing field” had the potential to be its most level in a very long time. With Yamaha and Suzuki re-structuring their factory teams into factory-supported teams with new companies and personnel taking the helm in the form of…

Tech Talk: The Relevance Of Rearsets

For the final two rounds of the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike season, Josh Herrin was a fill-in rider for Cameron Beaubier, who had injured his shoulder at the previous round at Pittsburgh. Herrin’s first weekend on the factory Yamaha YZF-R1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park did not go as well as he’d hoped. He was uncomfortable on the bike, he didn’t…

The Rider’s Turn Debuts With Josh Herrin

Are you ready for this? Here’s the debut of our newest MotoAmerica project, The Rider’s Turn, and our first episode features Yoshimura Suzuki’s Josh Herrin. Watch Herrin as he methodically goes about his job at Circuit of the Americas in the opening round of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Series… and listen to Herrin as he explains his thought…

The Teams Chat About Sunday At NJMP

The following is from Andrew Lee Racing… Andrew Lee achieved the goal he set himself at the start of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superstock Championship – becoming double National Champion, a feat he managed in style, leading the race at New Jersey to wrap up the title with another stunning victory. Starting from the Pole, Lee was never headed, taking the…

Garrett Gerloff Leads Day One At PittRace

Garrett Gerloff continues to hold the hot hand in the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Series, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory-backed Texan leading the way on opening day in the Championship of Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Gerloff, who has won two of the last four races and finished second in the other two, was fast in both sessions…

Sonoma Wrap-Up: What The Teams Say

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing had a successful weekend with Rider PJ Jacobsen at the MotoAmerica Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma. Landing on the box twice and finishing the weekend on the top step the team walks away ready for their next round in Pittsburgh. It was a two day event making for a fast…

Beaubier Leads Day One At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier started his weekend in immaculate fashion in the Championship of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion leading both sessions on a sunny day on the Monterey Peninsula. Beaubier’s best lap came in the second of two sessions, the Californian ripping off a 1:24.118 to lead his teammate Garrett Gerloff…

Elias Takes Race One At UMC

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias lost a boatload of points when he crashed out of race two at Road America two weeks ago, but he almost made all of those back up today with a thrilling victory in race one of the Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus. In a race that featured as many as eight riders in…