Suzuki Set For Restructure

The following is from Suzuki Motor of America… Executing a comprehensive plan to build a strong foundation for the future, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced it will restructure its operations in the United States. This new direction will reorganize the Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV and Marine Divisions into two separate companies set to begin operations on April 1, 2021. This…

Gerloff Ends Jerez Test Fourth Fastest

Two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Garrett Gerloff continued his hugely successful “off-season” at the World Superbike test at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, the Texan leading the first of two days before eventually ending up fourth overall. On Tuesday, November 17 at the Spanish circuit, Gerloff rode his GRT Yamaha Junior Team 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 to the quickest time of the…

Off Track Podcast: Cameron Petersen

Cameron Petersen had quite a season in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, winning eight Stock 1000 races en route to taking his first MotoAmerica Championship. If that wasn’t enough, he also got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Nina, in the days leading up to the Road America round. Now he finds himself as hot property for a MotoAmerica Superbike ride in…

Ventura’s Laguna Pays Off

“How bad do you want it?” It’s a phrase we hear all the time. Apparently, Cory Ventura wants it badly. In order to make his MotoAmerica debut in the Supersport class season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca a few weeks ago, the 18-year-old had to put his nose to the grindstone and get it done himself. So that’s what…

The Teams Talk Laguna Seca

The following is from Suzuki… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., and Team Hammer closed out a memorable 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season in just about the most epic way imaginable at Laguna Seca, scoring wins and podiums up and down the order. The weekend served as the farewell performance for 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike champion Toni Elias with…

O’Hara Wins Baggers Debut At Laguna Seca

The debut of the Drag Specialties King of the Baggers event didn’t disappoint at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday as those in attendance won’t soon forget the sight of the big V-twins scratching and clawing their way around the iconic racetrack on the Monterey Peninsula in a manner that most couldn’t have predicted. The victory went to S&S Indian’s…

Suzuki Says, “Thank You Toni Elias”

The following is from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., bids a fond farewell to Toni Elias, as the two will conclude their extraordinarily successful five-year partnership at the end of the 2020 season. Elias took the American championship by storm in 2016, winning the first three races of his MotoAmerica Suzuki career on the then…

Pre-Race News And Notes For The Season Finale

Here are some news and notes heading into this weekend’s MotoAmerica season finale at WeatherTech Raceway in the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Notes… The winningest AMA Superbike rider of all time at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca? That would be Josh Hayes, the four-time AMA Superbike rider winning six races at the famous facility on…

Battle For Superbike Cup Set For Laguna

While all the championships in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series have been decided as the series heads to the MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey this weekend, there’s still one score to settle and it’s worth $25,000 to the rider who gets it done. That $25,000 will be paid to the winner of the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup, a championship within…

Gerloff Podiums In Race One In Estoril

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff earned his second World Superbike podium of the year today in Estoril, the former MotoAmerica Supersport Champion fighting off the advances of now six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea to finish third in the first of three races in Portugal. “For sure I was trying to be on my tiptoes around him (Rea) and I didn’t want…

Westby Racing Re-Signs Mathew Scholtz For 2021

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that they have signed their incumbent Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz to a new contract for 2021. For the fifth consecutive year, 28-year-old Mathew will race for the team aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Despite his season ending…

JD Beach To Race Supersport At Laguna Seca

The two men who duked it out for the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, Richie Escalante and Sean Dylan Kelly, will get to see just how good they are in the series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca when JD Beach, the winningest rider in MotoAmerica Supersport history, returns to action. Beach will ride the Celtic HSBK Yamaha YZF-R6 ridden all…

Cameron Beaubier: Five Times A Champion

Fifty-one wins and five MotoAmerica Superbike Championships later and it’s difficult to believe that Cameron Beaubier had some apprehension when he moved up to the Superbike class as a teammate to then three-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes in 2014. Beaubier struggled a bit in his first season, though he did win three races – including his second-ever race in…

Zanetti To Stay For Laguna Seca Round?

Although no decision has been made officially, it definitely sounded like Italian Loreno Zanetti will be at the 2020 MotoAmerica Series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, October 23-25. At least if Saturday’s first-time AMA Superbike race winner has his way. Zanetti, who rode the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V4 R Superbike to a .196 of a…