MotoAmerica’s Statement On COVID-19

MotoAmerica is continuing to assess the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the opening round of the series, scheduled for April 17-19 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and will make decisions in a timely manner based on the safety and well-being of its fans, racers, teams and all support personnel. MotoAmerica is and will be following directives…

The 1994 Superbike Championship: The One That Got Away

When Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line at Barber Motorsports Park on the final day of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike season, it increased Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)’s all-time Superbike Championship tally to a nice, round 10 titles. For long-time YMUS Racing employees Tom Halverson and Rick Hobbs, Superbike Championship number 10 had to…

Toni Elias Leaves MotoAmerica Season Opener With Series Points Lead

The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki… Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias had a thrilling opening to the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at the Suzuki Championship at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. It included a victory and ultimately the series lead for the 2017 series champ. Elias made a miraculous save aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000 in Saturday’s race when he ran…

Gerloff Leads Day One In MotoAmerica Opener

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Garrett Gerloff got his 2019 season off to the best possible start with the Texan leading both of the EBC Brakes Superbike sessions on opening day at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Gerloff led a damp morning session and followed that up with the fastest time of the day under sunny skies in the second session. Gerloff…

British Classics On Display At Road Atlanta

If you like British motorcycles from past to present, then you won’t want to miss the collection of BSAs, Triumphs and Nortons that will be on display at the Suzuki Championship of Atlanta at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 5-7. Displayed by the Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Association and the Greater Atlanta Norton Owners Association, some 13 classic motorcycles will…

Russell Masecar Drops An R-BoM On MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racing

Local and regional motorcycle road racing have always been the lifeblood of AMA-sanctioned professional road racing in the U.S., and when the MotoAmerica Twins Cup class was first conceived, hopes and expectations were that riders from WERA (West-Eastern Roadracing Association), AFM (American Federation of Motorcyclists), ASRA (American Sportbike Racing Association), CCS (Championship Cup Series), and other organizations would join the…

Team Releases: What They Said, Win Or Lose

Here are the team press releases from the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series… The following is from Suzuki… Toni Elias scored a perfect season-opening weekend in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. The defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion completed the weekend sweep by winning Sunday’s Race 2 in wet conditions on his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000. It marked…

Sneak Attack: Herrin Rides His “Backup Bike”

Our previous chapter about the Attack Performance/Herrin Compound/Yamaha Superbike team detailed the Herculean efforts that team owner and crew chief Richard Stanboli was making to build a Superbike on an extremely compressed timeline, with the plan that rider Josh Herrin would test the brand-new YZF-R1 for the very first time in Friday morning’s MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Qualifying Practice 1 at…

Toni Elias Leads Opening Day At Road Atlanta

The 2018 MotoAmerica season kicked off on a sunny Friday the 13th at Road Atlanta with Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias leading the timesheets in both Motul Superbike sessions in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. Elias lapped at a best of 1:25.272 in the second of two sessions at Road Atlanta, the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion just .105 of…

Cortech Returns As MotoAmerica Supporting Partner

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that Cortech is returning to the 2018 MotoAmerica Series as a supporting partner and will once again be the title sponsor of the Cortech Timing & Scoring system that plays such an integral part in the championship. “Cortech is very pleased to continue our Timing and Scoring sponsorship of MotoAmerica’s road racing championship,” said Richard…

Cory West To Replace Valentin Debise At Road Atlanta

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise will miss the opening round of the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship at Road Atlanta. Checking in while recuperating from injuries sustained during the 2018 Daytona 200, Debise said, “I had another X-ray on Friday and they discovered another fracture at L1 in addition to the fracture at L3. I’m feeling good and don’t have any pain, but I’m…

Superbike Legend Wes Cooley Set For Road Atlanta

Two-time AMA Superbike Champion and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley will be a special guest at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship this weekend, April 13-15, at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. In addition to fans being able to meet Cooley himself, they’ll also get to see his historic 1979 Yoshimura…