Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #1 And #32 Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes

It takes a discerning eye to notice the differences between the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 and the 2020 model, but the 2020 Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike was a quantum leap forward in performance, which Cameron Beaubier and Jake Gagne exploited to the fullest. With team owner Richard Stanboli and his crew working in concert with both Yamaha U.S.…

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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…

Cam Petersen Is Hot

2020 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Cameron Petersen is hot stuff. And, with all due respect to Petersen’s fiancée Nina, we’re talking about his attractiveness strictly as a motorcycle road racer. What a difference a year makes. No doubt, Petersen’s skills on a motorcycle have improved even more in the past 365 days, but the 26-year-old’s job prospects this off-season are…

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…

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…

Niccolò Canepa Will Race Westby Superbike At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing has enlisted the services of Yamaha World Superbike test rider Niccolò Canepa, who will compete aboard the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike at next weekend’s GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. Canepa will be a fill-in rider at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in place of the team’s regular rider Mathew Scholtz, who…

Following Successful Surgery In Indy, Scholtz Is On His Way Home

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing’s Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz is traveling home to Georgia today after having successful surgery on the injuries he sustained in a crash during Saturday’s race at the MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard event this past weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scholtz sustained injuries to his right leg in the incident, including a…

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…

Petersen, Landers Crowned At Indy

Two more MotoAmerica Championships were decided at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a cloudy Saturday with Cameron Petersen earning the Stock 1000 crown while Rocco Landers wrapped up his second championship of the 2020 season in Twins Cup. Petersen won his title with a second-place finish to Travis Wyman in Stock 1000 with Landers taking his title via his eighth win…

Full-Factory Ducati Corse Superbike Breaks Cover For Indy

Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York unveiled the Ducati Panigale V4 R that Italian rider Lorenzo Zanetti will race this weekend at the Superbikes at The Brickyard event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The bike is a full-on, Ducati Corse, customer World Superbike machine that has been built to MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike specifications. In addition to the motorcycle, Ducati Corse supplied…

Beaubier On The Verge of Title Number Five

Barring a complete and utter catastrophe, Cameron Beaubier will drive out of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday night with a fifth MotoAmerica Superbike Championship riding shotgun in his rental car. Heading into this weekend’s three (yes, three!) HONOS Superbike races at the Racing Capital of the World, Beaubier holds a 103-point lead over his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha teammate…

A Limited Number Of Fans Allowed For Indy Round

MotoAmerica has announced that Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome a limited number of fans to the Racing Capital of the World for the MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, October 9-11, per approval from the Marion County Public Health Department. The massive facility will provide a spectator zone in the Turn 1 grandstands of the…

He Said, He Said: Team Releases From Barber

The following is from KWR… Kyle Wyman came home with two top-ten finishes this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in a trying weekend, posting 7th and 10th places in races one and two, respectively. The KATO Fastening/KWR Ducati Team maintained 6th in series standings with points scoring finishes in both Superbike races.  The weekend started off strong with the…