Wyman And Ducati Readying For MotoAmerica 2020

The following is from Kyle Wyman Racing… Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) has officially announced the continuation of the Ducati Superbike program in the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. Kyle Wyman will ride the #33 Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbike in his fifth season in the class.  KWR went to the Ducati platform late in the 2019 pre-season, as a last minute effort to switch…

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Tech Talk: Shifting Gears And Blipping Throttles

Despite the never-ending, always evolving march of technology, road racing motorcycles—as has been the case since the very beginning of road racing—still have manual transmissions, with six cogs or “speeds” to choose from. Across all five race classes, virtually all of the motorcycles competing in the MotoAmerica Series are equipped with two important innovations to their manual or “standard” transmissions:…

Celtic HSBK Racing To Campaign Ducatis In 2020

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing is proud to announce that for the 2020 Season they will be back with Ducati, campaigning a Ducati V4R in the MotoAmerica series. Team Principal and HSBKRacing.com owner, Bobby Shek commented, “Since 2005, we have been a leader in the aftermarket accessory business for Italian motorcycles. Ducati has been our…

Kawasaki MotoAmerica Contingency Announced

If a MotoAmerica rider wins a Superbike race during the 2020 series while riding a Kawasaki ZX-10R that rider will walk away with $15,000 in Kawasaki contingency. Win both Superbike races over the course of a MotoAmerica weekend and the result is a cool $30,000 from Kawasaki. Kawasaki has announced its MotoAmerica contingency for the 2020 season and the company…

Motul To Be Presenting Sponsor Of MotoAmerica Mini Cup

MotoAmerica has announced that Motul will be the presenting sponsor of the new MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul, the youth racing series that will be held in conjunction with three rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. “Motul’s sponsorship of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup is a natural fit for the company,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “Their involvement in…

MotoAmerica Announces Mini Cup For 2020

MotoAmerica has announced that it will add a youth program to three of its 2020 MotoAmerica events via the MotoAmerica Mini Cup, beginning with the Road America round, May 29-31, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series will be held on karting tracks in conjunction with three MotoAmerica events: Road America (May 29-31), The Ridge Motorsports Park (June…

Off Track Podcast: Aussie Dave Anthony

David Anthony is the team owner, racer and part-time crew chief for his MotoAmerica Superbike team, FLY Racing ADR Motorsports. That means he works the sponsorship front, works with the second rider on his team, spins spanners and… yes, he races. Good enough to find himself in the top 10 on most weekends in MotoAmerica Superbike while also helping make…

MotoAmerica Introduces Heritage Cup Vintage Program For 2020

MotoAmerica is looking for racers and/or owners of vintage motorcycles to participate in its new Heritage Cup events at Road America, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Owners/racers of 1986 and older Superbikes, as well as other racing motorcycles, two-stroke or four-stroke, GP or Production, can apply to participate by sending a rider…

MotoAmerica Live+ On Sale Now For 2020 Season

MotoAmerica has announced that pre-sale pricing for MotoAmerica Live+, the series’ live and on-demand streaming service, is now available for the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. In addition to the service being available for IOS and Android apps, MotoAmerica Live+ will also be available on Roku streaming media players and smart TVs prior to the start of the racing season. The pre-sale…

Gagne’s Way: A Conversation With Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike Rider Jake Gagne

Jake, we saw that you did another test on the Yamaha Superbike. The first thing I thought was, “Wow, Jake tested and the four-time Superbike Champion (Gagne’s teammate Cameron Beaubier) didn’t.” It looked like you were testing alone. Was that the situation? Yeah, we kind of put it together at the last minute with (Attack Performance owner) Richard (Stanboli). I’m…

Beaubier And Co. Honored At Yamaha Wall Of Champions Ceremony

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha Motor Corp., USA continued its storied tradition of recognizing Yamaha bLU cRU racers who won motorsports championships during a special Wall of Champions ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, December 18. With more than 150 Yamaha employees in attendance, the company honored eight inductees who won professional championships in the 2019 racing season while competing with a Yamaha motorcycle, ATV,…

Westby Racing To Continue With Yamaha Partnership

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that, for 2020, the road racing team—which competes in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Championship—will continue their long-standing partnership with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS). Officially formed in 2014 when Dane Westby was the team’s rider aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6, Westby Racing’s partnership with YMUS resulted in three…

MotoAmerica And The Art Of Crashing

The old adage is that if you ain’t crashin’, then you ain’t tryin’. If that’s the case than those racing in the MotoAmerica Series in 2019 didn’t try hard enough. Much to the chagrin of bodywork manufacturers across the country, crashes in the 2019 MotoAmerica Series occurred less often than in 2018 with riders across five classes hitting the deck…

Honda Introduces The CBR1000RR-R SP

The following is from Honda… Honda Motor Co. founder Soichiro Honda dreamed of competing in races around the world—and winning—with a vehicle of his own making. Driven by the same competitive spirit, and having since amassed the most premier-class Grand Prix victories of any manufacturer, Honda announced today the 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. An evolution of Honda’s legendary 1,000cc sportbike,…

MotoAmerica Superbikes At The Brickyard Tickets On Sale Today

MotoAmerica has announced that Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin selling tickets to MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Brickyard event today, November 1. The event, round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, will be held August 21-23 at the Speedway. Tickets to the MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Brickyard event will be discounted starting on November 1 but will increase in price up…

Scholtz And Westby Test At VIR

Continuing with their off-season testing program, Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team were at VIRginia International Raceway on Monday, equipped with two Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes: one in the team’s iconic gold-and-black livery with Mathew’s familiar #11 on it and one in non-descript white bodywork with no competition number, but fully equipped to help refine the team’s setup by comparing…

Off Track Podcast: Jake Gagne Talks About His New Yamaha Deal

Laid-back California surfer Jake Gagne has been in the news of late. Why? Well, that’s because he will join four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier on the new Monster Energy/Attack Performance Yamaha team for the 2020 MotoAmerica season, thus giving Gagne the opportunity of a lifetime. The 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion is “pumped” with his new deal and champing…