Cameron Beaubier Leads Friday At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias emerged from the Friday fray as the fastest of the EBC Brakes Superbike men, but that was before his times were disallowed from the final session for “loss of custody of the bike at the end of session.” That miscue by the current Superbike Championship points leader dropped him to third in the combined times and allowed Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha…

What The Teams Say, Pre-Road America

The following is from Westby Racing… Round four of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Sam Lochoff, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are looking forward to stretching their legs on the longest race course on the MotoAmerica schedule. “We’ve had…

PREVIEW: It’s Road America Time For MotoAmerica

If Cameron Beaubier’s future can match his past, then he goes into the Dunlop Championship at Road America as the hands-down favorite for victory in America’s Dairyland. After all, the three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion has won seven of the last 10 EBC Brakes Superbike races in Wisconsin. Beaubier’s success at Road America is eclipsed only by seven-time AMA Superbike Champion…

Ford Motor Company On Board With MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that the Ford Motor Company is joining the 2019 MotoAmerica Series as a sponsorship partner and will be bringing its display of Ford vehicles to three events, beginning with the Dunlop Championship at Road America, May 31-June 2. In addition to bringing its display to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Ford will also be showing its vehicles…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #1 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Beginning as a Yamaha production motorcycle, the 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike retains standard OEM pistons, rods, and valves per MotoAmerica Superbike regulations, while camshaft profiles, cylinder head decking, and porting are open for modification. The bike features a sophisticated Magneti Marelli MLE electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies, and…

Suzuki’s Fourth Annual Fun Day

The following is from Suzuki… On Wednesday, May 22nd, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) hosted the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, H.E.P. Motorsports, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki, Bar X Motorsports, and the Suzuki Factory/Regional Elite amateur team for its 4th Annual Fun Day at Suzuki’s headquarters in Brea, California. Suzuki employees and riders came together to celebrate their strong…

Eurosport UK To Air MotoAmerica Races

MotoAmerica has announced that Eurosport UK will start airing the “MotoAmerica Rewind,” the one-hour show that highlights the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Series, beginning on Saturday, May 25, with airings of rounds one and two from Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and Circuit of The Americas, respectively, followed by round three on Sunday, May 26, from VIRginia International Raceway. “It’s great…

Steering Dampers: The Cherry On Top Of A Sweet-Handling Motorcycle

Tank slapper, speed wobble, head shake… no matter what you call it, when it happens on a motorcycle—especially a road racing motorcycle, it’s usually bad news. Racebikes have powerful engines, short wheelbases, and aggressive steering geometries that enable them to make very quick changes in direction. The side effect of that flickability is decreased stability, less feedback from uneven road surfaces,…

It’s Selfie Time At Road America

The following is from Road America… Looking for a beautiful backdrop to capture that special memory of you and your group of friends and family during a Road America event like the upcoming fourth round of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series? Well, getting the best shot at Road America just got easier. Just in time for the 2019 race season, Road America has…

It’s A Beach Day In Virginia

Today was all about JD Beach at VIRginia International Raceway as the two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion put a smile on everybody’s face when he earned his first career AMA Superbike victory with a 3.7-second win in the Championship of Virginia. A week after winning his first career AMA Grand National Flat Track at the Super TT in Arizona, Beach went…

Beaubier Takes Race One At VIR

VIRginia International Raceway has long been a frustrating venue on the MotoAmerica schedule for Cameron Beaubier. In the first eight races at VIR, Beaubier had rather amazingly only won one of them. Today that all changed with win number two, a dominant victory over Toni Elias, his rival who beat him twice here a season ago. This one, however, belonged…

Scholtz Ready For VIR Superbike Battle

The following is from Westby Racing… Round three of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, and riders Mathew Scholtz and “Samurai Sam” Lochoff, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are ready to showcase their talents at MotoAmerica’s first-ever two-day event. The shorter schedule means that, for…

Travis Wyman Hoping For Repeat Of 2018 At VIR

The following is from Weir Everywhere Racing BMW… Travis Wyman was at the top of his game at the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia, and he’s aiming for a repeat performance when the series returns to VIRginia International Raceway on May 4-5. The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider and Las Vegas resident was the class of the Stock 1000 field at VIR last season. Wyman put the team’s…

VIR Up Next For Stars Of MotoAmerica

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series began a month ago at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, but most of the riders in the series will tell you that the championship begins in earnest this coming weekend at VIRginia International Raceway with the Championship of Virginia, May 4-5. For the EBC Brakes Superbike Series, VIR makes up the third round of that championship as…

Ground Control To Major Toni

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias  got the opportunity of a lifetime in the week between the MotoAmerica Series opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and round two at the Circuit of The Americas when he got the chance to join the Suzuki MotoGP team for a visit to the Houston Space Center. “I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to visit…

COTA: What The Teams Had To Say

The following is from KWR Ducati… The SC Project/KWR Ducati team put up another pair of top-10 finishes this past weekend at Circuit of the Americas for the second round of the MotoAmerica Superbike championship. Kyle Wyman rode his Ducati Panigale V4 R to another stout performance considering the team’s early state of development on the new platform. Wyman posted…

Josh Herrin Nails Down Victory At COTA

Yoshimura Suzuki won its second straight race at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday, but it wasn’t the one ridden by yesterday’s winner Toni Elias. This time it was Josh Herrin on the top step of the podium after winning the seventh AMA Superbike race of his career in the MotoAmerica Championship of Texas. Herrin battled for 13 of the…

Elias Continues Circuit Of The Americas Mastery

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias continues to show that he is the MotoAmerica version of Marc Marquez when it comes to winning motorcycle races at the Circuit of The Americas. Elias won a scintillating battle with Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier to win his sixth out of seven starts in Texas. After 15 laps of the 3.426-mile Circuit of The…

Toni Elias On Pole For COTA Superbike

To say that the Circuit of The Americas seems to suit Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias would be a massive understatement. A five-time MotoAmerica Superbike race winner in Texas, the Spaniard put himself in perfect position to add more race victories to his COTA tally with his 2:08.537 lap in Friday afternoon’s Superpole session putting him on pole for the start…

MotoAmerica: Texas Here We Come!

With what can only be described as a spectacular start to the 2019 MotoAmerica Series last weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, round two is here in the form of the MotoAmerica Championship of Texas that will run in conjunction with the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. The weekend’s action…

Richie Escalante Pushes To a Podium Finish at Road Atlanta

The following is from Hudson Motorcycles… After several extremely successful testing days during the off season, Richie Escalante and The Hudson Motorcycles-HB Racing team arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for the season opener of the MotoAmerica SuperSport Championship with their eye on the prize. With a P3 starting position and a podium finish after race 2, the Hudson Motorcycles HB racing…

Scholtz Fourth In MotoAmerica Opener

The following is from Westby Racing… The season-debut race day for the expanded two-rider Westby Racing team–competing at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in round one of the MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship–yielded a Superpole podium result and a fourth-place Superbike Race 1 finish for 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie-of-the-Year Mathew Scholtz, along with a podium result in Junior Cup Race 1 for…

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…

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