MotoAmerica Announces NBC Sports Network Deal For 2019 Series

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce another piece of the most comprehensive television and digital programming package in the five-year history of the series – 22 hours of racing highlights and features on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) the week following each of the ten 2019 MotoAmerica rounds. The hour-long shows, titled “Inside MotoAmerica,” will provide highlights ranging from on-track action, interviews…

MotoAmerica Announces Its On-Air Talent For Fox Sports Coverage

MotoAmerica has announced that it will retain its on-air personalities from past seasons with Greg White, Jason Pridmore and Hannah Lopa making the move to FOX Sports’ FS2, the “Home of MotoAmerica Superbike Racing,” for its expansive coverage of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series. “We’re pleased to announce that Greg, Jason and Hannah are returning to the MotoAmerica Series for the…

Suzuki Offering Nearly $1.3 Million In MotoAmerica Contingency

Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has announced nearly $8 million in contingency for the 2019 racing season, including nearly $1.3 million going to the MotoAmerica Series racers who race a Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-R600 and SV650. Suzuki’s road racing contingency offerings have been increased to include several premier championships, including MotoAmerica’s Superbike, Stock 1000, Supersport and Twins Cup classes, along with…

JD Beach To Dainese For 2019 MotoAmerica Series

The following is from Dainese… Dainese, the world leader in protective wear for dynamic sports, today announced its team sponsorship with Estenson Racing that includes dual-discipline racer, JD Beach, for the 2019 season. Estenson Racing is entering its third year as a privateer team. The 2019 season will be Estenson’s largest, and arguably strongest, roster of racers. The team is made…

Jake Lewis Back For More With M4 ECSTAR Suzuki

Team Hammer, Inc. is happy to confirm that it will again field Jake Lewis aboard an M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the MotoAmerica Superbike class for the upcoming 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season. Last year, the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie of the Year again established himself as a week-in, week-out front-runner in his full-time return to the…

Kyle Wyman To Race Ducati In MotoAmerica Superbike

Kyle Wyman Racing has announced that Kyle Wyman will race a Ducati Panigale V4R in the  2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Wyman will campaign the Ducati with leadership from trusted crew chief Gary Dean and his shop, Speed Demon Motorcycles. The move to the Panigale is a big change for Wyman and the team, who will be competing in its fourth consecutive season in MotoAmerica’s…

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: MotoAmerica Tickets Available Now

MotoAmerica has announced that tickets for all 10 of its 2019 series rounds are available for preseason, online purchase, effective immediately. The 10-round 2019 MotoAmerica Series begins at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, April 5-7, and concludes September 20-22 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, with some of the top Superbike riders in the world vying for the coveted…

Kawasaki Offering Over $1 Million in Contingency In 2019 MotoAmerica Series

Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA has announced it will offer some $9 million in Team Green Racer Rewards for the 2019 racing season with the 2019 MotoAmerica Series earmarked for $1,118,950 in contingency. Kawasaki’s Team Green program pays $15,000 to win a MotoAmerica Superbike race with $10,000 for second, $5000 for third, $2000 for fourth and $1000 for fifth. Team Green’s…

Crashing: We All Fall Down

Motorcycles tip over and fall down. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that they have two wheels, but it happens. Racing motorcycles also fall over. Even with the best riders in the world riding them. Last year, MotoAmerica racers crashed 389 times over the course of nine race weekends (not counting the MotoAmerica round at Circuit of The…

The Silence Of The Supersports: Are 600s Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs?

For the past three decades, the American Motorcyclist Association has sanctioned a class of professional motorcycle racing that features 600cc sportbikes. The 600 Supersport class debuted in 1987, and the very first race was held on March 6, 1987, at Daytona International Speedway. Doug Polen won the race aboard a Honda Hurricane 600. It was early days for “race-replica” 600cc…

Kertscher Promoted To President And General Manager Of Road America

Road America, which will play host to a round of the MotoAmerica Series, May 31-June 2, today announced it has promoted Michael Kertscher to President and General Manager. Kertscher will replace current President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, who will transition into a senior consulting position for Elkhart Lake’s Road America, Inc. “I am honored and humbled to accept this…

Beaubier and Gerloff Confirmed for 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) recently confirmed Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff as the official Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team riders for the 2019 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship series. With renewed primary sponsorship support from Monster Energy, the team is set to return to action as a dominant force again in 2019. “The 2018 Moto America season was pivotal…

Rick Hobbs Inducted Into Canadian Motorcycle Hall Of Fame

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha’s Rick Hobbs, Crew Chief for Cameron Beaubier’s 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship-winning Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1, was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame during a banquet and reunion that took place in Burnaby, British Columbia on Saturday night. Hobbs’ storied career, from dealership service manager to Superbike Championship-winning guru, received accolades as…

MotoAmerica 2019: 10 Rounds On Tap For New Season

MotoAmerica has announced its provisional calendar for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series with the 10-round championship set to continue its trend of building the race series through consistency of both location and dates while also tweaking a few things along the way, including the introduction of four two-day events in place of the traditional three-day events. “We’re happy with our schedule…

Utah Motorsports Campus Sold To Geely

The racing facility known as Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) has changed ownership. Following a vote by the Tooele County Commissioners, Tooele County has agreed to sell Utah Motorsports Campus to Mitime Utah Investment, LLC (Mitime). Mitime is a subsidiary of the Geely Holding Group of China, a publicly-traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that is currently ranked 267…

The Cameron Beaubier Conundrum

  I love the word conundrum. I love typing it, saying it and, in the shower, I even love singing it. With a cloud of steam fogging up the bathroom and the mirror on the medicine cabinet completely obscured, I pretend I’m Eddie Vedder and belt out “co-NUN-drummmm!” with all the gusto that Vedder sang “Evenflow.” Three syllables are powerful.…

Fans, Industry And Suzuki Give Roger Hayden A Special Goodbye

The following is from Suzuki… On the closing day of the AIMExpo in Las Vegas, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), road racing fans, motorcycle enthusiasts, factory riders, and industry leaders came together on “Suzuki Sunday” to celebrate the 20 year road racing career of Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion. Hayden, who…

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