Brainerd For Brain Nerds: A Refresher Course

It’s been a minute since professional motorcycle road racing has taken place at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) in Brainerd, Minnesota. More precisely, it’s been 17 years. After nearly two decades, we’re returning to BIR next week for round six of the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship, so here’s a quick refresher course on some of the historic highlights of motorcycle road racing…

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Citizen Flinders: MotoAmerican Max Goes Full American

British expatriate Max Flinders moved to Slidell, Louisiana, a few years ago when his father Martin took a job with Rolls-Royce North America at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. That’s where he met helicopter mechanic Tim Ivanhoe, who became Max’s crew chief on the Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. Then, Max’s father took a job with GE Aviation…

Gerloff Fifth In World Superbike Race Two

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garrett Gerloff ended his weekend at the Misano Circuit in Italy with a fighting fifth-place finish in race two, the Texan coming from eighth on the grid after finishing eighth in the morning Superpole race. Superbike race two was won by Pata Yamaha with BRIXX’s Topak Razgatlioglu, the Turk passing Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Michael Ruben Rinaldi mid-race…

What The Teams Said: Saturday At VIR

The following is from Westby Racing… Superbike Championship Leader Scholtz’s Saturday Runner-Up Finish In Virginia Extends His Points Lead To win a motorcycle road racing championship, consistently finishing on the podium is critical. And, on Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz took another important step towards achieving his first MotoAmerica Superbike title when he finished second in Superbike race one. It wasn’t a win, but he and…

Throwback Thursday: Hayden’s Championship Clincher, Bostrom’s Photo-Finish Victory

After a one-year hiatus from VIRginia International Raceway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MotoAmerica returns to VIR next weekend for round two of the 2021 HONOS Superbike Championship. It’s a favorite track for many current riders, as well as a fan favorite. After all, the 14-turn, 2.25-mile natural road course has served up some very memorable AMA road races over…

Westby Racing To Support Attack Performance Products In MotoAmerica

The following is from Westby Racing… To further their commitment to road racers and MotoAmerica, Attack Performance has partnered with Westby Racing to offer support to everyone using Attack Performance products at all MotoAmerica rounds and official tests. Westby Racing is proud to represent Attack Performance for the second year in a row. For 2021, Westby has acquired a team transporter from Attack Performance that will showcase Attack Performance…

MotoAmerica Riders’ Holiday Gift Exchange 2020

Last year’s Superbike Riders’ Holiday Gift Exchange was such a big hit that we decided to spread the spirit of giving far and wide throughout the MotoAmerica paddock. And, once again, the riders generously gave each other the most thoughtful of presents. Here are some highlights: Sean Dylan Kelly & Brandon Paasch > Richie Escalante Roger Hayden > Rocco Landers…

HONOS Superbike Rider Lee Jumps From Kawasaki To Suzuki

Two-time Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee’s debut in the HONOS Superbike Series just got even more dramatic. After going eighth-fastest overall in Friday’s combined qualifying sessions and putting himself among the nine-fastest Superbike riders to be eligible for Saturday’s Superpole, his Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Kawasaki was declared illegal for MotoAmerica competition. “It’s a firmware issue,” said Freddy Carswell, owner…

Beaubier Takes His 10th Win Of The Season

Dating back to last year, Cameron Beaubier has won 13 of the last 14 MotoAmerica Superbike races. On a sunny Saturday in New Jersey, Beaubier won his 10th of the 2020 season to extend his championship lead to a yawning 79 points over his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha teammate Jake Gagne. The win was also the 48th of the four-time MotoAmerica Superbike…

Beaubier Fastest On Friday At NJMP

Iffy conditions ruled the day on a damp Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park with Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier tip-toeing through the puddles better than the rest to lead the first day of practice and qualifying in the HONOS Superbike class. Beaubier lapped at 1:23.802 in qualifying practice two to lead M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong by a…

UPDATED Team Releases: Day One From The Ridge

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier scored a flawless victory, leading from start to finish in Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race one at The Ridge Motorsports Park. Teammate Jake Gagne managed a solid fourth-place finish in challenging conditions on the 2.5-mile track in Shelton, Washington. Gagne began the weekend in strong form, breaking Beaubier’s…

Wyman’s Tough Day

Kyle Wyman’s weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park got off to a rough start this morning when the KWR Ducati rider crashed in the first session of the official MotoAmerica Dunlop test and totally destroyed his Ducati Panigale V4 R. Wyman’s crew was busy at work on Thursday, preparing what will be a basically stock Ducati for Wyman to race…

MotoAmerica’s Five Race Classes

1. SUPERBIKE MotoAmerica’s premier race class, Superbike showcases the top road racers aboard top-of-the-line, highly modified sportbikes capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. Engine Configurations: Over 750cc up to 1000cc, 4-stroke, 3- and 4-cylinder Over 850cc up to 1200cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder Minimum Weight: 370.5 pounds Rider Age Limit: 18-55 2. SUPERSPORT MotoAmerica’s middleweight race class, Supersport features the…

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,…

Catching Up With Six AMA Horizon Award Winners Who Raced In MotoAmerica This Past Season

The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards are given each year to the top amateurs in three motorcycle racing disciplines: road racing, flat track racing, and motocross. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize amateur racers who demonstrate the skills and traits indicative of potential future success in professional racing. This past season, there were a total of six racers…

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