RideHVMC And Iconic Motorbikes Auctions Partner For 2020 MotoAmerica Season

The following is from RideHVMC Racing… RideHVMC Racing is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Iconic Motorbikes Auctions, making them a primary sponsor of the team and its rider Corey Alexander for the 2020 MotoAmerica season. The Iconic Motorbikes online auction site was founded by Adam Tromp and his partners to offer a more intimate experience to buyers and sellers…

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Three More Years: Dunlop On Board Again As Spec Tire For MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica has announced that Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series for the next three years with the high-performance tire manufacturer about to embark on a sixth straight season as the official tire supplier of the AMA Superbike Series in 2020. Additionally, Dunlop will also provide a lucky MotoAmerica rider the opportunity to take part…

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…

2020 MotoAmerica Rules Package Released

MotoAmerica has announced that the AMA has issued the rules package for the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, the home of AMA Superbike Championship, with regulations that feature slight changes to both the sporting and technical rules. Starting with the Superbike class, the changes are minimal and apply to both the engine and the chassis to further keep the rules in line…

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…

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…

Beaubier Crowned In MotoAmerica Finale

What seemed like the improbable just three days ago turned into reality for Cameron Beaubier on a sunny Sunday in Alabama, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider winning a fourth MotoAmerica Superbike crown by five points over his rival Toni Elias with a sweep of the two EBC Superbike races at Barber Motorsports Park. Beaubier did everything he needed to…

The Spanish-American War 2.0

Going into turn seven at Sonoma Raceway on the third lap in race two a few weeks ago, Toni Elias led the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Championship by a healthy 59 points. Milliseconds later, Elias was sliding across the tarmac watching and praying his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 stayed intact. It didn’t. When the Spaniard got to the bike, he found…

Caroline Olsen Adds Nordic Naturals As Sponsor

MotoAmerica Supersport racer Caroline Olsen, who hails from Halden, Norway, has added a sponsor from her homeland to her support team. Rider of the #43 Team Norris Racing Yamaha, Olsen welcomes Nordic Naturals, which is the number one fish oil company in the United States and sources its ingredients from Northern Norway. “I grew up with parents who used to…

Thursdays With Vitto: Conversations About Motorcycle Electronics Part One: An Electronics Primer

Vittorio Bolognesi was born in Reggio Emilia near Bologna, Italy, as his surname suggests. Marconi, the electrical engineer who is credited with inventing radio, is also from the same region. Ironically, as a young boy, Vitto, besides enjoying the freedom of riding motorcycles, became interested in video games, computers, and electronics. A kid playing video games: sounds like a familiar…

The Battling Britten: How One Man’s Vision Became One Of The World’s Most Innovative Motorcycles

With long-time motorcycle road racer Michael Barnes currently competing in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship aboard the #111 Quarterley Racing Ducati Monster 797, a feeling of déjà vu passes over me whenever I see Barnes aboard that minimalist, half-fairing-equipped, V-twin motorcycle. “Where have I seen Barney riding a minimalist V-twin with a half-fairing in the past?? At Road America, it…

Josh Herrin Wins Race Two At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Josh Herrin won today’s EBC Brakes Superbike race in the Championship at Road America, but it was Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier who may have come away the biggest winner. Herrin was solid throughout the 13-lap EBC Brakes Superbike race and it resulted in his second win of the year and the eighth of his AMA Superbike…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dylan Gray Forced Out Of Road Atlanta Opener

U.S. work visa delays have forced British-born motorcycle racing presenter Dylan Gray to sit out the inaugural broadcast of the new MotoAmerica Live+ streaming of the 2019 season opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend. All options are currently being explored to resolve the issue in a speedy manner for him to re-join the MotoAmerica team as soon as…

Westby Racing Reveals Its 2019 MotoAmerica Livery

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing today unveiled its Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike and YZF-R3 Junior Cup machine in 2019 team livery. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based squad has retained its signature gold color scheme, while complementing the iconic hue with a fresh, new design for the upcoming 10-round MotoAmerica season. 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie of the Year Mathew Scholtz will…

Attack Performance Estenson Racing Unveils Its MotoAmerica Superbike

The following is from Attack Performance Estenson Racing… The Attack Performance Estenson Racing team is excited to unveil its livery for the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike season ahead of the series opener at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia on April 5 – 7. Attack Performance has been involved in motorcycle road racing for nearly three decades, and for 2019, in collaboration…