Beaubier Breaks Through At Road America

In a race that ranked among the best in series history, Cameron Beaubier beat Josh Herrin by just .002 of a second in the Dunlop Championship at Road America after a dramatic last lap that saw Motul Superbike Championship points leader Toni Elias crash out of the race with just a handful of corners to go. Those three fought for…

The Geaux Sheaux: Flinders To The Max

                            If you spend some time talking with Thrashed Bike Racing’s Max Flinders – and, by the way, you should spend some time talking with him because he’s one of the nicest riders in the MotoAmerica paddock – you’ll detect something unusual about his accent. He currently…

What The Teams Say: Win Or Lose, This Is All About VIR

The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki… Toni Elias, riding his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000, swept the doubleheader race weekend of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at the scenic Virginia International Raceway. It marked the second clean sweep of the season for Elias, who also took the double win at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, last month. Elias reached…

Toni Elias Over Cameron Beaubier In VIR Thriller

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias continued to show he has an uncanny knack of being able to win close races in the closing laps, the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion stalking race-long leader Cameron Beaubier before taking the lead and ultimately the win with two laps to go at VIRginia International Raceway. Elias’ victory in the Championship of Virginia today was…

What Have We Learned, Part 3: A Couple Of OWB’ers & Everybody’s Favorite Privateers

Heading into round three of the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s hard to believe that Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s always-likeable Roger Hayden is currently ranked 11th in the points standings. Two DNFs and a couple of so-so results in the other two races have put Hayden on his back foot in the early going…

Rain Master Scholtz Takes COTA Race One

Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz showed once again that when it rains, he pours it on. The South African won his second career MotoAmerica Motul Superbike race and, like the first one at the end of last season in Alabama, this one came on a soaking wet track in the Championship of Texas at Circuit of The Americas. Scholtz, who won…

Yamaha Previews COTA/MotoAmerica

Beginning this Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, Yamaha bLU cRU road racers in the MotoAmerica Superbike class will be on the world stage as they join stars of MotoGP in Austin, Texas for Round 2 of the 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Yamaha Motor U.S. has a host of…

Can Anyone Stop Toni Elias At COTA?

If you’re one of Toni Elias’ rivals in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship, two words have probably come to mind with frequency the week following the Yoshimura Suzuki rider’s two victories at Road Atlanta: Uh Oh. Elias won in the dry on Saturday in the Championship at Road Atlanta. Then he won again in the wet on Sunday. A…

MotoAmerica to Hold Music Festival At The Championship of Virginia

The third round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, the Championship of Virginia at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, on the North Carolina border, will feature the Maxim MotoAmerica Tailgate Campout, a mini-music festival held during the middle of the races. Country music acts High Valley, Chase Bryant, Larkin Poe and Annie Bosko have all been recognized as top rising…

Toni Elias Leads Opening Day At Road Atlanta

The 2018 MotoAmerica season kicked off on a sunny Friday the 13th at Road Atlanta with Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias leading the timesheets in both Motul Superbike sessions in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. Elias lapped at a best of 1:25.272 in the second of two sessions at Road Atlanta, the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion just .105 of…

Suzuki Previews Road Atlanta MotoAmerica Opener

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias begins his MotoAmerica Superbike title defense this weekend, April 13-15, at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. Teammate Roger Hayden, who finished runner up in last year’s championship, is also looking for a strong start to the 2018 season on one of the circuits he grew up racing at with his…

Superbike Legend Wes Cooley Set For Road Atlanta

Two-time AMA Superbike Champion and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley will be a special guest at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship this weekend, April 13-15, at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. In addition to fans being able to meet Cooley himself, they’ll also get to see his historic 1979 Yoshimura…

Toni Elias: A Spanish Conquistador At Home In America

If you think back to your grade-school history lessons, Juan Ponce de León may be a name you remember. The Spanish explorer and conquistador led the first-known expedition to America. And, according to legend, Ponce de León was also searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth. As his countryman did in the early 1500s, Antonio Elías Justicia also undertook an…

Cameron Beaubier Gets It Done In Barber Test

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier continued to hold the hot hand through off-season testing as the two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion came out on top of the Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park. Beaubier had previously led all the test sessions coming into the final shakedown and looks more than ready as the season opener looms less than three…

MotoAmerica Paddock Innovations: The Shape Of Oil

If you take a good look at both sides of the lower fairing on the Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes ridden by Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff, you’ll notice that the bikes have suddenly grown gills. So, what is this Guillermo del Toro-ish innovation? Did the Yamaha Factory team’s 2018 Superbikes take on some of the characteristics of…

Dainese Back On Board As MotoAmerica Safety Partner

MotoAmerica has announced that it has extended its agreement with Dainese USA, Inc. (Dainese and AGV) to continue as an Official Safety Partner and Supporting Partners of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series. The partnership includes having a service-provider presence in the paddock, where the Dainese support team helps racers with their needs during race weekends. For 2018, all Dainese-sponsored riders will…

Mathew Scholtz And Yamalube/Westby Racing Ready For Barber Test

Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team will participate in the MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, this coming Monday and Tuesday, March 27-28. But, before the test gets under way, Scholtz and the team will debut their #11 Yamalube/Westby Racing/Yamaha YZF-R1 for the first-time ever in full Superbike trim at the MotoAmerica Superbike…

Shop Till You Drop: MotoAmerica And Advanced-Online Team Up

MotoAmerica has announced that it has formed a dynamic partnership with Advanced-Online that will add hundreds of branded merchandise options to the MotoAmerica store. The newly expanded store offers 24-hour shipping and a wide selection of both quality and recognizable brands, including Adidas, New Era, Next Level, ENZA and Columbia. Enthusiasts will enjoy the convenience of shopping on their computers,…

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