Saturday At Sonoma: What The Teams Say

The following is from Westby Racing… On a track that’s yielded good and not-so-good results for Mathew Scholtz, Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race at Sonoma Raceway definitely falls under the “good” column for the Westby Racing rider as he finished third for his third podium result of a somewhat difficult season. Starting from the inside of the second row for the…

Gerloff Takes His Second Win, Elias In Control

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias took a giant step towards winning his second MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike title today in the Championship of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway, the Spaniard finishing second to Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Garrett Gerloff while his main championship rival Cameron Beaubier crashed out of the race on lap two. Elias’ second-place finish combined with Beaubier’s non-finish gives…

Tech Talk: Gearing For Success

In motorcycle road racing, the sport can be broken down into three variations of the same word: gear, gears, and gearing. “Gear,” as in the helmet, leathers, gloves, and boots that a road racer wears; “gears,” as in the cogs contained inside a motorcycle transmission that road racers constantly shift back and forth during a race; and then, there’s “gearing,”…

Post Race: What The Teams Said About Laguna Round

The following is from Team Hammer… M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong concluded the combined WorldSBK/MotoAmerica Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca in spectacular fashion with a wire-to-wire victory in a one-sided MotoAmerica Supersport race. Fong sprinted into the lead from the start and never looked back. The Californian shot to an immediate gap on the opening lap as he hustled his…

Saturday Team Releases: What The Teams Said

The following is from Westby Racing… On Saturday afternoon, under the bright sunshine at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, things didn’t turn out quite so sunny for Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz as “The Corkscrew,” Laguna Seca’s iconic, signature feature, reached up and bit him, resulting in him crashing his #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike out of race one, ironically, on lap 11…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #85 M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbike

Team Hammer started campaigning Suzuki’s latest version of the GSX-R1000R in 2017’s MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class. In 2018, the team debuted the #85 M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 in full MotoAmerica Superbike trim, including a MoTec ECU. The bike features some notable differences from the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike, including bodywork that is shaped slightly different and sourced from Hotbodies,…

Elias Takes Race One At UMC

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias lost a boatload of points when he crashed out of race two at Road America two weeks ago, but he almost made all of those back up today with a thrilling victory in race one of the Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus. In a race that featured as many as eight riders in…

Racers Helping Racers: It Takes A Village

MotoAmerica’s Twins Cup class continues to field the largest numbers of riders in the series, and the entry list for round five at Utah Motorsports Campus is no exception as 26 racers will take to UMC’s 15-turn, 2.2-mile East Course this weekend. Among them are two riders who wouldn’t be making it to Utah without the support of the racing…

Post Road America: What The Teams Have To Say

The following is from Scheibe Racing BMW… For team founder Steve Scheibe, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin has been familiar ground for several decades. It’s the home course. The baseline. He’s raced here himself, and has worked on product development for multiple major manufacturers more years than many riders in the paddock have had birthdays. He’s been on hot…

Team Releases: What They Say After Saturday At Road America

  The following is from Westby Racing… At Road America, affectionately known as “America’s National Park of Speed,” Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz raced to a solid fifth-place finish in MotoAmerica Superbike race one, while Junior Cup rider Sam Lochoff crossed the stripe for an eighth-place result in his race. After qualifying on the second row in Saturday morning’s wet Superpole…

Toni Elias Wins Race One At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias won his third race of the season today in the Championship at Road America, the fourth round of the 10-round MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Championship held in changing conditions in Wisconsin. Elias came out on top of a battle that featured as many as seven riders at times and whittled down to four riders by the…

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…

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…

Road America: History In The Making

As the MotoAmerica Series prepares to roll into Road America in a few short weeks for what will be the 40th season of uninterrupted Superbike racing at the picturesque circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the list of AMA Superbike race winners reads like a who’s who of American road racing. Twenty-five men have won the 58 races (the series has…

More From VIR… The Teams Say

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer closed out the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing weekend at Virginia International Raceway by logging three-top five finishes, including a podium result on Sunday. Sean Dylan Kelly, age 16, continued to impress in his first visit to VIR, bouncing back from his Saturday disappointment by extending his amazing Supersport rookie streak…

Sunday At VIR: What The Teams Had To Say (Updated)

The following is from KWR Ducati… The Inde Motorsports Rance/KWR Ducati team put together another pair of top-10 results this past weekend at Virginia International Raceway. Wyman finished 9th in race one, and 10th in race two after leading early in mixed conditions. The KWR team experienced some mechanical issues to start Saturday morning, in what was a shortened two-day…

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…