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…

Alex Dumas To Race Twins Cup For Team Hammer

Team Hammer, Inc. has announced that it has signed reigning MotoAmerica Junior Cup Champion Alex Dumas to a two-year contract to compete in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing series. The 16-year-old French Canadian joins the effort under a new Roadracing World Young Guns Scholarship program which will see him compete in the 2019 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship aboard…

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…

NJMP Wrap-Up: What The Teams Say

The following is from KWR… The KWR team brought home a quartet of top-10 finishes this past weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, N.J.. Kyle Wyman scored 6th and 7th place finishes aboard his Cambr/Stonecastle/KWR Yamaha in Superbike while Bryce Prince finished up 8th and 10th on his RiderzLaw/KWR YZF-R6. Mother nature offered up a variety of conditions…

PittRace Round Eight: What The Teams Had To Say

The following is from Suzuki… Team Hammer concluded the MotoAmerica weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in mixed fashion, combining a historic win with multiple strong performances and a race that delivered stinging disappointment. On Saturday M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise rode to a convincing Supersport race win aboard his GSX-R600 to earn Team Hammer’s 200th AMA Pro/MotoAmerica National podium while…

Sonoma Raceway: What The Teams Had To Say Post-Race

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier wrapped up a flawless weekend at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday with another dominant performance in Superbike Race 2. Leading every lap and session of the weekend, the Northern California native emerged from his home race with a double-victory and a 63-point lead in the prestigious MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. In…

Beaubier Sweeps Cycle Gear Championship Of Sonoma

Cameron Beaubier showed today that he really is unbeatable at Sonoma Raceway, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider sweeping to his second Motul Superbike win of the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma and running his win streak in Northern California’s wine country to four in a row. Since MotoAmerica brought AMA Superbike racing back to Sonoma Raceway last year, Beaubier…

The MotoAmerica Battles Continue At Sonoma Raceway

Going into last year’s two MotoAmerica Motul Superbike races at Sonoma Raceway, the average margin of victory for the previous 12 races was just 1.03 seconds. Then Cameron Beaubier went and blew that number out of the water with his crushing victories in the two races by 6.44 and 7.22 seconds, respectively. That’s how dominant the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing-backed…

Roger Hayden Announces Retirement From Racing

The following is from Suzuki… Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion, has announced his intention of retiring from professional racing at the end of this season. Hayden, the youngest of the world-famous Hayden brothers, has been a leading racer for nearly all of his 20 seasons as a professional. Suzuki and Hayden are…

One Superbike To Rule Them All…Until It Crashes

Among the crashes during round six of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship last weekend at Utah Motorsports Park, the two most notable ones were by defending champ and Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing rider Toni Elias on Friday during Superbike Qualifying Practice 1 and by Attack Performance/Herrin Compound/Yamaha rider Josh Herrin during Sunday Morning Superbike warmup. Both incidents were spectacular to…

Beyond Two Wheels: Another Side Of Roger Hayden

When your last name is “Hayden” and you’re from Owensboro, Kentucky, motorcycles are embedded in your DNA. And, when you’re not racing on asphalt or dirt, you’re most likely riding motorcycles for training or fun. The fact is, motorcycles have defined Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike rider Roger Hayden almost since birth. Most people know that Roger Hayden spends quite…

Cameron Beaubier Stays Perfect In Monterey

Cameron Beaubier completely turned the tables on his competition for the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship in the last two rounds, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider going from 32 points behind in the points chase to 29 ahead in the span of two rounds and four races Beaubier completed his perfect weekend in the MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey on…

Beaubier Leads The Way To Monterey For Round Five

Two points. After four rounds and eight races in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship, just two points separate two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier from defending series champion Toni Elias. That’s right. Two measly points. And now the battle heads to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for this weekend’s Championship of Monterey in Northern California with all the ingredients in…

Road America Wrap-Up: What The Teams Have To Say

The following is from Yamaha… It was a near-perfect weekend at Road America for Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier, who came away from Round 4 of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship with a double-victory in the Superbike class and a two-point lead in the championship standings. Meanwhile, Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Racing’s JD Beach notched his…

Yoshimura Suzuki Statement On Road America Incident

The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki… Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing is disappointed with MotoAmerica and FIM officials for not issuing a penalty for the last-lap incident in MotoAmerica Superbike race one Saturday at Road America. The incident resulted in a crash by series points leader Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias. The episode at Road America’s Canada Corner saw Elias committed to…