21 In ’21: Wayne Rainey, Never Give Up

The following is the fourth in our 21 in ’21 features that highlight one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. The 1983 AMA Superbike Championship wasn’t one that Wayne Rainey was supposed to win. With Honda bringing its brand-spanking-new VF750F to the party,…

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Off Track Podcast: Kenny Roberts Jr.

Prior to Joan Mir winning the MotoGP World Championship a few weeks ago in Spain, the last premier class World Champion to capture the crown on a Suzuki was Kenny Roberts Jr. in 2000. In doing so, Roberts Jr. joined his father Kenny Roberts in becoming the only father/son duo to win 500cc World Championships. We caught up with Roberts…

30 Years Ago Today: Wayne Rainey Is Crowned

Thirty years ago today, MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey could have taken the cautious approach. After all, he only needed to finish third in any of the final three races to earn the first of his three 500cc World Championships. But that’s not the Rainey way. Instead, he took the lead from Rothmans Honda’s Wayne Gardner…

Before You Sip Champagne At Laguna Seca, You’ve Got To Twist The Corkscrew

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course on California’s Monterey Peninsula, and the track is a favorite of racers and fans worldwide. Three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion and two-time AMA Superbike Champion Wayne Rainey won a grand total of six races at WeatherTech Laguna Seca, including the 1983 AMA Superbike race on a Kawasaki, the 1984…

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