Niccolò Canepa Will Race Westby Superbike At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing has enlisted the services of Yamaha World Superbike test rider Niccolò Canepa, who will compete aboard the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike at next weekend’s GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. Canepa will be a fill-in rider at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in place of the team’s regular rider Mathew Scholtz, who…

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Gerloff Podiums In Race One In Estoril

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff earned his second World Superbike podium of the year today in Estoril, the former MotoAmerica Supersport Champion fighting off the advances of now six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea to finish third in the first of three races in Portugal. “For sure I was trying to be on my tiptoes around him (Rea) and I didn’t want…

Rainey And Spies Comment On Gerloff’s World Superbike Podium Result

Among the multitude of American motorcycle road racing fans who were beaming with Yankee pride over Garrett’s Gerloff’s podium finish in Sunday’s World Superbike race were MotoAmerica President, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey, along with three-time AMA Superbike Champion, 2009 World Superbike Champion, and MotoGP race winner Ben Spies. Spies called Gerloff…

Beaubier Happy For Former Teammate Gerloff

Like the majority of those in the MotoAmerica paddock at Barber Motorsports Park, Cameron Beaubier was monitoring Garrett Gerloff’s progress throughout the weekend in the World Superbike race from Catalunya. And like the rest of the paddock, Beaubier was impressed and happy for his former teammate when the Texan earned his first podium on the GRT Yamaha. “I’ve been watching…

Gerloff On The Podium In World Superbike!

Garrett Gerloff did the MotoAmerica Series proud today, the Texan riding his GRT Yamaha YZF-R1 to a third-place finish in the Catalunya round of the World Superbike Championship and becoming the first American since the late Nicky Hayden in 2016 to stand on a World Superbike podium. “It doesn’t even feel real,” Gerloff said in his post-race interview. “I’m just…

Off Track Podcast: Ben Bostrom

Ben Bostrom is an AMA Superbike and AMA Supersport Champion, a multi-time World Superbike race winner, an AMA Supermoto Champion and an XGames Gold Medalist in Supermoto. And he’s about to try something else that MotoAmerica fans will be interested in. Bostrom chatted with Carruthers and Bice about all things motorcycling and life, and this is an episode of Off…

Gerloff And Yamaha Teammates Undergo Physical Testing

The following is from Yamaha… Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Yamaha’s four World Superbike Championship riders headed to Loughborough Sport, housed within Loughborough University, United Kingdom, for a series of fitness tests designed to assess their readiness to manage the unique physical demands of a gruelling WorldSBK season. Pata Yamaha’s two riders, Michael van der Mark and…

Off Track Podcast: Ben Spies

Ben Spies won three AMA Superbike Championships in a row, went overseas and won a World Superbike Championship in his first attempt, and then, he went on to have a successful, but injury-shortened MotoGP career, winning a race in the process. Since his retirement in 2013, Spies has remained active in racing as a riding coach and just someone from…

Record Crowds For WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Round

Dorna and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca have announced that 67,128 spectators attended the combined World Superbike/MotoAmerica races over the three-day event in Monterey, California, July 12-14. According to Roadracingworld.com, that number is the best attendance figure since the World Superbike Championship returned to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014. Roadracingworld.com is also reporting that the attendance at Laguna Seca is…

Hill To Join MotoAmerica Live+ Team

MotoAmerica has announced that Michael Hill, the noted World Superbike Paddock Show host and coordinator, will headline the MotoAmerica Live+ coverage of the Road America, Sonoma Raceway and Pittsburgh International Race Complex rounds of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series. MotoAmerica fans who have attended the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca rounds of the series recently are probably familiar with Hill as the…

The Cameron Beaubier Conundrum

  I love the word conundrum. I love typing it, saying it and, in the shower, I even love singing it. With a cloud of steam fogging up the bathroom and the mirror on the medicine cabinet completely obscured, I pretend I’m Eddie Vedder and belt out “co-NUN-drummmm!” with all the gusto that Vedder sang “Evenflow.” Three syllables are powerful.…

The Deuce Is Wild: #2 Goes For Four As Josh Herrin Pulls Double Duty Next Weekend

When Attack Performance/Herrin Compound Superbike rider Josh Herrin competes at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend, he’ll join a special group of motorcycle road racers who have competed as Wild Card entrants at World Superbike races held in the U.S. Herrin joins an elite list of legends that includes MotoAmerica race director Doug Chandler and rider representative Thomas Stevens, Scott…