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…

Yamalube/Westby Racing Previews Circuit of The Americas Round

The following press release is from the Yamalube/Westby Racing team… The MotoAmerica Superbike Championship of Texas starts this Friday at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, and Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team are looking to carry the momentum from last weekend’s Road Atlanta Superpole win and double-podium race results into the Lone Star State where…

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…

Mathew Scholtz and Yamalube/Westby Racing Team Ready To Go

After winning the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship, Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team begin their quest for the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship this weekend at Road Atlanta. Scholtz and the team have had a solid off-season preparing for the step-up to MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class, and everyone is excited to get the season under way. Last year at…

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…

Why No Wyman At Barber?

Kyle Wyman Racing has elected to forgo the Dunlop Official Preseason test at Barber Motorsports Park, taking place today and Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama. Rider/owner Kyle Wyman has decided to focus preparation efforts into testing on the west coast of the United States until the season kicks off at Road Atlanta, April 13-15. KWR completed a successful test last week…

Motorcycle Racing Is The Wyman Way

Like a band of brothers, in the most literal sense, Kyle, Travis, and Cody Wyman appeared on the motorcycle road racing scene during the past decade, with oldest brother Kyle leading the way. Growing up in central New York, the Wyman Brothers honed their talent and racecraft on the dirt ovals that dot the Finger Lakes Region of the Empire…

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MotoAmerica’s Global Village

It’s officially called the “MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship,” but for all intents and purposes, MotoAmerica could rightfully call itself a World Championship when you consider the fact that racers from virtually every corner of the globe have gravitated – almost literally – to the series. “We’re very proud of the fact that, even though MotoAmerica is a…

MotoAmerica’s Canine Connection

Whether it’s the “Country Dog” caricature emblazoned across the front of Roger Hayden’s #95 Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike or the “Jiggy Dog” moniker that has defined Monster Energy/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha Supersport rider JD Beach for more than a decade, canines are very well-represented in the MotoAmerica paddock. And that’s especially true on race weekends at tracks where man’s (and woman’s) best friend…

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JD Beach Set For First Two Rounds Of Flat Track Series

Donning his steel shoe and throwing his leg over the #95 G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07 flat tracker, 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach will compete in the AFT Twins class at next Thursday’s AFT-season-opening Daytona TT at Daytona international Speedway in Daytona, Florida.  Beach will race at the Daytona TT, as well as round two of the AFT Championship, which is…

Hudson Motorcycles In Partnership With Quicksilver

The MotoAmerica Race Series announced a whole new look for 2018: four new classes (Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000 and Junior Cup) and a new opening round venue (Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia) on April 13-15. And Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants and Hudson Motorcycles of Gardena, California, also have something to announce – a partnership that will not only be noticed in…

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Photo Gallery: Sonoma Raceway Test

Five MotoAmerica Superbikes and two Supersport entries converged at Sonoma Raceway last week for a two-day test in preparation for the 2018 MotoAmerica season. Those who tested were Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias and Roger Hayden, Monster Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier, Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach, Genuine Broaster Chicken’s Cameron Petersen and Tuned Racing’s Braeden Ortt. Here’s a look at some on-track…

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MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Class Ready To Roll

Five MotoAmerica Champions, 10 MotoAmerica race winners, a World Champion and more will lead the way in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Series as the season readies to begin at Road Atlanta with the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, April 13-15, in Braselton, Georgia. Led by 2010 Moto2 World Champion and defending 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Toni Elias, the stage…

Garrett Gerloff Together With Cortech For 2018 MotoAmerica

Two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion and Motul Superbike class rookie Garrett Gerloff has signed a deal that will see him in Cortech leathers and gloves again in the 2018 MotoAmerica Series on his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF R1. “I’m very excited to re-sign with Cortech for this next stage of my career,” said Gerloff in a Cortech press release. “Cortech’s…

Michael Gilbert To Join Riderz Law Team For 2018 Supersport

Last season’s Superstock 600 Championship runner-up Michael Gilbert will race a RiderzLaw Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 in the 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport class, the team announced recently. Gilbert finished second overall in the 2017 Motoamerica Superstock 600 Championship, amassing 10 podium finishes along the way, including four wins. “We were so fortunate to be a part of Michael’s success last year, and…