Zanetti Says MotoAmerica Is World Championship Level

Italian Lorenzo Zanetti is happy to be racing in the MotoAmerica Series and hopes to get the chance to return in 2021. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Italian Lorenzo Zanetti has raced all over the world, as evidenced by the fact that he’s been in this racing business long enough to have competed in two 125cc World Championship rounds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the site of round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship this past weekend.

So, how does the Italian feel the competition stacks up in the MotoAmerica Series compared with the other series in which he’s competed?

“For me this year I race in four different championships, so I see the potential in every championship,” Zanetti said after his third-place finish in Saturday’s HONOS Superbike race. “There are good riders. Jake (Gagne), he also raced in the World Superbike; Cameron (Beaubier) raced in GP. Bobby (Fong) maybe is young but he arrive and is a talent. And Toni (Elias) was a World Champion. It’s World Championship level. I think that MotoAmerica gives the opportunity to factory teams to go back. It’s interesting for sponsor, for everything. Is a nice championship. I like it. I like the American people, so I hope to go back next year.”