Energica: record-breaking €836k order-value from Taiwan
The order received from the beginning of 2021 increases by 28%, and adds to the significant 11% from the US floorplan.
Modena, January 27th 2021
Energica Motor Company, leading company of high-performing electric motorcycle and FIM Enel MotoE World Cup single manufacturer until 2022, received a record order from Taiwanese importer Russ Tiger Enterprise Co., Ltd.
The order is the most significant batch in the history of the Company received in a single tranche and includes all the models of the Energica line-up, for a total value of €836k.
Thanks to this record order, the Company added a further 14% of the 2020 turnover to values previously reported (see press release of 19th January 2021), thus reaching a 28% plus 11% of US floorplan.
Russ Tiger has contributed to promoting the Energica brand in its territory since the beginning of the commercial partnership, which was signed last April 2020.
The vehicles will be destined for the country’s customers, who are increasingly sensitive to the quality and design of Made in Italy, as well as to sustainable mobility and environmental sustainability.
“Electric vehicles are the trend because of environment protection. Besides, the weather and the environment in Taiwan are also suitable for electric bike riders,” says Russ Tsai, Russ Tiger Enterprise CEO.
“Our government supports the industry by applying a reduced commodity tax. Its electric bike range with unique Italian style, performance and being the MotoE supplier are the factors that make us place our trust in Energica bikes.This order is just the beginning, more will be coming soon.”
“The Energica motorcycles ordered will be produced and will arrive in the upcoming months in Taichung, base of operations of Russ Tiger Enterprise Co., Ltd.,” says Giacomo Leone, Energica Sales & Field Marketing Director.
“We are proud to have a business partner with the same long-term vision as us; we are confident to continue our development in the Asia Pacific area in the coming months, bringing our brand and our motorcycles to new markets with high development potential”.
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AHRMA honors Dick Mann with unique on and off-road challenge
(January 27, 2021, Elora, Tennessee) The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is honoring an icon of motorcycle racing with a new competition that brings together all of its on and off-road disciplines.
The Dick Mann Team Challenge is based on teams made up of one competitor from each AHRMA competition discipline. Team members are selected at random from the group of AHRMA members who registered for the Team Challenge. The results of individual team member performance at selected ARHMA events during 2021 will determine the winning team.
Team members were selected from the Vintage Motocross Premier 500 class, the Observed Trials Premier Heavy Weight and Light Weight classes, the Dirt Track Seventies Singles and 750 Sportsman classes, the Cross Country Premier and Classic classes and the Road Racing 500 Premier class.
“This is our way to revisit a prominent era that ended in the 1970s,” said Arthur Kowitz, chairman of the AHRMA Board of Directors. “It’s a fun way for AHRMA members to become involved with the competitions, riders and bikes in all disciplines while showcasing our most prestigious machines.”
Points towards the Team Challenge championship will be awarded at these AHRMA events during 2021:
January 16, Dirt Track at Morgan County Celebration Arena; Priceville, AL
February 18-21, Road Racing at Roebling Road Raceway; Bloomingdale, GA
March 6-7, Vintage Motocross, Cross Country and Trials at Cahuilla Creek Motocross; Anza, CA
March 27, Dirt Track at Baton Rouge, LA
April 23, Dirt Track at Willow Springs Raceway; Rosamond, CA
March 28-30, all disciplines at AHRMA Moto Fest 1 at Heartland Motorsports Park; Topeka, KS
July 16-18, Vintage Motocross, Cross Country, Trials and Road Racing at AHRMA Moto Fest 2, Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca; Monterey, CA
October 7-10 Vintage Motocross, Cross Country, Trials and Road Racing at Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park; Birmingham, AL
Five teams will compete in the Dick Mann Team Challenge during 2021:
Team A includes Luke Sayer in Cross Country on a 1956 TriBSA 650, Beno Rodi in Dirt Track on a 1967 Norton P11, Ron Melton in Road Racing on a 1962 Norton, Rob Poole in Observed Trials on a 1957 Ariel 500, and Ronald Smith in Vintage Motocross on a 1971 Triumph 500.
Team B includes Michael Stivason in Cross Country on a 1973 Triumph TR5T, Hunter Longshore in Dirt Track on a 1976 Yamaha TT500, Stuart Carter in Road Racing on a 1967 Matchless Seeley G50, Mark Sturtevant in Observed Trials on a 1965 BSA B40, and Al Anderberg in Vintage Motocross on a Dick Mann-built 1960 Matchless.
Team C includes Debbie Poole in Cross Country on a 1973 CZ 125, Tim Grow in Dirt Track on a 1968 Rickman/Triumph 500, Chuck Crocco in Road Racing on a 1971 BSA B50, Matt Parsons in Observed Trials on a 1956 Ariel HT500, and Kelly Shane in Vintage Motocross on a 1955 Cheney/Ariel 500.
Team D includes Dennis Brown in Cross Country on a 1967 Greeves Wessex 250, David Aldana in Dirt Track on a 1974 Honda XL350, Wes Orloff in Road Racing on a 1967 Honda CR450, Tyrus Wilson in Observed Trials on a 1964 Greeves TFS, and Cliff Mee in Vintage Motocross on a 1956 BSA Goldstar.
Team E includes Chad Bebout in Cross Country on a 1959 Triumph 650, Colton Roberts in Dirt Track on a 1974 PDV Gringo 360, Larry Poons in Road Racing on a 1971 Seely Condor, Robert Bellicitti in Observed Trials on a 1966 Triumph Cub, and Michael Miller in Vintage Motocross on a 1957 BSA Goldstar.
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AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring and competing on historic motorcycles. With more than 3,000 members, AHRMA is the leading historic motorcycle racing group in North America and one of the largest in the world. The association’s enthusiastic membership reflects this country’s strong interest in classic bikes.
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Gloddy returning to MotoAmerica Junior Cup in 2021 with Landers Racing
Ben Gloddy, 15, of Northfield, New Hampshire, will be returning to the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series for the 2021 race season with Landers Racing, LLC. This will be Gloddy’s second full season as a Junior Cup Racer. He finished fourth in the 2020 Junior Cup Championship, with eight podium finishes and many close battles as a frequent front runner. In 2019, his rookie season, Gloddy finished ninth in the Junior Cup Championship, with one podium finish, after only being eligible to compete at six of the series rounds due to his age.
Gloddy said: “First I want to thank Dale & Alex Quarterley, Bob Robbins, Eraldo Ferracci, Eric Wood, John Grush, Sergio Di Molfetta, The Big S, Scott Stump, Danny Walker, the entire Quarterley Racing On Track Development Team and all of the sponsors who were involved in 2019 and 2020. Everyone’s hard work, guidance and dedication over the last two years will forever be a part of my story and I am grateful to everyone, including my fans, that have helped me get to this point in my career. I learned a lot from Dale and will carry that knowledge forward with me. I am very excited to be racing for Landers Racing this season, they have a solid program and we know they can build a race winning bike. I intend to prove I am capable of winning too. Stoney, Rocco and the entire Landers Family have become great friends of mine over the last couple seasons and I know we will work great together.”
Stoney Landers added; “Ben came into the MotoAmerica scene mid-way through 2019 in the Junior Cup class. He was young and didn’t have a ton of road race experience. Right away I noticed he was putting in respectable finishes and has just gotten more and more consistent as the races have clicked by. I know he has had some good people in his corner to help bring him along such as Danny Walker, Bob Robbins, Dale Quarterly, Eraldo Ferracci, and Eric Wood to name just a few. Our package worked well for Rocco, so I am looking forward to giving Ben the same level of commitment that helped Rocco get the job done. It will not be easy due to fast kids that are continuing in the class, as well as some very quick kids that are cycling into the Junior Cup class. We will be pushed constantly, but we are ready for the challenge. Ben’s work ethic, talent, and interest to improve will serve him well.”
In 2021, Gloddy will also continue to be a guest instructor at American Supercamp and the Penguin Racing School. He has been coached under American Supercamp since 2011 and as one of the original two kids selected to be part of the Penguin Racing School Youth Mentor Program, Gloddy continues to be a part of their program and helps coach and mentor other youth racers.
Individual and Team Sponsorship Opportunities are still available for the 2021 MotoAmerica Season, please contact:
Christina Day, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoney Landers, Stoney@roccolanders.com
Ben Gloddy, email@example.com
Social Media: @bengloddyracing
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Professional motorsports photographer Mary Grothe died at her home in Gainesville, Virginia on January 25. She was 75.
Grothe, the daughter of William Scott Seegers, a photojournalist who contributed to Reader’s Digest and National Geographic, and professional dancer Nancy (Church) Seegers, graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Nursing and studied photography at the Corcoran School of Art, where she met her husband Rolland Grothe.
Rolland Grothe and Mary’s brother Scotty Seegers started road racing motorcycles in the 1970s, so it was only natural for Mary Grothe to take her camera trackside to capture photos.
In spite of it being a male-dominated sport and magazine publishing being a male-dominated industry at the time, Mary Grothe shot and sold photographs to many racing publications. Grothe didn’t let becoming a mother stop her from her passion for shooting motorcycle races and she would often take her two young daughters trackside with her, according to her daughter Rachel Grothe.
Mary Grothe photographed many historic events in motorcycle road racing, like the first-ever AMA Superbike race and captured the greats of the time –including Wes Cooley, Steve McLaughlin, Reg Pridmore, Kenny Roberts, Steve Baker, and others–in action. Many of Grothe’s photographs were lost in a house fire years ago, but some of her surviving photographs have been donated to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum for preservation.
Grothe stopped taking motorcycle racing photos in the early 1980s, according to Rachel Grothe, following the deaths of friends who raced, including Avrum “Ave” Gudelsky, who co-founded the Eastern Roadracing Association (ERA) with Dr. Peter Frank. ERA later evolved into the Western Eastern Roadracing Association (WERA).
There will be no formal memorial service, but Rachel Grothe said in lieu of sending flowers she encourages friends of her mother to make donations in her name to causes she supported, including the Roadracing World Action Fund, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Fauquier SPCA.
Mary Grothe is survived by daughters Cynthia Church and Rachel Grothe, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
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Ashland, VA, January 2021 — EvolveGT releases its 2021 Schedule
Entering the 2021 season, we continue our dedication to our customers to improve everything motorcycling has to offer, with the most extensive track day schedule to the Motogladiator racing series to CCS practice days. We always offer the first time on track rider, a special program – GT1. Riders looking into taking some of the most advanced training available in the US, check out YOU vs YOU. The only training that is guaranteed and constantly evolving! First time riders to MotoAmerica racers – EvolveGT has you covered.
Evolve GT was created to provide the safest and most organized track day experience possible! We have hand-picked and certified the best instructors and coaches in the sport and put them through a rigorous training program. This enables them to provide you with industry leading knowledge and support to help you achieve your goals. Our staff is the foundation that makes us unique. A true passion for this sport shines through in everything we do. When you expressed what was important, we were listening. Everything from the schedule, to the membership package was designed with you in mind. Rotations that create clear, valuable track time. Unbeatable track support including tires, and more with great value, A fast efficient registration process online and trackside. A friendly, comfortable place to grow your skills with a strong focus on safety, improvement, and fun.
For 2021 we will be having Strider bike races for ages 18 months to 6 y.o. At selected tracks. Bring your kids with a helmet and be ready for a great time. We believe these family focused events lay the foundation to a lifetime of good sportsmanship and great family fun. Look for this soon!
All new for 2021 we have added exclusive one on one training days. SRT. All day training program with video review, on track and classroom review. Limited to 20 participants per event, you will train grass roots style with real world drills.
Bill Sink: We want to thank all of you. It’s a good thing when you can create a service that enhances someone’s experience. As you all can see there are a lot of days to choose from. Choices and freedom is what we would want so we want the same for all our members. Are you ready for a 2up?
The 2021 season starts in February. This is the way.
Check out our websites:
2021 Event Schedule:
Roebling February 12
NCBIKE March 27
NCBIKE March 28
Summit Main April 10
Summit Main April 11
NCBIKE / SRT April 9
NCBIKE April 10
NCBIKE April 11
VIR Patriot April 18
VIR North April 19
Pocono May 1
Pocono May 2
Pitt Race May 8
Pitt Race May 9
NCBIKE / SRT May 14
NCBIKE May 15
NCBIKE May 16
Summit main May 17
VIR North May 24
NYST May 28
NYST May 29
NYST May 30
NYST May 31
Palmer June 5
Palmer June 6
NCBIKE / SRT June 4
NCBIKE June 5
NCBIKE June 6
Summit Shenny June 13
Summit Main June 14
NJMP June 14
Summit Main June 28
NCBIKE / SRT July 9
NCBIKE July 10
NCBIKE July 11
NYST July 10
NYST July 11
NJMP Lightning July 17
NJMP Lightning July 18
VIR Patriot July 18
VIR North July 19
CMP July 24
CMP July 25
Palmer July 24
Palmer July 25
Summit Shenny July 25
Summit Main July 26
NCBIKE July 30
Pocono July 30
Pocono July 31
Pitt Race August 7
Pitt Race August 8
VIR Patriot August 8
VIR North August 9
Roebling August 20
NYST August 20
NYST August 21
NYST August 22
NCBIKE August 21
NCBIKE August 22
NCM August 21
NCM August 22
Palmer August 28
Palmer August 29
NYST September 3
NYST September 4
NYST September 5
VIR patriot September 12
VIR North September 13
Summit Shenny September 19
Summit Main September 20
NJMP September 24
NJMP September 25
NJMP September 26
NYST October 1
NYST October 2
NYST October 3
NCBIKE October 2
NCBIKE October 3
Summit Shenny October 10
Summit Main October 11
CMP October 23
CMP October 24
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2021 Northern Talent Cup Entry List revealed
A 26-strong grid sets the NTC up for a spectacular second season
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
The entry list for the 2021 Northern Talent Cup can now be revealed. 26 full-time riders are set to compete in the second season of the NTC, representing 10 different countries from across northern, central and eastern Europe.
The likes of 2020 frontrunners Jacopo Hosciuc (Hos Racing Team), Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit) and runner up Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team) return, eager to make their mark and stage more spectacular races, and there are 10 rookies joining the grid, including 2020 wildcard Loris Veneman (Kahuna Security Racing) as he becomes a full-time presence this season.
Wildcard riders are not permitted to join the NTC in 2021, as many events are set to take place alongside the FIM MotoGP World Championship under current Covid-19 protocols. The 2021 NTC grid has therefore been expanded to 26 full-time entrants to ensure there remains plenty of opportunity for young riders to start their journey on the Road to MotoGP.
Check out the full entry list to see who will be competing for the 2021 Northern Talent Cup.NTC_EntryList_Newriders_2021_01_27_1_.01
From Future Stars To Legends, MAVTV To Deliver Even More MotoAmerica Racing Action In 2021
Along with Live Coverage Of Every Supersport Race And Even More Historic Superbike Races, SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup To Be Featured In The New “After School Next Gen Racing” Block To Air On America’s Premier Motorsports Network
IRVINE, CA (January 27, 2021) – MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, has announced that in addition to airing live coverage of the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Series as it did in 2020, MAVTV Motorsports Network will feature the MotoAmerica SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Series in its new kids programming block called “After School Next Gen Racing.”
In addition to “After School Next Gen Racing,” which begins on February 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. (Eastern), MAVTV will also air past MotoAmerica Superbike races every Friday night from 7 to 8 p.m. (Eastern), beginning on February 5.
“Having our SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup featured on MAVTV in a block of programming built around kids is great,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “This could go a long way in introducing motorcycle road racing to a younger audience and there might even be a potential champion who starts getting interested in the sport via MAVTV. It’s also cool that MAVTV will be showcasing some of our past HONOS Superbike races in addition to their coverage of Supersport, which they started with last season.”
MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only cable television channel in the U.S. offering motorsports fans 24/7 coverage of motorsports and automotive content. With MAVTV, viewers gain access to exclusive live-event coverage and featured programming. From mainstream racing series to grassroots events and custom car builds, MAVTV has something for all motorsport enthusiasts.
“The MotoAmerica Supersport Series has been a huge success with MAVTV viewers,” said John Duff, MAVTV Head of Content. “We’re pleased to renew our distribution deal with the series and expand upon our coverage of MotoAmerica in 2021. By adding past Superbike races and featuring the Junior Cup Series in our new ‘After School Next Gen Racing’ block, we are providing race fans, young and old, with the high-speed, two-wheel racing they crave.”
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The FIM MotoGP World Championship and FIM Superbike World Championship will continue to be broadcast on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) in the United States in 2021.
That’s the word from Andrea Gilirribó, Media Facilities & Production Coordinator for the FIM MotoGP World Championship, and Benjamin Cobb, Communications & Brand PR Manager for the FIM Superbike World Championship.
Roadracingworld.com checked on the status of the broadcast plans of MotoGP and World Superbike due to recent reports by CNN Business and The Wall Street Journal that NBCUniversal was shutting down NBCSN at some point in 2021 and moving the network’s content to USA Network and the new streaming service Peacock, which are both owned by NBCUniversal.
NBCUniversal has not officially announced these plans, however.
“Even if NBC Sports Network disappears, NBC [Universal] will still have the rights to broadcast MotoGP this season,” Gilirribó wrote in an email.
Roadracingworld.com will share details of the 2021 MotoGP and World Superbike TV broadcast schedules when they become available.
Dorna, commercial rights holder of the MotoGP and Superbike World Championships, sells streaming video subscriptions to both series that provide content far beyond what is available on network television in the U.S.
In the year that marks its 25th anniversary, the LCR team is pleased to announce its presence in MotoGP until 2026.The independent team is currently participating in MotoGP and will continue to do so after signing a 5-year contract with IRTA and Dorna.
The team that started with two technicians and one van in 1996, when Lucio decided to establish his own team, has come a long way. After, nine years in 125cc class, moving on to 250cc class in 2002, the LCR Team has been competing in the MotoGP class since 2006. In 2019, LCR also entered the MotoE Category.
Cecchinello’s team has obtained a total of 85 podiums and 24 victories over the years in all the categories that it has competed in and is still committed to being a professional, multicultural, hardworking team with full factory support from Honda in the past years.
“First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all the people who have worked with the LCR team since January of 1996, when we received our very first World Championship contract participation as a Team! I can’t believe that it’s been 25 years! A quarter of century lived with LCR riders and team personnel working at full speed on track and believe me, even off-track!
It is a great honour for me to announce that LCR has recently renewed with IRTA and Dorna, its MotoGP class contract participation until 2026.
I am grateful to be able to continue competing in the premier class category for 5 more years and I can’t wait to start a new chapter in LCR history with both of our riders Taka and Alex on a full factory bike! See you soon on track and surely very soon on TV!”.