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MotoAmerica: Video Recap Of Lochoff’s Weekend At Indy

RoadRacing World - 5 hours 28 min ago

Video: Celtic HSBK Racing Sam Lochoff sets sights on The Brickyard (2020 MotoAmerica Round 8)

Sam’s weekend at Indy certainly got off to a slow start. A new track and missed track time put him off his game. But in true championship form, Sam would find his pace and overcome the obstacles to step up onto the podium and continue to keep his hopes for a 2nd place in the championship alive.

The team is made possible through key partners: North American Warhorse, Warhorse Racing, Ducati Corse, Ducati USA, Ducati New York, Competition Werkes, New York Safety Track, and Fast by Ferraci.

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Video: Kyle Wyman Undeterred, Episode 11

RoadRacing World - 6 hours 54 min ago

Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) has launched a new behind-the-scenes web series that will cover rider/team owner Kyle Wyman and his team’s adventures during the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike championship. The series is produced by GP Industries and will have a total of 13 episodes throughout the year.

Episode 11 covers Wyman’s exploits during the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike event October 9-11 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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MotoAmerica: Superbike Cup Still Up For Grabs At Laguna

RoadRacing World - 8 hours 22 min ago

MotoAmerica: Superbike Cup Decider Set For WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Petersen Vs. Wyman For All The Marbles
 

IRVINE, CA – While all the championships in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series have been decided as the series heads to the MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey this weekend, there’s still one score to settle and it’s worth $25,000 to the rider who gets it done. That $25,000 will be paid to the winner of the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup, a championship within a championship for the Stock 1000 racers who double-dipped in the HONOS Superbike class.

Cameron Petersen is leading the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup standings heading into the series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
The rider on top of the heap is Cameron Petersen, the Altus Motorsports Suzuki rider who clinched the Stock 1000 Championship at the last round at Indianapolis. The South African is 36 points clear of Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman with plenty of points still available in the final round of the series this coming weekend as there are three HONOS Superbike races on the schedule. Third place is held by Ride HVMC Racing’s Corey Alexander, but the New Yorker mathematically can’t win the title as he’s 124 points behind Petersen.

All three of the top men, however, will make money as second place in the Cup will take home $10,000 with third collecting $5000.

Petersen has emerged from the fray as the top Superbike Cup racer on nine occasions with Wyman taking the top points haul twice in 2020. Alexander has two Superbike Cup wins to his credit. The only other rider to win in Superbike Cup was PJ Jacobsen, but he suffered an injury early in the season and missed the rest of the season.

“This was the first year for the Superbike Cup and we’re happy with how it turned out,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “The Cup allowed our Stock 1000 riders to gain some valuable experience in the Superbike class and it also gave our fans more action to watch as those guys had some really good battles. We’re pleased to be able to pay out $40,000 to the top three and look forward to watching them race one last time in 2020 as we head to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.”

For information on how to watch the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, click HERE

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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AHRMA: Plans For Classic MotoFest At Daytona Aborted

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-10-21 21:06

AHRMA regrets to announce that the uncertainty of government rules and local policies regarding the coronavirus pandemic have forced us to abort our provisionally scheduled AHRMA Classic MotoFest at Daytona for January 2-3, 2021.

Negotiations to hold a proper multi-discipline MotoFest in the Sunshine State are ongoing for 2022.  All parties involved are in agreement that this decision best serves AHRMA and its members.

No AHRMA events will happen January 2-3, 2021.

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MotoAmerica: Elias Leaving Suzuki

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-10-21 20:39

Toni Elias, the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion, has announced via social media that this coming weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbike event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be his last with Suzuki.

Today on his Instagram feed, 37-year-old Elias posted the following (which has not been edited):

I writing down this lines whitout any permition…just following my feelings and coming from the bottom of my heart!!! The next weekend will be my last race with Suzuki Family!!
Its been 5 years!!! What a Blast!!! We won a lot…32 wins, 60 podiums, 1 championship…Its been amazing!!!

To all staff of Suzuki Motor of America: HayasakiSan, Kerry Graever, Pat Alexander, Chris Wheeler. Yoshimura Racing: Don Sakakura, Yusaku Yoshimura. Team Hammer: John Ulrich & Chris Ulrich. To my Crewchiefs: Daisuke Hashimoto, Dave Weaver. To all my mechanics, electronics, cordonators, chefs, truck drivers. Through to best to the worst, through the joy and the pain…you guys been my family…Now my friends FOREVER.

Thank You for listen me, To undestand me, to have all the patience of the world…to follow my instinct or crazy ideas…Im not easy but soon or later we achieved what i wanted but always with your help and that made it really special!!!

Also to my strong team mates..my friends @rogerhayden95 @josh_herrin @bobbyfong50

Maybe its the last race of my career…Maybe not!!!

It will depend of many things…Im still very hungry for wins and fight for championships but this time i’ll let the destiny and universe play and decide for me!

Now Suzuki Family/ @team_hammer_inc let’s do the last one together!!!

Thank you not only to support me this years of racing..

Im grateful for much more than that.. You guys gave me the opportunity of my life…Live in USA…Where i meet my wife, where we have 3 wonderful kids and beautiful things coming!!!

Love U!!

Your Rider. Toni Elias #24.

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@yoshimuraracing
@team_hammer_inc
@motoamerica

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Video: Herrin Tests His King Of The Baggers Harley-Davidson

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-10-21 17:57

MotoAmerica Superbike racer Josh Herrin tests the Harley-Davidson Street Glide he will be racing in the King of the Baggers invitational race this coming weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

 

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MotoAmerica: Will Fong Continue His Winning Ways At Laguna?

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-10-21 16:27

Laguna Seca Here We Come For Season Finale

HONOS Superbike Class Promises Excitement
 

IRVINE, CA (October 21, 2020) – Although the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship was done and dusted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway two weeks ago with Cameron Beaubier clinching his fifth title, the racing goes on in the HONOS Superbike class and this weekend’s MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey may end up being one of the more wide-open and unpredictable rounds of the season.

One thing the round at The Brickyard showed us was that the rest of the HONOS Superbike pack has gained a little ground on Beaubier and the five-time champion winning at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is no longer a foregone conclusion. Although Beaubier wasn’t his normal dominant self at Indy with three crashes, including two in races as he was trying to lock down the title, the others gained a bit of confidence that they were actually able to beat him fair and square. Especially M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong, who put together three strong races at The Brickyard to come away with two wins and a second place. And the other win didn’t go to Beaubier.

Instead, it was Lorenzo Zanetti who scored his maiden MotoAmerica win in race two at Indy, the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York-backed Italian riding the team’s new Ducati Panigale V4 R to a narrow win over Fong. The win ended a 10-year winless drought for Ducati in AMA Superbike racing with the Italian company’s last victory dating back to 2010 with Larry Pegram taking the win at Auto Club Speedway.

Beaubier, however, with the pressure of capturing his fifth title behind him, has to be considered the favorite going into a race weekend at a track that he has won on four times previously. It’s a case of one weekend a champion does not make and vice versa. We must remember that Beaubier has won 13 of 17 races in 2020. Not that he needs any more incentive, but there’s also the added bonus of a 16-win season if he were to emerge victorious in all three HONOS Superbike races at Laguna – and that would tie him with Josh Hayes for all-time AMA Superbike wins in a single season.

Beaubier’s Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha teammate Jake Gagne had just one podium finish in the three races at Indy, and that allowed Fong to gain 28 points on him in the battle for second in the title chase. Gagne, however, still leads Fong by 30 points heading to Laguna and it would take a bad weekend from the San Diegan for that to happen.

Fong, meanwhile, has a lock on finishing no worse than third overall as he holds a 13-point lead over Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, who suffered a broken right leg in Indianapolis and won’t be racing at Laguna. The absent Scholtz, in turn, could be caught by M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Toni Elias for fourth in the championship with the Spaniard 55 points behind with three races remaining.

Scheibe Racing BMW’s Josh Herrin could also move up as he trails Elias by just 10 points. He could also move down to seventh, however, as KWR Racing’s Kyle Wyman is only 11 points behind the 2013 AMA Superbike Champion.

And there’s definitely a battle for the final spots in the top 10 with FLY Racing ADR Motorsports’ David Anthony just two points ahead of Altus Motorsports’ Cameron Petersen and 17 ahead of Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman, who currently rounds out the top 10.

A second rider from Europe will make his MotoAmerica debut this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with Yamaha World Superbike test rider Niccolo Canepa set to take over Scholtz’ Yamaha YZF-R1 for the Westby Racing team. Canepa is vastly experienced and has raced in MotoGP, Moto2, the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, the Italian Superstock Championship and the Superstock UEM European Championship. Canepa also has raced at Laguna Seca during his World Superbike years and MotoGP years.

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Notes…

The winningest AMA Superbike rider of all time at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca? That would be Josh Hayes, the four-time AMA Superbike rider winning six races at the famous facility on the Monterey Peninsula.

Speaking of Hayes, as mentioned earlier Cameron Beaubier has a chance to tie Hayes for the all-time AMA Superbike wins in a season if he were to win all three races this weekend at Laguna. Hayes set the high-water mark in 2012 when he won 16 of 20 races on the year, including a streak in which he won 10 races in a row.

As for active MotoAmerica Superbike riders, Cameron Beaubier leads the way with four Superbike victories; and Toni Elias has three wins at Laguna. No other active MotoAmerica rider has won a Superbike race in Monterey.

The first-ever AMA Superbike race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was on August 1, 1975, with Reg Pridmore taking the win on his BMW.

Last year’s two Superbike races at Laguna were won by Toni Elias and Garrett Gerloff. For Gerloff, his win in race two was his first career MotoAmerica Superbike victory.

Gerloff also earned pole position for the two Superbike races in 2019, the Texan lapping the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 1:23.286 to best his then-teammate Cameron Beaubier by .109 of a second in Superpole.

The MotoAmerica Superbike lap record at Laguna is held by Josh Herrin set in 2018 with his Superpole lap of 1:22.908.

Coming into the Laguna round, Cameron Beaubier has 27 career Superbike pole positions. He leads that category among active MotoAmerica racers. If Beaubier earns pole at Laguna, he will eclipse his single-season pole mark of six (2018) with a seventh pole in 2020.

With his maiden MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Italian Lorenzo Zanetti became the 60th rider to win an AMA Superbike race.

For information on how to watch the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, click HERE

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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MotoGP: Repsol Renews Sponsorship Of Honda Factory Team

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-10-21 16:10

Repsol and Honda to continue iconic partnership

The most recognized partnership in racing is set to continue for a further two years as the Spanish energy company and the Japanese manufacturer extend their successful relationship.

Few could have imagined that in 1995 the most recognizable colours in the MotoGP World Championship would be born and achieve unrivalled successful more than 25 years later with 180 premier class wins and 15 Rider World Championships, cementing the Repsol Honda Team as the reference in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. More than half of the premier class world titles won since 1995 have gone to the Repsol Honda Team. In addition, the Repsol-Honda collaboration has led to 10 Team Championships since the award was created in 2002. A record of 180 wins and 447 podiums in 500cc and MotoGP.

A close working relationship between the Repsol Technology Centre, which is located in Móstoles (Spain), and HRC laboratories in Saitama (Japan) has produced a winning formula based around the bike, rider, fuel and lubricants working in harmony. This long-term cooperation is an example of the enduring collaboration between two global companies that always seek to overcome challenges and aspire to excellence. Repsol and Honda have been able to make the most of their strengths and achieve a winning formula, which is based on the combination of bike, rider, fuel and lubricant.

Yoshishige Nomura

HRC President

“It is always a great feeling to extend our partnership with Repsol, this time for a further two years. Together we have achieved incredible success and formed a partnership which is unique in motorsport. Working as one we have, and will continue, to overcome all obstacles and hardships which are presented to us. 2020 has been a difficult year for the world, but together with Repsol we have continued to work towards our goals. We are now looking forward to continuing this journey together and writing many more pages in the history of Grand Prix racing.”

Begoña Elices García

Repsol’s Executive Managing Director of Communications and the Chairman’s Office

“The renewal of this agreement with a partner as important to Repsol as Honda in MotoGP is proof of the strength of our alliance, especially in the current international climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For Repsol, the technological factor is key and this historic association has provided a lot of innovation and collaboration. Together we have achieved great sporting goals and we have also made our products evolve towards excellence. Continuing to advance along this successful path, always at the service of society, is what drives us to continue to improve day after day.

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Video: Zanetti Wins On Ducati At Indy

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-10-21 11:32

It’s been 5 years since there was a MotoAmerica Superbike Race held at the historic “Brickyard” Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s been 10 years since a Ducati has been on the top step of the American Podium. This past weekend, both of these anniversaries will be honored with a moment, so incredible, many thought it would be impossible.

Celtic HSBK Racing has brought back Lorenzo Zanetti to once again ride the Ducati Panigale V4R. But this wouldn’t be the same the bike he rode at The Ridge a few weeks ago. No, this time a full works Ducati from Italy built specifically to compete in the MotoAmerica Championship would come along with Lorenzo. In an unprecedented weekend, would a Ducati ridden by an Italian see victory at the historic Brickyard?

The team is made possible through key partners: North American Warhorse, Warhorse Racing, Ducati Corse, Ducati USA, Ducati New York, Competition Werkes, New York Safety Track, and Fast by Ferraci.

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Gone Riding: Aprilia RS 660

Asphalt And Rubber - Wed, 2020-10-21 07:30
We are out of the office today, riding the new Aprilia RS 660 sport bike in the canyons near Santa Barbara, California. Want to know something about this bike? Now is the time to ask us! The post Gone Riding: Aprilia RS 660 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast #169 – WorldSBK at Estoril

Asphalt And Rubber - Wed, 2020-10-21 07:15
Straight from Estoril, Steve and Gordo sit down at the final round of the WorldSBK season, with a look at how Jonathan Rea made it six in a row. The post Paddock Pass Podcast #169 – WorldSBK at Estoril appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Cameron Beaubier Is Headed to the Moto2 Paddock for 2021 & 2022

Asphalt And Rubber - Wed, 2020-10-21 00:23
American fans will have two hometown riders to root for in the 2021 Moto2 Championship, as Cameron Beaubier is tipped to join the American Racing team. The post Cameron Beaubier Is Headed to the Moto2 Paddock for 2021 & 2022 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoAmerica: Klock Werks Sponsoring Travis Wyman At Laguna

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 23:50

Klock Werks to be title sponsor of Travis Wyman Racing BMW at MotoAmerica season finale

Wyman also to compete in MotoAmerica King of the Baggers exhibition for Trask Performance

Travis Wyman Racing BMW is pleased to announce Klock Werks will be the team’s title sponsor for the season-ending MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, which takes place Oct. 23-25 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

The South Dakota-based company makes a wide range of parts and accessories for motorcycling and off-road enthusiasts and will have its branding displayed prominently on the team’s 2020 BMW S 1000 RR.

“I met [Klock Werks President and Visionary] Brian Klock years ago while I was working for Kuryakyn,” Wyman said. “When I approached Brian about joining my team’s family of sponsors, he was enthusiastic about getting on board. I’m really happy about the opportunity to help get the word out about Klock Werks’ products to MotoAmerica fans across the nation.”

Founded in 1997, Klock Werks rose to national prominence when it won the 2006 Discovery Channel Biker Build Off with its “World’s Fastest Bagger” entry. The company’s wide-ranging line includes handlebars, fenders, patented Flare windshields, klip hanger and ergo handlebars, stamp steel fenders, iOmount phone holders and Shine Werks cleaning products.

“Since I met Travis in 2012, I’ve been very impressed with his professionalism and passion for the sport,” Brian Klock said. “With a little bit more support, I believe Travis can become one of the most successful riders in MotoAmerica. I’m 54 now, and I think it’s time I start giving back to up-and-coming young people in the motorcycling industry. I expect Travis to emerge as one this industry’s leaders over the next 10 to 20 years.”

Wyman also is set to race for Trask Performance in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers exhibition race, in addition to competing one Stock 1000 Class race and three Superbike races.

Phoenix, Arizona-based Trask Performance is one of 14 companies invited by MotoAmerica and Drag Specialties to participate in the exhibition. The bike Wyman will compete on is a 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide that was built specifically for the King of the Baggers.

Trask Performance founder Nick Trask said the motorcycle generates about 200 horsepower from its turbocharged, 107 cubic-inch engine. Wyman put some laps in aboard the Trask machine at Arizona Motorsports Park on Sunday and said he felt very comfortable while riding the bike.

How to Watch

All three Superbike races slated for the MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey are to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 2, Eurosport and the MotoAmerica Live+ streaming service. The Stock 1000 race is to be broadcast on MotoAmerica Live+ and on Facebook Live, and the King of the Baggers race will be broadcast on MotoAmerica Live+ only.

Wyman’s first race of the weekend is the Stock 1000 race, which gets underway at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/12:30 p.m. Pacific. Coverage of the Saturday Superbike race starts at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific, and the King of the Baggers race is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Eastern/4:45 p.m. Pacific.

Coverage of Sunday’s first Superbike race starts at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific. The third and final Superbike race of the weekend takes place at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific.

To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+, visit https://www.motoamericaliveplus.com.

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Jonathan Rea Takes His Sixth WorldSBK Title in a Row

Asphalt And Rubber - Tue, 2020-10-20 23:37
Jonathan Rea made it six-in-a-row last weekend at Estoril, clinching the 2020 WorldSBK Championship on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. The post Jonathan Rea Takes His Sixth WorldSBK Title in a Row appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Report: VW Gauging Interest In Ducati Ahead Of Possible Sale

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 21:38

Volkswagen Group, the parent company of Ducati Motor Holding, S.p.A., is gauging interest in the Italian motorcycle manufacturer ahead of a possible sale of the company, according to a report by the Reuters news agency.

Read the report HERE.

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Video: “Ask A Superbike Genius” With Richard Stanboli, P9

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 18:35

Racer and TrackDaz owner Dustin Coyner presents “Ask a Superbike Genius, Part Nine” with Richard Stanboli, owner of Attack Performance and the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha MotoAmerica Superbike team.

This interview was conducted following the MotoAmerica event October 9-11 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

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MotoGP: Alex Marquez Looking To “Make Another Step”

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 18:22

Repsol Honda Team back again for the Teruel GP

With another podium finish under his belt, Alex Marquez arrives back in Aragon with clear intentions alongside Stefan Bradl for the third race in three weeks.

For the fourth time of 2020, the MotoGP World Championship returns to the same circuit for back-to-back races. Forecasts are predicting warmer conditions for the Teruel GP, and with a week of data already collected, times are looking set to tumble.

Alex Marquez returns to the scene of his strongest premier class weekend to date, running in the top ten throughout practice, achieving his best grid position and battling for a debut win. Momentum from a series of strong races has continued to build for the MotoGP rookie who now sits 12th in the overall standings with 67 points. Alex is also joint leader of the Rookie of the Year championship alongside Brad Binder, their battle for debutant honours looking set to rage until the end of the year.

The Teruel GP will be Stefan Bradl’s eighth race with the Repsol Honda Team. So far achieving a best result of eighth at the French GP, the HRC Test Rider has been working on geometry changes to the RC213V and feels a breakthrough is close.

Sunday’s MotoGP race is scheduled to start at 13:00 Local Time, after the Moto3 race. Like the Aragon GP, it will be contested over 23 laps. The weekend also presents Honda with the opportunity to take a record-breaking 800th Grand Prix victory in either the Moto3 or MotoGP race.

Alex Marquez

“I’m looking forward to riding again at Aragon after a strong weekend last time. We will really need to work hard to keep at the front because I think many other riders will be able to make a step, like I have done in the past, in the second race. The goal remains the same: to work on our plan and try to make another step in qualifying. We have now been able to get into Q2 but there’s still work to do. If we can continue in the way we have been going these past races I will be very happy.”

Stefan Bradl

“Towards the end of the weekend last week we began to feel more comfortable with the new setting of the bike, continuing in this direction is the goal for this second weekend at MotorLand. The Honda is working really well here and there’s a lot of potential, I’m really motivated to come back and keep working hard with the Repsol Honda Team to fight for points and further forward. Hopefully it isn’t as cold this week!”

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New All-Electric Powersports Company Volcon Launched In Texas

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 17:49

New All-Electric Powersports Company Volcon Inc. Launches with Two and Four-Wheeled Vehicles in Development  

Powersports veteran Andrew Leisner appointed CEO

First two-wheeled model scheduled for customer deliveries in Spring 2021, followed by two and four-seat “side-by-side” sport and utility offerings 

Made in the U.S.A in the greater Austin, Texas area
 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – October 20, 2020 – Volcon Inc., the first all-electric, off-road powersports company, was officially launched today, along with its initial lineup of two and four-wheeled electric, off-road adventure and utility vehicles. Volcon products will focus on providing fun, family off-road adventures, backcountry sportsman exploration and practical utility. Details about Volcon can be found at www.volcon.com beginning today.

Andrew Leisner has been appointed CEO of Volcon, and brings nearly 25 years of executive experience in the powersports industry to this role. Leisner was previously Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Bonnier Motorcycle Group, the world’s largest powersports media company. He has also been a three-term, industry-elected Board Member for the Motorcycle Industry Council, the not-for-profit association supporting the powersports industry in America.

“Volcon was quickly funded with an oversubscribed seed round, confirming the enthusiasm for the category,” said Leisner. “Having grown up riding with my father and continuing that tradition on motorcycles and UTVs with my daughters, I am excited to help lead the evolution of the powersports industry with electric vehicles that enhance the outdoor experience while reducing our environmental footprint for future generations. Thanks to companies like Tesla, the electrification of the powersports industry is no longer a question of if, but when, and Volcon is positioning itself to play a substantial role in this rapidly changing environment.”

Bruce Riggs has been selected to serve as COO of Volcon. Riggs has held executive quality and operational roles at several global technology brands, including Dell, Compaq, Quanta, Gateway and Compal Electronics. He has since bridged this expertise to the electric vehicle industry, first with Texas-based, NASDAQ-listed AYRO Inc., where he held the title of Chief Operations and Quality, and now Volcon.

The company’s first electrified off-road vehicle, named the “Grunt,” will be delivered to customers beginning in Spring 2021. The Grunt is an easy-to-ride, two-wheeled, all-terrain, off-road motorcycle designed for exploring the outdoors, serving as a nimble utility vehicle or for off-road, family fun. Recharging will be possible in only two hours with any household outlet. The battery pack is hot-swappable and the Grunt is capable of a 100-mile range. Pricing for the Grunt will start at $5,995 (MSRP).

The four-wheeled Stag and Beast models will follow in late 2021 into 2022, and will range from practical, low-maintenance utility vehicles to off-road, sport UTVs that rival the best of the currently available gas models. The electric nature of Volcon makes the vehicles easy to operate and reliable with almost no regular maintenance required. More family-oriented models are slated to be announced soon and, like all Volcon products, their nature will allow new consumers to enjoy the world of powersports.

All Volcon vehicles will be manufactured in the U.S.A. Product development is currently underway at a temporary production facility in Round Rock, Texas. Volcon is sourcing a permanent home in the greater Austin area, joining many major electric vehicle manufacturers, such as Tesla, Ayro and Hyliion in what is becoming the electric vehicle capital of the world. The complex will contain the company headquarters, research and development facilities, manufacturing lines, testing grounds and a customer experience center.

Volcon’s retail network will include a mixture of traditional and non-traditional distribution channels, comprising powersports dealers, outdoor retailers and direct-to-consumer options. Further details will be shared in the near future.

About Volcon

Volcon Inc. is the first all-electric, off-road powersports company. Based in Austin, Texas, Volcon designs, engineers and manufactures a full range of electric family and utility outdoor vehicles.

Volcon was founded with the mission to enhance the outdoor experience while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint so that adventurers and workers alike can enjoy the outdoors and preserve it for generations to come.

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Australian Superbike: Event At Bend Motorsport Park Cancelled

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 17:14

ASBK At The Bend Cancelled Due To Continued Delays In State Borders Reopening

ASBK Management Team is disappointed to advise the cancellation of the ASBK Round 2 at The Bend Motorsport Park, South Australia, originally planned for November 20-22.

The cancellation comes as a result of continuing delays to the reopening of State borders and State Government restrictions, despite falling virus numbers.

The need to make this decision is very frustrating for both ASBK Management and ASBK riders and teams as only a few weeks ago there were signs that this round might be able to occur. However, circumstances beyond our control will not allow for this event to take place.

ASBK takes this opportunity to thank The Bend Motorsport Park for their support and flexibility during this complicated and interrupted 2020 season. ASBK is very disappointed not to be visiting this outstanding venue this year, and we look forward to being back in 2021 for the International Motofest at The Bend.

The ASBK paddock now turns its attention to finishing off the year with the ASBK Grand Finale double header at Winton Motor Raceway over December 3-6. A four-day extravaganza of ASBK action is planned at the iconic Northern Victoria circuit which always throws up plenty of thrills.

The double header event now represents ASBK Round 2 – Saturday, and Round 3 – Sunday, which will see the 2020 ASBK Champions crowned across all classes. Discussions continue with Victorian Government to finalise COVID-Safe planning requirements for the event.

The Winton double-header round remains subject to further developments in State border restrictions, and a review by ASBK Management will be undertaken in November when further advice will be provided to the ASBK paddock.

ASBK Management further advises that the scheduled ASBK Practice Days at Winton Motor Raceway on October 29 and 30, will no longer be official ASBK practice days controlled by ASBK due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria.

Winton Motor Raceway can advise that these dates will now become an open motorcycle ride day welcome to all eligible riders. Winton further wish to advise riders already entered for these dates that this booking can remain or to contact the circuit for further discussions and details.

Throughout 2020, ASBK Management Team have remained committed to communicating openly and regularly with the ASBK paddock during this unprecedented time. Whilst difficult decisions have been reviewed and made throughout this recent period, we thank teams, riders, partners, and fans for their understanding.

Keep up to date with further announcements on the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul via www.asbk.com.au and following ASBK on Facebook and Instagram.

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MotoAmerica: Young Gun Toth Racing In Junior Cup At Laguna

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2020-10-20 16:39

Max Toth, a 14-year-old from Belmont, California, will race as wild card at the final round of MotoAmerica in the Junior Cup class aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400.

Max Toth will be joining forces with Floyd’s of Leadville T3 Racing for the 2020 season finale at Laguna Seca, California on October 23rd-25th.

Floyd’s of Leadville of Colorado was launched in 2016 by former pro cyclist Floyd Landis. Floyd’s of Leadville markets its products directly to athletes looking for a natural recovery supplement.

Explore the Floyd’s of Leadville entire product lineup, softgel caps, tinctures and creams. They contain legal CBD – just the beneficial elements that can help relieve pain, manage post exercise inflammation, reduce muscle strain, help you get better sleep, and additionally be a very strong anti-oxidant.

For more information about Floyd’s of Leadville and the benefits of CBD please see attached links below www.floydsofleadville.com

T3 Racing is the foam pit of road racing,  hosting private and group training lessons in Northern California.

The team is led by legendary tuner and multi-time AMA Superbikes Champion and FIM Superbike World Championship Crew Chief Gary Medley. Gary brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

Max Toth stated: “Going into the race I’m feeling very confident with the team and my ability as a rider. We did a lot of preparation for the race with the bike and got some solid data for the race weekend. My group, T3, has done so much to help me get up to speed with the 400 and Laguna Seca track, and although it’ll be a challenge since we’ve never raced a Kawasaki 400 or own one. I’m sure it will be a great weekend.”

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The Floyd’s of Leadville T3 Racing team is based in Petaluma, California. Team Manager Tyler O’Hara has had a very successful professional motorcycle racing career since 2005. He has earned nine AMA Pro National Road Racing wins and has always been a championship contender.

In the 2018 season, he earned his United States Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA) certificates of completion and started a one-on-one rider coaching, and mentor program Tyler O’Hara Coaching.

Tyler OHara stated: “Max is an excellent young man with loads of talent. His skill is at a very high level for such a young rider of only 14-years-old.

“Max has experience at the world championship level, he’s a top-10 rider racing in the Italian CIV Moto3 National Championship. He’s earned a second-place podium finish in CIV PreMoto3 at Mugello in 2019. He’s dedicated to his craft and I’m excited to be able to give him the opportunity to showcase his talents in America.”

For more information about the team or T3 Racing please contact:

Tylerohara19@gmail.com

Bert.toth@yahoo.com

Floyd’s of Leadville T3 Racing would like to thank our sponsors: M-Tech Motorcycles, Motion Pro, Evol Technology, Catalist Reaction, Shoei, CT Racing, Vircos, Spears Racing, Core Moto, MOTUL, Orient Express, K-Tech, O’Hara Racing.

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