MotoGP News

Fighting talk: Mir expects title pressure to hit Quartararo

Official MotoGP.com News Feed - Thu, 2021-08-19 09:03
The reigning World Champion has quietly moved to third in the standings and believes the next three rounds will be crucial to his defence

FIM CEV Repsol heads to Jerez

Official MotoGP.com News Feed - Thu, 2021-08-19 08:16
The series sets course for Andalucia for another six races and a potentially decisive weekend for Fermin Aldeguer

Dopo il no alla F.1 cancellata la 8 Ore di Suzuka, debutta quella di Most

L' iconica gara del calendario FIM Endurance che doveva svolgersi in Giappone il 7 novembre 2021 tornerà nel luglio 2022

Paghi quanto viaggi: dagli USA l'assicurazione moto al chilometro

In alcuni stati americani è possibile stipulare una RC il cui premio è calcolato secondo i chilometri percorsi. Arriverà anche da noi?

Alvaro Bautista torna in Ducati e si porta Giulio Nava

Nella prossima stagione lo spagnolo avrà al suo fianco lo stesso capotecnico di due anni fa, che lo ha seguito anche nell'avventura in Honda

Paolo Simoncelli: Rossi wie Schumacher und Maradona

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-08-19 07:50
An Gesprächsthemen mangelte es beim Spielberg-Doppel nicht, so kündigte Valentino Rossi bekanntlich seinen Rücktritt an. SIC58-Teambesitzer Paolo Simoncelli fand schöne Worte für den 42-jährigen MotoGP-Superstar.
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Maverick Viñales: Wie es wirklich zum Eklat kam

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-08-19 06:19
Noch nie wurde ein Team und ein Hersteller in der MotoGP-WM so brüskiert wie Yamaha von Maverick Viñales. Yamaha und der Spanier erleiden einen immensen Schaden. Wir analysieren den ganzen Eklat.
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Alex Rins (14.): «Wir haben einen Fehler gemacht»

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-08-19 05:00
Alex Rins kann das Tempo seines Teamkollegen Joan Mir aktuell nicht mitgehen. Dazu kommen taktische Fehler. In Spielberg wechselte er zu früh das Motorrad. Am Ende wurde der Spanier 14.
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Superbike Navarra: gli orari in tv su Sky e TV8

Per la prima volta nella storia le derivate faranno tappa sul tracciato di Los Arcos, situato vicino a Pamplona, ecco la programmazione del weekend in tv

OMRRA: DiBrino Wins Three Races At “The Ridge”

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 23:13

The fastest motorcycle riders in the Pacific Northwest convened in Washington this past weekend, with the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) traveling for an away game, as the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMRRA) hosted both clubs for a joint-round at the Ridge Motorsports Park.

The fifth round on the OMRRA calendar, this past weekend was the fourth and final joint round between the two Pacific Northwest motorcycle racing clubs, and racers were treated to dry, windy, and cool conditions.

Large grids, fast racing, and good rivalries were had, with the OMRRA racers putting on a free racing clinic for our gracious friends to the north. Thanks for the memories and the trophies!

The fastest zebra owner this side of the Mississippi, Andy DiBrino dominated this weekend’s Formula Ultra grid, taking back-to-back wins in the premier class. DiBrino also made a strong showing against the 600cc superbikes in WMRRA’s Formula 2 class, riding a mostly stock KTM 890 Duke R, and finishing a close second to Adam Robarts.

DiBrino now has a firm grasp on the OMRRA #1 plate for next season, with Kevin Pinkstaff trailing in second place by 55 points. A high school science teacher by day, Pinkstaff will need more than his charming good looks and winning smile to beat DiBrino – all eyes will be on his blindingly bright neon yellow Zlock Racing machine at the season’s closing round.

Moving into the OMRRA Clubman Championship, Alex Taylor continues to lead the rest of the club in points, but Washington’s Chris Sarbora is making leaps and bounds up the championship standings. With only eight points now separating the two riders, Taylor will need to come up with a good safeword and dominate the Middleweight class races at the next round, if he is going to once again adorn his motorcycle with the #1c plate.

In the Langlitz Leathers OMRRA Vintage Championship, Matthew Winter is now leading the standings, after impressive results in the two races for the 160 Vintage class. Can he take the momentum all the way to the end of the season for the #1v plate? Only time will tell.

OMRRA racers return to racing on September 25th-26th, back on our home turf, the Portland International Raceway. All racers are welcome to join us on the track and keep it weird in the pits.

OMRRA, incorporated in 1972 as a non-profit, volunteer run organization, has members ranging in age from 12 to over 70, racing motorcycles of many brands, sizes and ages. OMRRA operates at Portland International Raceway, a city park and world class track. For more information, visit www.omrra.com and join us at www.facebook.com/omrra.racing and @omrra.pdx on social media.

Geneva Financial Title Championship Standings – Round 5 of 6

1.    Andy DiBrino – 293 pts

2.    Kevin Pinkstaff – 238 pts

3.    Chris Sarbora – 165 pts

4.    Adam Robarts – 117 pts

5.    Steven Campbell – 105 pts

 

MotoCorsa Clubman Championship Standings – Round 5 of 6

1.    Alex Taylor – 338 pts

2.    Chris Sarbora – 330 pts

3.    Jon Campbell – 308 pts

4.    Drat Diestler – 288 pts

5.    Joe Rocha – 286 pts

 

Langlitz Leathers Vintage Championship Standings – Round 5 of 6

1.    Matthew Winter – 37 pts

2.    Ryan Shanahan – 27 pts

3.    Alex Clarke – 19 pts

4.    Howard Nusbaum – 17 pts

5.    Andrew Hudock – 15 pts

 

Individual Race Results from August 14-15, 2021 at the Ridge Motorsports Park:

2 Wheel Dyno Works Formula Ultra

1. Andy DiBrino

2. Kevin Pinkstaff

3. Volga Mermut

4. Chris Sarbora

5. Steven Campbell

6. Garret Visser

 

Lightweight Supersport

1. Ryan Cresap

2. Andy Halbert

3. Robert Stine

4. Todd Eugene

5. Paxton Gray

6. Zach Halbert

 

Lawrence Farm 250 Ninja Cup

1. Darrin Griffin

2. Donald Williams

3. Brian Burchill

4. Adam Black

5. Jason Iverson

6. Kumpy Kump

 

Asphalt & Rubber Middleweight Sportsman

1. John Bartlett

2. Jon Campbell

3. Joshua Davis

4. Hunter (Teng) Ma

5. Mike Mcintosh

6. Danny Houghton

 

Autumn Coffee Roasting 600 Supersport

1. Chris Sarbora

2. Steven Campbell

3. Garret Visser

4. Philip Melnyk

5. Sean Cresap

6. Jay Brown

 

Brap Talk Middleweight Supersport

1. Joe Rocha

2. Jon Campbell

3. Andrew Kapaldo

4. Todd Eugene

5. Mike Mcintosh

6. Andy Moore

 

Racer Gloves USA Ultra-Lightweight GP

1. Andy Halbert

2. Zach Halbert

3. Dave Pearce

4. Paxton Gray

5. Christopher Ritnoppakun

6. Scott Harris

 

 

Gore Electric Company 600 Sportsman

1. Hunter (Teng) Ma

2. Drew Lenihan

3. Ben Rockwood

4. Shane Baker

5. Scott Teuton

6. Jolene Janacek

 

EDR Performance Open Sportsman

1. Kevin O’Brien

2. Keith Radcliff

3. Kevin O’Neill

4. Micah Smith

5. Cory Desouza

6. Terrence Koger

 

KP12 Graphix 600 Superbike

1. Adam Robarts

2. Chris Sarbora

3. Jon Hudak

4. Jeff Lane

5. Garret Visser

6. Miles McElhany

 

Go for Broke 250 Vintage

1. Andrew Hudock

 

Lawrence Farm 250 Ninja Cup

1. Donald Williams

2. Darrin Griffin

3. Ben Montgomery

4. Kumpy Kump

5. Jason Iverson

6. Brian Burchill

 

Lightweight Supersport

1. Ryan Cresap

2. Andy Halbert

3. Robert Stine

4. Zach Halbert

5. Todd Eugene

6. Paxton Gray

 

WMRRA Classic Superbike

1. Miles McElhany

2. Chris Eaker

3. Matthew Wichgers

4. Nate Abell

5. Billy White

6. Jay Brown

 

Ever True Tattoo Middleweight GP

1. Brandon Floyd

2. Drat Diestler

3. Hannah Johnson

4. Alex Taylor

5. Jon Campbell

6. Joe Rocha

 

Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles Novice 1000

1. Keith Radcliff

2. Kevin O’Brien

3. Kevin O’Neill

4. Andrew Hopkins

5. Jonathan Kirkland

6. Terrance Koger

 

Novice 600

1. Dawson Hart

2. Phillip Hranicka

3. Logan Oster

4. Drew Lenihan

5. Cory Balma

6. Colin Carrihill

 

See See Motor Coffee Open Supersport

1. Kevin Pinkstaff

2. Volga Mermut

3. Garret Visser

4. Jacob Monson

5. Kevin Nanthrup

6. Charles (CJ) Hobbs

 

Formula Female

1. Becky Smith

2. Jolene Janacek

 

Cycletune 450 Superbike

1. Alex Taylor

2. Drat Diestler

3. Dave Heinricks

4. Brandon Floyd

5. Hannah Johnson

6. Jon Campbell

 

SFRC 160 Vintage

1. Matthew Winter

2. Tico Sandoval

3. Tim Fowler

4. Andrew Hudock

5. Nick Taylor

6. Alex Clarke

 

750 Vintage

1. Billy White

2. Gary Ryder

3. Paul Gienau

 

Asphalt & Rubber Middleweight Sportsman

1. Mike Mcintosh

2. Hunter (Teng) Ma

3. Danny Houghton

4. Chris Johnson

5. Damon Schaefer

6. Daniel Silvis

 

Hot & Hazardous Performance Ultra Lightweight Supersport

1. Andy Halbert

2. Zach Halbert

3. Paxton Gray

4. Scott Harris

5. Chase Farthing

6. Ryan Kroelinger

 

Trackside Support Services Lightweight Superbike

1. Ryan Cresap

2. Joe Pittman

3. Robert Stine

4. Donald Williams

5. Todd Eugene

 

2 Wheel Dyno Works Formula Ultra

1. Andy DiBrino

2. Adam Robarts

3. Kevin Pinkstaff

4. Volga Mermut

5. Chris Sarbora

6. Jacob Brown

 

WMRRA F2

1. Adam Robarts

2. Andy DiBrino

3. Chris Sarbora

4. Jacob Brown

5. Jon Hudak

6. Garret Visser

 

Gore Electric Company 600 Sportsman

1. Jeffrey Toevs

2. Becky Smith

3. Ben Rockwood

4. Colin Carrihill

5. Hunter (Teng) Ma

6. Joshua Clarizio

 

EDR Performance Open Sportsman

1. Kevin O’Brien

2. Keith Radcliff

3. Jonathan Kirkland

4. Micah Smith

5. Kevin O’Neill

6. Cory Desouza

 

Trackside Support Services Lightweight Superbike

1. Joe Pittman

2. Robert Stine

3. Donald Williams

4. Todd Eugene

 

Hot & Hazardous Performance Ultra Lightweight Supersport

1. Andy Halbert

2. Paxton Gray

3. Zach Halbert

4. Dave Pearce

5. Scott Harris

6. Chase Farthing

 

Kramer Middleweight Superbike

1. Alex Taylor

2. Drat Diestler

3. Brandon Floyd

4. Hannah Johnson

5. John Bartlett

6. Dave Heinricks

 

Formula 40

1. Jeff Lane

2. Sean Cresap

3. Charles (CJ) Hobbs

4. Garrick Fulbright

5. Micah Smith

6. G. Brian Tallant

 

750 Vintage

1. Gary Ryder

2. Paul Gienau

 

SFRC 160 Vintage

1. Matthew Winter

2. Tico Sandoval

3. Tim Fowler

4. Andrew Hudock

5. Alex Clarke

6. Nick Taylor

 

Zlock Racing Open Superbike

1. Andy DiBrino

2. Chris Sarbora

3. Kevin Pinkstaff

4. Volga Mermut

5. Garret Visser

6. Kevin Nanthrup

 

Novice 600

1. Logan Oster

2. Dawson Hart

3. Cory Balma

4. Colin Carrihill

5. Ben Rockwood

6. Hunter Fitch

 

Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles Novice 1000

1. Keith Radcliff

2. Kevin O’Brien

3. Jonathan Kirkland

4. Andrew Hopkins

5. JD Bucklin

 

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Yamaha Champions Riding School Now Offering Online Instruction

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 20:35

Yamaha Champions Riding School Announces ChampU – A Complete Online Riding Curriculum.

Charleston, SC – Yamaha Champions Riding School, the premier riding school in North America, is proud to announce ChampU. ChampU is an affordable, complete video curriculum based on our critically acclaimed two-day ChampSchool and available to anybody with an internet connection. The core curriculum consists of over 40 videos, 30+ drills and 40 quizzes that serve as a video textbook to change your riding life as a new rider, track day rider, or serious racer.

“We believe the sport of motorcycling is suffering because a lack of quality rider education,” said ChampSchool CEO Nick Ienatsch. “New riders are being sent out on the roads unprepared to confidently and completely control the motorcycle. This lack of education is so prevalent that it has created a seemingly endless stream of myths and half-truths even among experienced riders. Uneducated or miseducated riders are falling down, having a bad time, and quitting the sport. This is a serious problem.”

Yamaha Champions Riding School was founded in 2008 to teach riders the skills, mindsets, and techniques of the best riders in the world. A curriculum was designed around these “Champions Habits” and they are scalable to any level of riding experience and riding goals. Over the last thirteen years the school has enjoyed incredible success teaching thousands of riders.

Yamaha Champions Riding School is not cheap. Hiring world class instructors, maintaining a fleet of top-level motorcycles, renting suitable facilities, and moving all of this around the country is expensive. The high cost of tuition combined with geographic limitations served as a major obstacle for reaching a large number of riders around the world.

 

A screen shot from from a YCRS ChampU video featuring CEO Nick Ienatsch (center) and instructors Chris Peris (right) and Kyle Wyman (left). Photo courtesy ChampSchool.

 

“We designed ChampU to overcome the two primary objections to acquiring quality motorcycle education beyond the basic rider course,” said Ienatsch. “ChampU allows us to reach more riders with our ‘Champions Habits’ message, to correct the myths and half-truths with proven techniques and skills used every day by the best riders in the world. The core curriculum is aggressively priced with an intro price of only $49.99 and once purchased the curriculum is available forever to be referenced over and over again. We have an ambitious expansion plan with new content coming on-line on a regular basis. Price and location are no longer a barrier to quality riding education.”

Sign Up Today at www.champschool.com

About Yamaha Champions Riding School:

Yamaha Champions Riding School (ChampSchool) is the nation’s premier motorcycle training program. ChampSchool is the evolution of the Freddie Spencer High-Performance Riding School and is led by racer, author, and former right-hand man of Spencer, Nick Ienatsch and national endurance champion Chris Peris. ChampSchool uses “Champions Habits” to teach all riders the skills and techniques used by the top riders in the world to go faster safer, while concentrating on the way in which modern motorcycles are designed to be ridden. ChampSchool is dedicated to making all motorcycle riders safer and more in control of their riding, no matter what type of riding they do. For more information visit www.champschool.com

Yamaha Champions Riding School is proudly sponsored by: Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Alpinestars, Arai Helmets, YamaLube, GYTR, OmniDeim, Chatterbox, GB Racing, ModOp, Chickenhawk Tire Warmers, Techspec, PSR, Payless Rental Cars, Motion Pro, and N2 Trackdays.

For Information:

Yamaha Champions Riding School – www.champschool.com

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UtahSBA: Hicks Clinches 2021 King Of The Mountain Championship

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 19:16

The Utah Sportbike Association held Round 5 of the Utah Motorcycle Law
Masters of the Mountains Race Series on August 14th. Racers from
around the country traveled to Grantsville to race on Utah Motorsports
Campus’ perimeter configuration which had been on hiatus since the
2019 racing season. The temperatures were high over the weekend, but
riders got to cool down on the long front straight.

On Saturday the UtahSBA held their final class of the season, the
Advanced Rider Training (ART). UtahSBA believes that a skilled,
educated, and trained rider is a safer rider, this program helps
accomplish that goal. The ART is in partnership with the Yamaha
Champions Riding School (YCRS) and teaches skills developed and
practiced by the world’s top riders. Skills that were taught included
vision skills, braking, accelerating, and managing direction changes.
ART students got classroom time, drill time, and when the racing was
finished the ART students took to the track to put it all to work.

The morning began with the Trackstar/Dunlop and Moto Station/Pirelli
King of the Mountain qualifying. In the first qualifying session
riders took the time to do last minute testing and get everything
dialed in. In the second qualifying session things got heated up.
Tyler Jones improved his Q1 time of 2:01.980 to a 1:59.241 for P4 on
the grid. Eric Jones set a great time of 1:58.529 for P3 on the grid.
Jerry Hicks bettered his Q1 time and set a 1:58.202 which was good for
P2. Bill Davis improved his 2:00.347 from Q1 with a blistering
1:57.875 for pole position.

After a morning filled with close racing and excitement it was time
for the King of the Mountain race. Racers took to their positions on
the grid, bikes revved and lights went out for KOM. Eric Jones from
third on the grid took the holeshot after the long straight into turn
one. Following Eric Jones was Davis in second and Hicks in third. On
their way into turn 5 Eric Jones, Davis, and Hicks were nose-to-tail.
Eric Jones took a tight entry line into the turn and tucked his front
end, sending him out of the race. To avoid running over Eric Jones,
Davis locked his front and lowsided out with Eric Jones. Hicks made it
through the corner and focused on keeping it all together for the
remainder of the race. Race direction then called for a red flag and
riders returned to their garages. In the second start of KOM Davis
took the holeshot from pole position and Hicks followed closely
behind. As the racers completed the first lap it was Davis leading
followed by Hicks and Tyler Jones. At the end of the second lap Ryan
Richardson drafted Tyler Jones and passed him on the inside into turn
1 to take third. Davis led the race followed by Hicks until lap 5 when
Hicks made a move on the brakes up the inside of Davis for the lead.
Tyler Jones finished the race in fourth, Richardson finished third.
Davis took the second podium spot, and the KOM championship points
leader Jerry Hicks got the gold clinching the KOM title for the 2021
season.

In a post-race interview we caught up with Hicks who said, “Although
it’s been a bit of a fist-fight with a few things this season, I’m
happy to have now taken a third KOM championship on the trot and to
have locked up the Open Superbike and Open Superstock championships.”
Hicks also had some people he wanted to thank, “I want to thank my
wife, Carrie for all of her support, being team manager, hospitality
manager, number one fan, holding the pit board during races, and all
the other stuff she does to make this happen. Also, I want to thank
Kory, Brian, James, and the entire Moto Station crew. For equipment,
I’ve gotta give a nod to Pirelli race tires and Kawasaki for offering
exceptional products that allow us racers to ride to our full
potential. Finally, special thanks to the USBA board and our club
sponsors; without them, none of this would be possible.”

The AZ Riding Academy Combined GTO race brought more excitement to the
paddock as the day went on. David Thomas started on P7, when the
lights went out Thomas put his new BMW to work and muscled his way
through the front of the pack down the long straight to take the
holeshot in turn 1. Following Thomas was Rick Squires and John Tran.
The race remained the same until the final lap. As Squires and Tran
were coming out of the attitudes, Tran made his move to pass Squires
on the inside. From there they took turns blocking each other in the
last three corners. As they came out of the final turn side by side it
was a drag race to the finish line and Tran won. Squires finished in
third, Tran took second, and Meyer had the gold. The Edge Powersports
Deseret Dash race also had some great battles. Tyler Jones, who
started fifth on the grid, took the holeshot into turn 1 followed by
David Meyer. In Lap 1 Braden Jones found his way through two riders on
the inside into turn 5 for third. On the final lap Meyer made his pass
stick on the inside into turn 13 to take the lead. Braden Jones took
third, Tyler Jones held onto silver, and Meyer took the win.

As the race day neared its end, it was time for the C&R Coatings
Combined GTU. The race did not disappoint. Racers took their positions
on the grid and the track went green. Peter Hofpointner who started on
pole took the holeshot out of turn 1 followed by Lee McNutt. On their
way into turn 3 McNutt made his move on the inside of Hofpointner to
take the lead. Samuel Gluss who started on grid spot 31 had a dream
start that got him up to 4th. On the first lap coming out of the
attitudes Nicholas Schmit who was in third made a mistake which Gluss
capitalized on and got a good drive through Schmit on the inside to
take third. Gluss finished the race in third, in front of Gluss for
second place was Hofpointner. And McNutt took home the gold in
Combined GTU.

Once the races were wrapped up, UtahSBA club members and family all
came together for the traditional post-race BBQ, awards, and to talk
about the ups and downs of the day’s races. Racers then began loading
up their bikes and cleaning up their garages with excitement for the
final round of the season. Round 6 is set to be held on Utah
Motorsports Campus’ East track on September 4th. We look forward to
seeing you all then for our closing round!

The Utah Sport Bike Association is a Utah Non-Profit dedicated to
promoting education, safe riding, and competition in the Intermountain
West. You can find more information about the USBA, upcoming events,
and schools at www.utahsba.com or find us on Facebook.

Motostation/Trackstar KOM Overall:

1. Jerry Hicks (KAW ZX10R)

2. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

3. Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

4. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

5. David Thomas (BMW S1000RR)

6. Tyler Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Motostation KOM GTO:

1. Jerry Hicks (KAW ZX10R)

2. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

3. Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

4. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

5. David Thomas (BMW S1000RR)

6. Tyler Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Trackstar KOM GTU:

1. Brian Childree (KAW ZX6R)

2. Cole Phillips (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Samuel Gluss (KAW 636)

4. Richard Findlay (SUZ GSXR-600)

 

AZ Riding Academy Combined GTO

1. David Thomas (BMW S1000RR)

2. John Tran (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Rick Squires (SUZ GSXR-1000)

4. Lee Mcnutt (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Aaron Sherman (YAM YZF-R1)

6. James Kling (DUC 1198)

 

C&R Coatings Combined GTU

1. Lee Mcnutt (YAM YZF-R6)

2. Peter Hofpointner (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Samuel Gluss (KAW 636)

4. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

5. Nicholas Schmit (SUZ GSXR-600)

6. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

 

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Expert

1. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Tyler Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Braden Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

4. John Tran (YAM YZF-R1)

5. James Kling (DUC 1198)

6. Samuel Gluss (KAW 636)

 

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Novice

1. Remington Mathews (BMW S1000RR)

2. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

3. David Behrend (YAM YZF-R1)

4. John Tillotson (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Chayce Lance (YAM YZF-R6)

6. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

 

Harrison Eurosports Formula 40 – GTO

1. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

2. Eric Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Tyler Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

4. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Rick Squires (SUZ GSXR1000)

6. John Tran (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Harrison Eurosports Formula 40 – GTU

1. Raymond Clark (TRI 675)

2. Nathan Bell (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Victor Arias (YAM YZF-R6)

4. Daniel Egbert (SUZ SV650)

5. Donald Rothfuss (DUC 848-EVO)

6. Dustin Lance (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Bingham Cyclery Lightweight Superbike

1. Ryan Smith (APR RS660)

2. Daniel Egbert (SUZ SV650)

3. Christopher De La Torre (SUZ SV650)

4. Mark Taylor (KAW NINJA-400)

5. Travers Johnson (KAW NINJA-400)

6. Rachel Kuns (KAW NINJA-400)

 

Blud Racing Lubricants Middleweight Superbike

1. Brian Childree (KAW ZX6R)

2. Cole Phillips (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Samuel Gluss (KAW 636)

4. Nicholas Schmit (SUZ GSXR-600)

5. Richard Findlay (SUZ GSXR-600)

6. Braxton Young (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Toxic Moto Racing Middleweight Superstock

1. Brian Childree (KAW ZX6R)

2. Cole Phillips (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Samuel Gluss (KAW 636)

4. Peter Hofpointner (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Richard Findlay (SUZ GSXR-600)

6. Nicholas Schmit (SUZ GSXR-600)

 

The Mechanic Modern Vintage – GTO

1. Kevin Dolan (SUZ GSXR1000)

2. James Kling (DUC 1198)

3. Joshua Snow (YAM YZF-R1)

4. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

5. Barry Ketmany (YAM YZF-R1)

 

The Mechanic Modern Vintage – GTU

1. Nicholas Schmit (SUZ GSXR-600)

2. Richard Findlay (SUZ GSXR-600)

3. Tyler Donaworth (TRI 675R)

4. Braxton Young (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX6R)

6. Victor Arias (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Karl Malone Powersports  Moto 2

1. Brian Childree (KAW ZX6R)

2. Cole Phillips (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Peter Hofpointner (YAM YZF-R6)

4. Lee Mcnutt (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Samuel Gluss (KAW 636)

6. Nicholas Schmit (SUZ GSXR-600)

 

Redline Realty Moto 3

1. Christopher De La Torre (SUZ SV650)

2. Sean Groenstein (HON NSF250R)

3. Mark Taylor (KAW NINJA-400)

4. Brian Gerwe (KAW NINJA-400)

5. Travers Johnson (KAW NINJA-400)

6. Rachel Kuns (KAW NINJA-400)

 

Legion of Speed Novice GTO

1. Remington Mathews (BMW S1000RR)

2. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

3. Christopher Mousley (YAM YZF-R1)

4. John Tillotson (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Pratt Wellman (APR RSV4-RR)

6. David Behrend (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Brighton Peak Financial Novice GTU

1. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

2. Brock Jones (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

4. Chayce Lance (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Jeff Leeman (YAM YZF-R6)

6. Raymond Clark (TRI 675R)

 

Vortex Open Superbike

1. Jerry Hicks (KAW ZX10R)

2. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

3. Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

4. Kevin Dolan (KAW ZX10R)

5. David Thomas (BMW S1000RR)

6. Gilbert Gonzalez (KAW ZX10R)

 

MotoUnited Open Superstock

1. Jerry Hicks (KAW ZX10R)

2. Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

3. David Thomas (BMW S1000RR)

4. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

5. Tyler Jones (YAM YZF-R1)

6. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Karl Malone Powersports Open Twins

1. James Kling (DUC 1198)

2. Ryan Smith (APR RS660)

3. Daniel Egbert (DUC 1199S)

4. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

5. Donald Rothfuss (DUC 848-EVO)

6. Raymond Clark (TRI 675R)

 

Velosio Production 500

1. Brian Childree (KAW NINJA-400)

2. Mark Taylor (KAW NINJA-400)

3. Brian Gerwe (KAW NINJA-400)

4. Travers Johnson (KAW NINJA-400)

5. Kirk Doyle (YAM FZR400)

6. Rachel Kuns (KAW NINJA-400)

 

Monarch Powersports Sportsman

1. Justin Stapleford (SUZ GSXR-1000)

2. Mario Fernandez (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Travers Johnson (KAW NINJA-400)

 

Napa Auto Parts Tooele Stock 1000

1. Jerry Hicks (KAW ZX10R)

2. Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

3. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

4. Aaron Sherman (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Rick Squires (SUZ GSXR1000)

6. James Kling (DUC 1198)

 

Carbonsmith Super Street Bike

1. Peter Hofpointner (KAW ZX10R)

2. Daniel Bodon (SUZ GSXR-600)

3. Victor Arias (HON RVT-1000R-RC51)

4. Josh Carrion (YAM YZF-R6)

 

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MotoAmerica: The Final Round Of Press Releases From PittRace

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 19:00

ESCALANTE RETURNS TO THE TOP IN PITTSBURGH

Wampum, Pennsylvania ( August 18th, 2021 ) – This past weekend the HONOS HVMC Racing team returned east to the beautiful Pittsburgh International Race Complex. On Saturday Richie Escalante would lead the team to his first win in five races followed by a second place finish yet again with the narrowest of margins on Sunday. Corey Alexander earned himself an uncharacteristic finish just inside the top ten during the sole Stock 1000cc race with two top 12 finishes in the HONOS Superbike class.

Escalante arrived to Pennsylvania feeling mostly recovered from lingering injuries. Initially the #54 Graves-Spec ZX-6R battled some adversities during Friday practice and qualifying 1 but Richie quickly rebounded to qualify in second position Saturday morning. Some additional adjustments prior to Saturdays race gained Escalante the confidence needed to make some aggressive maneuvers to take the lead just after half race distance. He would go on to open up a small margin over his championship rival crossing the line on the final lap 0.144 ahead to earn the victory.

Race two proved to be a similar battle royale with Richie swapping positions for the lead numerous times in a series of close passes. After what seemed like would be win #2 of the weekend, Richie lost the lead on the final lap and was unable to counter prior to the line finishing 0.064 behind his championship rival. This marks another one of several finishes this season separating the duo by under one tenth-of-a second.

 

Richie Escalante. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy HONOS HVMC Racing.

 

Richie commented: “It was another great weekend with a win and a second place. Now our goal is to be faster starting on Friday so we can better manage our set up prior to the races. If we can accomplish this then the only thing we have left to do is to go out and win. None of this would be possible without the support of my great team. I can’t wait for the final 2 rounds in a few weeks”.

After 1-2 finishes this weekend Richie maintains second place in the standings with a 61 point deficit to the championship leader. Richie’s personal sponsors include Fresh N’ Lean, HJC Helmets, Vircos Leathers, Alpinestars Boots & Gloves, and Hidalgo.

Corey Alexander again struggled to come to grips with his 2021 Graves-Spec ZX-10RR despite showing glimpses of speed after qualifying third for the weekends single Stock 1000cc race. During the weekends HONOS Superbike races the #23 earned an 11th place finish followed by a 12th for Sunday’s race 2.

The Stock 1000cc race would end up being delayed due to a red flag after a brief two lap start. After being pushed to the end of Sunday the race would see a full restart. Corey struggled to hold his third place starting position drifting back to a lonely 9th place finish by the races end.

Corey commented: “This weekend didn’t go to plan and I’m not very pleased with my performance on the bike. My guys worked so hard to give me a better setup all weekend and I couldn’t find the feeling I was searching for in order to consistently run the pace needed. With that said, I’m optimistic we will find some speed for our home race at NJMP in a few weeks time!”.

Corey’s 9th place finish places him 20 points behind but still  2nd in the Stock 1000cc championship. He  maintains third place in the Superbike Cup points race. Corey’s personal sponsors include: Arai Helmets, Alpinestars, Sals Pizza & Pasta, Ikoniqa, Four3 Performance Lab, Redshift, Gemini, Tucker, and Prestige Services Group.

The HONOS HVMC Racing team heads to it’s home round at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ for round 8 of the MotoAmerica Championship, September 10-12th. You can purchase tickets to the event via MotoAmerica.com or in person at the race track.

About WE ARE HONOS®

Founded in 2018, HONOS is a Los Angeles based performance gear and fashion apparel brand that promotes talent within the adrenaline sports realm. With worldwide partnerships ranging from the American Racing team in Moto2 to title sponsorship of the HONOS Superbike class in MotoAmerica, HONOS has heavily invested its brand into motorsports. Follow @wearehonos or visit wearehonos.com to shop for team gear now.

About Hudson Valley Motorcycles

Hudson Valley Motorcycles (HVMC) is a family owned and operated motorcycle dealership that has been serving New York’s Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New England region. HVMC has offered Kawasaki, Ducati, Scrambler Ducati, Suzuki, Energica and ATV, motorcycle or UTV Sales, Parts, and Service for over 50 years. For more info visit hudsonvalleymotorcycles.com, call (914)-762-2722 or follow @hvmotorcycles on social media.

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Bradley Ward Racing:

Career best MotoAmerica Superbike result for Bradley Ward in second race back

Bradley Ward was back in action and on the pace at Pittsburgh International Race Complex this past weekend in the latest round of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.

Qualifying on the third row of the grid, the #57 rider rode superbly in Saturday’s opening race, crossing the line in seventh. He was running strongly on Sunday before a small mistake saw him run off track and failing to finish.

Despite Sunday’s DNF, Bradley’s speed in the last two races, following his crash last season has been impressive and he heads to the penultimate round of the series in New Jersey in a few weeks confident of another good showing.

 

Bradley Ward (57). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Bradley Ward Racing.

 

Bradley Ward: “After my racing return in Brainerd where I struggled a lot with a bad blister, I have been battling an infection on antibiotics to try to be ready for Pittsburgh. I didn’t know if I would be able to ride. It’s not like me to moan about a bit pain given what’s happened to me in the last twelve months, but it wasn’t pleasant. I did a bit of home surgery and cut the infection out and we were good to go. We made some changes to make me more comfortable on the bike. The first session was decent, and we weren’t too far from where we were. I was happy to be honest. I managed to find a bit more time in Q2 when we put the qualifying tyre in and was able to make my best lap time at Pitt Race. I made a good start in Race 1 and was running inside the top ten and not too far behind Jake Lewis who is always a good benchmark. I enjoyed the race and was able to finish P7 which was my career best result to boot. We didn’t make too many changes for Sunday’s race, but I pushed a bit too hard and went down. I was carrying a bit more speed and lost the front. It wasn’t the way I wanted to end the weekend, but you must take the highs with the lows. It was my first crash since the big one last year so at least that’s out of the way and I can go to New Jersey confident.”

For more information go to bradleywardracing.com

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Landers Racing:

The battle for the Sportbiketrackgear.com Junior Cup Championship heated up over the weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex as Ben Gloddy was able to decrease his points deficit after finishing first in race one, followed by a very close second in race two by a mere .061 after recording the fastest lap of the weekend for the Junior Cup Class at 1:54.435. The lap record was previously set by Gloddy’s teammate, Rocco Landers, back in 2019 at 1:53.969.

 

Ben Gloddy (72) took the win in Junior Cup Race One. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Landers Racing.

 

Gloddy had this to say: “We came into Pitt prepared to work hard and looking to close the gap a bit in the championship points battle; we were able to do that this weekend and now heading into New Jersey we are down nine points instead of sixteen. I am having a ton of fun battling on the track. I’m not going to lie, I get frustrated with myself when I am not able to pull off a win. We are all here for the same thing though and it is fun dicing it up out there with my buddies. I can’t thank Landers Racing and all of my supporters enough for all the hard work that goes into the race weekends and leading up to the weekends. I couldn’t do this without you all.”

Landers Racing team owner, Stoney Landers, added: “This past weekend proved to be a very solid and productive weekend for young Ben Gloddy aboard his Ninja 400R. He set the pace from the beginning, qualifying P1, then going on to win race 1. He came up half a bike length short in race 2 to get P2, but still salvaged some valuable points.  We continue to learn every weekend and will go into New Jersey ready to rock! Thanks so much to Tarl Kuhn, Will Eikenberry, Cameron Jones, Jaime Landers, Eric Lingis, and of course our suspension/setup guru, Barry Wressell with Ohlins and KFG Motorsports, for all their help, tireless efforts and support.”

Thank you to: Stoney, Tarl, Will, Boyd, Jamie, Lee’s Cycle Service, Ohlins USA, KFG Motorsports, CJR Performance, Evol Technology, The Big S, Freedom Cycle, American Supercamp, Penguin Racing, REB Graphics, Innovative Motorsports, Atlantic Cruising Yachts, Arai Helmets, Dunlop, Scott Stump, Roche Realty Group, Sportbike Track Gear, Fast by Ferracci, Barnett Clutches and Cables, Beringer Brakes, SBS, Vortex, EK Chains, Tyrant Designs CNC and all of Ben’s team and personal sponsors for all of the support, as well as his parents, family, friends, and fans!

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Hayden Bicknese Racing:

Double points finish for Hayden Bicknese in latest MotoAmerica Junior Cup round

Fifteen-year-old Hayden Bicknese may be in his first season of MotoAmerica Junior Cup competition, but the talented teen is already showing signs that he will be one to watch as he further hones his racing skills.

Named after Nicky Hayden, and sporting the 2006 MotoGP champion’s iconic #69, Bicknese currently sits twelfth overall in the 2021 MotoAmerica Junior Cup standings, a mere five points from ninth, with a brace of seventh places under his belt.

He was backing in action at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex last weekend, where he once again made big strides, finishing P11 and P12 in the two ten lap encounters, narrowly missing the top ten on both occasions. Importantly was his pace on Sunday compared to Saturday. His best lap improving by almost two seconds, in line with those at the front.

With just two rounds and four races remaining, Hayden is looking forward to ending the year strong – his aim to bag a top six finish by the time the 2021 season draws to a close.

 

Hayden Bicknese (69). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Hayden Bicknese Racing.

 

Hayden Bicknese: “Race one went ok. I was struggling a little bit with rear grip, but I was able to pass someone on the line on the final lap. Overnight we discovered something with the front forks, and I was able to gain two seconds in warm up. I was battling with a huge group once again on Sunday and it was a fun race. We were all pushing each other, and the pace was much faster that in Race one. I was also able to pass someone right on the line again. I had a new mechanic this weekend who understands me and I think it is going to be a great end to the season now.”

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Rivoluzione in SBK, Redding-Ducati è divorzio: torna Alvaro Bautista

Lo spagnolo pronto a risalire sulla Ducati dopo i due anni trascorsi in Honda e affiancherà Michael Rinaldi in sella alla Panigale V4 nella prossima stagione

ESCLUSIVA: Rivoluzione in SBK, Redding-Ducati è divorzio: torna Alvaro Bautista

Lo spagnolo pronto a risalire sulla Ducati dopo i due anni trascorsi in Honda e affiancherà Michael Rinaldi in sella alla Panigale V4 nella prossima stagione

British Superbike: Championship Heading To Cadwell Park

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 18:17

War of the Wolds: Bennetts BSB returns to Cadwell Park this weekend

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Cadwell Park this weekend (August 20/21/22). And, by the time the opening BikeSocial race gets underway on Saturday afternoon, it will have been 734 days since the last Bennetts BSB racing action at the Lincolnshire track.

As the title fight reaches the Wolds, it’s locally-based Australian Jason O’Halloran who leads the standings for the McAMS Yamaha team after claiming eight wins so far this season. He counts Cadwell Park as one of his favourite circuits on the calendar, but heads into this weekend bidding for an elusive first victory at the track.

In second place ahead of this weekend is his teammate Tarran Mackenzie, who has twice been a race winner in 2021 and who climbed the order after his performance last weekend at Donington Park.

The pair, along with the third Donington Park race winner Tommy Bridewell, are all in contention to win in the Milwaukee Summer Grand Slam this weekend. Three different race winners at Donington Park just days ago means that a £10,000 prize for winning four of the six races from the two events, is still up for grabs. If O’Halloran, Mackenzie or Bridewell can claim a triple win in Lincolnshire, they will net the prize.

The Bennetts BSB contenders will also all be fighting it out to be crowned the Milwaukee King of the Mountain. The highest overall points’ scorer across the three races will be awarded the trophy after the final race on Sunday.

Christian Iddon dropped to third in the standings after a difficult weekend at Donington Park and so the VisionTrack Ducati rider will be determined to add to his seven podium finishes already this season. Two crashes cost him in the points, but with three races and a maximum of 75-points available this weekend, he could regain the ground with a strong performance.

Danny Buchan currently holds fourth in the standings, but following a heavy crash last weekend, the SYNETIQ BMW rider will be sidelined due to suspected concussion, leaving Andrew Irwin to fly the flag for the team after his podium finish at Donington Park.

Bridewell became the fifth different race winner of 2021 and he holds fifth in the overall standings, ahead of local hero Peter Hickman. The FHO Racing BMW team make their racing debut at Cadwell Park this weekend, and based locally in Louth, will be hoping for a strong home round as they target their first Superbike race win.

Honda Racing’s Glenn Irwin has been gathering podium momentum in recent rounds and as another local team have high hopes for the Cadwell Park races, whilst Bradley Ray completes the top eight currently.

There are now just nine races remaining before the Showdown as riders battle to be inside the top eight of the standings after Silverstone in order to be in the final three-round title fight.

One rider who is fully focused on moving up the order is reigning champion Josh Brookes on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis. He scored a best result of fourth last time out, and at a circuit where he is hugely popular for his high-flying style over the Mountain, he will be aiming for his first podium finish of the season.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 277

Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 223

Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 203

Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 165

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 157

Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 130

Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 121

Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) 112

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com

 

Jason O’Halloran – McAMS Yamaha

Championship leader 

“I am really looking forward to Cadwell Park; I really missed not going there last year as it is one of my favourite tracks on the calendar.

“I love the place and the atmosphere of the weekend, especially with all the fans. I have so much local support there too, so I can’t wait to get into the event.

“We have won a lot of races and scored a lot of podiums so far this year and it would be awesome to do that again.

“To win at Cadwell Park would be a massive box ticked for something that I really want to achieve, so I am looking for a really strong weekend. It is on my bucket list to win there!”

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Canadian Superbike: Even More From The Races At CTMP

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 17:31

YOUNG TAKES A POLE POSITION, A 1ST, A 2ND AND A 3RD IN TRIPLE-HEADER WEEKEND AT MOSPORT

Ben Young continues to charge in his campaign for the 2021 Canadian Superbike title. He was crowned “King of Mosport” after walking away with Pole Position, 1st place race one, 3rd place race two and a 2nd place in race three, along with a race lap record during the first-ever triple-header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

After topping the timesheets in the first qualifying session, Young moved into Superpole with the top 10, where they have the opportunity to run a Dunlop spec qualifying tire which can improve times dramatically.  The weather had other ideas, however. Young headed out on a soft slick at the start of the session and easily took pole position. He came into the pit, switched over to the spec tire but didn’t get out on track as heavy rain began to fall on the back section of the track and the session was stopped immediately. After much deliberation, the ultimate decision was to proceed to grid based on positions from Superpole – Young took his second Pole Position of the 2021 CSBK season.

Due to unfortunate circumstances on Saturday, all three races were switched to 14 laps, and would all be held on Sunday. They would prove to be close racing the likes of which we’ve not seen at this level for years.

Race one began with Young slotting into 2nd place behind Dumas for the first few laps. He was constantly on Dumas tail and by lap 6, Young managed to make a pass stick and led the race on his Van Dolder’s Home Team BMW. With the top 5 close on his tail. Young continued to push, closing the door on his opponents and held on to take the win.

With a great start off the line in race two, Ben rocketed his BMW S1000RR into first position. Young jostled positions with Szoke and Dumas for the entirety of the race. Multiple times, they crossed the line three-abreast, so close was the competition. Ultimately, Young took 3rd place, with just 3/10ths of a second covering the top 3. This would only prove to make Young hungrier for the final race of tripleheader weekend.

Young got a bad launch of the line for the third and last race of the day, dropping as low as 5th place. He quickly picked off riders and was battling for first again in no time. Young led the race, with Szoke close on his tail, renewing their long rivalry. They switched positions, and with one lap to go on the last corner, Young attempted one last pass on Szoke but had to sit up at the last moment to avoid a collision. The riders crossed the line three-wide, with Young taking the second position – completing his trifecta of positions for the weekend.

Of the weekend, Young said the following: “Three races in one day was a lot, but we were more than ready for it. We had a great race set up for the crucial last laps of the 20 and 18 lap races, and with our race being shortened to 14 laps, I felt like it helped a lot of the other riders who hadn’t had it figured out. Some great battles throughout all 3 races, and all clean and fair racing.”

Ben now tails first place in the standings by only 10 points. The championship will be decided at the final round held at Calabogie Motorsports Park, dates to be confirmed.

Young’s partners for his 2021 CSBK Championship season include; BMW Motorrad Canada, Van Dolder’s Home Team, Scot-Build Developments Inc, Parts Canada, HJC Helmets, Alpinestars, Motul, Hindle Exhaust, Barrie Trim and Mouldings, Alpha Racing and Vass Performance Cycle.

To keep up-to-date on Ben Young throughout the year visit; www.BenYoungRacing.com, www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and on Twitter and Instagram: @benyoung_86

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Valentino Rossi wird Vater einer Tochter

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Wed, 2021-08-18 16:45
Freudige Nachrichten aus dem Hause Rossi: Valentino und seine Freundin Francesca Sofia erwarten Nachwuchs. Das verkündete der neunfache Weltmeister auf seinem Facebook-Kanal am Mittwochabend.
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American Flat Track: 74th Peoria TT Happening Next Weekend

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2021-08-18 16:40

History Awaits as Progressive AFT Powers into 74th Peoria TT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Progressive American Flat Track will make its highly anticipated return to PMC Race Park for the 74th Law Tigers Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon in Peoria, Illinois, this Saturday, August 21.

The race easily ranks as among the most prestigious and fabled on the Grand National Championship tour. It’s earned that distinction both via its long history and incredible setting inside a natural amphitheater that offers spectacular viewing for the massive crowds that annually pack the grassy hills surrounding the 5/8-mile course.

The Peoria TT is one of those special events aspiring racers dream of someday winning. And that’s a goal that’s proved elusive to an overwhelming percentage of even the world’s greatest flat trackers due to the circuit-specific excellence of a small handful of riders over the past few decades.

Between the two of them, “King” Henry Wiles and “Prince of Peoria” Chris Carr have garnered 26 of the most recent 30 premier-class Peoria TT victories. Wiles had singlehandedly shut the current generation of Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle aces out with 14 straight wins prior to missing the 2019 edition due to injury.

Reigning Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) reigned in Wiles’ absence and is likely viewed as the pre-race favorite by most heading into this weekend. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a number of other serious contenders to consider, however.

New York Short Track II winner Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) has racked up a pile of Peoria runner-up finishes to Wiles over the years, and the race is one of the very few he has yet to conquer.

Multi-time road racing national champion JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) was already widely considered the class’ resident TT master, and the recent rule changes designed to level the playing field between race-only and production-based motorcycles should only make Beach that much more formidable in Peoria.

The increasingly on-form Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City FTR750) pushed his older brother for the win at the 2019 Peoria TT and would love nothing more than to get the job done in the rematch.

Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) has the versatility to excel at the venue and the drive to finally get his maiden Mission SuperTwins victory after scoring three runner-up finishes already in 2021.

Who will be the next to etch their name on the legendary Peoria TT’s winners list?

 

AFT Singles

Undercard or not, it’s possible this year’s AFT Singles showdown in Peoria is the most eagerly awaited race the sport has seen over the past two seasons.

The aforementioned Henry Wiles (No. 17 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) is now plying his trade on a 450cc machine full-time. And his presence arguably makes the AFT Singles Peoria TT Main Event the single most difficult race for any other rider to win regardless of class in 2021.

But if someone is capable of doing so, it might just be defending class champion Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F). The Peoria TT is Daniels’ home race, and it served as the scene of his arrival as a series winner in 2019, when he dominated the AFT Singles field as a precocious 16-year-old just five races into his Progressive AFT career.

Daniels is much further along down the path towards superstardom these days. He’s since collected ten additional victories along with a class championship but defeating Wiles straight up at Peoria would be a next-level accomplishment.

This isn’t a two-rider duel however. The field, which hosts several skilled TT riders, will expand this weekend to include some high-profile wild cards as well, including future Hall of Famer Ryan Sipes (No. 264 Red Bull/Leatt/KTM 450 SX-F) and Spanish flat track hero Ferran Cardús (No. 377 WBR Suzuki RM-Z450).

Among the riders most motivated to stand tall this weekend is Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE), who won’t want to allow Daniels to steal away any more momentum in their tight championship tussle.

 

AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

It’s not often that 2019 AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07) appears vulnerable of giving up points to his rivals prior to a race weekend.

Texter is unlikely to make it all that easy this weekend either, with a strong all-around base of riding skills to his credit. However, there’s no denying that the class’ third-ranked rider,  Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07), boasts a more impressive TT résumé than Texter. If Bromley is hoping to make up big chunks of ground at some point this season, short of fluke or injury, this weekend is likely his best opportunity to do so.

Following his incident and subsequent injury at Weedsport Speedway, second-place championship contender Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) announced he will not be racing at this weekend’s event.

Another rider to keep an eye on is Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield Twins FT). Lewis has repeatedly shown he can put the Royal Enfield Twins FT up front on more favorable battlegrounds, and it’s possible that PMC Race Park could prove to be just that.

Spectator safety remains the top priority and Progressive AFT has worked closely with local health and government officials toward those ends. For more on the specific precautions being undertaken, please consult the Progressive AFT Events Health & Safety FAQ.

Tickets are available for purchase now at https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3444/. General Admission tickets are available for $30 if purchased in advance/$40 at the gate (children 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult GA ticket). A limited number of VIP admission passes are also available, which includes access to the Turn 1 VIP Lounge, for $150 in advance (all ages).

The gates will open for fans at 9:00 a.m. local time with Opening Ceremonies set to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT. Live coverage of the entire weekend’s racing activities will be available on any device for only $1.99 a month via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

The Law Tigers Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon will premiere on NBCSN on Sunday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT, featuring exclusive features and cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage.

For more information, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com.

To score the latest gear for the Progressive American Flat Track fan, visit our official merchandise store at https://store.americanflattrack.com.

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Kawasaki Z900RS SE: animo racing e tributo alla Z1

La modern-classic di Akashi torna nel 2022 con la versione SE, dalle specifiche tecniche di alto livello e con livrea della Z1 del 1972

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