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La carta VR46 ti porta a Misano con uno sconto del 30%

L'obiettivo della nuova carta è accompagnare un numero sempre maggiore di cittadini verso la “cashless society” attraverso un marchio sportivo famoso in tutto il mondo. La carta co-brandizzata “VR46” offre sconti e vantaggi esclusivi per i titolari

Racer Moham To Be Inducted Into Colorado Motorsports Hall Of Fame

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-08-23 20:12

Shannon Moham To Be Inducted Into Colorado Motorsports Hall Of Fame

The Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame has announced that Shannon Moham is one of the eleven inductees to be honored during the 2022 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

With over 100 championships, 435 race wins and 33 class track records in the Rocky Mountain Region with the MRA and USBA, Moham will be inducted along with Michael Lippencott, Roger “Cappy” Mason, Dick Baty, Don “Spyder” Anderson, George Willett, Jack Graham, Jeff Winter, Kent Moore, Larramie Duncan, Lee Stark and Mike Starnes.

Moham will join previous motorcycle racing inductees Ricky Orlando, Korry Hogan, Davey Durrelle, Donnie Hough and Bruce Sass.

Hall of Fame Inductees come from all facets of motorsports: Drivers, builders, mechanics, owners, facility operators and non-profit organizations. And, whether they come from being involved with racing on land, air or water, they all have the same pedigree: a passion for speed, competition and perfection.

The Induction ceremonies will be at the Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, Colorado, on October 14, 2022 at 5:00pm MST. Tickets for the 2022 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now available at https://coloradomotorsportshalloffame.com/

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Lesione al legamento per Joan Mir, non correrà a Misano

Il maiorchino ha pagato caro l'highside nei primi giri del circuito austriaco. Decisamente un'annata sfortunata in casa Suzuki

Maria Costello Joins FHO Racing’s Effort To Support Female Racers

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-08-23 16:18

FHO RACING REVEALS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MARIA COSTELLO MBE

FHO Racing has teamed up with history-making racer Maria Costello MBE to help the squad’s drive to support up and coming female racers.

The team, owned and operated by Faye Ho, has been committed to nurturing and supporting talented girl racers since early in 2021 and currently backs a number of young and exciting girls in various motorsport series.

Now, to further enhance her commitment, Faye is drawing on the knowledge and experience of Costello – the world’s most prominent and well-known female road racer – as she joins the team in a management and mentor role for its four female motorcycle racers.

The first woman to ever finish on the podium in a race around the world famous Isle of Man TT course, Costello put herself back in the history books again in 2019 when she became the first female to contest a solo and a sidecar race on the same day.

Alongside her busy racing schedule, she has spent a number of years giving up her own time to support some of the UK’s young female talent and is now looking forward to sharing her skills and wisdom with the team’s supported riders – Jamie Hanks-Elliott, Holly Harris, Charlotte Marcuzzo and Scarlett Robinson.

Maria Costello MBE:

“I’m really excited, this opportunity feels like a natural progression for me after more than 26 years competing and running my own teams in this sport and I’m absolutely over the moon to be doing this.

“I feel very fortunate to be in a position to take on this role, it’s no small undertaking but I’m so happy to be working with some really talented young racers.

“Being able to give back to the sport in a professional role really means a lot to me and shows how the sport is evolving in such a positive way towards women.

“I have all these years of experience, I’ve been there and done quite a lot and now I want to just try and pass on a bit of that and ultimately, just be there to help and support these amazing girls.”

Faye Ho, Team Principal:

“Growing and supporting the number of girls in this sport has always been something I’m passionate about, and who better to help us in this journey than someone who has been there, done it and made a career from it?

“If you talk about female motorcycle racers over the last couple of decades, there is only one who stands out as having any longevity and that is Maria. She has proved time and time again that you can be successful at this sport as a female but she also knows how much work it involves

“Because of this, she is perfectly placed to be able to help our FHO girls. Not only is she able to help them with the racing side, she knows what other obstacles they may face along the way and her vast experience and knowledge is second to none.

“I am delighted to welcome Maria to the team and I know the girls are thrilled to have her on board too.”

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MotoAmerica: Even More From Pittsburgh International Race Complex

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-08-23 16:01

Highs and Lows at Pitt Race BUILD. TRAIN. RACE.

Royal Enfield BTR Road Racing endures trying weekend at Pittsburgh Race Complex.

Milwaukee, WI – Extreme heat, torrential downpours, tricky track conditions, through it all at Pittsburgh International Race Complex shined the heart and dedication of the Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. (BTR) road racers. It wasn’t an easy weekend at Pitt Race, especially not with the much-anticipated Sunday main event ending in a red flag. Though it wasn’t the finish anyone was looking for, including winner Kayleigh Buyck, there were some memorable and redeeming moments from the MotoAmerica weekend.

There’s no doubt Kayleigh Buyck has the bullseye on her back in the Build. Train. Race. MotoAmerica paddock. Coming off a three-race win-streak, Buyck was looking to add another BTR race win to her collection, and the rest of the women on the grid were just as determined to stop her. None more so than Jenny Chancellor, who came into Pittsburgh fired up for a win.

Throughout the changing conditions at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, the BTR women were advised to keep their rain tires on, which saw them run the main race on wets in the drying conditions. After getting out to a poor start, Chancellor quickly made her way to the front and led every lap of the race aboard her Continental GT 650, right up until the moment it mattered. On the final lap, she lost control and went down, prompting the red flag to come out. Had she gotten back on her bike and back on the track, she would have been awarded the win, but sadly she ended the day with a DNF. The win went to Buyck, followed by Crystal Martinez in second and Chloe Peterson in third.

 

Jenny Chancellor (19) led nearly every lap of the main race until a crash on the last lap ended in a red flag and a disappointing DNF for Chancellor. Photo courtesy Royal Enfield North America.

 

“What a crazy, amazing weekend at Pitt Race!” exclaimed Chancellor. “I feel like I finally found my comfort zone on my Royal Enfield and rode great all weekend long. I was definitely disappointed to not finish the race, but I have already put this behind me and am looking forward to our next round in New Jersey.”

“Not the way I wanted to take a victory, ever, but racing is racing,” said Kayleigh Buyck. It was an otherwise stellar weekend for the championship leader. Buyck led the way in qualifying, and was awarded a Wilber Watch for taking pole position.

 

Kayleigh Buyck with the Wilbur watch she won for taking pole position at PittRace. Photo courtesy Royal Enfield North America.

 

Podium finisher Chloe Peterson agreed with the sentiment, calling the weekend overall “a bit conflicted. Happy I made it on the podium again in third but not happy that it happened because of the race ending with a red flag. I wanted to see how my battle with Crystal played out. It was a tough race going out with full rain setup on the GT650 with a basically dry track. My strategy was to ride smart and not crash. I didn’t want a repeat of going down at Road America. I redeemed myself, made it on the podium and consider it a success.”

“Racing is not easy; there will always be challenges to overcome and variables beyond your control,” said Breeann Poland, Marketing and Communications Lead – Royal Enfield Americas. “These women dealt with all the challenges, kept putting in the work, supported each other and encouraged each other all weekend. Seeing the improvement every time we go out, the great racing and the smiles afterward are what make it all worth it. That’s what Build. Train. Race. is about.”

Royal Enfield BUILD. TRAIN. RACE. Road Race

Pitt Race Results

1. Kayleigh Buyck (#16)

2. Crystal Martinez (#25)

3. Chloe Peterson (#55)

4. Ash Truxal (#31)

5. Jessica Martin (#23)

6. Cora Tennyson (#95)

7. Michaela Trumbull (#27)

8. Trisha Dahl (#44)

9. Alyssa Bridges (#30)

10. Nicole Pareso (#11)

 

About Royal Enfield

The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the midsize motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. Royal Enfield is a leading player in the global middleweight motorcycle market.

Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is developing a growing network of more than 150 dealers in North America, including the contiguous U.S. and Canada. RENA currently offers the all-new Classic 350, Meteor 350, Himalayan and the 650 Twins (INT650 and Continental GT 650) motorcycles, along with a range of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories and apparel.

For more information on Royal Enfield North America, visit www.RoyalEnfield.com/us/en/, www.Instagram.com/RoyalEnfield_NA, www.Facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica.

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by N2 Racing:

N2/BobbleHeadMoto Racing’s Blake Davis Wins at Pitt Race and Takes Over the Twins Cup Points Lead.

Media, PA – August 2022 – N2/BobbleHeadMoto Racing’s Blake Davis scored a win and a second-place finish in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex taking over the points lead with two rounds to go. Josh Hayes finished fifth and sixth in Supersport in his last ride substituting for Kevin Olmedo, who is recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome at home in El Salvador. The PittRace MotoAmerica weekend, after the highly successful N2/WERA Endurance by Dunlop event, was one of the most successful weeks in the history of N2 since its inception in 2014.

Blake Davis entered the PittRace weekend 28 points down in third place behind Anthony Mazziotto and Jody Barry. Blake was going to need to do really well, and his competitors would have to suffer some bad luck in order to enter the last two rounds fighting for the Twins Cup Championship.

Blake was fast from the first lap with only small changes made to the Dunlop-equipped Yamaha YZF-R7 over the course of the event. Blake was dominant in practice and achieved his first MotoAmerica pole position in qualifying, breaking the track record with a time of 1:47.114.

Starting from pole makes everything easier and Blake took full advantage jumping out to a five-bikelength lead by Turn Two. Blake led for the majority of the race before being run down by a charging Kaleb De Keyrel. Kaleb followed Blake for most of the race before passing Davis while the pair were passing a lapper. Blake stayed calm and tested his pass for the lead down the front straight with two laps to go. Confident in his strategy, Blake stayed close to De Keyrel for the remainder of race, got a great drive out of the last corner to pass De Keyrel at the line for the win. Championship competitors Mazziotto finished eighth and Barry finished 10th. This meant Davis gained several points on both.

Race Two was even more complicated. Starting from pole was supposed to make everything easier, but Blake had a shifting issue at the start of Race Two crossing the line in seventh place. After only two laps, a red flag came out to stop the race, giving Blake another chance at the start. Blake took full advantage of the restart, this time leading the restarted first lap. There were seven riders in the lead group with lead changes happening multiple times per lap. On lap five of the restarted race, the red flag came out again. This time, MotoAmerica called the race with Blake Davis in second place. Since Barry and Mazziotto finished in ninth and 10th, respectively, Blake gained enough points to lead the championship by a single point going into the last two rounds. This is fairly remarkable for a 16-year-old in his first year of Twins Cup racing.

Josh Hayes will be riding for Squid Hunter Racing for the rest of the MotoAmerica Supersport season but was able to help out N2 Racing for one last ride substituting for Kevin Olmedo at PittRace. This was Josh’s first event at PittRace on a 600. Josh and the team made pretty substantial changes to the chassis over the course of the weekend, improving with every session. Hayes qualified on row two in the sixth position with a time of 1:45.178.

Race One started under beautiful sunny skies. Josh got a great start crossing the finish line in fourth place on lap one. Hayes then battled with Ben Smith and Cory Ventura, with Hayes settling into a lonely fifth place. The race was stopped with a red flag, with Josh finishing in that fifth position.

Race Two was much more eventful. The race started dry but under the threat of rain. Josh got a fantastic start moving up into the second position, but Hayes was quickly swallowed up by the pack sliding back to eighth. Hayes put his head down and fought his way back to sixth passing Luke Power and Cory Ventura but ran out of time to chase down Ben Smith for a top five.

 

Blake Davis (22). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy N2 Racing.

 

Blake Davis – “We had a great time during the PittRace N2/WERA National Endurance Race by Dunlop and won in the Lightweight class. We then broke the track record in qualifying, won MotoAmerica Twins Cup Race One, got on the podium in Race Two, and took over the Twins Cup points lead. I have always liked PittRace, but now it might be my favorite track on the calendar. I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of the N2/BobbleHeadMoto Team, my crew chief Shiloh Salopek, Dustin Meador, and my dad. We are looking forward to seeing what our Yamaha YZF-R7 can do at New Jersey Motorsports Park.”

 

Josh Hayes (4), as seen during the wet warmup session on Sunday morning. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy N2 Racing.

 

Josh Hayes – “I’m really thankful for the trust in me and the opportunity to work with N2/Bobblehead Racing for a couple of MotoAmerica weekends, filling in for Kevin Olmedo. I really enjoyed my time with the team, and hope I have made some contribution to the development efforts of their Yamaha YZF-R6. PittRace was a challenging track for me, but we still put on a show, and I improved with every session. I’m looking forward to getting back to the N2/WERA Endurance Series by Dunlop soon with the N2 team, and fight for that championship. It’s also been fun to be inside and see Blake Davis develop into a consistent front runner on his Yamaha YZF-R7.”

Shiloh Salopek (Crew Chief) – “I would consider this weekend a huge success for the N2/BobbleHeadMoto team. We’ve made great progress with our program this year and everyone’s hard work and dedication is starting to show for itself.  We’re looking forward to keeping this momentum rolling into the NJMP round in September. Thanks again to Josh for helping out in the last few rounds. It means a lot.”

About N2: N2 – Ride, Race, Learn.

Founded in 2014, N2’s mission is to build a sustainable motorcycle community through safe, structured motorcycle track days, advanced rider training programs based on Yamaha Champions Riding School teaching methods, with a strong affinity for motorcycle road racing. N2 successfully resurrected Motorcycle Endurance Racing in America partnering with WERA Roadracing and creating the N2/WERA National Endurance Series by Dunlop. N2 is a premier participant in the MotoAmerica Pro Racing Series with a multi-rider team competing in several classes. N2 is also a major contributor to the Roadracing World Action Fund through fundraising efforts and support from its large member base.

N2 Racing is proudly sponsored by: Dunlop Motorcycle Tire, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Dainese, BobbleHeadMoto, Karnes Performance, Trading Paint, GB Racing, Westby Racing, Attack Performance, Robem Engineering, Puig, Eazi Grip, ProBolt, SBS Brakes and Yamaha Champions Riding School.

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Altus Motorsports:

MotoAmerica: Results from PittRace for the Altus Motorsports WPS FLY Racing Team

(Wampum, PA) – Overall the PittRace round was a successful event for the Altus team. Brandon Paasch secured two more podiums in Stock 1000 and scored good points in the Superbike Cup. Kayla Yaakov grabbed another podium finish in Junior Cup. And the team solved a season long issue with Jaret Nassaney’s Supersport bike.

Superbike Cup & Stock 1000

 

Brandon Paasch (96). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Altus Motorsports.

 

Brandon Paasch arrived in Pennsylvania after posting his best results of the season at the last round. With the PittRace MotoAmerica round being a doubleheader for the Stock 1000 class, he was hoping to continue the trend. And he did. Paasch started both races from 4th on the grid and crossed the finish line in third on his GSX-R1000.

“Overall it was a really solid weekend with good starts and fun racing. Still struggling with a couple things riding the 1000, but we are definitely going in the right direction! Really looking forward to getting to NJMP and continuing our progress!” said Brandon Paasch.

In the Superbike Races, Brandon started both of them from 15th. He finished the first race in 11th and the second in 12th. In both instances, he was the top Superbike Cup finisher. He currently sits second in that championship, just 11 points out of first.

Supersport

 

Jaret Nassaney (59). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Altus Motorsports.

 

Jaret Nassaney has struggled most of the season with an enigmatic and inconsistent suspension issue and, unfortunately, PittRace was no exception. Fortunately, it looks like the issue has finally been diagnosed and remediated. A defect in the rear shock that would cause the bike to become harder to ride as the race went on was found to be the source of the problem. Nassaney started the two Supersport races from 8th and finished both in 9th.

“It wasn’t an ideal weekend! We struggled to get the bike set up and then found out on Saturday that we had a rear shock failure. Turns out that was the source of a lot of the problems we’ve been chasing all season. We salvaged two 9th positions but that is not where I want to be! We’ll recoup and come back stronger for New Jersey,” said Jaret Nassaney.

Junior Cup

 

Kayla Yaakov (31). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Altus Motorsports.

 

Kayla Yaakov struggled with mechanical and setup issues throughout the practice and qualifying sessions. But, as Kayla has proven over the course of this season, when the race starts, none of that matters — she’s going to be near the front. She started the first Junior Cup race from 4th place and went with the lead group. She spent most of the race in third strategizing how to collect another win. Unfortunately, she lost touch with the leaders when she had to avoid being collected by another rider who nearly crashed right in front of her. She crossed the line in 4th just a few hundredths of a second from 3rd. In the Sunday race, she flipped that script and took 3rd in a photo finish.

“Our MotoAmerica round at Pittsburgh International Raceway was a difficult one. From setup issues that caused us to virtually waste sessions to mechanical problems, and even to some racing incidents that caused us to lose touch with some of the other riders, it was a tough weekend. On another note, I’m happy to have walked away with my 8th podium of the season, gathering enough points to tie us for third in the championship (only 3 points behind second). Overall I’m happy with the result, considering the difficulties we faced throughout the weekend. I can’t thank my dad and the whole Altus Motorsports crew enough. We’re ready for New Jersey!” said Kayla Yaakov.

“What can I say? It was another good weekend. We have great riders and a great team. Huge thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting us,” said George Nassaney.

The Altus Motorsports team is supported by our great family of sponsors: Altus Motorsports, FLY Racing WPS, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Moto-D Racing, Bonamici, Hot Bodies Racing, M4 Exhausts, Vortex EK, Motion Pro, Barnett, Maxima Racing Oils, SBS Brakes, BrakeTech USA, Inc., Ohlins, K-Tech, RS Taichi, Arai, Law Tigers Oklahoma, and Altus Factory Racing.

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All'asta lo scooter usato da Valentino Rossi nel 2008 e nel 2009

In occasione del "Minardi Day" verrà organizzata una vendita all'incanto, fra i lotti il Giggle 50 del Dottore. Il ricavato della vendita verrà devoluto in beneficenza

FIM Reaffirms The Status Of The New Supercross World Championship

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-08-23 15:21

FIM Reaffirms the FIM World Supercross Championship as the Sole Sanctioned World Supercross Championship Series

MIES, SWITZERLAND, August 23, 2022 – In light of recently announced developments in the marketplace, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the global governing body of motorcycle racing, reaffirms that the FIM World Supercross Championship remains the only supercross world championship series that is recognised and sanctioned by the FIM.  Whilst the AMA Motocross and Supercross Championships are successful domestic Championships in their respective own rights, these domestic championships do not combine to score points towards any official FIM sanctioned World Championship as this is entirely contrary to the exclusive rights granted to SX Global as the exclusive sanctioned FIM World Supercross Championship promoter.  No other sanctioned world championship exists in the sport of supercross, and no winner of any other competition will be acknowledged as “world champion” by the FIM.

The FIM has selected SX Global as its sole and exclusive world championship partner due in large part to its inclusive global approach, its deep experience in motorsports, and its commitment to creating an elevated supercross experience for riders, teams, fans, brands and broadcast partners.

Reinforcing the position of the World governing body, which is the sole recognised competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee, FIM President Jorge Viegas stated: “SX Global is the exclusive current right holder for the FIM World Supercross Championship. I look forward to attending the opening round of the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship in October which will definitely mark the beginning of a thrilling season.”

SX Global’s model for the FIM World Supercross Championship has been designed to promote a diversity of riders, team, and partners to attract and grow fans around the world – underpinned by a global roster of teams and riders and an inclusive, partnership-driven approach of operational and financial advocacy. In total, more than USD$50 million has been designated specifically for team and rider support over the first five (5) years of the FIM World Supercross Championship, ensuring a well-capitalized effort focused on uniting all constituents in pursuit of a global championship and culminating in the crowning of a single, sanctioned world champion.

The opening round of the pilot season of the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship is set to take place on Saturday 8th October at the iconic Welsh National Stadium, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as lead up to a full global championship taking place in 2023.

Details can be found at https://wsxchampionship.com/

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Dall'Igna: "non disturbate Bagnaia", ma è Ducati ad avere il tris in mano

C'è un Poker d'assi nella partita che si giocherà a Misano fra poco più di una settimana e che vale un titolo mondiale, ma è la Casa di Borgo Panigale ad averne tre nelle mani. Bisogna però dichiararsi 'serviti' e fare una scelta rimandata troppo a lungo

Alonso: "Sono il tifoso numero 1 di Marquez, tornerà a vincere"

Il campione di Formula1 ha seguito il GP del Red Bull Ring dal box Aprilia dell'amico Rivola: "chiunque vinca il titolo tra Quartararo, Bagnaia ed Espargarò, se lo sarà meritato"

Pirro è diventato papà: "il trofeo più grande porta il nome di Ginevra"

Oggi è nata la figlia di Michele e Paola. Il pilota e collaudatore Ducati: "un'altra grande vittoria"

Fast By Prosecco - Pernat: "Hanno vinto in due, Bagnaia e Quartararo"

VIDEO - Il commento di Carlo al Gran Premio del Red Bull Ring: "Pecco ha corso da campione, ma sembra di vedere un film con Fabio contro tutti. Batterlo è ancora possibile, ma le gare sono sempre meno"

Max Biaggi pensa di 'mettersi in proprio': liberi i posti di Avintia

La squadra spagnola dovrebbe dire addio al Mondiale e il Corsaro sta pensando di staccarsi da Peter Oettl per avere una struttura tutta sua

Gabarrini: “Bagnaia è come Stoner nell’affiatamento con la squadra”

“Pecco ha saputo gestire e raggiungere una maturità notevole. Prendere il comando della corsa alla prima curva era la cosa più rischiosa che potesse fare”

Bagnaia, Bezzecchi e Marini in campo nella Partita del Cuore

I tre piloti della MotoGP, insieme tra gli altri a Marco Melandri e a Tony Cairoli, parteciperanno all'evento benefico in programma il 7 settembre a Monza

LIVE Bar Sport alle 20:00 - Con Uccio Salucci: E ora tutti a Misano!

VIDEO - La MotoGP torna in Italia a Misano e per la prima volta Valentino Rossi non ci sarà come pilota ma con il suo team ed i ragazzi dell'Academy. Ne parliamo con Uccio Salucci

È scontro sulla gara sprint tra Loris Baz e Aleix Espargarò

Botta e risposta sui social tra il pilota francese che dice: “Se non volete correre fate i tester”, mentre lo spagnolo risponde: “Non ha senso mettere sullo stesso livello lo sforzo di una MotoGP con una SBK”

Over 60,000 KTM & Husqvarna Models Affected by TKC80 Tire Recall

Asphalt And Rubber - Tue, 2022-08-23 00:36

KTM North America is having to recall over 60,000 motorcycles from KTM & Husqvarna brand because their Continental TKC 80 tires may develop cracks.

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MotoAmerica: More From Pittsburgh International Race Complex

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-08-23 00:01

SUPERSPORT ROOKIE TYLER SCOTT EARNS EIGHTH PODIUM OF THE YEAR IN PITTSBURGH

Suzuki GSX-Rs Continue Strong MotoAmerica Showing

BREA, Calif., August 22, 2022 — Suzuki Motor USA and Team Hammer added to their trophy collection in a strong conclusion to the MotoAmerica weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

The podium once again came courtesy of the prodigious Tyler Scott, who registered the eighth podium of his rookie campaign aboard the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750.  Suzuki GSX-R race bikes accounted for half of the top ten finishing positions in Supersport on Sunday.

It didn’t come easily, however, as the 16-year-old was shuffled back to seventh early and was forced to systematically work his way back into podium contention. While it took over half the race to arrive at the fight for third, Scott made quick work of two rivals to secure the position once there.

He pulled off a pair of timely passes on lap 10 of 16 to move from fifth to third in a matter of corners and then held strong to the checkered flag.

“I had a bad start. I was down in seventh or so I think,” Scott said. “But my Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki crew gave me a fantastic bike today, and that provided me with the confidence I needed to fight back. I am happy with the pace we showed, and we’ll take what we learned today and move on to the next one.”

 

With an eighth-place finish in Race Two, Cory Ventura (24) is happy to leave Pittsburgh healthy. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Suzuki Motor USA, LLC.

 

One of the riders Scott worked past during his charge was teammate Cory Ventura. The Californian, who has continued to impress while substituting for the injured Sam Lochoff, made his way up to fifth after starting ninth on the grid. Ventura would fade late and ultimately finished one position better than his qualifying position in eighth.

 

Liam Grant (90) continues to learn to ride his new generation Supersport GSX-R750. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Suzuki Motor USA, LLC.

 

Third Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Supersport pilot Liam Grant finished 13th as he, once again, showed consistency in his first year with the team.

Meanwhile, in premier-class action, Superbike rookie Richie Escalante rebounded from a costly Saturday mistake to register a strong result on Sunday. Like Ventura, the former Supersport champion Escalante started in ninth position, but hustled the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbike forward throughout the 17-lap race.

 

After a disappointing Race One, Richie Escalante (54) bounced back with a sixth-place finish. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Suzuki Motor USA, LLC.

 

Escalante made a concerted push for a top-five finish late, falling just 0.166 seconds short at the flag in sixth position.

He said, “It was a difficult weekend, but we had a good race today. Friday, I was a little less confident after crashing at Brainerd, but my confidence grew. On Saturday, I made a rookie mistake on the first lap. It was much better today. We battled for the top five and the gap to the winner was the same.

“I’m happy to have another few weeks to recover. The injury wasn’t affecting me much on the track, but I wasn’t able to train, and I didn’t have the energy I usually have in the last five or six laps. Now I can start my training on Tuesday and be ready for the next round.”

 

Jake Lewis (85) continues to get back in race shape with a ninth-place finish. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Suzuki Motor USA, LLC.

 

He was joined in the top ten by teammate Jake Lewis, who came home in ninth position despite a periodical bike issue.

Team Hammer will be back in action on September 9-11 for the penultimate round of the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey.

ABOUT TEAM HAMMER

The 2022 season marks Team Hammer’s 42nd consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 128 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 344 times, and have won 11 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships (in Superbike and Supersport.) The team has also won 137 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running “Methanol Monster” GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.

ABOUT VISION WHEEL

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More, from a press release issued by Tytlers Cycle Racing:

PJ Jacobsen secures the team’s first front row, he and Hector Barbera take solid points at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Tytlers Cycle Racing took their first Superbike front row grid spot of the season at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex thanks to PJ Jacobsen’s efforts in qualifying at round eight of the 2022 MotoAmerica championship.

Jacobsen, who like his team mate Hector Barbera has been on the podium this season, shone on Saturday morning, ensuring the BMW M1000 RR was in a prominent position for both races. Barbera would line up on row two after an equally impressive session saw him fourth on the time sheet.

The first race of the weekend was a shortened five lap affair following an initial red flag. After running in the leading pack PJ unfortunately crashed out on lap two whilst Hector just missed the top six – he finished seventh.

A wet start to Sunday left the team looking to the skies as the day progressed following a damp morning warm up session. Thankfully by race time the track was dry, and the race ran to its full duration of seventeen laps. Hard fought performances from both riders throughout resulted in fifth and eighth respectively for PJ and Hector who both consolidated their top six positions in the overall standings with just four races remaining.

Stock 1000 regulars Corey Alexander and Travis Wyman both secured top ten finishes across the two Superbike races.

 

PJ Jacobsen (66). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Tytlers Cycle Racing.

 

PJ Jacobsen: “It was an interesting Saturday. It started well in qualifying and then in the red flag we made some changes, and I was running close to the top three, but I made a mistake and went down. Race 2 was pretty good. I felt quite good on the bike but was still struggling over race distance for grip which is stopping us from being closer to the podium. It was a solid top five, and we move onto my home race at New Jersey where I will be pushing hard to get a better result. We got our first front row, and the team as always did a great job.”

 

Hector Barbera (80). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Tytlers Cycle Racing.

 

Hector Barbera: “Saturday was so difficult, with the red flags. I made a good start initially, but I made some mistakes in the restart. I lost concentration and I must be honest about it. The team did a fantastic job but when the tyre has five laps on it, we lose group, but the poor result was on me today and I am sorry to the team for this. It was a tough race on Sunday with two penalties for cutting the chicane and moving at the start. We worked a lot on electronics and tried a lot of new things, but my race was ruined from the beginning. The main thing is we learned some positive things and understood some things that don’t work. Frustrating but we keep pushing and I remain optimistic.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing:

Another 1-2 finish for Alexander and Wyman keep them both in title contention

Corey Alexander and Travis Wyman secured another 1-2 finish for the Tytlers Cycle powered by #RideHVMC BMW squad at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex yesterday in the latest round of the 2022 Stock 1000 championship.

The pair, who finished tenth and fourth respectively in Saturday’s opening race were at the sharp end of an electrifying three way fight for top honours a day later, Alexander seizing his moment to hit the front in the closing stages with a perfectly timed overtake on title rival Hayden Gillim to take his seventh win of the year, extending his lead in the overall standings to thirty nine points with only races at New Jersey and Barber Motorsports Park remaining. Wyman shadowed his team mate across the line.

Sunday’s double podium came after a hard-fought race twenty-four hours earlier – Corey Alexander encountering an intermittent electrical issue that saw him drop from the podium fight into the lower points scoring positions. He recovered to P10. Travis Wyman, who wasn’t feeling 100% faded in Race 1. He dug deep to secure a solid fourth at the flag.

Zac Schumacher just missed points on Saturday and Sunday. He finished eighteenth and seventeenth in the two races.

 

Corey Alexander (23). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing.

 

Corey Alexander: “I am happy with how the weekend ended after what happened on Saturday in Race 1. We were able to come away with another win and have extended the points lead. We suffered a technical issue on Saturday, but I could only manage tenth. I made a good start on Sunday and after leading was happy to run second. I set up my move for the lead and unfortunately Hayden (Gillim) went down which is never nice to see but we move on to New Jersey in a good position overall.”

 

Travis Wyman (10). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing.

 

Travis Wyman: “I woke up on Saturday and honestly felt terrible. I sat out second qualifying but was able to hold third on the grid. I made a good start and was able to run in the top three, but I dropped to fourth as my energy levels dropped. I wanted a podium but must be content under the circumstances, Sunday was a little better. I felt better in myself and was able to run with the lead group and was able to salvage a podium just behind Corey which keeps me in the hunt for the title.”

 

Zac Schumacher (90). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing.

 

Zac Schumacher: “I made a good start in Race 2. The track was still a little damp which made it a bit more challenging to overtake but I put up a good fight and was able to finish seventeenth. I want to thank the team for all their work.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Luke Power Racing:

Luke has his eyes on fourth overall in MotoAmerica Supersport after Pittsburgh

Luke Power consolidated his top six position in the overall standings of the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship after two hard fought races at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex this past weekend.

Despite having never ridden the 2.78 mile before, Power once again learned quickly and despite chasing set up on the opening day, he was able to secure a third row of the grid start in qualifying.

Saturday’s opening race saw the Australian youngster locked in a race long battle for eighth. He was classified tenth after incurring a time penalty for short cutting the chicane in the early stages.

Sunday brought a wet start with Luke looking comfortable in the morning warm up, confident of a better result, rain, or shine. From lights out the #68 gave it everything. Moving into the top six, he spent most of the race duelling with multiple champion Josh Hayes, the former Superbike ace narrowly getting the better of him at the flag.

The solid points haul means that with just two rounds and four races remaining Luke sits P6 overall in his debut MotoAmerica season, only ten behind P4 – an incredible achievement.

 

Luke Power (68). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Luke Power Racing.

 

Luke Power: “It wasn’t the race we wanted on Saturday. We struggled from the get-go with the grip and again at the start of the race it was the same. Our mid race pace was good, but lack of grip has been something we’ve struggled with all year and to add insult to injury on Saturday I got a five second penalty when I cut the chicane after being pushed wide. I was a little disappointed, but I have to remind myself of the bigger picture that every track is new to me. Race 2 was much more positive. The position we finished doesn’t reflect the step we made and the consistency we showed in terms of overall pace. It was one of my best races of the season, and I am happy with how I rode. The team worked hard so a big thanks to 3D Motorsports for all their efforts. I am leaving Pittsburgh happy, and I am looking forward to New Jersey and the two races there.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Pure Attitude Racing:

Points finishes, crashes and technical woes is the Pitt Race takeaway for Pure Attitude

Pure Attitude Racing arrived at Pittsburgh International Race Complex looking to build on their recent successes in both the MotoAmerica Junior Cup and Twins Cup series.

The team’s Junior Cup rider Chase Black had an impressive weekend, qualifying strongly on Saturday morning before narrowly missing a maiden podium later in the day. He crossed the line sixth after a string of days laps ensured he ran at the front in the closing stages. He finished a solid seventh on Sunday.

Liam MacDonald was able to salvage points finishes – P15 and P14 in the Twins Cup double header. A spill on Friday morning limited track time and resulted in a trip to the local hospital before the #37 returned to the track for the two eleven lap races.

Passed fit after his Brainerd crash, the weekend was over before it began for Trevor Standish who was unable to compete due to ongoing technical issues that couldn’t be fixed trackside.

Brycen Stein, the team’s Academy rider made a welcome return to the paddock. He too suffered a technical issue in Free Practice before a heavy spill in qualifying cut short his weekend. He escaped serious injury which is the main thing.

In other news, 81-year-old Leon Standish – who still actively competes in flat track – was present at the event meaning all three generations of the Standish racing family were able to enjoy the eighth round of the MotoAmerica series.

 

Chase Black (14). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Pure Attitude Racing.

 

Chase Black: “Race 1 was honestly really good. I lost a bit of time in the beginning but once I got some clear track, I had some real pace and was able to catch the front group. I set the fastest lap at one point and just missed the podium. Race 2 was a little disappointing to be honest. My pace at the beginning is where I struggle and is what I need to work on because I just left myself with too much to do again. Nevertheless, we scored another solid bunch of points which is good for the overall position, and we can move on to the final four races happy enough with the weekend.”

 

Laim MacDonald (37). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Pure Attitude Racing.

 

Liam MacDonald: “After the crash on Friday I am honestly glad to have been able to race. I made a great start on Saturday and was well inside the top ten, but I just didn’t have the raw pace or the energy. I dropped back a few places, and, in the end, I was able to cling on to fifteenth. I lost grip and was honestly happy to bring it home in one piece. Sunday’s race was a joke to be honest. There was an immediate red flag and then at the restart they held us for ever. There was so much confusion, and my clutch was fried. In the end they called the race after another red flag, and I scored a couple of points but honestly, I am frustrated as I don’t see how they can call the race after five laps of ten, but it is what it is. The team did a fantastic job, and I am looking forward to New Jersey.”

Trevor Standish: “I was still a bit sore following my crash at Brainerd but thankfully I was declared fit for the weekend. Sadly, the lingering technical issues that have plagued us this season were unable to be fixed and so that was my weekend over. We will go back to the drawing board and be ready for New Jersey. It would have been a challenge anyway but the extra time to be 100% fit physically will be a good thing. “

Brycen Stein: “I am obviously disappointed with the outcome of the weekend. We suffered a technical issue in FP1 and then I went down early in qualifying. I don’t remember much about the crash, but I want to thank Arai helmets and Bison Track for keeping me safe. Even though I couldn’t race it was fun to be back with the team and to take part in the various media activities. I look forward to being back on track soon.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Aprilia:

VELOCE RACING’S KALEB DE KEYREL NOTCHES SECOND PLACE FINISH IN SATURDAY MOTOAMERICA TWINS CUP RACE AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX

APRILIA RIDERS NOW SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH IN TWINS CUP POINTS STANDINGS

 

Kaleb De Keyrel (1). Photo courtesy Aprilia.

 

WAMPUM, PA – AUGUST 22, 2022 – It was a positive but frustrating weekend for Veloce Racing Aprilia rider Kaleb De Keyrel. The reigning MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champion was in front-running form at the Aug. 19-21 MotoAmerica round at Pittsburgh International Race Complex but had to settle for second- and fifth-place finishes in the event’s two Twins Cup races.

The top two riders in the Twins Cup points standings at the start of the weekend — Rodio Racing/Warhorse HSBK Racing rider Anthony Mazziotto and De Keyrel’s teammate Jody Barry – didn’t score their typical results but leave the Pitt Race round within one point and five points, respectively, of the championship lead. De Keyrel moved up from fifth to fourth in the championship standings and narrow his gap to the points lead from 47 to 33.

Two other top-performing Aprilia riders were the Robem Engineering duo of Ben Gloddy and Teagg Hobbs. Gloddy finished fourth in Saturday’s Twins Cup contest and sixth in Sunday’s race. Hobbs finished ninth on Saturday and seventh on Sunday to give Aprilia 10 total top-10 finishes on the weekend.

It was Gloddy’s and Hobbs’ first MotoAmerica action since the Laguna Seca round in mid-July, as the Robem Engineering team was forced to miss the previous round at Brainerd International Raceway due to technical problems with its transporter.

De Keyrel was the fastest Aprilia rider in Friday practice. He finished that session 0.145 seconds off the session leader and was one of four Aprilia riders in the top 10. Later Friday, three Aprilia riders provisionally qualified second, third and fourth. De Keyrel was the fastest Aprilia pilot again and missed out on pacing the field by 0.083 seconds. Gloddy ended the session in third, and Barry was fourth. There was a total of five Aprilias in the top 10, as Hobbs ended up ninth in the session and Mazziotto 10th.

Qualifying concluded Saturday morning with De Keyrel missing out on pole position by 0.218 seconds. Gloddy ended up qualifying fifth, Hobbs seventh, Barry eighth and Mazziotto 10th.

Saturday’s Twins Cup race saw De Keyrel get a good start and vie with another rider for the race lead. Though De Keyrel briefly took the lead on the last lap, his chief rival in the race was able to draft by him at the finish line. De Keyrel had to settle for a runner-up finish by a mere 0.053 seconds.

Gloddy was battling hard to claim the final step on the podium and was edged out for third place at the finish line by just 0.009 seconds. It was Gloddy’s third fourth-place or better finish of the 2022 season. Mazziotto advanced four positions during the 11-lap race to finish sixth, and Hobbs and Barry crossed the line in ninth and 10th.

Rain moved in overnight and continued into the morning hours. But dry conditions were on tap for Sunday’s late afternoon race – which was a wild affair.

De Keyrel got another good start and was battling for the lead with another rider for the first lap. However, the race was stopped on Lap 2 and the field was reset to its original starting grid for the restart. When racing got back underway, De Keyrel got another good launch off the line and was running in second at the end of Lap 1. De Keyrel led the field at the start of Lap 3 but got shuffled back to fifth during the following two laps. He was preparing to make a charge back to the lead when the race was stopped again and later called complete.

Gloddy had fallen back to seventh in the running order after the restart but rallied to finish just behind De Keyrel in sixth place. Hobbs had made up three places in the five laps after the restart to end up right behind his teammate in seventh, and championship contenders Barry and Mazziotto finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

Eleven of the 46 riders registered to compete in Twins Cup at Pitt Race were aboard Aprilia RS 660s.

The next MotoAmerica round takes place Sept. 9-11 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.

Kaleb De Keyrel / Veloce Racing

“I had a really good Race 1. We had the pace to win and it came right down to the line. I lost by a small margin, which was unfortunate. I really wanted to get some redemption in Sunday’s race, but MotoAmerica concluded the race after the second red flag. I really got the short end of the stick with that, as I had really good pace but had gotten shuffled back by some very aggressive passes made by other riders. I was figuring out how I was going to get back to the front but didn’t end up having a chance to.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Robem Engineering:

Robem Engineering riders Gloddy, Hobbs net one top-five, three top-10 finishes in MotoAmerica Twins Cup races at Pitt Race

Aprilia riders back in action at Aug. 19-21 event after missing previous MotoAmerica round

WAMPUM, Pa. — It’d been six weeks since Robem Engineering Aprilia riders Ben Gloddy and Teagg Hobbs last raced in MotoAmerica, but the pair of New Hampshirites posted positive results on Saturday and Sunday in the Twins Cup races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

Gloddy narrowly missed out on his second podium of the 2022 season on Saturday, and Hobbs showed improved pace in the cooler conditions Sunday in an unusual Twins Cup contest.

Despite missing out on a bunch of championship points at the previous MotoAmerica round at Brainerd International Raceway due to technical problems with the team transporter, Hobbs’ and Gloddy’s performances at Pitt Race helped them hold onto seventh and ninth place, respectively, in the Twins Cup points standings.

Both riders had slower-than-usual starts to the Pitt Race round. Gloddy and Hobbs finished Friday practice seventh-fastest and eighth-fastest, respectively. Later Friday, Gloddy shot up the time sheets to provisionally qualify third – while shaving more than a second off his best lap time from practice. Hobbs finished the session in ninth place.

The final Twins Cup qualifying session of the weekend took place late Saturday morning, which saw Gloddy slip a couple positions to secure fifth on the starting grid. Hobbs ended up qualifying seventh.

The Saturday Twins Cup race was a tough pill to swallow for Gloddy. He got a good start and was running in fourth place at the end of Lap 1. Gloddy moved up to third place on Lap 9 of the 11-lap race but missed out on claiming his second podium finish of the 2022 season by 0.009 seconds. Hobbs ran as high as sixth in Race 1 but had to settle for a ninth-place result.

Sunday’s Twins Cup race didn’t give either rider a realistic opportunity to get to the front of the field, but the pair salvaged as many points as they could in an unusual race. Gloddy got off the line well on the initial start, but racing was paused on Lap 2 due to a rider having crashed near the exit of the chicane between Turns 15 and 16. When racing got back underway, Gloddy got shuffled back a couple positions in the first two laps while Hobbs made up two positions in that same timeframe. The race was stopped again due to another crash near Turn 16 after five laps, and MotoAmerica called the race complete a short time later. Gloddy was classified in sixth place and Hobbs in seventh.

The next MotoAmerica round is slated for Sept. 9-11 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.

 

Teagg Hobbs (79). Photo by Sara Chappell Photos, courtesy Robem Engineering.

 

Teagg Hobbs / No. 79

“The weekend started off OK. From the past rounds, we’ve known where we’ve been struggling, and the team and I are working to shore up those weak points while keeping our strong points going. It’s been a year of struggles, but the team is dealing with everything we’ve had thrown at us. All we can do is move on and continue trying to progress at New Jersey.”

 

Ben Gloddy (72). Photo by Sara Chappell Photos, courtesy Robem Engineering.

 

Ben Gloddy / No. 72

“We had a good start to the weekend. We struggled with setup a little bit early but figured it out and got a decent starting spot – fifth – for both races. I had a decent start in Race 1 and ended up just off the podium. I was battling for it the whole time though and got a good start today in Race 2. Three of us broke away out front before the red flag came out. For the restart, I didn’t get off the line well and was trying to save some tire for the end of the race. Then the race got cut short, but we’ll be back swinging at New Jersey.”

Robem Engineering’s technical partners for 2022 include Aprilia Racing, Piaggio Group Americas, The Center for Plastic Surgery, Synchrony, Velocity Calibrations, Bitubo Suspension, Dunlop, Woodcraft Technologies, Dymag, Vesrah, Sprint Filter, DID, Magura USA, Sara Chappell Photos, NGK/NTK, Blud Lubricants, Millennium Technologies, Motovation USA and SC-Project.

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MotoGP Will Have Saturday Sprint Races, Starting in 2023

Asphalt And Rubber - Mon, 2022-08-22 23:52

MotoGP is set to follow the World Superbike Championship with the addition of a sprint race on Saturday, after qualifying.

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