Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Results: Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic
Championship Runner-Up Cooper Dominates 250 Class for First 1-1 Sweep,
Ferrandis Puts Finishing Touches on Historic 450 Class Championship with Sixth Win
Once out front, Ferrandis ran away with the moto and opened up an advantage of more than 10 seconds. He cruised to his eighth moto win of the season, 12 seconds ahead of Roczen at the finish, while Webb followed in a distant third. Tomac finished in fourth, while Craig rounded out the top five.
Read more about Lawrence, Cooper and Ferrandis
MICHAEL MOSIMAN CLAIMS A TOP-10 FINISH AT AMA PRO MOTOCROSS FINALE
TROY LEE DESIGNS/RED BULL/GASGAS FACTORY RACING SUCCESSFULLY WRAP UP 2021 U.S. RACE SEASON
As the lone rider for the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing squad, all eyes were on Northern California’s own Michael Mosiman as he lined up in front of his hometown crowd at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California. Mosiman all but delivered a podium result in the first moto but he had an unfortunate run-in with another rider while going for the podium pass. He fought hard to come back from a bad start in Moto 2, where he ultimately ended up with a top-10 overall at the final round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
SPIRITED FIGHTBACK BY FENATI AT ARAGON Moto3™ GRAND PRIX AS FERNANDEZ REACHES 12TH
The race began strongly with Moto3 forming into a large gaggle at the front. Fenati moved up from the lower reaches of the top twenty to nestle into the top ten and less than two seconds from the race leader. With eleven laps to go Fenati had to pick up and run off the track avoiding the falling Gabriel Rodrigo on Turn 16 and the delay cast him to the back of the field. The Italian tried to regain time and pushed all the way to 14th to salvage two points from the circumstances. Moto3 rookie Fernandez kept busy and was eying the top ten. He eventually crossed the finish line in 12th for his best ranking since the Grand Prix of Styria and his third allotment of points in 2021.
Points and heartbreak for GAVIOTA GASGAS Aspar Team’s Guevara and Garcia at the Aragon rollercoaster
GAVIOTA GASGAS Aspar Team riders Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia finished 4th and 18th at the 2021 Gran Premio Tissot De Aragón.
A dramatic race at the super technical Motorland Aragón circuit in Spain brought mixed fortunes for GAVIOTA GASGAS Aspar Team riders Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia; finishing 4th and 18th despite numerous fastest laps and race-leading on-track performances.
Quartararo Takes Eighth at Tough Aragon Grand Prix
GRAND PRIX OF ARAGÓN
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo had a difficult outing at the MotorLand Aragón today, but he put up a strong fight. Thanks to defensive and clever riding, he secured 8th place and collected 8 crucial championship points. Cal Crutchlow had a solid pace and completed the race in 16th place, coming just 0.690s short of scoring a point.
Full Yamaha Team Race Report
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic
Lawrence Wins 250 Class Title to Become First Australian Champion in Division
The final round of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship featured all the emotional highs and lows of a down-to-the-wire title fight, which provided a memorable conclusion to the season at the Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic. The series’ anticipated return to one of American motocross’ most storied venues for the first time in more than two years was headlined by the culmination of summer-long clash for the 250 Class championship between Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence and Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper, and it didn’t disappoint.
Full report with video
METICULOUS MIR MANAGES PODIUM IN MOTORLAND
“I’m a bit disappointed, despite the podium, because I wasn’t able to be as fast as I wanted. But the important thing was that I managed to be really consistent and feel comfortable on the bike. The team and I put in a lot of effort and that resulted in a third place finish, which was good, but I was hoping to have winning pace. The track was very hot and all weekend it was hard to get optimal grip and feeling, but I kept fighting and this podium brings us positivity and some nice points. We’ll keep pushing to improve for the remaining rounds. I’m not thinking of the title, I just want to get the best possible result at every race.”
Full report from Team Suzuki Ecstar
LAIA SANZ TOPS WOMEN’S PODIUM AT TRIALGP OF SPAIN
WINNING RIDE ON DAY ONE ENSURES LAIA KEEPS HER 2021 TRIALGP WOMEN TITLE HOPES ALIVE
With everything to play for, Laia Sanz has delivered one of her most important performances in this year’s TrialGP series. Needing to stay as close as possible to Women’s class leader Emma Bristow to ensure a chance of winning the title at next weekend’s final round in Portugal, Laia did exactly what she needed to do by winning day one and finishing as a close runner-up on day two at the TrialGP of Spain. With one day of competition remaining, Laia sits just one point behind Bristow!
Full report including standings
BILLY BOLT MOVES TO THE TOP OF HARD ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
RUNNER-UP RESULT AT HERO CHALLENGE IN POLAND SEES BOLT TAKE SERIES LEAD WITH TWO ROUNDS REMAINING
The sixth round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship saw Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt move to the top of the series standings thanks to a hard fought second-place result. Teammate Alfredo Gomez enjoyed a mixed outing at the Polish race, winning the Saturday night SuperEnduro before finishing seventh in Sunday’s main race.
With just one point separating Bolt from championship leader Manuel Lettenbichler prior to the start of HERO Challenge, Billy arrived in Poland with his sights set on doing all he could to move to the top of the title chase. Highly motivated following his victory last time out in the USA, Bolt began the proceedings in a determined mood.
Full report with points standings
MIXED RESULTS FOR GASGAS AT HERO CHALLENGE
SHOULDER INJURY FORCES BLAZUSIAK OUT WHILE GASGAS FACTORY RACING SUPPORTED JUNIOR MICHAEL WALKNER EARNS A TOP-10 FINISH
Knowing that his home round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship was going to be difficult due to ongoing shoulder injuries, despite his best efforts Taddy Blazusiak was frustratingly forced to call it quits and retire on the opening lap of the HERO Challenge. Anything but the day Taddy had hoped for, for GASGAS Factory Racing’s supported junior rider Michael Walkner, the Polish event ended with a well-deserved ninth place finish!
Sunday Racing Recap: Superbike Race Two And Three From NJMP
Gagne Crowned 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion
It’s A Record-Setting Day For Jake Gagne At New Jersey Motorsports Park
MILLVILLE, NJ (September 12, 2021) – Jake Gagne wrapped up the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on a record-setting, two-race Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the Californian winning his 16th race of the season to match the record held jointly by Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier for Superbike wins in a single season while also tying three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey’s mark for career victories.
Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha’s Gagne won both HONOS Superbike races at NJMP on Sunday after winning the lone race on Saturday in MotoAmerica’s Superbike tripleheader. The two wins were his 15th and 16th on the season (those are also his career win marks in the class) and the first victory on Sunday morning is the one that earned him the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike crown.
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Sunday Recap: Support Class Racing From NJMP
MILLVILLE, NJ (September 12, 2021) – Sean Dylan Kelly has been chasing a championship since he was five years old. On Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Kelly got what he’s been chasing with the 19-year-old wrapping up the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship.
Kelly didn’t win Sunday’s race, but he didn’t need to. Instead, victory went to his rookie M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. teammate Sam Lochoff with Kelly finishing second. That was all it took, and the title was his.
Full story and stunning pictures
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING TEAM RETURNS TO GNCC RACING IN WEST VIRGINIA
DELONG IS BACK ON THE PODIUM WITH A STRONG SECOND IN THE XC2 250 PRO CLASS
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong had a great showing at Saturday’s Mountaineer GNCC, where he made his seventh podium appearance of the season with a runner-up finish in the XC2 250 Pro class. In the XC1 Open Pro class, teammates Thad DuVall and Trevor Bollinger delivered solid performances to finish fifth and sixth, respectively, in the class.
The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series ramped up with its 10th round following a two-month summer break and DeLong came into the weekend eager to chip away at the XC2 250 Pro class points lead. The defending champion got off to a great start as he assumed the lead early on, holding off a hard-charging Johnny Girroir for the first hour. Girroir was able to get by DeLong halfway through the third lap but he kept the lead-battle alive through the rest of the lap. With a costly mistake in the bike-only section, DeLong lost valuable time in the lead-chase but he put on a valiant charge during the final lap to cut the gap from over a minute all the way down to 24 seconds by the time the checkers flew.
September 13, 2021
ACEM PRESS RELEASE – New research highlights the economic and mobility benefits of two-wheelers in Europe
Brussels, 13 September 2021
ACEM PRESS RELEASE – NEW RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS THE ECONOMIC AND MOBILITY BENEFITS OF
TWO-WHEELERS IN EUROPE
A new piece of research by Oxford Economics shows that the motorcycle sector in the EU and the UK supports about 389,000 jobs through different activities including the manufacturing of vehicles, parts and accessories, and personal protective equipment, as well as motorcycle-related activities.
The study has also found that just in 2019, the motorcycle sector contributed about € 21.4 billion of GDP across Europe. All in all, every € 1 of GDP created directly by motorcycle businesses supported a further € 1.80 of GDP in other industries, due to the various knock-on expenditure impacts.
In terms of tax revenue, the motorcycle sector and related activities generated about € 16.6 billion, making motorcycling an important contributor to public finances, particularly in large markets like Germany, France, Italy, UK and Spain.
Europe-based motorcycle companies export goods for about € 2.1 billion per year
The report also analyzed the role of the motorcycle industry in the area of international trade. EU and UK based motorcycle companies export every year about € 2.1 billion worth of vehicles, parts and components to non-European customers.
The key export markets included the US, Switzerland, Australia and Japan. However, as the study stresses, “European exporters face high import tariffs in China and Thailand as well as India”, all of which are major markets with significant growth potential for European motorcycle manufacturers.
Significant mobility, time savings and environmental benefits
The study prepared by Oxford Economics also examined the additional benefits offered by motorcycles to their users, and to the environment. A scenario analysis suggests that if 5% of those who commute by car across Europe (5.3 million commuters) switched to motorcycles, the aggregate time savings would be 21.2 million days per annum — worth € 3.3 billion to these users.
Motorcycles were also found to offer substantial cost savings due to lower fuel use and operating costs. On average, the cost of commuting by motorcycle (€ 545) was nearly one-third of what it would cost to use a car (€ 1,435) across a year.
The research confirmed that motorcycles have a smaller environmental footprint than four-wheelers, with the average powered-two wheeler in the European vehicle fleet emitting about 99 g CO2/km, less than half of the 210 g CO2/km emitted by the average car (petrol and diesel). Interestingly, motorcycles up to 250 cc were found to emit on average 62 g CO2/km. About 62% of Europe’s two-wheelers fall into this category.
The economic and social importance of motorcycle leisure, sports and events
The study also examined the economic importance of motorcycle-related events, i.e. motorcycle sports, motorcycle trade fairs and events organized by OEMs.
In total, these activities contributed about € 2.1 billion to Europe’s GDP and supported about 38,400 jobs and € 1.2 billion in tax payments. A large part of that impact happened in local communities that greatly benefited from international tourists attending motorcycle-related events.
The study found that about 5 million spectators attended major motorcycle sporting events in 2019, with MotoGP attracting about 1.8 million spectators to its 12 European races in that season. Furthermore, about 2.5 million people attended motorcycle trade fairs and manufacturers’ promotional events the same year.
The impact of COVID-19 on motorcycle manufacturers’ activities
An additional annex extended the analysis into 2020, gauging the impact that the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic had on the motorcycle industry. Motorcycle manufacturing activity in Europe was interrupted in a substantial way at the height of the pandemic in March – April 2020, with production falling substantially across the continent, largely linked to the impact of national lockdowns.
Amongst the major motorcycle manufacturing companies, the interruption to factory work was significant, but work in the HQ functions, R&D and trading held up relatively well. Also, motorcycle companies responded to Covid in such a way as to ensure that they are in a good position for the future, by largely maintaining the volume of work (in terms of hours) undertaken on R&D and design, and putting in place the staff protocols and infrastructure necessary to support widespread homeworking.
Motorcycle companies tended to protect active staff headcount, with hours per head temporarily cut in preference to direct layoffs.
Stefan Pierer, President of ACEM and CEO of KTM AG, said:
“Oxford Economics’ research demonstrates that the motorcycle sector makes a valuable economic and societal contribution to Europe’s economy and mobility”.
“In spite of recent challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic or a difficult international trade environment, our sector remains strong. The motorcycle industry will continue to play a positive role in terms of job creation, economic growth and urban and leisure mobility”.
Antonio Perlot, Secretary General of ACEM, said:
“There has never been a better time to provide a snapshot of the motorcycle industry and related sectors. This study provides a detailed picture of the benefits that today’s motorcycles bring today to their users, to the people involved in the motorcycle sector, and to the economy and society at large”.
“Looking ahead, we expect mobility in Europe to undergo a profound transformation process. Motorcycle manufacturers within ACEM are committed to address those challenges, and to bring to market vehicles enabling even more efficient and more sustainable urban and recreational mobility. This is part of the forward-looking vision of the sector, to the horizon 2030 and beyond”.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer: Motorcycle Race Report
BECKLEY, W.Va. (September 13, 2021) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, concluded round 10 of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer GNCC at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in Beckley, West Virginia on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
As the green flag waved it was Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn jumping off the line first to earn the $250 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. Ashburn would soon have AmPro Yamaha’s Steward Baylor at his heels making the pass for the lead as they battled throughout the first lap. Baylor would continue to lead the way, but Ashburn was not letting him too far out of his sights. As the two front runners came through to see the two-lap card Ashburn was just eight seconds behind Baylor.
INFORMATION – FIM MXGP/MX2 Motocross World Championships – Entry list – Riola Sardo (ITA), For 19 September.
NEAVE AND BUILDBASE SUZUKI WIN AT SILVERSTONE BSB
Team Suzuki Press Office – September 13.
Tim Neave: GSX-R1000R – 1-5
Gino Rea: GSX-R1000R – 6-6-DNF
Luke Stapleford: GSX-R1000R – 10-14-DNF
Tim Neave took victory for Buildbase Suzuki at Silverstone this weekend, winning the opening Pirelli National Superstock race, while Gino Rea twice finished sixth and started the second Bennett’s British Superbike race from pole position.
Neave qualified on pole at the eighth round of the season and backed it up with victory in race one. After being forced to battle for position throughout much of the race, he eventually pulled enough of an advantage at the front to take victory, a year on from taking his first class win at the same circuit with Buildbase Suzuki. In race two he finished fifth after starting 11th on the grid.
In the Superbike class Rea enjoyed productive free practice sessions and set the fourth quickest time in qualifying for race one, a race in which he battled for victory. He held fourth on the penultimate lap but moved through to third place in a bid to claim his first BSB podium. Sadly for him a crash for two riders in front meant he had to take evasive action and an excursion onto the grass. He re-joined and held sixth place as the red flags came out.
Full report from Suzuki
SUZUKI WRAPS-UP POSITIVE AMA PRO MOTOCROSS SEASON
Team Suzuki Press Office – September 13.
Brandon Hartranft: RM-Z450 – 7-6
Max Anstie: RM-Z450 – 9-5
Dilan Schwartz: RM-Z250 – 10-7
Preston Kilroy: RM-Z250 – 14-13
Suzuki riders matched or bettered their top results at the final race of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Series in Rancho Cordova, California at the Hangtown Motocross Classic at the weekend’s 12th round.
Brandon Hartranft, the team 450-class rookie, had his season-best performance with a fifth-place overall finish aboard his Twisted Tea/ H.E.P. Motorsports/ Suzuki RM-Z450 as teammate Max Anstie finished just one position back on his Suzuki RM-Z450.
And 250-class rookie Dilan Schwartz matched his season-best overall finish with another top 10 result with his BarX/ Chaparral/ ECSTAR Suzuki RM-Z250. Schwartz’s teammates Preston Kilroy and Derek Drake also both put in strong charges aboard their Suzuki RM-Z250s.
Indian Wrecking Crew Battle for Championship
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE WRECKING CREW RIDER JARED MEES CLAIMS LEAD FOLLOWING SACRAMENTO MILE DOUBLEHEADER
With One Race Remaining, Indian Motorcycle Racing Two-Man Factory Team Set to Battle for 2021 SuperTwins Grand National Championship
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (September 13, 2021) – Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, and its two-man factory race team are set to battle it out for the brand’s fifth consecutive rider championship. Jared Mees, winner of the last four races, took control and secured the top spot on the SuperTwins leaderboard with just one race remaining. Wrecking Crew teammate and reigning two-time SuperTwins champion, Briar Bauman, finished the weekend with back-to-back third-place finishes.
On Saturday, Mees wasted no time getting out ahead of the Main early and fast. He came into the weekend with first place in mind, as he makes a late-season push to claim his seventh-career Grand National Championship. The race quickly became a competition for the other two podium positions, as Mees distanced himself with a comfortable lead that allowed him to cruise past the finish line while celebrating with both hands in the air. Six riders joined the battle for second and third, which led to last-lap heroics by Indian Motorcycle privateer Jarod Vanderkooi, as he secured his fourth second-place finish of the season.
During Sunday’s Main, Mees took control after a few laps and began to distance himself. Bauman again caught himself in a battle for second – exchanging passes with Indian Motorcycle privateer Sammy Halbert. Both Bauman and Halbert were followed closely by Vanderkooi and fellow Indian Motorcycle privateer Bryan Smith, who recently made his retirement announcement and was riding Mees’ back-up bike. Just as Mees finished with ease, the pack battling for second saw Smith make an incredible two-rider pass and finish his legendry 20-year career with a second-place finish.
“What an amazing weekend in Sacramento. Not only do we have our two star riders set to go head-to-head for the 2021 championship, but fans got to witness Bryan Smith finish his illustrious career with a second-place, podium finish and take one last victory lap with his good friend and long-time rival, Jared Mees,” said Gary Gray, Vice President of Racing, Service & Technology. “This is what racing is all about, and exactly the type of finale the fans want to see, as Briar strives for his third-consecutive championship and Jared his seventh.”
With 60 career wins, six championships, and multiple records, Mees has been vocal about his career goal to reach Scottie Parker’s record of nine championships. Leading Bauman by four points, Mees has finished strong, winning five of the last six races, and put himself in a position to recapture the No. 1 plate.
The 2021 AFT season will conclude with the Charlotte Half-Mile on Friday, October 8, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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September 14, 2021
JOAN MIR SUZUKI WALLPAPER ONLINE
Team Suzuki Press Office – September 14.
To celebrate Joan Mir’s podium finish at the weekend’s Aragon GP, Suzuki Motor Corporation has produced a new wallpaper for Suzuki fans.
Mir and his GSX-RR carved through the pack to finish third at the Spanish circuit.
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INFORMATION – 2021 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations Entry list – Mantova (ITA), 26 September
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INFORMATION – FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship – Entry list – Lange Motokeskus (EST), For 26 September
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SUZUKI WINS MOTOAMERICA SUPERSPORT AND STOCK 1000 TITLES
Team Suzuki Press Office – September 14.
Sean Dylan Kelly: GSX-R600 – 1-2 – (Supersport – 1st)
Sam Lochoff: GSX-R600 – 3-1
Cameron Petersen: GSX-R1000R – 7-5-5
Bobby Fong: GSX-R1000R – 4-DNF-9
Jake Lewis: GSX-R1000R – (Stock 1000 – 1st)
Wyatt Farris: GSX-R1000R – 10-4
M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s emerging superstar Sean Dylan Kelly clinched the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport crown at New Jersey Motorsports Park at the weekend’s eighth round of the AMA/ FIM North American Road Racing series.
Suzuki Motor USA, LLC and Team Hammer saw GSX-R riders collect three more race wins, five additional podiums, and two national championship titles at this penultimate round.
‘SDK’ did so in his inimitable fashion, showcasing the trademark daring and race craft that got him to this point. Despite the temptation to play it safe with a big championship lead in hand, the 19-year-old instead chose to battle it out for victory on both days.
On Saturday, he scored his 11th victory of the season by an impossibly tight 0.001 seconds thanks to even more last-lap heroics aboard his GSX-R600. On Sunday, he earned his 15th podium of the year, missing out on a 12th victory by just 0.040 in second position, which was more than enough to claim the Supersport throne.
September 15, 20201
SUZUKI AIMS TO ADD TO PODIUM TALLY AT MISANO
Team Suzuki Press Office – September 15.
There’s no time to stop or take stock after Aragón for the MotoGP™ paddock personnel, as they move immediately onto Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy for the 14th round of the season.
Team Suzuki Ecstar were left wanting more after their visit to Motorland Aragón last weekend. Alex Rins achieved 12th place after starting 20th on the grid but he struggled with feeling onboard his GSX-RR and felt that 12th was his limit on Sunday. And while Joan Mir managed a great third place finish, he had hoped to battle for victory. However, the riders’ efforts put Suzuki up to third in the Teams’ and Manufacturers’ standings.
Mir has fond memories of the track located close to San Marino when he took third and second here last year in the double-header, as well as additional podiums in the Moto3 class. Rins is yet to score a MotoGP™ podium here but he has achieved two wins and a podium in the smaller classes.
Will Gagne Win Out Or Does The Streak Stop At Barber?
WILL GAGNE CONTINUE STREAK AS MOTOAMERICA SERIES COMES TO A CLOSE?
Three HONOS Superbike Races At Barber Motorsports Park Set To End The Season This Weekend
IRVINE, CA (September 15, 2021) – The curtain will officially come down on the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship this weekend, September 17-19, at Barber Motorsports Park, but not before the series attempts to answer a burning question for the final time: Can anyone beat Jake Gagne?
September 16, 2021
Franco Morbidelli Joins Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2021-2023
It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. confirm Franco Morbidelli as a Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team rider for the remaining races in 2021 and for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The Italian will make his highly anticipated return from injury debuting with the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team this weekend at the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.
Andrea Dovizioso Signs with Yamaha Motor Company for 2021-2022
With Franco Morbidelli debuting in the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team for this week‘s Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is delighted to announce that MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso will be joining PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team. The Italian will race for Yamaha‘s satellite team for the remainder of 2021 as well as the entire 2022 MotoGP season.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Start San Marino GP with New Rider Line-Up
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team have travelled straight from MotorLand Aragón to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the first of two races held at this track this season (Round 14 and Round 16). It will be a special event, as Franco Morbidelli will be reunited with former teammate Fabio Quartararo, this time in the Factory Yamaha pit box.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP is looking forward to commencing this weekend‘s Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, which the team and new recruit Franco Morbidelli consider their home race.
Daytona International Speedway And MotoAmerica Team Up For 2022 Daytona 200
MotoAmerica, home of AMA Superbike and North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is thrilled to announce that it will partner with Daytona International Speedway to host one of the world’s most prestigious races – the DAYTONA 200 – during the weekend of March 10-12, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The 2022 DAYTONA 200, set for the green flag on Saturday, March 12, will be the 80th running of the event that began on the Daytona Beach shoreline in 1937 before moving to the World Center of Racing in 1961.
One Championship Still To Be Decided At Barber
With the MotoAmerica Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup Championships all decided last week in New Jersey, all eyes will be on the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park as it will be the last class to crown a champion.
Scott Powersports KTM’s Tyler Scott arrives in Alabama with a 30-point lead over Landers Racing’s Benjamin Gloddy, 340-310, with 50 points up for grabs from the two races at Barber. Simply put, if Scott finishes race one within five points of Gloddy the title is his.
U.S. Returns Talent for 2021 FIM Trial des Nations, Sept. 17-19
Sept. 17, 2021
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U.S. Returns Talent for 2021 FIM Trial des Nations, Sept. 17-19
2021 FIM Trial des Nations begins Friday in Gouveia, Portugal
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 2021 FIM Trial des Nations heats up this weekend with a three-day event in Gouveia, Portugal, from Sept. 17-19.
The event is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, and U.S. representatives are organized by the American Motorcyclist Association and the North American Trials Council.
In the 2019 FIM Trial des Nations, the U.S. team claimed third in the International Trophy category, and riders Daniel Blanc-Gonnet, Josh Roper and Alex Myers — who served as the alternate — return to the team in 2021. The U.S. women’s team is also composed of familiar faces as Maddie Hoover and Kylee Sweeten return to the international stage.
“The men and women’s U.S. Trial des Nations teams are ready to tackle the slick creek type sections of Gouveia, Portugal!” said U.S. International Trophy team rider Blanc-Gonnet, who is also serving as the interim team manager. “With solid performances from each of our team members in the U.S. Championship, we are confident they will perform well in their respective classes. A big thank you to everyone who donated to the team, without your generosity this would not have been possible!”
The U.S. women’s team will be competing with only two riders, as an AMA Endurocross conflict kept Louis Forsley from rounding out the team. Although a disadvantage, the event’s rules allow a team to be classified if two of its riders finish. Only the best two results per team are counted.
The FIM Trial des Nations got its start in Europe in 1983, and the event aims to bring the best trial riders from around the world into an international competition.
Although Spain has dominated the World Championship class, the U.S. has made some noise with their recent International Trophy finishes. Prior to placing third in 2019, the U.S. men’s team claimed second in both 2017 and 2018.
The event is promoted by Talentos Objetivos — Clube de Enduro e Recreio.
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Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Set Out on San Marino GP Friday With New Line-Up
GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO FREE PRACTICE
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team used the first free practice sessions of the GP of San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini to get work started at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli diligently prepared for Sunday‘s race in both dry and wet conditions, finishing in 7th and 16th place respectively in the combined timesheets.
Full report with track stats
MotoAmerica Announces 10-Round, 20-Race 2022 Superbike Schedule
North America’s Premier Motorcycle Road Racing Series To Get Started With MotoGP At
Circuit of The Americas In April
IRVINE, CA (September 17, 2022) – MotoAmerica, the home of the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, has announced that the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship schedule, which will feature 10 rounds and 20 races on the premier racetracks in the U.S., including a return to the world-renowned Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
The 2022 season will open with a bang, with MotoAmerica’s Superbike class slated to run alongside MotoGP in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at COTA, at a date to be determined in April, =and will conclude at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, September 23-25. In between, the series will crisscross the U.S. with stops at the best racing facilities in the country.
“It’s always good to get the schedule out as early as possible so our teams, sponsors and fans can make their plans for 2022,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We’re happy with next year’s schedule as we’re set to return to COTA with MotoGP as well as returning to all the facilities that have become such integral parts of our series. Ten Superbike rounds and 20 races makes for a well-rounded championship and we’re looking forward to our best season yet in 2022.”
In addition to the Superbike class, the 2022 MotoAmerica Series will also feature Supersport, SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup. Selected rounds will also feature King Of The Baggers, Royal Enfield’s Build. Train. Race. program and Mini Cup by Motul.
2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Schedule
*April Circuit of The Americas MotoGP Austin, TX
April 22-24 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, GA
May 20-22 VIRginia International Raceway Alton, VA
June 3-5 Road America Elkhart Lake, WI
June 24-26 Ridge Motorsports Park Shelton, WA
**July 8-10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA
July 29-31 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, MN
Aug. 19-21 Pittsburgh International Race Complex Wampum, PA
Sept. 9-11 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ
Sept. 23-25 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL
*To Be Determined
**To Be Confirmed
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
SUZUKI QUICK TO SLIDE INTO TOP 5 FOR SAN MARINO WEEKEND
Team Suzuki Press Office – September 17.
Joan Mir: 2nd – 1’32.746 (+ 0.080)
Alex Rins: 5th – 1’32.885 (+ 0.219)
Team Suzuki Ecstar’s riders Joan Mir and Alex Rins kicked off the race weekend at Misano in style less than one week after racing in Aragón where Mir took his fifth podium of the season.
The pair placed themselves inside the top five early in FP1 on Friday morning, and despite the track being a little ‘green’ and lacking in grip, the warm and sunny conditions allowed the riders to feel comfortable with their GSX-RRs from the get-go. After taking first and second on the timesheets they turned their attention to setting a string of strong laps. The Top 16 riders were covered by one second with 12 minutes left in the session when the skies opened and torrential rain soaked Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. With five minutes left on the clock, both Rins and Mir opted to head out on full wet tyres to gauge the situation.