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Buffalo, NY: It seems just about everything is uncertain these days, but at Dunlop one thing has remained constant: Our commitment to building tires of the highest quality and performance.

Dunlop’s latest video captures the dedication of the tire builders at our Buffalo, New York, plant. For nearly 100 years, our builders have gotten the job done, through good times and the times that test us all.  It is essential work that helps keep America rolling, and our associates take pride in building the most trusted motorcycle tires in America.

With this video, Dunlop salutes the talented and dedicated people in our plant who understand that it’s not just the work we’re doing, but who we are doing it for: Motorcycle riders who expect nothing less than the premium performance and quality Dunlop has delivered for nearly a century.

We’re proud of the American flag that waves above our factory, and we’re rooting for what we know will be another exceptional American comeback.

We are the American worker. We are Dunlop.

About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires

Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.

Cash for Carbon

It might seem trivial but with everything going on in the world, as riders, we understand the need to get out on the open road, clear your head, and find some perspective. Because we could all use a little bit more joy in our lives, for those who ride, throwing a leg over a bike is the best way to find joy and exhilaration, and to reclaim the sense of peace that’s gone missing from our daily lives.


For the last 13+ years Zero Motorcycles has been working to perfect the motorcycle riding experience, and every moment on a Zero is a moment that you are sure to remember. To truly understand it you really have to try it.

And right now through August 15, 2020, Zero is putting $1,500 on top of the value of your trade-in gas bike toward the purchase of a 2020 SR/S or SR/F!
Adding this to the current North America Federal Tax Credit you have the potential of saving nearly $4,000 on a new SR/F or SR/S. There has never been a better time to convert to Electric.

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HUSQVARNA AND HRH TO END RELATIONSHIP

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HUSQVARNA MOTORSPORTS AND HRH RACING MUTUALLY AGREE TO CONCLUDE THEIR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

After more than five years of working together, it was announced today that Husqvarna Motorsports, Inc. and HRH Racing, Inc. have mutually agreed to conclude their business relationship for the remainder of the 2020 race season and beyond.
As a result of this new agreement, HRH Racing, Inc. owner, Bobby Hewitt, will no longer serve as Team Manager of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. Husqvarna Motorsports, Inc. would like to thank Bobby Hewitt for his commitment to the race team over the past five years and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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Husqvarna Motorcycles has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.

2020 Balt – Wash Ride For Kids

Editors note: this is a press release, please feel free to share this information with everyone who may be interested. You can still raise money to help the kids. 

LIVEWIRE OWNER MAKES HISTORY WITH FIRST U.S. BORDER-TO-BORDER JOURNEY

Change in Plans for 50th Birthday Celebration Leads to Historic Memories

(Vaughan, ON) July 13, 2020  – In the past few months, the world has found new ways to celebrate momentous life achievements. Riding motorcycles has been one such outlet – especially new motorcycles that are groundbreaking, like Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire ®.

Diego Cardenas, a California resident, was hoping to spend June 30, 2020, in Spain celebrating his 50th birthday. This Spring, he knew he was going to need a new plan, but he wanted it to be something he was passionate about — a trip he could do that allowed him to maintain social distancing but also be memorable and unique. So, he set on a new plan, riding his LiveWire motorcycle from the U.S. Mexican border to the U.S. Canadian border using the West Coast Green Highway. The WCGH is a network of electric vehicle DC fast charging stations located every 25 to 50 miles along Interstate 5 and other major roadways in Washington, Oregon, and California.

“I wanted to be a part of Harley-Davidson history and have my future grandkids be able to talk about how their grandfather was the first H-D electric motorcycle owner to do such a ride,” said Cardenas. “I wanted to show the world that electric charging infrastructure is growing and be an inspiration for others to try riding electric motorcycles like the LiveWire.”

On June 22, Diego started his epic trip from San Ysidro, CA. He rode over 1,400 miles and on his 50th birthday, June 30, he reached his goal by making it to the U.S. Canadian border town of Blaine, WA. Along the way, he did live social media reports of his progress and fans following along on his journey were able to meet him in person and cheer him on. He also made plenty of stops along the way to do a bit of sightseeing with his wife and eight-year old daughter who were along on the trip in a car.

“The trip was unbelievable, such a great journey,” said Cardenas. “The West Coast Green Highway is a really good idea, there are so many options that you can be confident you will get to where you need to go. Also, if you pull up and cannot use one charger, you have additional ones super close by. It’s darn awesome! Please spread the word, this is so doable. If you have an electric bike, or any bike, just get out and ride during these challenging times. Do a road trip, it helps during these stressful times to free your mind and body to see new things.”

Cardenas’ journey can be found at this link, he also is the founder and creator of this page. His mission for the group is to bring together electric vehicle and non-EV riders to ask questions, get ideas and support the EV motorcycle riding community.

About Harley-Davidson® Canada

In August 2015, Harley-Davidson Inc. took over distribution in Canada as part of a global strategy to establish subsidiary units in its most important markets. The new entity, Harley-Davidson Canada has focused on bringing the full Harley-Davidson ownership experience to Canada. Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel are available in 67 independent dealerships across Canada. For more information, visit www.hd.com.

AMA Fast Brain Award

July 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AMA Fast Brain Award offers educational scholarship to winner.  Award presented at AMA Racing Flat Track Grand Championships

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — When the fastest amateur flat track racers in America line up at the 2020 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship on July 20-24 in Plymouth, Ind., and Ashland, Ohio, they not only will race for AMA National No. 1 plates, but many young riders will compete for the AMA Fast Brain Award, an annual educational scholarship.

2019 winner Ryder Reese

Funded by Tim Estenson of Estenson Racing, Jerry Stinchfield of Roof System Racing, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Bill Werner and Dave Zanotti of Zanotti Racing, the 2020 AMA Fast Brain Award will present $1,500 to a racer who demonstrates excellence in the classroom.

“While racing is fun and thrilling, success in the classroom is even more important,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “The AMA Fast Brain Award is one way we recognize that importance, by shining the spotlight on a rider who demonstrates academic excellence.”

The scholarship recipient will need to show strong performance at the weeklong AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, as well as excellence on official school transcripts supplied at the time of application.

The AMA Flat Track Grand Championships feature national-caliber competition in half-mile, short-track and TT racing. Classes are available for riders of nearly all ages riding motorcycles in a range of displacements.

In addition to national championships, the fastest riders in premier classes compete for the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which honors an amateur racer poised for success at the pro level.

Riders in grades K-12, as well as college students enrolled in an accredited program, are eligible for the AMA Fast Brain Award. AMA Flat Track Grand Championship entrants should email their interest in the award, along with copies of official school grade cards or transcripts, to ksaillant@ama-cycle.org by July 17. Applications may also be submitted at race registration if accompanied by official grade cards or transcripts. Applications without proof of academic performance will be rejected.

For more information about the event, see stevenaceracing.com. For more information about amateur flat track competition, see the Racing section of americanmotorcyclist.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: americanmotorcyclist.com.

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP  FULLY PREPARED FOR #MOTOGPISBACK

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team have taken the guidelines for Covid-19 prevention measurements to heart and take this opportunity to give insight into their new racing protocol. Yamaha would like to give a special thanks to its management, staff, engineers, and all its sponsors as well as Dorna, IRTA, FIM, the circuits and the governments of the countries that are to host MotoGP rounds this year, for their dedication to putting Grand Prix racing back on the 2020 calendar.

Yamaha Motor Racing Srl, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team take this opportunity to say “Thank you!” to all relevant parties that have made it possible to start the 2020 MotoGP World Championship in the second half of the year.

Yamaha would like to thank its management, staff, engineers, and all its sponsors, as well as Dorna, IRTA,FIM, the circuits and the governments of the countries that are to host MotoGP races this year for their dedication. It‘s through their determination to look for opportunities during these unprecedented times that fans will all be allowed to enjoy MotoGP action again soon, with an IRTA test scheduled for July 15th and the first round taking place from July 17th-19th.

Moreover, Yamaha wants to give a special thanks to the health workers around the world who have put their lives on the line to protect and tend to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yamaha would like to stress its awareness that, though the lockdown is over in most countries, the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing. Yamaha Motor Racing has been dedicating a lot of time and energy in revising its racing protocol to ensure the safety of all parties involved, as safety always comes first in Grand Prix racing.

Yamaha Motor Racing Srl General Manager Operations, Marco Riva, explains: “The steps we‘ve made in the Operations area can be broadly divided into two phases: first the restarting of activities at the YMR headquarters, with strict rules to significantly reduce the risk of contamination, followed by changing the team‘s travelling and racing protocol, to make attending the 2020 MotoGP racing calendar events as safe as possible for all involved.

“Phase 1 started immediately after the cancellation of the race in Qatar, which was soon followed by the travel restrictions and a full lockdown. Following the Qatar GP cancellation, YMR urgently recalled all the materials in order to have full and direct control over the situation, ready for any eventuality.

“During the lockdown period that followed, YMR staff worked from home but remained busy developing various contingency plans in order to be ready for any possible scenario.

“During the last weeks of lockdown, YMR carried out a risk assessment analysis in compliance with the Covid-19 prevention measures the Italian DPCM (Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri; Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers) issued on 24th April 2020, to prepare the YMR headquarters for the formal restart on May 4th, after two months of forced closure.

“Thanks to this careful preparation, everything was ready and implemented to allow a limited number of people to return to our headquarters on May 4th, so we could start with the preparation of materials and equipment in order to be ready within a matter of weeks for a possible restart of the 2020 MotoGP championship.

“The readiness and professionalism of all YMR staff members over the last few months has made it possible to work in safety, equipped with the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Effective training, combined with a limited but effective weekly attendance plan, further helped the YMR staff to work during Phase 1 with zero Covid-19 infections.

“For Phase 2, YMR and the key people of the team worked on making a risk assessment of the various operations on the circuit, after exchanging opinions with Dorna and IRTA.

“YMR has committed important resources to the development of a communication system that allows the various team members to be in contact while maintaining safety distances of 2 meters, or #OneM1Apart as we say in the team (a YZR-M1 is 2.060m long).

“The selection and overview of suitable PPE for every occasion at the track was made whilst taking into account both the safety and the comfort of the personnel, who will have to operate under very special circumstances. The various work environments have been reorganised with clear indications of the maximum capacity of people and their positioning in compliance with the safety distances. When it is not possible to adhere to the safety distances guidelines due to constricted space, YMR has defined and will provide the staff with the appropriate PPE as required per Dorna’s ’Contingency Plan – Covid-19‘.

“Furthermore, a new catering unit has been set up to serve lunchboxes to the people of the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team and the Petronas Yamaha SIC Team, including their Moto2 and Moto3 crew members, making a total of 200 meals served every day, both for lunch and for dinner.

“A special thanks goes to all the people of Yamaha Motor Racing and its technical partners, who allowed us to face a delicate phase with the positive and innovative spirit that distinguishes us.”

LIN JARVIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR, YMR & TEAM PRINCIPAL, MEYM

“Knowing that there will be MotoGP racing from mid-July onwards gives us all something to look forward to – not just those who are associated with the racing industry but also the fans.

“MotoGP, and motorsports in general, is fuelled by passion, and that‘s what makes it so popular the world over. The riders, teams, and manufacturers are constantly pushing to make the impossible possible. Yamaha management, our team staff, all Yamaha engineers, our sponsors, partners, suppliers, Dorna, IRTA, FIM, various circuits, and the governments of the countries we will be visiting this year have all been highly cooperative to get the 2020 MotoGP championship back on the road.

“We want to thank all parties involved for their contribution in making this possible. We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to all health workers, who have bravely and selflessly fought the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to honour their work by putting on a good show in the next few months and we will give it our full effort to do so in a responsible manner, making health and safety for all involved a top priority.”

MASSIMO MEREGALLI
TEAM DIRECTOR, MEYM

“It‘s been a very unusual few months. When a big global issue like this comes up, you have no idea what to expect. Nobody had ever experienced a global pandemic like this before, nor are there guidelines available on how a motorsports team should respond to this kind of safety threat.

“That said, I think Yamaha Motor Racing, its staff, and its partners have handled this unique situation with respect, dignity, professionalism, and perseverance. After the risk assessments we became aware of how we needed to change our ways both inside our headquarters and at the track.

“Most crucially, we want to avoid any unnecessary risks and also implement all safety precautions in such a manner that the unavoidable risky situations, such as travelling to and from the circuit, become a minimised factor too. The safety of the staff and the riders is our number one priority, as well as that of our fellow MotoGP paddock community members.

“We believe the key lies in thorough preparation as well as collaboration and solidarity of the involved parties, to make 2020 MotoGP racing safe and enjoyable for everyone.”

WILLIAM FAVERO
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, YMR & MEYM

“I would like to thank all parties involved for their contribution, efforts, and enthusiasm to get the MotoGP show started again. As a team we feel we have the duty to entertain all our fans, who have been patiently waiting for us to get back to the track. But as we are all aware, we find ourselves in a ’changed world‘. We take health & safety very seriously at Yamaha and have amended our protocol according to professional advice and carefully conducted analysis.

“The new Covid-19 prevention measures will surely have an impact on the MotoGP paddock and its media output, making clear communications more vital than ever before: internally in the team, towards fellow members of the paddock community, and also towards the fans and the press. Considering that access to the circuits will only be granted to a limited number of MotoGP team staff and television broadcasters accredited by Dorna, and no other media will be permitted onsite, the sport‘s coverage has changed.

“Yamaha Motor Racing’s Communication Department members will rise to the new challenges facing us, adhering to the social distancing rules but trying to ’reduce the gap‘ to the outside world.

“We will do our utmost to provide the media, our sponsors, the Yamaha Network, and last but certainly not least the fans with real time updates and information, so that, even though they can‘t be with us at the circuit, they will not miss a thing.”

The accompanying Covid-19 Prevention Measurement chart shows the newly implemented safety rules that all Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP employees entering the circuits are required to follow.

The PPE Overview gives insight into what safety precautions the selected team members that will attend the 2020 MotoGP rounds will adhere to, both whilst travelling and when performing their duties at the circuit.

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP TEAM EAGER TO START 2020 JEREZ TEST

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team will put their YZR-M1s to the test at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto tomorrow. Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi are particularly excited because it will be their first time back in the saddle in more than four months‘ time.

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team and their riders Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi are thrilled to officially restart the 2020 MotoGP World Championship this week. After more than four months of waiting due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Factory Yamaha riders are more than ready to swing their legs over their bikes for two official IRTA test sessions at the Circuito de Jerez–Ángel Nieto tomorrow.

The IRTA Test Day includes two MotoGP sessions, the first is from 10:00 – 11:30 GMT+2 and the second from 14:00 – 15:30 GMT+2 (the full test schedule is available in the notes below). The test in Jerez will be followed by the Gran Premio de España, held at the same track from 17th–19th July 2020.

Viñales is going into the test with good confidence. The Spaniard showed a strong pace at the 2020 tests earlier this year (pre-lockdown) in Malaysia and Qatar. He is looking forward to refamiliarise himself with the 2020 YZR-M1 tomorrow and hopes to continue the work he had started. Having secured third place in the MotoGP World Championship standings in 2017 and 2019, he is determined to make a strong start to the 2020 racing year, making the Jerez test vitally important.

Rossi is eager to get back to work, ride his beloved M1 and, of course, reunite with his team. He has set himself a firm goal for this week: he will fully focus on getting a clear understanding of where the Yamaha Factory package stands compared to the competition. Still fiercely competitive by nature, the Italian is keen to find out how he can make the most of the nimble Yamaha bike during the upcoming Grand Prix.

The Circuito de Jerez was built in 1986 and has been one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season ever since. Blessed with good weather, beautiful scenery, fast corners, and hard braking areas, the 4.4km Jerez circuit as a rule offers unforgettable racing action.

MASSIMO MEREGALLI
TEAM DIRECTOR, MEYM

It‘s a special and exciting moment: we are about to restart the 2020 MotoGP season. A lot of people within our team and also of other organisations have worked around the clock to make this happen, and we are all very thankful to them. The operations within the paddock will be slightly different, following the Covid-19 prevention measurements guidelines. This may take some getting used to, but change can be good. During lockdown we have taken the opportunity to analyse how we communicate in the garage, and we think that the amendments we‘ve made since then could be improvements that we should keep even when the Covid-19 prevention measurements guidelines become less strict. We will get our first try tomorrow, so then we will know more. In any case, it‘s positive that we have the opportunity to start the race weekend off with two test sessions prior to the two free practice sessions on Friday. That will be useful for the riders so they can get their confidence and speed back after such a long period of not being able to ride their M1s. Maverick and Vale are both fired up and ready to hop onto their bikes, and also the rest of the team is impatient to get started and do what we love the most, so let‘s go!

MAVERICK VIÑALES

I‘m so happy that the wait is over! We ended the winter tests in a positive way. I did a good pre-season, because I was calm and had a good rhythm in both the Malaysia and Qatar Test, so I think I will arrive here in a good shape. But Jerez is a very different kind of track, so we will have to see tomorrow what the current situation is really like. I can’t wait to be back on the bike, full throttle, and have that ‘race feeling’. It’s also great to be back with the team, because I missed them so much. One thing we know for sure: all the fans will be watching the Spanish GP from home, so I want to do everything I can during the test to get ready for a good battle for the victory or a podium on Sunday. Let‘s make this a season full of good memories!

VALENTINO ROSSI

Finally we can enjoy MotoGP again! Sincerely, it‘s a great relief for me, because I missed my M1 a lot, and I think the fans will also be very happy. Tomorrow we’ll start with the first test sessions in Jerez. The steps we made in Sepang and Losail during the pre-season were positive, but that‘s quite a long time ago now. We still have to be organised and work hard tomorrow to start the Spanish GP with a good understanding and a good feeling. Anyway, I‘m ready to start this new season with my team. We will do our best!

The Fastest Woman on Earth

RIP Jessica M. Combs          July 27, 1980 – August 27, 2019

Almost one full year after her land-speed record attempt in the Oregon desert, Jesse Combs the racer, fabricator, tv star and motorcyclist has been awarded the designation of Fastest Woman on Earth by The Guinness World Records.

Combs died last year during the record attempt in an accident in southeast Oregon’s Alvord Desert. Jesse crashed her jet-powered high-speed race car in southeastern Oregon while trying to beat her own four wheeled vehicle land speed record. She was just 39. Jessi’s fatal run shattered a record more than 40 years old. She was awarded the record in June of this year (2020).

From Wikipedia:

“Combs died on August 27, 2019 after crashing a jet-powered car while breaking a land speed record as part of the North American Eagle Project on a dry lake bed in the Alvord Desert, Oregon.[2][3][7][8] The crash was caused by a failure of a front wheel, likely caused by hitting an object in the desert, which caused the front wheel assembly to collapse at a speed of 522.783 mph (841.338 km/h).[23] The official cause of death was determined to be “blunt force trauma to the head” occurring prior to the fire that engulfed the race vehicle after the crash.”[23]

Combs’ two runs in opposite directions across Oregon’s Alvord Desert on August 27 averaged 522.783 mph (841.338 km/h)[24], which broke the existing women’s land speed record of 512.71 mph (825.13 km/h), set in 1976 by Kitty O’Neil at the same location, and was eventually verified by Guinness in June 2020.[25][26]” 

Click to read more at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessi_Combs

INDIAN SWEEPS AMERICAN FLAT TRACK OPENING

WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER AT VOLUSIA HALF-MILE

                                                    

Jared “the Jammer” Mees Unequivocally Takes First Place in Both Races, Earns 50th Career Win;

Indian FTR750 Factory & Privateer Riders Sweep Back-to-Back Podiums

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING SWEEPS AMERICAN FLAT TRACK OPENING WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER WITH SEVERAL EARNED ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT VOLUSIA HALF-MILE

BARBERVILLE, FL (July 20, 2020) – Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, kicked off American Flat Track’s 2020 opening weekend in commanding style – earning back-to-back podium sweeps.  As the sport’s premier race bike, the Indian FTR750 took the top six and top nine spots on Friday and Saturday night, respectively.

Ultimately taking control of both races was five-time Grand National Champion and Wrecking Crew Rider Jared Mees, who earned his 49th and 50th career wins. During the Volusia Half-Mile I, Mees displayed a seemingly effortless win as he separated himself from the pack on his way to a commanding victory.  On Saturday night, at the Volusia Half-Mile II, Mees started the Main from the second row behind, but was able to slide through the field and take home his second win of the weekend.

“Our team has been chomping at the bit to get out on the track and race since the season was postponed,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “To get out there and have the success we did two days in a row really made a statement.”

Joining Mees in the box in both races was reigning Grand National Champion and Wrecking Crew Rider Briar Bauman, who finished second both nights. During the Volusia Half-Mile I, Briar held third place until the final lap where he was able to overtake Indian FTR750 privateer Sammy Halbert to finish second. Briar had another competitive outing at the Volusia Half-Mile II, where he ran in second for a vast majority of the Main.

Mees starts off the season as the series points leader with 50 points, while Briar Bauman is in second with 40 points, followed by fellow Wrecking Crew teammate Bronson Bauman who sits in fifth with 27 points.

The season looks to continue on August 28, in the Northeast, at a to-be-determined track. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

INFORMATION – FIM S1GP SuperMoto World Championship & FIM SuperMoto of Nations

2020 Calendar UPDATE 22 JULY

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM S1GP SuperMoto World Championship
2020 Calendar UPDATE 22 JULY
The ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have its impact on the 2020 FIM Calendars.

With the MXGP of Lombardia now to be held in Mantova on 4 October and in order to avoid extra travel for the riders and teams, XIEM; the FIM and FIM Europe have been forced to modify the date of the S1GP Grand Prix of Europe which was scheduled to run on the same date. The three rounds of the series are now as follows.

Revised calendar:
Date    FMNR    Venue    Country
30 August    FMI    Castelletto di Branduzzo Italy
20 September    FMI    Ortona Circuit    Italy

27 September    FMI    International Circuit of Busca    Italy

American Motorcyclist Association Withdraws From 2020 Motocross of Nations

COVID-19 pandemic prevents participation of U.S. team

July 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

American Motorcyclist Association withdraws from 2020 Motocross of Nations
COVID-19 pandemic prevents participation of U.S. team

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association will not participate in the 2020 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Motocross of Nations, Sept. 25-27, in Matterley Basin, Great Britain, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“The health of our racers and staff is paramount, and current and future global travel restrictions make our involvement in an international event impossible at this time,” said AMA Supercross Manager Mike Pelletier. “The U.S. team effort to attend the Motocross of Nations each year is extensive, both financially and logistically. Even in normal times, preparing our best effort at this point in the season would be difficult.”

In addition, with the recently announced postponement of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, rescheduled national rounds likely will conflict with the Motocross of Nations event.

“The AMA takes great pride in competing in the Motocross of Nations each year, and we appreciate the commitment of the athletes chosen to represent the United States on the world stage,” Pelletier said. “The AMA looks forward to returning to the Motocross of Nations in 2021 and bringing the Chamberlain Trophy back to U.S. soil.”

The FIM-sanctioned Motocross of Nations is a world championship team event. It features three-rider national teams competing for a combined score to determine the overall championship-winning country.

The U.S. team has won the Motocross of Nations 22 times and is the all-time leader in FIM Motocross of Nations overall team victories. All of those wins took place under the direction of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Roger DeCoster. The most recent time the U.S. Team won the Motocross of Nations was 2011.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: americanmotorcyclist.com.

Team Dunlop Elite alumni complete sweep of AMA Pro titles

For Immediate Release

July 13, 2020
Buffalo, NY: Two big things recently happened to Team Dunlop Elite alum Chase Sexton; He won his second consecutive Supercross East title in 2020, then signed with the American Honda factory team to compete in the 450 class for the first time.
Sexton joins 2020 Supercross champion Eli Tomac in furthering the Team Dunlop Elite legacy. Tomac’s championship win this year completes a sweep of all AMA Pro titles for Team Dunlop Elite alumni—graduates have now won every AMA Pro Supercross and AMA National Motocross title.
For Sexton, the Team Dunlop connection was a key to his success. “I started on Team Dunlop when I was on 50s, and the support they’ve given me over the years has just been great. I never got noticed that much when I was a kid, but Dunlop picked me up anyway and have been a big help ever since,” he says.
“I’ve worked a lot with the Dunlop staff. At the races, Brian Fleck will come over and talk with me after a couple practices and see what I’m thinking. If it’s slick, he might talk about going with a bigger tire for traction, or if there are ruts he might talk about using different tire pressures. I put a lot of trust in him to make the right decision, and it’s really nice to have him there.
“Being a Team Dunlop Elite amateur rider was really cool because a lot of really fast guys have come out of it,” said Sexton. And he’s not kidding.
Team Dunlop, now in its 14th year, is one of the most successful amateur motocross support programs in the country. Over the years, Team Dunlop Elite alumni have won every AMA Pro SX and MX title and packed podiums, including Sexton, Tomac, Blake Baggett, Austin Forkner, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, Adam Cianciarulo, Ashley Fiolek, Justin Bogle, Justin Hill, Jessy Nelson, Garrett Marchbanks and more.
Dunlop’s support of amateur motocross racing is unrivaled in the U.S. In 2019 alone, riders chose Dunlop’s Geomax® tires to win 33 of 36 titles at the Loretta Lynn’s amateur nationals, take every title at Mini O’s, and also win every moto and title in the inaugural Supercross Futures championship.
“We’ve watched Chase progress as an amateur, then hit the pro ranks at full speed,” said Rob Fox, Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “We are really proud of him and all the other Team Dunlop Elite riders who chased their dream of winning a professional championship. For Dunlop, supporting that dream is what it’s all about.”
Sexton’s advice to the next generation of Team Dunlop riders is simple: Never give up on your dreams.
To learn more about the Team Dunlop program, visit: www.teamdunlop.com
For info on the 2020 Team Dunlop Elite riders, visit the rider profile page on Supercross Live: https://www.supercrosslive.com/teamdunlop
About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING EXTEND CONTRACT WITH ARMINAS JASIKONIS

LITHUANIAN RIDER SET FOR THIRD YEAR IN MXGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ONBOARD HUSQVARNA FC 450 MACHINERY

Ahead of the restart of the 2020 FIM MXGP World Championship, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce that Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing have extended their contract with Arminas Jasikonis. The Lithuanian rider is set to remain with the team for a third year, through to the close of 2021. Jasikonis, who first stepped into MXGP racing in 2016, will continue to compete in the MXGP category on Husqvarna FC 450 machinery under the watchful eye of team manager Antti Pyrhönen.

Currently enjoying the best form of his career to date, Jasikonis sits seventh in the MXGP series standings having secured a podium finish at the MXGP of The Netherlands, the second round of the 2020 Championship.

Using the imposed downtime to return home to Lithuania, the 22-year-old maintained his training programme to ensure no loss of fitness. Stepping back into competition at the recent round two of the Czech National motocross series in Kaplice, Arminas secured a 1-1 result.

Together with his team, Arminas is currently preparing for the first of three consecutive MXGP events in Latvia that will mark the August restart of the 2020 MXGP World Championship.

Arminas Jasikonis – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing: “Knowing that I will compete for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team again, for a third season, is a really great feeling. I’m very happy to continue on a great bike. I have so much confidence in my bike, the whole programme and all members of the team, which is so important. The fact that everything will stay the same for me from this year to next year is a huge thing – I only need to focus on improving and preparing myself. Of course, we have to continue working hard but I am really motivated to get the results that Husqvarna, Rockstar, Antti and the team deserve.”

Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager: “We’re really pleased to continue our relationship with Arminas. He’s super motivated for MXGP to start again and is in really good shape. Since he joined the team he’s always been fully committed and this year things have really started to fall into place for him, which we can see in his results. Arminas wants to achieve more and reach higher goals and is working hard to keep learning and improving. We’re all looking forward to seeing him battle for more podium results this year and hopefully some GP wins, too. Then, with more focused training and preparation, push for even more in 2021.”

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Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the offroad world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Hosts Successful

Open House And Bike Night

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame hosts successful open house and bike night; U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson introduces resolution; winner of BMW sidecar announced.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Some 200 motorcyclists took advantage of sunny skies and warm weather on Saturday, July 11, to attend an open house and bike night supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum.

Held on the wooded 23-acre campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, the event kicked off at 5 p.m. with music, food trucks and free admission to the museum. AMA Chief Operating Officer James Holter laid out an adventure motorcycle loop through the woods to offer a challenge to riders who donated to the museum.

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Deal hunters perused vintage bikes and parts at a swap meet, and Schmidt’s Sausage Truck and Kenny’s Meat Wagon cooked up a feast. Representatives from Ohio motorcycle rights and training organizations promoted safe motorcycle operation and rider courses.

“I started riding as a kid, and I’ve been loving it ever since,” said Andrae Steward, an instructor for Motorcycle Ohio and the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. AMA Director of Member Activity Heather Wilson, who is also a chief instructor for Motorcycle Ohio and helped organize the event, trained Steward.

To mitigate exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic, motorcycle parking was spaced to allow social distancing, outside restroom facilities were provided, face coverings were encouraged and hand-sanitizing stations were located throughout the Hall of Fame.

During a three-hour window, nearly 180 people took in museum displays that provide an in-depth look at the history of motorcycling in America.

One of the highlights of the evening was a drawing for the AMA Hall of Fame raffle bike, a 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig restored by Jay Medieros of Vintage Triumph Supply in Bedford, Mass. AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman drew the winning ticket.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Mary McGee, who learned to ride a motorcycle in 1957, is the lucky recipient of the BMW. McGee was stunned to receive a phone call from Dingman. “I almost fell over,” she said. “I just can’t believe it. I’m so excited.” McGee, who bought 15 tickets, was one of many AMA members and others who participated in the raffle.

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“For those of you who didn’t win,” Dingman said, “we have another raffle bike in front of the museum that I would encourage you to take a look at. It is a custom Harley-Davidson that you have to see to believe.”

Kevin Dunworth of Dunworth Machines built the bike that captured Dingman’s attention, a modern big-wheel hardtail spin on the museum’s “Lords of the Board Track” exhibit that pays tribute to Hall of Famers Eddie Brinck, Ralph Hepburn and Shrimp Burns.

The Ocean City, Md., builder began with a 100th-anniversary edition Harley-Davidson Sportster XL 883 specifically chosen for the project.

“Just to hear some people say, ‘Wow, that blows me away,’ is a sense of pride and ownership,” Dunworth said.

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), an avid motorcyclist, AMA member and member of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, used the event as an opportunity to introduce a resolution recognizing July 11 as “Antique Motorcycle Enthusiast Day.”

“Restoring antique motorcycles is not only a passion for many Ohioans,” Balderson said, “it creates well-paying, highly skilled jobs for people in all 50 states. A beloved icon of our country’s past, antique motorcycles represent the rich history of Americana.”

All proceeds from AMA bike nights benefit the AMA Hall of Fame, which was established in 1998 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation to honor the heroes and legends of American motorcycling and highlight their achievements and contributions to the sport.

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About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: americanmotorcyclist.com

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