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2021 Aprilia RS 660 Approved For MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship

The Italian Company’s Middleweight Class Entry Meets Homologation Requirements And Will Join The Grid In 2021 

IRVINE, CA (February 26, 2021) – MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has met the AMA’s homologation requirements and is approved to compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship.

The 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has met the AMA’s homologation requirements and is approved to compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship.
Photo by CaliPhotography.

“We are excited to have Aprilia race in our Twins Cup series with its new RS 660,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Our tech department has worked hard with Aprilia to make this happen while ensuring that the Twins Cup class continues to have parity between the manufacturers. We can’t wait to get to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and see how it all stacks up on the racetrack. This is going to be an exciting season in all our classes and the addition of the Aprilia in Twins Cup will be fun to watch.”

Of the 32 MotoAmerica Twins Cup races held in the three-year history of the class, Suzuki has won 20, Yamaha 10 and Ducati two. Suzuki has captured the title in all three seasons with Chris Parrish (2018), Alex Dumas (2019) and Rocco Landers (2020).

The Aprilia RS 660 will be required to meet balancing requirements set forth by MotoAmerica and the AMA from and including the opening round of the series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. Those requirements are as follows:

Cylinders must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification
Pistons must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification
Piston Rings must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification. All piston rings must be fitted
Piston Pins and Clips must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification
Connecting Rods must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification. Rod bolts are free
Cylinder Liner is free
“The RS 660 represents a new era of motorcycles for us at Aprilia,” said Mario Di Maria, President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas. “Today, we are very happy to offer the opportunity to American teams to race in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup with this incredible machine. The racetrack is and always will be the home of Aprilia, and the RS 660 reflects very well the origins of the brand, capable of winning 54 World titles while building motorcycles for very passionate riders. We look forward to starting this new adventure, giving a unique opportunity to a new generation of racers and hopefully champions too.”

2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule

*March 30-31 Circuit of The Americas Austin, Texas
April 30-May 1 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia
May 21-23 Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia
June 11-13 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 25-27 Ridge Motorsports Park Shelton, Washington
July 9-11 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
July 30-August 1 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minnesota
August 13-15 Pitt Race Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 10-12 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey
September 17-19 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama

*Dunlop Tire Test (all classes)

For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, clickHERE

To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE

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

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

R&G Continues To Keep MotoAmerica Protected As Official Partner For The 2021 Championship

The Motorcycle Protective Product Specialist Is Set For Year Three Of Its MotoAmerica Partnership

Motorcycle protection specialist R&G will return as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

IRVINE, CA (March 5, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that R&G, a global leader in aftermarket accessories for motorcycle protection, will return as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship. The coming racing season will mark the third successive year of R&G’s partnership with MotoAmerica.

R&G produces premium, innovative damage protection products for motorcycles, including tank sliders and engine case covers that are approved for use in the five MotoAmerica classes.
 
“We are delighted to be renewing our agreement with MotoAmerica, where some of the most exciting racing and coverage on the planet can be found,” said R&G’s Managing Director Simon Hughes. “Our world-class bike protection is being put through its paces and shown to an ever-increasing audience. What’s not to like?”
 
“It’s great to have R&G with us again for a third season,” said MotoAmerica Senior Sponsorship Manager Lance Bryson. “R&G makes quality products that can be found on motorcycles up and down our paddock, so the partnership makes a lot of sense. The coming MotoAmerica season promises to be our best yet, and we’re pumped to have R&G be a part of it.”
 
Based in England, R&G’s full line of products are distributed in North America by Rhode Island-based Twisted Throttle.
 
“At Twisted Throttle, we believe R&G products are the best option when it comes to motorcycle crash protection,” said Erik Stephens, CEO, Twisted Throttle. “It only makes sense to put these protection parts in the hands of MotoAmerica racers so they can be used in the most extreme road racing environments. Twisted is excited to partner with R&G and MotoAmerica again for the 2021 season and we look forward to following the action.”
 
For more information on the full range of R&G products and North America dealer opportunities, contact Twisted Throttle through its website at https://www.twistedthrottle.com/brand/r-and-g-racing
 

2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule

 
*March 30-31             Circuit of The Americas                       Austin, Texas
April 30-May 1           Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta          Braselton, Georgia
May 21-23                 Virginia International Raceway             Danville, Virginia
June 11-13                Road America                                       Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 25-27                Ridge Motorsports Park                       Shelton, Washington
July 9-11                   WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca   Monterey, California
July 30-August 1       Brainerd International Raceway           Brainerd, Minnesota
August 13-15             Pitt Race                                              Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 10-12      New Jersey Motorsports Park              Millville, New Jersey
September 17-19      Barber Motorsports Park                     Birmingham, Alabama
 
*Dunlop Tire Test (all classes)

For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, clickHERE

To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE

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

Motion Pro Renews Partnership With MotoAmerica For 2021

Maker Of Innovative Tools To Again Sponsor Road Racing Series

IRVINE, CA (March 19, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that Motion Pro will again be a sponsorship partner for the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship.

It’s all in the tools: Motion Pro will again be a sponsorship partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Motion Pro, which was founded in 1984 by 6-day ISDT gold medalist Chris Carter, designs innovative tools and products that help owners maintain and repair their motorcycles. From top-tier racers to casual weekend riders, Motion Pro products are designed to help keep motorcyclists riding while limiting the time spent in the garage. Motion Pro works closely with championship-level riders and professional mechanics all over the world to continue improving the company’s products while also delivering an outstanding customer experience that makes it easier for enthusiasts to do what they love.
 
“We got involved with MotoAmerica in 2019 for the first time as a series sponsor,” said Motion Pro owner Chris Carter. “The partnership has worked out well for both of us, so it was an easy decision to jump back in for 2021. Our tools are seen throughout the MotoAmerica paddock so it’s a great place to showcase what we make in an environment where they are being used.”
 
“Our partnership with Motion Pro has been great for both sides,” said MotoAmerica Senior Sponsorship Manager Lance Bryson. “If you poke around in our paddock and watch the teams work on the bikes, you will see how many of them use Motion Pro tools to get their jobs done, so it’s really a natural fit for them to be involved in our series.”
 
The 2021 MotoAmerica Series gets started at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2, and concludes at Barber Motorsports Park, September 17-19.

2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule
 
*March 30-31             Circuit of The Americas                       Austin, Texas
April 30-May 2           Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta          Braselton, Georgia
May 21-23                 Virginia International Raceway             Danville, Virginia
June 11-13                Road America                                       Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 25-27                Ridge Motorsports Park                       Shelton, Washington
July 9-11                   WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca   Monterey, California
July 30-August 1       Brainerd International Raceway           Brainerd, Minnesota
August 13-15             Pitt Race                                              Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 10-12      New Jersey Motorsports Park              Millville, New Jersey
September 17-19      Barber Motorsports Park                     Birmingham, Alabama
 
*Dunlop Tire Test (all classes)

For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE

To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE

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

About MotoAmericaMotoAmerica 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 TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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