Ever since Harley-Davidson’s XR-750 became the only dog in the AMA’s Grand National fight, 20 years at least, all involved parties have wished for more brands, more competition. At the close of the 2013 season, done deal. But before anyone whoops and hollers, let the reader be warned: The ending to this story isn’t completely [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Howerton Motorsports and Bryan Smith Storm Flat Track A privateer Kawasaki team makes AMA Pro Flat Track a two-brand contest and then quits as winners.
Photographer : Tim White, Tom Hnatiw
CW 5Q: Jayson Uribe Fourteen-year-old Californian tackles British Superbike Championship support series.
Photographer : DDS Photographic/Ravensport Photographic
Last April at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, I met the Uribe family from Angwin, California. Fourteen-year-old Jayson was on track aboard the family’s BMW S1000RR and riding well. His father, Allan, and mother, Rebecca, exemplify the best in mature, intelligent, and caring people. I followed Jayson’s season on a Honda RS125 in the British Superbike [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Photographer : David Clares
In an effort to increase participation by women in motorcycle roadracing, the FIM’s Women in Motorcycling commission held a ladies-only roadracing camp last October at the 13-turn, 2.199-mile Circuit Albacete in southeastern Spain, with two of America’s fastest females on hand to help coach. AMA Pro Road Racing regulars Shelina Moreda and Melissa Paris, along [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Superbike Solution: Tom Sykes and Marcel Duinker’s Winning Formula How Tom Sykes and his crew chief, Marcel Duinker, turned Kawasaki’s ZX-10R into a world-championship winner.
Photographer : Michael Troutman
I was eager to attend Round 12 of the Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last fall because there would be an opportunity to meet Marcel Duinker, race engineer for Tom Sykes. At that time, the Brit was leading the series points on a Kawasaki ZX-10R. He has since won the title. “When [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
Remember the phrase, “Looks like a million bucks”? That describes the new Honda RCV1000R MotoGP production racer, which I was able to see after the MotoGP race in Valencia, Spain. Current price is 1.2 million euros, equivalent to $1.6 million. I went at the appointed hour to meet Honda press-relations man Rhys Edwards and see [...]Read Full Post | Comments(7)