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Fresnobuell
Posted on Friday, November 09, 2018 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

World Superbike is not returning to Laguna Seca this year in 2019.

Supposedly they are returning in 2020. We will see. Why the 1-year hiatus?

Road racing is dying in America. Another sign is MA is moving several events to "2-day events".

I'm just glad I got to see several years of MotoGP in it's hey day.
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Jaimec
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 06:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

JD is going to be a very busy man next season.

JD Beach
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Jaimec
Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Per "Road Racing World," if there is a conflict between American Flat Track and MotoAmerica, JD will race MotoAmerica.
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Crusty
Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bet if he's close to leading in the points in Flat Track, he chooses otherwise.

Right now, there's more money in Flat track than in Road Racing in the US.
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well; according to the AFT site, Three AFT/MotoAmerica race dates conflict in 2019, and Beach knows that, barring a medical-cloning miracle, hell have to choose one or the other. He says hell cross that bridge when the time comes, and probably make the decision relative to how hes sitting in the respective championship series.

He was fast at the Daytona TT, finishing second. At the next round, the Atlanta Short Track, he suffered a flat tire and DNF. It'll be fun watching him this year. I'm hoping that he can put the Yamaha up on the box. Brian Smith will be back on the Crosley Kawasaki that he won his championship on. It will be nice when there's a number of marques that are capable of winning on the Circuit. I think that Harley will eventually have a competitive bike, and KTM is also getting into the mix.

It's going to be an interesting season.
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Think of the skill it takes to ride a bike like this at 140 MPH on a Horse racing track!

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Steeleagle
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Another one bites the dust! Broaster Honda officially closes its doors.



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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 02:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There go the chicken lunches, eh Dennis?
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Steeleagle
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Afraid so! ...at least as far as Honda goes. I think my buddy still has the hots for some type of sponsorship and may get involved at some other level, if not some other organization.

We'll see!
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Steeleagle
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hmmm!!! Sounds kinda/sorta like MotoAmerica team support??

https://www.motorcyclesports.net/wsbk/ten-kate-rac ing-declares-bankruptcy-and-accuses-honda-of-doing -checkmate/
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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am SOOOO confused. Earlier in November I read that JD was going to defend his Supersport title with Rickdiculous Racing. Today, a report came out that JD will be competing in Superbike with Attack Performance!

Is he going to race in BOTH classes as well as Flat Track?? And what happened to Josh Herrin? He lost his ride with Attack?

2019 could be a very interesting season. I did see a Press release stating that Beaubier and Gerloff will be back with Monster Yamaha. I really think Beaubier is wasting his time here in the States but the Europeans seem to have made up their minds they don't want or need any Americans in their series.
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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018 - 04:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

To answer my own questions: I see JD thanked Rickdiculous racing for releasing him to ride the Superbike, so he won't be doing BOTH classes in Moto America.

And the rumor is that Herrin will partner Toni Elias on the other factory Suzuki. The cards are finally falling into place.
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting write-up on what happened behind the scenes with Broaster Chicken Honda:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/death-of-an-am erican-superbike-team-team-owner-says-spec-electro nics-killed-broaster-honda/
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Steeleagle
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeow!! I had heard of issues with customer service, but was not aware of the significance of the impact. I doubt we'll be seeing any Magneti Marelli sponsorship stickers on any future RRF rides...and I can't say I'd blame them!
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'd heard rumors that Jake rode the Honda "Casey Stoner Style" (i.e. "Turn all that shit off"). Guess this confirms it, eh?
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Back when MotoGP was still going to Indianapolis we were touring "Ducati Island" and my friend noticed that the Panigale they had on display sans bodywork had Mitsubishi electronics. We were wondering why an Italian bike had Japanese electronics and NOT Magneti Marelli. Wonder if they knew then what we just learned now?
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Steeleagle
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I know for a fact that there were a number of races Jake ran the Honda with ZERO electronic aids, due to the problems they were having. They ended up just turning them ALL off on occasion, just to keep the bike on the track. Much anatomical scratching had occurred!
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Steeleagle
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The practical thinking was that Yamaha pulled back on having a full factory effort because they were the biggest presence in the field, and could win simply by numbers played. I guess this kinda dilutes that theory:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-ky le-wyman-to-race-ducati-panigale-v4-r-in-2019-supe rbike-championship/

I've not heard anything more on Westby teasing with possibly working with Aprilia.
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Jaimec
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 08:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-mo re-on-kawasakis-team-green-contingency-program/

Considering how Kawasaki has been dominating WSBK, I'm surprised there's so few of them in MotoAmerica. The contingency money is nice, but a factory effort might be more successful. It's certainly working for Suzuki and Yamaha!
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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Kyle Wyman will be racing a Panigale V4 this year in MotoAmerica. Way cool, can't wait to hear what that thing can do. Without factory support I don't know if he'll challenge Yamaha/Suzuki, but you never know...
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Jaimec
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 09:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jake Gagne is back!
http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-su perbike-jake-gagne-to-ride-scheibe-racing-bmw-in-2 019/
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Steeleagle
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, he is!! ...and Danny is now looking for a ride!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Support Jason Pridmore in his recovery efforts and get a cool shirt to boot. I emailed the people making the shirt to see what it's made out of and general sizing. I'll post up when I get a reply.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/buy-a-limited- edition-jp43-phillip-island-classic-team-shirt-to- support-jason-pridmore/
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 02:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

From the shirt maker:

Thanks for reaching out.
Out shirts are made wish a 220 gsm woven polyester. We use a dye sublimation process.
The fit is very true. It is more of a "fitted" type, not too baggy but definitely not tight.
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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Damn. MotoAmerica will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 this year, not beIN. I've gotten spoiled by beIN's broadcasting. I hope we don't have to suffer through commercials DURING the race, but I have a bad feeling we will.

Wonder if they'll retain the same announcers? I hope this doesn't mean they're bringing back Ralph Shaheen!!
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Steeleagle
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll miss the beIN girls at the tracks! I don't have any cable, so when MotoAmerica stopped streaming live, I was up a creek anyway!
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 07:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just saw their schedule. They're not even broadcasting most of the races LIVE, but much later in the day.
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Big_dog
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Got me a shirt...can't wait to sport it at Laguna!!
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well that's one less worry: Greg, Jason and Hannah will be returning as the "Voices of MotoAmerica" this year, despite the change of channel. Glad to see they're keeping the band together.

I plan on wearing my JP43 shirt in Pittsburgh this year, too!
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 08:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I wonder what happened??

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