The latest newsletter from MotoAmerica features the recent success of Brandon Paasch and Jackson Blackmon, a recap of the Night of Champions, as well as news on the recent partnership between Motul and MotoAmerica for the Superbike class. Continue reading for the updates.
The Kids Are All Right
Hot on the heels of their success in the KTM RC Cup World Finals in the Netherlands, several young MotoAmerica racers followed that up with more success.
Although he didn't get selected for the 2017 Red Bull Rookies Cup, Brandon Paasch made a favorable impression during the tryouts in Spain. Paasch made it to the final day of the tryout that featured 1117 riders from 32 countries trying to become one of the final 11 chosen. For more info on the tryout, Click Here.
MotoAmerica KTM Cup racer Jackson Blackmon, meanwhile, had the best weekend of his young career during the WERA GNF at Barber Motorsports Park. Blackmon, who finished seventh in the 2016 MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Championship, won the Yamaha R3 Cup final, besting fellow MotoAmerica KTM Cup racers Aaron Yates and Joshua Jovi. For an interview with Blackmon, Click Here.
The Year's Best Honored At Night of Champions
MotoAmerica honored its five class champions in its Night of Champions on Friday, October 14, bringing a celebratory close to the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship. The gala event was held in conjunction with the AIMExpo inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The champions in all five classes - Cameron Beaubier (Superbike), Josh Herrin (Bazzaz Superstock 1000), Garrett Gerloff (Supersport), Bryce Prince (Superstock 600) and Brandon Paasch (KTM RC Cup) - were honored, along with the second- and third-place finishers in each title chase, the champion's team and Superbike Rookie of the Year, Toni Elias.
For the full story as well as video highlights from each class, Click Here.
The Superbike Class is Now the Motul Superbike Class
MotoAmerica has announced the return of Motul as one of its supporting partners with the leading producer of motorcycle lubricants signing on as the class sponsor of the Superbike class for the 2017 and 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship. The class will be known for the next two years as the Motul Superbike class.
"Motul has really stepped up for next year," said three-time 500cc World Champion and MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. "Not only are they a supporting partner of our series going forward, but they've also committed to being the class sponsor of our premier Superbike class. Motul is a big sponsor of motorcycle road racing worldwide and we're happy to have them as a part of MotoAmerica. I also have a relationship with them that goes back to 1990 when they were a sponsor of mine during my first World Championship."
For the complete story, Click Here.