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2014 Eni SBK World Superbike Championship, Motorland Aragon Spain Round 2 of 12

Kawasaki's Sykes and Baz complete Aragon Round in Domination
Alcaniz, Spain, April 11-13th 2014– The second round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship was taken by storm by Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki, that claimed the first two steps of the podium in both World Superbike races, as well as coming out on top in World Supersport. and with the best classified EVO rider in race 2.

A stunning performance from KRT Superbike riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz gave the team a historic 1-2 finish in each 17-lap race at Motorland Aragon, with Sykes winning from Baz each time out. David Salom gritted his teeth to finish 13th in race one and 10th in race two on his Evo KRT machine. Tom and Loris now lead the championship outright, with Tom on 75 points and Loris on 71.

The truly peerless raceday performances from Sykes and Baz at the KRT team’s home circuit of Motorland Aragon came after Sykes and Baz had also gone first and second respectively on the grid after Superpole at the 5.344km Motorland circuit. Kawasaki is now leading the Manufacturers’ Championship by ten points after four individual races.
 
Conditions were cooler for race one, given the early start at 10.30am, with Sykes heading into an immediate lead and pushing away in his inimitable style. In race one he won by 4.275 seconds from Loris, having set a new lap record of 1’57.664 on lap two.
 
Tom came under pressure in the warmer race two, as track temperatures doubled, with Loris his constant companion. A late challenge from Marco Melandri was rebuffed by both Sykes and Baz, after the Italian rider ran wide in the entry to the final hairpin during an out-braking manoeuvre. Tom held off Loris by only 0.338 seconds in race two, after a quite amazing weekend for the KRT full Superbike riders. Tom has now won sixteen full SBK races in his career.
 
David Salom was also on strong form despite his recent hand injury, finishing second Evo bike in race one and the best of the Evo riders in race two, securing a top ten finish.

Tom Sykes takes his first WSBK Tissot-Superpole of the season
Superpole Saturday 12 April 2014 - A thrilling Tissot-Superpole this afternoon saw reigning Champion Tom Sykes claim pole position of the season aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team machine ahead of his team mate Loris Baz.

In a restarted Superpole 1 after Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) suffered a technical problem, Toni Elias (Red Devils Aprilia) and Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) were the fastest within the session and joined the already seeded riders for the final 15 minute shoot-out, in what was a fast and furious fight on track for top spot. At the end of the session it was Sykes that just clung to secure pole position ahead of Baz and Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) who completed the top 3.

The final 15 minute shoot-out was a fast and furious fight on track for top spot and at the end of the session it was Sykes that just clung to secure pole position ahead of Baz and Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) who completed the top 3. In tomorrow’s races, row 2 will be headed by Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team), who will be joined by Jonathan Rea (PATA Honda World Superbike Team) and Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team).

After making it through into Superpole 2, Leon Camier, substitute rider for Sylvain Barrier, was the leading EVO category rider, qualifying 11th overall in his first race with the BMW machine Leon Haslam and Chaz Davies also fell in the session, thankfully without injury.

Tom Sykes: “I am happy because the target was a front row start but we got pole position. I think I could have beaten my own track record but it was not to be. The conditions were good, the bike was working well and unfortunately I was just riding too much with the front tyre. The Ninja ZX-10R is working well over long distance so we will see what tomorrow’s temperature gives us. It will be interesting to see where we go in terms of track temperature but I feel we have answers, whichever way it is."

Superpole Results: 1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1'56.479 average 165.166 kph; 2. Baz (Kawasaki) 1'56.675; 3. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1'56.769; 4. Giugliano (Ducati) 1'56.825; 5. Rea (Honda) 1'56.972; 6. Davies (Ducati) 1'56.977; 7. Melandri (Aprilia) 1'57.063; 8. Laverty (Suzuki) 1'57.736; 9. Lowes (Suzuki) 1'57.975; 10. Elias(Aprilia) 1'58.180; 11. Camier (BMW) 1'59.326; 12. Haslam (Honda) 1'58.376.

Tom Sykes

Kawasaki's Sykes and Baz complete Aragon Round in Domination
Race Day, Sunday 13 April 2014 – The second round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship was taken by storm by Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki, that claimed the first two steps of the podium in both World Superbike races, as well as coming out on top in World Supersport. and with the best classified EVO rider in race 2.

Tom Sykes took the double on the team’s home round, in front of the 24,255 spectators attending the event, whilst Loris Baz ended up twice second. The Kawasaki Racing Team pairing are now on top of the riders standings, with Sykes (75 points) leading and Baz just four points shy of his teammate. Aprilia Racing Team duo Sylvain Guintoli and Marco Melandri lie currently in third and fourth position respectively, with the Italian rider able to finish within the top 3 in the second and last race of the day.

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) stepped on the podium for the first time since the 2013 UK round at Silverstone, as the British rider was third in Race 1.

Tom Sykes: “We scored two race wins today but after four or five laps of race two it felt far from perfect! Race one was very good and we had a good set-up that gave us a consistent pace on a cold track. I thought race two was going to be more straightforward in hot conditions so I went for the same SC0 as race one. The two guys behind me for sure had more grip than me but we were for sure able to put the Ninja ZX-10R on the pieces of tarmac those guys were looking for. I had a plan on the last lap to keep them behind me - and it worked.”

Jonathan Rea: “It’s been a really positive weekend for us to go back on the podium this early in the season. I really enjoy riding the bike at this circuit and we’ve made a lot of improvements since Phillip Island. In race one I ran into some rear tyre problems, but in race two we went with the softer option, which most of the grid changed to. We deserved two solid top fives today and I feel we can now take some momentum to Assen where we know the bike is good and build on this at a circuit I really enjoy.

Superbike Race 1  
In accordance with the new race day schedule, the first action-packed SBK race of the day kicked off at the earlier time of 10.30am in dry conditions but on a cool track (16°C). The opening race was won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a masterful performance of the reigning World Champion. Sykes, who led from turn one was never headed, coming home seconds ahead of Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team), with Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) completing the podium. Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) crashed during the final lap whilst in second place, but the Italian rider was able to rejoin, eventually crossing the line in eighth place.

Starting from fourth on the grid, Giugliano made a fast start and was into third by the end of the opening lap, right behind the two Kawasakis of Sykes and Baz. Davide got past Baz on lap 3 but then continued to battle with the Frenchman over the subsequent laps. He held third position for the best part of the race right until the final lap when he was caught, and ultimately passed by Rea along the long straight. In his attempt to regain third position through the final corners, there was contact between Giugliano and the British rider and unfortunately it was the Italian who came off worse, crashing in the process. By immediately climbing back on his 1199 Panigale, the Ducati Superbike rider was able to cross the line, in final eighth position.

Honda's Jonthan Rea (65) dices Giuliano, Melandri and Guintoli mid-race. Giuliano would crash into Rea on the final lap whicle fighing for 3rd, and go down, but remounted to finish 8th.

Other factory Ducati rider Chaz Davies was fourth ahead of Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) and Toni Elias (Red Devils Aprilia).

Twelfth place Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike) was the winner in the EVO Category after a thrilling 17 lap race left the crowd enthralled in the Spanish sun, just ahead of local rider and other EVO entrant David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team).

Guintoli still leads the standings, but he is now tied up in points with Baz, whilst reigning champion Sykes is just one point shy of the French duo.

Aryton Badovini Alstare bimota race action photoAyrton Badovini on the new Alstare Bimota BB3.

SUPERBIKE RACE 1: (Laps 17 = 90,848 Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / TEAM / MOTORCYCLE / GAP
1 / T. SYKES / GBR / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R / 33'38.583
2 / L. BAZ / FRA / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R / 4.275
3 / J. REA / GBR / PATA Honda World Superbike / Honda CBR1000RR / 8.418
4 / C. DAVIES / GBR / Ducati Superbike Team / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / 15.715
5 / E. LAVERTY / IRL / Voltcom Crescent Suzuki / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / 19.305
6 / S. GUINTOLI / FRA / Aprilia Racing Team / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / 21.998
7 / T. ELIAS / ESP / Red Devils Roma / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / 24.018
8 / D. GIUGLIANO / ITA / Ducati Superbike Team / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / 27.894
9 / L. HASLAM / GBR / PATA Honda World Superbike / Honda CBR1000RR / 29.077
10 / A. LOWES / GBR / Voltcom Crescent Suzuki / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / 29.863
11 / M. MELANDRI / ITA / Aprilia Racing Team / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / 34.820
12 / L. CAMIER / GBR / BMW Motorrad Italia SBK / BMW S1000 RR EVO / 35.255
13 / D. SALOM / ESP / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 43.975
14 / J. GUARNONI / FRA / MRS Kawasaki / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 46.721
15 / S. MORAIS / RSA / IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 56.619
16 / L. SCASSA / ITA / Team Pedercini / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 1'16.469
17 / A. YATES / USA / Team Hero EBR / EBR 1190 RX / 1'35.047
18 / I.  TOTH / HUN / BMW Team Toth / BMW S1000 RR / 1'48.427
19 / A. ANDREOZZI / ITA / Team Pedercini / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 1'51.222
20 / P. SEBESTYEN / HUN /  / BMW S1000 RR EVO / 2'01.152

Fastest Lap: 2° Tom Sykes 1'57.664 163,503 Km/h
Lap Record: 2013 T.Sykes 1'57.973 163,070 Km/h
Best Lap: 2013 T.Sykes 1'56.339 165,370 Km/h

Tom Sykes action photo Aragon

Superbike Race 2
The second race of the day at MotorLand Aragon was a carbon copy of race 1, with Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz dominating in the Spanish sun. Baz who had been unable to stick with his team mate in the opening race looked a lot more comfortable this afternoon as did Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) who was incredibly fast at the end of the race, closing down the two green machines rapidly to put himself in the hunt for the victory.

Considering the hotter track conditions for the 2nd Race, both Ducati riders, along with most of the other Superbike riders, changed tyre for the second race. Giugliano once again made a strong start and was in fourth place at the end of lap one. Davies, seventh through the first corners, overtook the two Aprilias to position himself fifth just behind his teammate. On lap two Chaz recorded the fastest lap of the race, earning his second Pirelli ‘best lap’ award of the season (1’57.982). Unfortunately only a couple of laps later he was the victim of a crash and was unable to continue the race. Giugliano was lying sixth by the mid-race point, with several seconds separating him from the riders immediately ahead of him. In the final phase of the race a drop in grip limited his ability to exit the corners and the Italian rider this closed in seventh position.

In a spectacular final three laps the three riders exchanged places a number of times with the deciding move coming at the final hairpin at the Aprilia of Melandri went wide allowing Sykes and Baz to claim a 1-2 finish for the second time today. Melandri finished 3rd. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) was 4th, with race one podum finisher Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) and Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) completing the top 6.

Race one EVO winner Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) was involved in a race long dual with Althea Racing Ducati’s Niccolo Canepa and local rider David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) with Salom taking the EVO honours after a last lap mistake from the BMW rider dropped him to 12th overall, handing the category victory to the local rider ahead of Canepa. Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team), Claudio Corti (MV Agusta RC – Yakhnich Motorsport) and Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) all fell without injury.

Tom Sykes, Team Kawasaki, 1st / 1st - “It was very important to put in this kind of performance after the first weekend in Phillip Island. We scored two race wins today but after four or five laps of race two it felt far from perfect! Race one was very good and we had a good set-up that gave us a consistent pace on a cold track. I was expecting more of a drop off in that race but it was good to the end. I thought race two was going to be more straightforward in hot conditions so I went for the same SC0 as race one. There was a change in temperature in race two on the starting grid and I had to dig extra deep and try to make the best of the changing situation. The two guys behind me for sure had more grip than me but we were for sure able to put the Ninja ZX-10R on the pieces of tarmac those guys were looking for. I had a plan on the last lap to keep them behind me - and it worked. If someone had have made the pass and made it stick they would have deserved the win. Marco tried a pass and could not quite make the corner on the final lap. It was great racing and good for the spectators!”

Loris Baz, Team Kawasaki 2nd / 2nd: -“There was a change in temperature for race two so we changed the rear tyre to suit it. We knew that race one would be hard for us because of the lower temperature but we hoped that the track would warm a little bit more to be sure to use the SC0 tyre. Finally it was on the limit in the opening race so we did not know what to do in race two. I pushed Pere my crew chief to use the soft one and I think it was a good decision because Tom seems to have struggled a bit more in race two on a different tyre. I caught him after a few laps and I think we had good race and we each enjoyed it. I tried to pass Tom but I lost the front a bit. I knew Melandri was closing behind so I wanted to overtake Tom as soon as possible. I could not do it and maybe I went a lap too early. When Marco came past we got involved for a while and we could not quite catch Tom. At this track we have usually struggled but here we are, close to the victory, on the podium twice and that is a good sign for the rest of the season. I am still second in the championship and now we go to Assen.”

Jonathan Rea, Pata Honda, Race result:  3rd / 5th Championship position: 6th - “It’s been a really positive weekend for us to go back on the podium this early in the season. It hasn’t really been a trend for us recently so it’s given everyone a bit of a boost. We just really need to build on this. I really enjoy riding the bike at this circuit and we’ve made a lot of improvements since Phillip Island. In race one I ran into some rear tyre problems in the latter stages of the race, but in race two we went with the softer option, which most of the grid changed to. It was working OK but unfortunately we also used the softer front for the higher temperature. I had a few engine brake problems, which pushed me into the slower corners and, with the lack of feeling from the front, I felt a bit like a passenger. I had a warning or two around mid-race, so I was kind of nursing it a bit. But we deserved two solid top fives today and I feel we can now take some momentum to Assen where we know the bike is good and build on this at a circuit I really enjoy.”

Chaz Davies, Ducati Superbike Team #7) – 4th, DNF - “Race 1 didn’t go as I’d hoped, despite my final position. I made a bad start and then was stuck behind the two Aprilias for a long while. I finally managed to get past them and got into something of a rhythm but then a drop in the tyre performance meant I couldn’t do more. We made some changes for the second race but the front of the bike seemed a little nervous right from the start. I was trying to save the tyre for the later stages of the race but then I lost grip at the front and crashed. For some reason the marshals wouldn’t let me continue even though my bike was still running. It’s been a disappointing day because I think Davide and I were capable of reaching the podium today. We’ve taken some important data anyway and now we move on to tracks that should be more favourable for the Ducati.”
 
Davide Giugliano, Ducati Superbike Team #34) – 8th, 7th - “It’s been a tricky weekend for us. This morning we had a good chance to do well, we couldn’t have beaten the Kawasakis as they have been really strong here but the podium was definitely within our reach. Unfortunately the contact with Rea put me out of the running for the podium but we came extremely close. In race 2 I really struggled; conditions were hotter and the different rear tyre didn’t make things easier for us. But we knew this was one of the hardest tracks for us and so we have to be fairly satisfied – if the bike has improved so much that we can be that close to the front here then we should be happy. My team has worked really well, the bike is riding well and so I thank my whole team and everyone in Ducati for their hard work."

The Ducati 1199RS Panigale no looks very competive with Giuglinao up as high as 2nd in Race One befroe his tires went off, and a late race pass attempt ion Rea put the Italian on the ground. In the Superstock 1000 class the Panigale continues to win, showing its potential with the change to full EVO production engine rules for the Superbike Class in 2015.

SUPERBIKE RACE 2:  (Laps 17 = 90,848 Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / TEAM / MOTORCYCLE / GAP
1 / T. SYKES / GBR / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R / 33'37.223
2 / L. BAZ / FRA / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R / 0.338
3 / M. MELANDRI / ITA / Aprilia Racing Team / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / 0.470
4 / S. GUINTOLI / FRA / Aprilia Racing Team / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / 5.429
5 / J. REA / GBR / PATA Honda World Superbike / Honda CBR1000RR / 8.861
6 / E. LAVERTY / IRL / Voltcom Crescent Suzuki / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / 15.986
7 / D. GIUGLIANO / ITA / Ducati Superbike Team / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / 18.206
8 / L. HASLAM / GBR / PATA Honda World Superbike / Honda CBR1000RR / 25.513
9 / T. ELIAS / ESP / Red Devils Roma / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / 25.823
10 / D. SALOM / ESP / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 38.949
11 / N. CANEPA / ITA / Althea Racing / Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO / 39.413
12 / L. CAMIER / GBR / BMW Motorrad Italia SBK / BMW S1000 RR EVO / 41.486
13 / S. MORAIS / RSA / IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 1'02.587
14 / L. SCASSA / ITA / Team Pedercini / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 1'09.720
15 / F. FORET / FRA / MAHI Racing Team India / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 1'14.046
16 / A. ANDREOZZI / ITA / Team Pedercini / Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO / 1'14.233
17 / A. YATES / USA / Team Hero EBR / EBR 1190 RX / 1'35.195
18 / I.  TOTH / HUN / BMW Team Toth / BMW S1000 RR / 1'37.781
19 / P. SEBESTYEN / HUN / BMW Team Toth / BMW S1000 RR EVO / 1'54.547
20 / G. MAY / USA / Team Hero EBR / EBR 1190 RX / 1'57.166

Fastest Lap: 2° Chaz Davies 1'57.982 163,062 Km/h
Lap Record: 2014 T.Sykes 1'57.664 163,500 Km/h
Best Lap: 2012 T. Sykes 1'36.950 163,790 Km/h

CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS TILL DATE:
1 SYKES 75, 2 BAZ 71, 3 GUINTOLI 64, 4 MELANDRI 49, 5 REA 48, 6 LAVERTY 46,
7 GIUGLIANO 43, 8 DAVIES 30, 9 HASLAM 25, 10 ELIAS 23, 11 SALOM 22,
12 CANEPA 16, 13 LOWES 9, 14 FORET 9, 15 CAMIER 8, 16 MORAIS 7,
17 ALLERTON 6, 18 GUARNONI 4, 19 CORTI 3, 20 SCASSA 2.

Superstock 1000
Argentinian Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing Team Ducati) led from start to finish to win the opening FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup race in perfect conditions this afternoon. The 13 lap race was fast and furious with four riders involved in the fight for the final podium places. Fabio Massei had a huge crash on lap 4, the Italian highsiding his EAB Racing Ducati without injury.

Superstock 1000 Results: 1. Mercado (Ducati) 13 Laps/69.472 km in 26'37.837 average 156.524 kph; 2. Savadori (Kawasaki) 5.218; 3. Smith (Honda) 8.818; 4. Bergman (Kawasaki) 17.974; 5. D'Annunzio (BMW) 23.182; 6. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 23.714; 7. Grotzkyj G. (Kawasaki) 25.882; 8. McFadden (Kawasaki) 28.777; 9. Valk (Kawasaki) 30.259; 10. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 30.790; 11. Day (Honda) 35.064; 12. Castellarin (BMW) 37.456; 13. Pagaud (Kawasaki) 38.300; 14. Suchet (Kawasaki) 40.403; 15. Schacht (Ducati) 43.670; etc.

Standings (Round 1 of 7): 1. Mercado 25; 2. Savadori 20; 3. Smith 16; 4. Bergman 13; 5. D'Annunzio 11; 6. Lussiana 10; 7. Grotzkyj G. 9; 8. McFadden 8; 9. Valk 7; 10. Lanusse 6; 11. Day 5; 12. Castellarin 4; 13. Pagaud 3; 14. Suchet 2; 15. Schacht 1. Manufacturers: 1. Ducati 25; 2. Kawasaki 20; 3. Honda 16; 4. BMW 11.

RESULTS SUPERSPORT 600cc RACE: (Laps 15 = 80,160 Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / TEAM / MOTORCYCLE / GAP
1 / K. SOFUOGLU / TUR / MAHI Racing Team India / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 30'43.276
2 / M. VD MARK / NED / PATA Honda World Supersport / Honda CBR600RR / 0.869
3 / F. MARINO / FRA / Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 9.091
4 / L. ZANETTI / ITA / PATA Honda World Supersport / Honda CBR600RR / 10.475
5 / K. COGHLAN / GBR / DMC Panavto-Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R6 / 15.194
6 / R. DE ROSA / ITA / CIA Insurance Honda / Honda CBR600RR / 18.579
7 / R. TAMBURINI / ITA / San Carlo Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 19.059
8 / V. LEONOV / RUS / MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich M. / MV Agusta F3 675 / 19.666
9 / C. GAMARINO / ITA / Team GO Eleven / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 19.846
10 / R. WILAIROT / THA / Core PTR Honda / Honda CBR600RR / 20.077
11 / J. KENNEDY / IRL / CIA Insurance Honda / Honda CBR600RR / 24.569
12 / R. ROLFO / ITA / Team GO Eleven / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 25.187
13 / D. SCHMITTER / SUI / HAGN-SKM Racing Team / Yamaha YZF R6 / 25.535
14 / P. JACOBSEN / USA / Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 28.843
15 / F. MENGHI / ITA / VFT Racing / Yamaha YZF R6 / 28.904
16 / M. BUSSOLOTTI / ITA / Team Lorini / Honda CBR600RR / 33.148
17 / T. COVEÑA / NED / Kawasaki Ponyexpres Intermoto / Kawasaki ZX-6R / 43.243
18 / F. ROGERS / GBR / Com Plus SMS Racing / Honda CBR600RR / 56.196
19 / A. IVANOV / RUS / DMC Panavto-Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R6 / 56.460
20 / N. CALERO / ESP / CIA Insurance Honda / Honda CBR600RR / 1'11.373

Fastest Lap: 9° Jules Cluzel 2'01.708 158,070 Km/h
Lap Record: 2013 S. Lowes 2'02.498 157,050 Km/h
Best Lap: 2013 S. Lowes 2'01.425 158,440 Km/h

CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS TILL DATE:
1 COGHLAN 31, 2 MARINO 29, 3 DE ROSA 26, 4 SOFUOGLU 25, 5 CLUZEL 25,
6 VD MARK 20, 7 TAMBURINI 20, 8 ZANETTI 13, 9 GAMARINO 13, 10 WAHR 10,
11 GOWLAND 9, 12 ROLFO 9, 13 LEONOV 8, 14 RUSSO 8, 15 MENGHI 8,
16 WILAIROT 6, 17 KENNEDY 5, 18 COVEÑA 4, 19 SCHMITTER 3, 20 CALERO 3.

 

The next round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the Assen TT Circuit on April 27th.

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April 4th 2014 - The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to inform that the updated version of the FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships, and FIM Superstock 1000 cc Cup Regulations is available HERE

a) For safety reasons, upon the request of the WSBK and WSS Teams, a change has been made to the tyre supply rules (Technical Regulations, art. 2.4.7 for WSBK and 2.5.7 for WSS); the most significant update is clarified as follows, for your convenience:
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b) Following Superbike Race 1 the intention to protest other riders for technical breaches only must be submitted within 15 minutes of the end of the race. For sporting protests the time limits remains as before. Below, an extract of the most important change within the regulations (Sporting Regulations, art. 1.28; Disciplinary Code, art. 3.4.3), for your convenience:
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Marc marquez headshot photo Marc Marquez (93) was all alone way out front in Saturday Qualifying and in Sunday's race.

2014 MotoGP World Championshi, Circuit of the Americas Round 2 of 18

Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA, April 11-13th 2014 - Magnificent Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) was in a class of his own at the Circuit of the Americas this afternoon, making the race all his own, as he did a year ago, when he won his first MotoGP race at this track. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC213V) was the only man who got close to his young compatriot, but even he had to give up the chase and settle for a strong second place to put him second in the World Championship points chase behind his team-mate.

Marquez on Pole for Second Race of the Year at US MotoGP Austin
Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA Sat 12th April 2014 - MotoGP™ qualifying at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas saw Marc Marquez clinch pole with a new record lap of COTA (2'02.886), with Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl joining him on the front row. Marquez is quick wherever he rides but he appears to specifically enjoy the state-of-the-art Austin track where round two of the season is taking place and he secured his 11th premier class pole position by 0.289s from Repsol Honda teammate Pedrosa – having dominated all weekend so far.

A solid effort from LCR Honda’s German rider Bradl put him at the back of row one as he got to within 0.423s of the rampant Marquez – making it an all Honda front three.

It will be an all-Yamaha second row for Sunday’s race, with Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) placing his ‘Open’ Yamaha fourth, 0.467s off pole. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pair Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were fifth and sixth, Lorenzo registering a time just 0.003s off Espargaro’s, with Rossi 0.001s behind his teammate.

Heading the third row is Ducati’s Cal Crutchlow (+1.007s), in front of compatriot Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Italian Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing). Smith and Iannone were both also just over a second behind Marquez.

On row four, meanwhile are Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini). The fastest ‘Open’ Honda rider Scott Redding will start just behind his GO&FUN Honda Gresini teammate Bautista at the head of row five, having missed Q2 by just 0.074s.

FRONT ROW
1. Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 2'02.773
2.Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 2'03.062
3. Stefan Bradl (GER) LCR Honda MotoGP 2'03.196
SECOND ROW
4. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2'03.240
5. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2'03.243
6. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2'03.244
THIRD ROW
7. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Ducati Team 2'03.780
8. Bradley Smith (GBR) Monster Yamaha Tech3 2'03.800
9. Andrea Iannone (ITA) Pramac Racing 2'03.842
FOURTH ROW
10. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Ducati Team 2'03.846
11. Pol Espargarò (SPA) Monster Yamaha Tech3 2'03.913
12. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Go&Fun Honda Gresini 2'03.923
FIFTH ROW
13. Scott Redding (GBR) Go&Fun Honda Gresini 2'04.617
14. Nicky Hayden (USA) Drive M7 Aspar 2'05.062
15. Yonny Hernandez (COL) Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 2'05.677
SIXTH ROW
16. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) Drive M7 Aspar 2'05.788
17. Karel Abraham (CZE) Cardion AB Motoracing 2'06.239
18. Hector Barbera (SPA) Avintia Racing 2'06.270
SEVENTH ROW
19. Colin Edwards (USA) NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2'06.741
20. Michael Laverty (GBR) Paul Bird Motorsport 2'06.939
21. Broc Parkes (AUS) Paul Bird Motorsport 2'07.403
EIGHTH ROW
22. Danilo Petrucci (ITA) Came Iodaracing Project 2'07.745
23. Mike Di Meglio (FRA) Avintia Racing

Marc Marquez

Marquez Leads Honda Team-Mate Pedros in Domination at Circuit of the Americas
Dovizioso Bring s Ducati Home in 3rd ahead of the Factory Yamahas

Race Day,Sunday April 13th - Magnificent Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) was in a class of his own at the Circuit of the Americas this afternoon, making the race all his own, as he did a year ago, when he won his first MotoGP race at this track. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC213V) was the only man who got close to his young compatriot, but even he had to give up the chase and settle for a strong second place to put him second in the World Championship points chase behind his team-mate.

Marquez would have led from start to finish, but for former World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) jumping the start and leading the way, only to ride into the pits at the end of lap one to pay his ride-through penalty. Marquez was ahead from then on, steadily opening a gap over Pedrosa until he had more than five seconds advantage. He crossed the line 4.1 seconds ahead after surviving a lurid front-end slide at the final corner, the result, he said, of a moment’s lack of concentration.

Pedrosa nonetheless had a great weekend: second in the race, second in qualifying and riding the second fastest lap, but there was nothing he could do to match Marquez’s scintillating pace and he was man enough to admit as much after the race. For some laps he stayed close to the leader, learning many things that may help him in the future, but bit by bit the gap grew until he decided to focus on keeping second place, well ahead of a thrilling three-way scrap for the final podium place between Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda RC213V) and Bradley Smith (Yamaha).

As last year, Marquez was the only rider on the grid able to use the harder compound Bridgestone, which suits his aggressive riding style. The tactic worked perfectly, giving him his second consecutive pole/win/lap record at this challenging, undulating circuit. The 21-year-old has now won the first two races of 2014 and leads Pedrosa by 14 points with 16 races still to go.

Dovizioso and Crutchlow showed that' Duati's new development team was making progress.

Starting from tenth place on the grid, Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso administered the 21 laps in a masterly way to conclude the Texan race in third place, his best result since he joined the Italian manufacturer back in 2013. The last time a Ducati rider stepped onto the podium was in September 2012.
 
His team-mate Cal Crutchlow’s day was on the other hand more complicated. The British rider started from seventh on the grid, and three laps in was already up to fourth. After feeling a strong vibration in the rear of his Desmosedici GP14, Cal came into the pits to change the rear tyre. Two laps later and his race was over as he had a nasty high-side in Turn 2, crashing down heavily and injuring his right hand.
 
Taken immediately to the circuit’s medical centre, Crutchlow was diagnosed as having a dislocated little finger of his right hand, together with some bruising. He will fly to San Diego tomorrow for a specialist visit, but there should be no problems regarding his return to the track at the next round in two weeks’ time, on the brand-new Termas de Rio Hondo track in Argentina.

Bradl did make it into third place during the final laps, but he didn’t quite have the front grip he needed to deal with Dovizioso, so he ended the race in fourth place, two seconds down on the Italian. Upset to miss the podium after such a determined fight, he was nevertheless happy to score his first points of the year, after he had crashed out of the lead of the season-opening Qatar GP.

After a less than perfect start that saw him drop from sixth on the grid to ninth, Yamaha's Valentino Rossi re-grouped and started to work his way back through the pack. Displaying his trademark efficiency the nine-time world champion made short work of the opening laps, passing Andrea Dovizioso, Stefan Bradl and finally Cal Crutchlow for fourth in turn seven. Rossi then began to close down Andrea Iannone and looked confident of scoring a podium finish until a sudden loss of grip on the right side of the front tyre left him unable to keep his pace, dropping him to eighth which he held to the line.

Teammate Jorge Lorenzo experienced his second Grand Prix weekend to forget today, making a jump start at the beginning of the race and receiving a ride-through penalty as a result. He pitted immediately at the end of the opening lap and re-joined at the back of the field in 23rd. The four-time world champion then showed his dedication and professionalism, working hard to move back through the pack to earn his first championship points of the season. As he crossed the finish line he did so in tenth position, less than four seconds from Rossi in eighth.

The eighth place finish gains Rossi a further eight points to give a total of 28, dropping him to third on the overall standings. Lorenzo’s tenth place earns his first championship points of the season, putting him in 16th with six points.

The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team riders today finished round 2 of the MotoGP World Championship in a highly determined manner, with both riders achieving their best ever results in the premier class. Bradley Smith finished in 5th position after narrowly missing out on a debut podium, with rookie Pol Espargaro crossing the line in 6th to claim his first MotoGP points and as the quickest rookie.

Nicky Hayden (Drive 7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R) was the top finisher on Honda’s production racer in 11th, after a frustrating scrap with several rivals. The last man to come past him at the end of the race was Lorenzo, who spent his whole race fighting his way through from last position to finish tenth.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda: race winner - “I'm very happy! I got a really good start, but when I saw Jorge overtake me off the line at first I was a little worried, but then I saw that he had jumped the start. It was a different race to previous ones because I led from start to finish; although it might seem easier that way, it is tough because you have to maintain concentration. It was a perfect weekend and gives us plenty of confidence, although we are aware that the coming races will be different. I know that the race was a little boring for the fans, but sometimes these types of races are good for a rider. Let's hope that the next one is more exciting!”

Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda: 2nd - “It was a tough race as Marc was that little faster than me and although I tried to improve with every corner, it was too difficult to gain ground on him and the distance between us increased with every lap. In the end, he was too far away from me. I didn't have anyone behind me either, so I just kept up my pace as best I could. I learnt a few things in this race and we will try to apply them and make the maximum improvement possible, in order to be able to put up more of a fight next time”

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 3rd - “I am very pleased with the way I managed the race because in the early laps I didn’t have the right pace. But I kept calm and kept up a constant pace, and this paid off because I didn’t stress the tyres too much. My performance dropped off a bit towards the end but obviously less than the other riders I was fighting with and this allowed me to do the final stages in a good condition. Then I pulled out a small gap over Bradl and Smith, which allowed me to take the chequered flag with an advantage of almost two seconds. I am very pleased with this result for my team. We’ve been working hard for a year and suffering a lot, and we are still not as quick as we would like to be. Getting a result like this at this time of the season is very important, also for all the engineers and mechanics in the racing division back in Bologna, who are working very hard to improve the Desmosedici’s competitiveness.”

Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha 8th, +45.519 - “We destroyed the front tyre completely on the right side. I had the same problem during the weekend but less than this. This morning we made a good step and with a used tyre I could do all the warm up so we were quite positive. Unfortunately after seven or eight laps the front was gone and I had to go three seconds slower. It's a pity because we could do another podium which was the target here in Austin, unfortunately it wasn't to be.”

Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha 10th, +49.111 - “I wasn’t thinking and was distracted and I made a big mistake in the start. I just tried to push at the maximum afterwards to get the best result but the race was almost over for me. I want to say sorry to the team as I destroyed my race, but at least I didn't crash because it was a difficult situation with the tension and it was easy to make a mistake and get injured. The good thing is that I finished the race and got my first points in the championship but clearly it wasn’t our weekend.”

RESULTS MOTOGP RACE: (21 laps = 115.773 Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / TEAM / MOTORCYCLE / TIME / KM/H / GAP
1 / Marc MARQUEZ / SPA / Repsol Honda Team / HONDA / 43'33.430 / 159.4 /
2 / Dani PEDROSA / SPA / Repsol Honda Team / HONDA / 43'37.554 / 159.2 / 4.124
3 / Andrea DOVIZIOSO / ITA / Ducati Team / DUCATI / 43'54.406 / 158.2 / 20.976
4 / Stefan BRADL / GER / LCR Honda MotoGP / HONDA / 43'56.220 / 158.0 / 22.790
5 / Bradley SMITH / GBR / Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / YAMAHA / 43'56.393 / 158.0 / 22.963
6 / Pol ESPARGARO / SPA / Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / YAMAHA / 43'59.997 / 157.8 / 26.567
7 / Andrea IANNONE / ITA / Pramac Racing / DUCATI / 44'01.687 / 157.7 / 28.257
8 / Valentino ROSSI / ITA / Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / YAMAHA / 44'18.949 / 156.7 / 45.519
9 / Aleix ESPARGARO / SPA / NGM Forward Racing / FORWARD YAMAHA / 44'21.035 / 156.6 / 47.605
10 / Jorge LORENZO / SPA / Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / YAMAHA / 44'22.541 / 156.5 / 49.111
11 / Nicky HAYDEN / USA / Drive M7 Aspar / HONDA / 44'34.165 / 155.8 / 1'00.735
12 / Hiroshi AOYAMA / JPN / Drive M7 Aspar / HONDA / 44'37.384 / 155.6 / 1'03.954
13 / Yonny HERNANDEZ / COL / Energy T.I. Pramac Racing / DUCATI / 44'40.763 / 155.4 / 1'07.333
14 / Karel ABRAHAM / CZE / Cardion AB Motoracing / HONDA / 45'01.402 / 154.2 / 1'27.972
15 / Hector BARBERA / SPA / Avintia Racing / AVINTIA / 45'05.806 / 154.0 / 1'32.376
16 / Michael LAVERTY / GBR / Paul Bird Motorsport / PBM / 45'05.973 / 154.0 / 1'32.543
17 / Danilo PETRUCCI / ITA / IodaRacing Project / ART / 45'12.606 / 153.6 / 1'39.176
18 / Mike DI MEGLIO / FRA / Avintia Racing / AVINTIA / 45'25.392 / 152.9 / 1'51.962

Pole Position: Marc MARQUEZ 2'02.773 161.6 Km/h
Fastest Lap (New record): Marc MARQUEZ 2'03.575 160.6 Km/h Lap 3
Old Circuit Record Lap: Marc MARQUEZ 2'04.242 159.7 Km/h 2013
Circuit Best Lap: Marc MARQUEZ 2'02.773 161.6 Km/h 2014

CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS TILL DATE:
1 MARQUEZ 50, 2 PEDROSA 36, 3 ROSSI 28, 4 DOVIZIOSO 27, 5 ESPARGARO 20,
6 IANNONE 15, 7 BRADL 13, 8 HAYDEN 13, 9 SMITH 11, 10 ESPARGARO 10,
11 CRUTCHLOW 10, 12 REDDING 9, 13 AOYAMA 9, 14 EDWARDS 7, 15 HERNANDEZ 7,
16 LORENZO 6, 17 ABRAHAM 5, 18 PETRUCCI 2, 19 BARBERA 1, 20 PARKES 1.


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The current political situation affects the capabilities of a number of key partner companies essential to run the event.

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Kiss and Make Up!
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April 1, 2014 - Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz have amicably settled their legal differences and have reached a new agreement to collaboratively promote motorcycling racing at the Austin circuit and across the United States. Schwantz will serve as an official ambassador for COTA and work to promote the upcoming Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas MotoGP event set for April 11-13, 2014.

“Kevin is a great champion and partnering with him gives us an opportunity to learn from his deep knowledge, as well as continue to celebrate his accomplishments,” Circuit Chairman Bobby Epstein said. “Kevin and I have always shared the desire to see him be a part of COTA, and it’s awesome to finally see it become a reality. A great American track and a great American champion in the same city can’t be kept apart. As a result, casual riders, current racers, future stars and the fans all win.”
“I look forward to being the ambassador for two-wheel racing for COTA, especially as the 2014 MotoGP season begins and returns to Texas,” Schwantz said. “Grand prix motorcycle racing has been my life, and to help COTA market and promote that moving forward is exciting!”

As a COTA ambassador, Schwantz will play a prominent role in a variety of promotions for the upcoming Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas event in April, including media availabilities and fan activities. For example, Schwantz will serve as Grand Marshal for the MotoGP race on Sunday, April 13, and will lead the parade laps scheduled for COTA’s personal seat license holders on Saturday, April 12, following grand prix qualifying sessions.

Additionally, COTA will work with Schwantz to raise money for an important charity he supports, the Simoncelli Foundation, which was established in memory of Schwantz’s good friend, Marco Simoncelli, a MotoGP competitor from Italy who will be inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend this May. Simoncelli died after an accident during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. Today through Friday, April 4, COTA will donate $1 for every ticket purchased for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas to the Simoncelli Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting humanitarian projects that benefit the disadvantaged.
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July 6        Portugsl, Algarve
July 13      USA, Laguna Seca
Sept 7      Spain, Jerez
Oct 5        France, Magny Cours
Oct 19      South Africa, Phakisa
Nov 2       Qatar, LosailA


All Rounds include Superbike and 600cc Superstock except USA is Superbike only.
European rounds also Include 1000cc Superstock.

2014 MotoGP
DATE/REPORT   TRACK LINK
Mar 23  -  Qatar – Doha Losail
Apr 13 -   Americas, Austin TX
Apr 27 -   Argentina
May 04 -  Spain, Jerez Frontera
May 18 -  France, Le Mans
June 1 -   Italy, Mugello
June 15 -  Catalunya,Catalunya
June 28 -  Netherlands,AssenTT
July 13 -   Germany, Sach Ring
Aug 10 -  USA, Indianapolis
Aug 17 -  Czech Rep, Brno
Aug 31 -  GB, Silverstone
Sept 14 - San Marino, Misano
Sept 28 - Aragon Motorland
Oct 12 -   Japan, Motegi
Oct 19 -   Australia, Phillip Island
Oct 26 -   Malaysia, Sepang
Nov 09 -  Valencia, Ricardo

2014 AMA Superbike
DATE/REPORT   TRACK LINK
Feb 13-15     Daytona FL
May 30-Jun 1   Road America WI
June 21-22    Barber, AL
July 11-13    Laguna Seca CA
July 19-20    Mid-Ohio
Sept 13-14  New Jersey

2014 Yamaha USA Superbike Shootout
Yamaha SoCal Nationals at
Auto Club Speedway in
April 26-27Fontana, CA on ;
Pacific Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA on May 3-4
Mountain Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT May 24-25.


2013 World Superbike
Season Preview

DATE/REPORT   TRACK LINK
Feb 24      Phillip Island AUS
April 14     Spain, Aragon
April 28     Netherlands, Assen
May 12     Italy, Monza
May 26     GB, Donnington
June 9      Portugal Portimao
June 30    Italy, Imola
July 21     Russia, Moscow
Aug 4       GB, Silverstone
Sept 1      Germany, Nurburgring
Sept 15    Turkey, Istanbul Park
Sept 29    USA, Laguna Seca
Oct 6        France, Magny Cours
Oct 20      Spain, Jerez

2013 MotoGP
DATE/REPORT   TRACK LINK
Apr 7    -   Qatar – Doha Losail
Apr 21  -   Americas, Austin TX
May 5 -     Spain, Jerez Frontera
May 19 -   France, Le Mans
June 2 -    Italy, Mugello
June 16 -  Catalunya,Catalunya
June 29 -  Netherlands,AssenTT
July 14 -   Germany,Sachsenring
July 21 -   USA, Laguna Seca                (Only MotoGP class)
Aug 18 -  USA, Indianapolis
Aug 25 -  Czech Rep, Brno
Sept 1 -   GB, Silverstone
Sept 15 - SanMarino Misano
Sept 29 - Aragon Motorland
Oct 13 -   Malaysia, Sepang
Oct 20 -   Australia, Phillip Is
Oct 27 -   Japan, Motegi
Nov 10-   Valencia, Ricardo

2013 AMA Superbike
DATE/REPORT   TRACK LINK
Mar 14-16     Daytona FL
May 31-Jun 2   Road America WI
June 21-23    Barber, AL
July 12-14    Mid-Ohio
July 19-20    Laguna Seca CA
Aug 2-4       Miller MSports, UT
Aug 16-18   Indianapolis IN
Sept 13-15  New Jersey
Sept 27-29  Laguna Seca CA

2013 British Superbike
Click Date for Race Report
DATE/REPORT   TRACK LINK
April 5-7         Brands Hatch Indy
Apr 12-14      Thruxton

May 4-6         Oulton Park
June 14-16    Knockhill
July 5-7         Snetterton
July 19-21     Brands Hatch GP
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Aug 24-26     Cadwell Park
Sept 6-8        Donnington Park
Sept 20-22    Assen
Oct 4-6          Silverstone GP
Oct 18-20      Brands Hatch
GP

May 26-Jun 2nd   2013 Isle of                             Man TT, UK


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The Quail Motorcycle Cathering, Carmel, CA
May 17th 2014

A celebration of vintage and modern motorcycles, great company and new adventures, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by TUDOR watches, is a family-friendly event that has something for everyone -- including live bands airing on KRML Radio and a signature beverage pavilion, all set on the immaculate green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Entry includes a mouthwatering barbecue lunch, parking and a gear valet service for those riding a motorcycle to the event.

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Share your Ducati Passion in the Ducati Grandstand during the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 11-23th!
The Ducati Grandstand at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 11 – 13, 2014 will be the place to be to watch all of the nail-biting action for the only US stop of the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship. In collaboration with Ducati, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is selling an exclusive Tribuna Ducati Ticket Package for $199 while supplies last. Get yours and join fellow Ducatisti as we cheer the Ducati Corse team to victory!

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Yamaha Is Presenting Sponsor For Three-Event GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout; Shootout Races Added To 2014 Yamaha Road Racing Contingency Program
Cypress, CA - April 3, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is proud to announce that it has signed on as sponsor for the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha, a three-event championship motorcycle road racing series that includes the:
Yamaha SoCal Nationals at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on April 26-27;
Pacific Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA on May 3-4; and the
Mountain Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT on May 24-25.
The announcement was made by Bob Starr, General Manager of National Communications for Yamaha’s Motorsports Group.

“All of us at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., are proud that Yamaha is the presenting sponsor for this new race series,” Starr commented. “We’re excited that our loyal customers and race fans in the Western part of the U.S. will now have three events to attend that are close to their homes, and they’ll be able to see for themselves just how breathtaking professional motorcycle road racing at this level is!”

Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., added, “I’m excited that Yamaha is now the presenting sponsor for the Shootout and that the fans will get the opportunity to see our Monster Energy Pro Superbike riders Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier, as well as our Y.E.S./Monster Energy Pro Sportbike riders Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach, compete in these three race weekends. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of fans come out to support the races and interact with our riders. Stay tuned for more information as the opening round of the Superbike Shootout draws near.”

Yamaha Expands 2014 Road Racing Contingency Program
In related news, Mike Guerra, Racing Division Department Manager for Yamaha, announced that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has extended its 2014 Road Racing Contingency Program to include the GEICO Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha.

Guerra said. “Our Contingency Program rewards aspiring Yamaha road racers, so we’re pleased to be able to extend the Program so that Yamaha R1 and R6 riders who compete in the races that are part of the three-event Superbike Shootout will be rewarded for their results.”

For complete details on how to register, along with specific information on which racing classes are included, visit the Road Racing Contingency page of the Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Website at: YamahaMotorsports.com