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In Honda’s official release video, watch US World Superbike (WSBK) motorcycle racer and MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden demonstrate all of the new functionality of the all new Honda 1000rr Fireblade for 2017:

 

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AMA Motorcycle Road Racing is Returning With Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica to NJMP (New Jersey Motorsports Park) on September 9 – 11, 2016!

Motorcycle racing fans can once again rejoice because  Motorcycle Road Racing is returning to New Jersey at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ.

This three-day event includes Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 races.  We look forward to seeing motorcycles from manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW, Ducati and MV Agusta plus Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki battling on track this year.  MotoAmerica is celebrating 40 years of AMA Motorcycle Racing this year.

We at We Ride Motorsports have believed that motorcycle road racing has never really reached its potential regarding its growth and marketing – efforts to both develop North American racers as well as to attract more fans to the such an exciting sport have been sorely lacking and have left much to be desired. MotoAmerica’s proclaimed intentions for road racing in North America are greatly anticipated in this sport that we all love. We wish Wayne Rainey and MotoAmerica tremendous success and hope to do all that we can to help them to achieve these goals!  We’ll see you at the races in 2015!

 Click here for Advanced Purchase Tickets to the NJMP Race Weekend 

For the Tentative Race Schedule for the New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) Motorcycle Road Race Weekend with MotoAmerica click here: http://njmp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-NJMP-2-Public-Schedule-1.pdf

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Click the appropriate links below to buy tickets for this and any of the races on MotoAmerica’s 2016 Motorcycle AMA|FIM Road Racing Schedule:

New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey   September 9 – 11

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AMA Motorcycle Road Racing is Returning With Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica to VIR (Virginia International Raceway) on May 13 – 15, 2016!

Motorcycle racing fans can once again rejoice because  Motorcycle Road Racing is returning to Virginia at one of the nation’s country clubs for motorsport racing, Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA – just off the North Carolina border.

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This three-day event includes Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 races.  We look forward to seeing motorcycles from manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW, Ducati and MV Agusta plus Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki battling on track this year.  MotoAmerica is celebrating 40 years of AMA Motorcycle Racing this year.

We at We Ride Motorsports have believed that motorcycle road racing has never really reached its potential regarding its growth and marketing – efforts to both develop North American racers as well as to attract more fans to the such an exciting sport have been sorely lacking and have left much to be desired. MotoAmerica’s proclaimed intentions for road racing in North America are greatly anticipated in this sport that we all love. We wish Wayne Rainey and MotoAmerica tremendous success and hope to do all that we can to help them to achieve these goals!  We’ll see you at the races in 2015!

MotoAmerica Virginia International Raceway 2017

 Click here for Advanced Purchase Tickets to the VIR Race Weekend 

For the Tentative Race Schedule for the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) Motorcycle Road Race Weekend with MotoAmerica click here: http://virnow.com/files/2016/05/2016-VIR-Public-Schedule-4.111.pdf

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MotoAmerica AMA/FIM Mid Atlantic Superbike Roadracing Championship

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Click the appropriate links below to buy tickets for this and any of the races on MotoAmerica’s 2016 Motorcycle AMA|FIM Road Racing Schedule:

Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 3 -5

Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama June 10 – 12

Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah June 23 – 25 

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA July 8 – 10

New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey   September 9 – 11

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Valentino Rossi Ignites Firestorm of Controversy Claiming that Marq Marquez is Helping Jorge Lorenzo to Win 2015 MotoGP Championship

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This 2015 MotoGP season has turned out to be one of the most interesting and competitive periods in motorsports in a long time.  Just when we thought that things couldn’t be any more exciting . . . wow.

Fresh after the most exciting single race in MotoGP in over a decade — for many, the best race in MotoGP history — at Phillip Island, Valentino Rossi has shed light on a feud between Rossi and Marc Marquez.

During press conferences ahead of the upcoming race in Sepang, Malaysia, Rossi made an already fierce battle for the championship even more tense.  Rossi  ignited a firestorm of controversy by dropping a bombshell and making it known to the world that he was well aware of efforts by Spaniard Marc Marquez to sabotage Italian Rossi’s efforts to win the 2015 MotoGP championship over Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.

Click here for the proof of the Valentino Rossi’s bombshell comments about Marc Marquez’s actions at the 2015 Phillip Island MotoGP race

 

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Read translated transcripts of Valentino Rossi’s comments to the Italian media below:

Do you think that Marquez helped out Lorenzo at Phillip Island?
“It is indeed true that Marquez did not play with both of us: he only played with me! It is important that he knows that I know! Now let’s see what happens, but I am quite concerned because to have to fight with Lorenzo is one thing, but if you have to beat Marquez as well, everything becomes much more difficult, to be honest – the case is that he isn’t playing fair (something that a professional rider has to do in these situations). Especially because Marquez could be very competitive in the last two races.”

“For me it was a big disappointment, I was upset, it was from a few races ago that I knew, but I did not expect him to do something so obvious. I feel disappointment, regret and worry, because surely he will try to do it here and also in Valencia.”

So why did he eventually also overtake Lorenzo?
“In the race I noticed it, but I did not understand; Marquez was a step above everyone, but instead of trying to try to battle Lorenzo, he stayed with me to fight with Iannone and others. He knew that I was losing out to the Ducati on the straight. And so every time I tried to pass him, he re-overtook me (super-aggressive, but thats the way it is). But then he slowed to create a gap to Jorge. His bad luck was that on Sunday Jorge was not so strong, because otherwise it would have been over already. Instead, he always kept Jorge in check, knowing that he could catch him within 3 laps, and then tried to slow me and Iannone, perhaps trying to put other riders between me and Lorenzo. And in the end, that’s what he did. It is clearly quite worrying, but it doesn’t worry me too much”

Why do you think he did this?
“Because he would prefer Lorenzo to win. He is angry at me for a personal matter. Although he never said it, he thinks that in Argentina I made him crash; and then at Assen he is still thinking about the last chicane, in his head he feels he should have won that race. Since then he has been angry and thinking like a child: I do not win, but you do not win either. At this point, the lesser evil is for him is for Lorenzo to win.”

Is it something that motivates you or makes you angry?
“Let’s see. Because if he’s faster yet slows down to get involved in the battles further back, it could become difficult. Because he has nothing to lose, but I do. I have to be wary. I’m sorry and I’m quite angry. I did not expect that Marquez was an obstacle for this Championship, I thought I was only fighting against Jorge, as it should be.”

Because he used to idolise you, did you think this wouldn’t happen?
“Watch out, here we must make a clarification: did he really idolise me? Did he really have my poster at home? I’m not so sure. I’d like to go back in time and see. It will also be a question of character, he is competing with me: I want to win as many World Championships as I can. If I win another title, then he knows that he will have to win one more to overtake me. If instead Jorge wins, then they have more or less the same.”

Was it better with Biaggi, because he at least made his feelings clear?
“It’s true you are right. In the long run, I prefer more his behaviour. We were obnoxious to each other, but at least it was clear and honest. But I do not have his phone number.”

Did this all begin in Laguna Seca?
“There have been lots of moments, at Laguna Seca he wanted to do what I had done to Stoner five years before, when he could easily have passed three corners later. It was the first signal. And I said so, but I did not want to believe it. To think evil, it takes forever.”

Wanting to make a literary comparison, since we are in Malaysia, do you feel like Sandokan fighting Yanez?
“I would not know. I do not think that there is this difference between me and Lorenzo. I think we’re both brave, each in his own way, and also a bit cunning.”

Given the way in which Marquez started his MotoGP career as “the next Rossi” and given how Rossi has clearly not relinquished his role as one of the most fearsome competitors in MotoGP, it was only a matter of time before the two race warriors clashed in a way reminiscent of the Biaggi vs. Rossi days.

We can’t wait to see how it all turns out in 2015.

Hang on to your seats fellow riders!

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AMA Motorcycle Road Racing is Returning With Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica to VIR (Virginia International Raceway) on May 15 – 17, 2015!

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CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE RETURN OF MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACING at VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (VIR)!

After what seems to have been an eternity for motorcycle road racing fans, we will finally be able to watch AMA Road Racing at one of the nation’s most beloved venues for motorcycle racing, Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA – just off the North Carolina border. 300x250VIR This three-day event includes Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 races.  We look forward to seeing motorcycles from manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW, Ducati and MV Agusta plus Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki battling on track this year.  MotoAmerica says that its “reinvigorating the exhilarating motorsport in North America while grooming a new generation of racers for the world stage”. We at We Ride Motorsports have believed that motorcycle road racing has never really reached its potential regarding its growth and marketing – efforts to both develop North American racers as well as to attract more fans to the such an exciting sport have been sorely lacking and have left much to be desired. MotoAmerica’s proclaimed intentions for road racing in North America are greatly anticipated in this sport that we all love. We wish Wayne Rainey and MotoAmerica tremendous success and hope to do all that we can to help them to achieve these goals!  We’ll see you at the races in 2015!

 We Ride Motorsports and MotoAmerica want you to be there to see the Return of Motorcycle Road Racing to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in 2015 .  We are giving away FREE Weekend passes for this event on the WRM Facebook page here:

Our friends at VIR & MotoAmerica want you to See The Return of SuperBikes at VIR

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE RETURN OF MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACING at VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (VIR)!

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 Click here for Advanced Purchase Tickets to the VIR Race Weekend 

For the Tentative Race Schedule for the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) Motorcycle Road Race Weekend with MotoAmerica click here: http://virnow.com/files/2015/05/2015VIR-Schedule-final.pdf

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Click the appropriate links below to buy tickets for this and any of the races on MotoAmerica’s 2015 Motorcycle AMA|FIM Road Racing Schedule:

Circuit Of The Americas Austin, Texas April 10-12, 2015

Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia April 17-19, 2015

Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia May 15-17

Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin May 29-31

Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama June 12-14, 2015

Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah June 26-28

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA July 17-19

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana August 7-9

New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey   September 11-13

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AMA Professional Road Racer Dane “Wolverine” Westby Died on Monday, 3.23.15

 

Professional AMA Racer Dane "Wolverine" Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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We are stunned to learn that talented professional AMA motorcycle road racer Dane “Wolverine” Westby died in a motorcycle accident on the street near his parents home in Oklahoma on Monday night.

According to reports, Westby was heading home after dinner at his parent’s home when his motorcycle collided with a utility pole.

Authorities are still investigating, however, no mention has been made of other involved vehicles.

Westby was only 28 years old.  He was a promising AMA professional motorcycle road racer who had finished second in the 2012 AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship.

NewsOn6 the local Oklahoma News Organization offered the following:

Family and friends are trying to understand how a professional motorcycle racer at the top of his sport was killed in an accident.

Dane Westby had just left his parents house Monday night from just having dinner when he crashed his motorcycle on Peoria, just north of Cherry Street.

Those who loved Westby, like his longtime friend Dustin Meador, didn’t waste any time hanging a cross on the utility pole he hit, in his memory.

“I think he was really fixing to shine and prove his talent,” Meador said.

When Westby wasn’t standing on two feet, it almost guaranteed he was riding on two wheels.

“He was a bicycle nut, he bicycles all the time. If you see Dane he’s either on a bicycle or a motorcycle,” Meador said.

Meador said he wasn’t just Westby’s former racing partner and friend, he said they were family.

“We’re not related, but I would consider him as close as a brother,” he said.

They grew up hanging out together at Kinetic Playground. Their parents were business partners at the motorcycle repair shop, a shop where Westby’s first race bike is waiting for a tune-up.

“This is where he started, right here. This motorcycle is where Dane Westby started,” said Meador.

Westby was a world-class road racer, known as The Wolverine. He’d won championships, raced the Daytona 200 and even had his share of wrecks.

That’s the hardest part for Meador, knowing such a skilled rider died in a crash with a utility pole in midtown Tulsa.

“We ride so fast on the track and we crash at over 100 miles an hour and we get up, often unscathed. For him to lose his life on the street, it’s just hard to comprehend,” Meador said.

Westby was adventurous, free-spirited, supportive, smart, full of life, and in an interview with his sponsor, Yamalube, he was loving the life he lived.

“There’s such a short time in my life where I’ll get to be ‘that guy.’ I get to stand up on the podium and everybody’s looking at him and I’m pouring the champagne on the trophy. It’s something I’ll never forget,” he said.

Westby is a friend that his family – on and off the track – will never forget.

“I feel proud to have worked with Dane Westby. He’s truly a top-notch professional,” Meador said.

Police said they don’t know yet what caused the crash, but said they don’t believe another vehicle was involved.

Westby’s friend went to the spot to see for himself and said, based off the skid marks, he thinks Westby hit his brakes to try and avoid something in the street.

Police said Westby was wearing a helmet and friends said he was also wearing full protective gear.

Source: News Report provided by NewsOn6.com

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 27th at 4:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St., Tulsa, Oklahoma, phone (918) 495-1000.

Condolences may be sent to: Mr. and Mrs. Tryg Westby and Family, 10505 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa, OK 74137

Flowers may be sent to: Fitzgerald Southward Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Phone: 918 495 1000

Update 3.25.14:
The revised itinerary: http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/more-on-the-services-scheduled-for-racer-dane-westby-rip/

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2015 MotoGP Road Racing Schedule

We cannot wait for the 2015 MotoGP season to get underway!

If you are like us – stir crazy this winter for motorcycle racing – hopefully this calendar of the MotoGP season for 2015 will help to appease you by giving you a glimpse of the sport bike road racing season that is soon to come.

We look forward to seeing Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone, Nicky Hayden, and new MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales on the track this season.

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March 26/27/28/29 – Qatar – Losail Circuit

April 10/11/12 – Americas – Circuit of the Americas

April 17/18/19 – Argentina – Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo

May 1/2/3 – Spain – Jerez

May 15/16/17 – France – Le Mans

May 29/30/31 – Italy – Mugello

June 12/13/14 – Catalunya – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

June 25/26/27 – Netherlands – TT Assen (Saturday race)

July 10/11/12 – Germany – Sachsenring

August 7/8/9 – Indianapolis GP – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 14/15/16 – Czech Republic – Brno

August 28/29/30 – Great Britain – Silverstone

September 11/12/13 – San Marino – Misano

September 25/26/27 – Aragon – MotorLand Aragón

October 9/10/11 – Japan – Motegi

October 16/17/18 – Australia – Phillip Island

October 23/24/25 – Malaysia – Sepang

November 6/7/8 – Valencia – Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

 

 

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