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The American Motorcyclist Association and FIM North America sanction MotoAmerica, the top Superbike Championship in the USA. Since its inception as the AMA Road Racing Championship in 1976, Superbike racing in the United States has been a talent-filled sport. Legends like four-time Grand Prix World Champion Eddie Lawson, three-time Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey, 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden, and 2009 World Superbike Champion Ben Spies were all raised there. More recently, racers like Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier have left a lasting impression on the sport with four AMA Superbike Championships each.
The National U.S. Superbike Championship was acquired by the KRAVE Group, led by three-time Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey, in 2015 from the Daytona Motorsports Group. With that new beginning, MotoAmerica replaced the name AMA Pro Road Racing.
AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion Chuck Aksland, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, and ex-racer and former vice president of motorsports operations at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are all partners in the KRAVE Group LLC.The Krave Group owns the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.
In addition to helping to rebuild the series from the ground up, the new administrators of America's professional road racing series set out to cultivate future American riders to compete in the World Superbike Championship.
The MotoAmerica Superbike class, which has an 18-year-old minimum entry requirement, attracts not just the greatest American riders but also promising ones from around the globe. The vehicles are sportbikes from the production line that have had their engines and chassis altered to improve overall performance. These finely tuned sportbikes have a top speed of about 200 mph.
Seven motorcycle road racing classes are available at MotoAmerica, which is sanctioned by the FIM and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). These classes include Medallia Superbike, Supersport, and SportTrackGear.com. Yuasa Stock 1000, the Junior Cup, and REV'IT! Mission King Of The Baggers, Motul Mini Cup, and Twins Cup.
The first three seasons of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship included a class within a class that permitted Superstock 1000 motorbikes to compete alongside Superbikes. In 2018, the series included a specific Superbike class with World Superbike level rules. The usage of two-cylinder, four-stroke engines with total displacements between 851 and 1200 cc and three- or four-cylinder engines with total displacements between 751 and 1000 cc, are both permitted by these technical rules. The minimum weight that is allowed is 370.5 pounds.
The MotoAmerica schedule consists of twenty races over ten rounds. With practice on Friday, qualifying, racing, warm-ups, and final racing on Saturday, each race weekend normally lasts three days.