Robem Engineering Aprilia riders rating top-10 finishes in Sunday’s MotoAmerica Twins Cup race at The Ridge Motorsports Park
Twins Cup rookie Gloddy confirmed glorious tempo Saturday earlier than mechanical problem ended his race
SHELTON, Wash. — The MotoAmerica spherical at The Ridge Motorsports Park didn’t show to be the large points-paying weekend Robem Engineering riders Teagg Hobbs and Ben Gloddy had been hoping for. But, the pair of New Hampshirites put a downer Race 1 on the June 24-26 occasion behind them to finish the weekend with a pair of high 10 finishes in Race 2.
Hobbs began the weekend at lower than one hundred pc, as he’s nonetheless coping with the damaged collarbone he suffered on the Street America at the start of June. Gloddy, who’s in his first 12 months competing within the MotoAmerica Twins Cup, was close to the entrance of the sphere in Saturday’s contest earlier than having his race soured by a motorcycle drawback.
Each riders had been somewhat off the front-running tempo to start out the weekend. Gloddy was the sooner of the 2 riders in Friday apply, ending the session in sixth. Hobbs completed apply in eighth and was lower than half a second off Gloddy’s tempo. Each riders dropped greater than second off their finest lap occasions in Friday afternoon’s Qualifying 1, with Hobbs wrapping up the session seventh quickest and Gloddy eighth quickest. Qualifying concluded Saturday morning with Gloddy having secured fifth place on the Twins Cup beginning grid. Hobbs certified in ninth.
Later Saturday, Gloddy received a fantastic begin within the Twins Cup race and was proper behind the chief on the first set of corners. He completed the primary lap in second place, whereas he teammate Hobbs slipped down the working order to eleventh place on the primary lap. Gloddy held onto second place on Laps 2-4, although he slid again to 3rd on Lap 5 and fourth on Laps 6 and seven. On Lap 7, Gloddy’s bike sadly endured a mechanical failure that triggered him to run off observe and crash at Flip 6. Hobbs’ had moved into the highest 10 for Laps 2 and three earlier than he his race ended with a crash on Lap 4.
In Sunday’s Race 2, each riders received good begins and Gloddy and Hobbs completed the primary lap in seventh and tenth place respectively. Hobbs fell way back to eleventh on Laps 2 and three earlier than working his manner up the working order to a seventh-place end. Gloddy moved up from seventh to sixth on Lap 4 however wasn’t in a position to make any further progress and needed to accept a sixth-place end.
Gloddy and Hobbs could have an opportunity to bounce again to their normal frontrunning kind in two weeks time on the subsequent MotoAmerica spherical, which is scheduled for July 8-10 on the fashionable WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Ben Gloddy / No. 72
“Total, I had an excellent weekend at The Ridge. I felt actually good in apply and qualifying. In Race 1, I received a extremely good begin and me and one other rider pulled a small hole within the first couple laps. Then my tempo began to drop off. After which my bike had a mechanical failure that put me on the bottom – which sadly ended my race. I didn’t get nearly as good a begin in Race 2 however was in a position to run with the leaders for somewhat bit. However the ache in my shoulder began to worsen and I wasn’t in a position to sustain with them.”
Teagg Hobbs / No. 79
“I used to be very blissful to have the ability to experience so quickly after my harm. The weekend didn’t go as easy as we had hoped however we made regular progress. I’m very excited to take a number of weeks of relaxation earlier than the subsequent spherical at Laguna Seca. The workforce labored across the clock this weekend, and I can’t thank them sufficient for his or her superb effort at The Ridge.”
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Extra, from a press launch issued by Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing:
Double win, one other 1-2 end and three riders within the factors at The Ridge
The Tytlers Cycle Trip HVMC squad continued their run of kind within the 2022 MotoAmerica Stock1000 championship – the newest spherical of the collection at The Ridge in Washington state seeing Corey Alexander romp to a double victory after smashing the lap report to say Pole Place throughout qualifying.
The winner of each races a 12 months in the past, the two.47-mile circuit holds fond reminiscences for Alexander who appeared unbeatable because the weekend received underway on Friday.
Saturday’s opening race was a cease begin affair with a collection of purple flags shortening the race. Regardless of the stoppages, Alexander withheld the strain within the early levels to safe the win by a convincing margin with Travis Wyman narrowly lacking the rostrum in fourth.
Sunday additionally noticed a mid-race stoppage with the grid lining up for an excellent shorter 5 lap dash for glory that noticed the #23 beneath actual strain till the chequered flag. Initially controlling the tempo out entrance, Alexander dropped to second with lower than half a lap to go earlier than resuming his place on the head of the pack to make it 4 wins on the bounce on the undulating and bodily demanding circuit near Seattle. The win noticed Corey retake the lead within the championship as workforce mate Wyman saved his title hopes alive with a spirited experience to P2.
Zac Schumacher, the workforce’s third rider was additionally a double factors finisher. The #90 introduced his BMW M1000 R house fifteenth in each races.
All three riders head into the second half of the season which kicks off at Laguna Seca in two weeks.
Corey Alexander: “I’m pleased with the outcomes on Saturday after setting a brand new lap report in Q2 and backing it up with the win in Race 1. It was a giant factors day with our nearest rival ending behind us and it actually set us up properly for the remainder of the weekend, particularly with one other high eight within the opening Superbike race. Sunday was one other superb day. It was a a lot tighter battle on observe than on Saturday which makes it rather more thrilling for the followers and somewhat extra satisfying if you come out on high in a final lap scrap. To take each wins was superb for us and I hope to maintain the momentum going into the subsequent one at Laguna and for the remainder of the season.”
Travis Wyman: “I used to be working third within the early levels of Saturday’s opening race, however I began to wrestle with entrance finish grip and settled for fourth. I received an excellent leap on the restart and fought my manner by way of from fourth to second. I attempted to shut the hole on Corey, however I used to be simply left with an excessive amount of to do. I’m blissful that the workforce was in a position to safe one other 1-2 end and I’m now centered on Laguna the place I’ve had good outcomes previously.”
Zac Schumacher: “A crash on Friday I nonetheless felt a bit tough when the lights went out on Saturday however after beginning nineteenth, I used to be in a position to work my manner into the factors. I may have made it to P14, however I ran out of time. I made an excellent begin within the first a part of Race 2 and was battling onerous with a few guys earlier than the purple flag got here out. I received one other respectable launch on the restart and located myself battling for thirteenth place however on the final lap I made a mistake on the lap so settled for P15. I wish to thank all my guys for placing the bike again collectively after the crash on Friday and I’m actually trying ahead to Laguna.”
Extra, from a press launch issued by Staff Suzuki Press Workplace:
DOUBLE PODIUMS FOR SUZUKI AT RIDGE MOTOAMERICA
Tyler Scott (SS): Suzuki GSX-R750 – 2nd
Liam Grant (SS): Suzuki GSX-R750 – sixth
Richie Escalante (SBK): Suzuki GSX-R1000R – sixth
Sam Lochoff (SS): Suzuki GSX-R750 – Fifteenth
Teenager Tyler Scott raced his Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 to second place in Sunday’s Ridge Motorsports Park weekend of the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/ FIM North American Street Racing season.
Whereas it was Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sam Lochoff who did the honours on Saturday, 16-year-old Scott took his flip within the highlight in Sunday’s Supersport race.
Scott jumped to an early lead aboard his Suzuki GSX-R750 earlier than settling right into a race-long protection of second place. Regardless of dealing with heavy strain on his rear wheel all through the race, Scott saved his head and guarded his racing line like a artful veteran.
Demonstrating racecraft past his years, he managed to maintain his rival corralled behind him to the chequered flag. The runner-up consequence was the rising star’s fourth podium end of his rookie Supersport season.
Scott mentioned: “All weekend we’ve been challenged with some dealing with points, however we lastly figured it out on the final day and made it depend for the rostrum. I knew I had an aggressive rider on my again wheel. If I gave him a possibility, he would have put a go in there. The final 5 laps, I simply put my head down and tried to maintain 100% the most effective tempo I may go.”
Sadly, the day wasn’t practically so sort to Lochoff. The South African, already affected by a painful damaged ankle, crashed whereas working in fifth early. He remounted and returned to the pits for a fast verify and adjustment earlier than returning to the fray. Lochoff was awarded a championship level for his gritty effort with a Fifteenth-place consequence.
Third Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Supersport ace Liam Grant stepped as much as fill the void. The up-and-coming rider earned sixth – his finest Supersport consequence but – as he continues to construct confidence and velocity in his rookie marketing campaign.
In the meantime, the squad’s MotoAmerica Superbike duo scooped a pair of top-ten finishes aboard their GSX-R1000Rs as properly on Sunday. Richie Escalante made good on his spectacular tempo on the undulating circuit with a stable sixth-place efficiency. The premier-class rookie made a bid for a top-five, however in the end fell simply 0.171 seconds quick on the flag.
Escalante mentioned: “To be sincere, I’m very pleased with this weekend. Street America was very tough for me, however I skilled onerous and was desperate to get again on the bike on the Ridge, which I really feel is less complicated for me to rise up to hurry.
“I felt robust on Friday and was going properly on Saturday till I had the crash. Fortunately, my physique was okay and the Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki workforce labored onerous to get me again within the race and we had been in a position to get Tenth. The race on Sunday felt nice; I used to be in a aggressive combat for place all through, and I really feel like we made a number of progress. I do know the areas the place I would like to enhance and I’m trying ahead to Laguna Seca.”
With Jake Lewis unable to experience after struggling a damaged thumb, bruised hip, and banged up elbow in Saturday’s fall, Staff Hammer check rider David Anthony stuffed in instead. The Australian proceeded to place forth a gentle effort to gather a Tenth-place end for the workforce.
Staff Hammer will subsequent head to Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on July 8-Tenth.
Extra, from a press launch issued by Aprilia:
ANTHONY MAZZIOTTO VICTORIOUS IN BOTH MOTOAMERICA TWINS CUP RACES ABOARD APRILIA RS 660 AT THE RIDGE MOTORSPORTS PARK
RODIO RACING/HSBK WARHORSE RACING RIDER MAZZIOTTO LEADS APRILIA 1-2 FINISH IN SATURDAY TWINS CUP RACE WITH VELOCE RACING’S KALEB DE KEYREL
SHELTON, WA – 27 JUNE 2022 – Anthony Mazziotto hadn’t received a MotoAmerica Twins Cup race in 2022 aboard his Rodio Racing/Warhorse HSBK Racing Aprilia RS 660 previous to this weekend’s spherical at The Ridge Motorsports Park. By the tip of the June 24-26 occasion, the New Jersey native, who amassed two wins and 4 further podium finishes on an Aprilia in 2021, had notched a pole place, two victories and was on the head of a 1-2 Aprilia end in Saturday’s Twins Cup contest.
Mazziotto was joined on the rostrum Saturday by reigning MotoAmerica Twins Cup champion and Veloce Racing rider Kaleb De Keyrel, who additionally led the early laps of Sunday’s race earlier than struggling an unlucky crash.
The opposite full-time Veloce Racing rider, Jody Barry, didn’t have his normal dominating kind at The Ridge. However the fourth place completed he scored in Saturday’s race added 13 factors to his championship bid, and Barry left The Ridge with a 14-point lead over Mazziotto. The opposite Aprilia riders at the moment within the high 10 of the Twins Cup factors standings embody De Keyrel in fifth and Robem Engineering riders Teagg Hobbs and Ben Gloddy in sixth and ninth respectively.
Each wins for Mazziotto had been hard-earned, as he bested De Keyrel to the end line in Saturday’s Race 1 by a mere 0.162 seconds earlier than the race was ended 4 laps early resulting from an on-track incident. In Sunday’s race, Mazziotto made a daring go on the final lap on the tight and difficult Flip 13 to outpace one other rider the victory by simply 0.341 seconds.
Aprilia riders had an excellent begin to the weekend. There have been 5 Aprilias within the high 10 in Friday apply and qualifying, and 6 within the high 10 in Saturday morning’s Qualifying 2 session. Mazziotto took the pole, the fourth pole by an Aprilia rider in 5 rounds this 12 months – and 4 Aprilia riders certified within the high six.
Total, 12 of the 29 riders entered in MotoAmerica Twins Cup for the Ridge spherical had been on Aprilia RS 660 fashions, and there have been a complete of eight RS 660 that completed within the high 10. Amongst them was Edoardo Mazzuoli of Milano, Italy, who raced a Veloce Racing Aprilia RS 660.
Anthony Mazziotto, Rodio Racing/Warhorse HSBK Racing
“It couldn’t have been a greater weekend. I certified on pole, received a WILBUR Watch Co. watch and received each the races. My bike felt actually good, and – although it was actually scorching right here – my Aprilia RS 660 was working improbable. We discovered an excellent setup this weekend, and Okay-Tech received my suspension dialed in for me. I felt actually assured coming into this occasion as a result of it is a observe I did very well finally 12 months. The tempo this weekend was so much sooner than I believed it might be, however my Aprilia dealt with it properly.”
MotoAmerica is again in motion July 8-10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. Championship Schedule, competitor data, and sophistication guidelines might be discovered at https://motoamerica.com.
Extra, from a press launch issued by Levi Badie Racing:
Levi Badie races to seventh and ninth within the newest spherical of the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship at The Ridge
Levi Badie leaves The Ridge Motorsport Park with a double high high end within the newest spherical of the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship, the Belgian teenager as soon as once more driving strongly at one other new circuit.
Operating a robust second on Friday, Levi chased a greater set-up all weekend, however with temperatures near triple figures he was unable, when the lights went out, to enhance over his qualifying place.
P7 and P9 this weekend see Levi transfer to inside one level of the highest ten within the total standings, a greater than respectable place for the #71 in his debut season of MotoAmerica competitors, particularly when you think about three occasions when he was unable to complete.
The collection strikes to the undulating Laguna Seca circuit in California in a fortnight, a circuit that ought to go well with Levi, and one that he’s excited to race at given its iconic standing.
Levi Badie: “I made an honest begin in Saturday’s race, however the bike was sliding in all places. I had no confidence and simply did what I may to not crash. The bike was higher in Race 2, however I nonetheless didn’t have the sensation I had had in earlier rounds. I did the most effective I may and while I’m disenchanted to not be greater within the outcomes, I’m taking the positives and waiting for Laguna Seca.”
Extra, from a press launch issued by Luke Energy Racing:
Luke Energy reveals entrance working tempo as soon as once more at The Ridge Motorsports Park
Aussie teenager Luke Energy bounced again from a high-speed crash while in competition for one more MotoAmerica Supersport podium at The Ridge Motorsports Park on Saturday, to safe a fifth-place end on Sunday.
Luke, recent from a maiden podium at Street America earlier within the month as soon as once more discovered the two.47mile circuit shortly within the opening session of the weekend earlier than a small technical problem restricted his working forward of Race 1. However the #68 put his 3D Motorsports Suzuki on the third row of the grid.
A fast begin quickly noticed him in competition for the rostrum within the opening laps on Saturday, earlier than a small mistake noticed him crash at velocity, fortunately with out harm.
A late night time for the workforce, who rebuilt the bike for Sunday, had been rewarded with a spirited experience to P5, a consequence that consolidates Luke’s place within the championship forward of the subsequent spherical of the collection which takes place on the iconic Laguna Seca circuit in a fortnight.
Luke Energy: “It was a reasonably disappointing Saturday, and I don’t actually know what to say. We had an electronics problem which meant I couldn’t full the total session in Q2. We made a change for the race, and I made an excellent begin and felt actually good and had good tempo. I made a mistake downshifting and it bit me. The bike was a multitude, and I used to be fairly banged up and I wasn’t positive I’d be on the grid on Sunday. Race 2 was fairly good contemplating what occurred on Saturday. The workforce did a fantastic job, working till 2am to provide me a motorcycle after I despatched it into the bushes, so I can’t thank them sufficient. I struggled so much because the race progressed. My tyre dropped which affected my lap occasions within the last a part of the race, however I used to be lucky to have the ability to reap the benefits of a mistake forward of me and was in a position to take one other High 5. It was injury limitation, and it may have been so much worse. I’m already trying ahead to Laguna Seca, a observe that I’ve at all times needed to experience, and I hope to have the ability to placed on an excellent present for the followers.”
Extra, from a press launch issued by Pure Perspective Racing:
Onerous work pays off as Liam MacDonald delivers first Twins Cup high ten of the season and Chase Black races into the highest six
Pure Perspective Racing raced into the High Ten of the 2022 MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship, and the High 6 of the Junior Cup collection at The Ridge Motorsports Park this weekend.
With temperatures skyrocketing the youngest member of the workforce, Chase Black, improved in last qualifying to safe a second-row grid slot within the Junior Cup class earlier than placing himself within the main group when the lights went out in Saturday’s opening race. Sadly, a crash put him out of competition. Buoyed however his tempo on Saturday, Black was in a position to enhance additional on Sunday, working confidently all through to take a well-deserved P6 aboard his Kawasaki on the flag, on the finish of Race 2.
Twins Cup riders Liam MacDonald and Trevor Standish each made one other important step in the direction of the entrance aboard their Yamaha R7 machines, the pair working a lot nearer to the leaders throughout their first race on Saturday. A purple flag following an engine blow up lower quick the race and what ought to have been a double high ten for the duo. Trevor fell sufferer to grease on the observe, together with various riders – a bitter blow for the #16 who was trying to construct on season’s finest so far. Liam MacDonald was in a position to keep away from the carnage, crossing the road in ninth to report the workforce’s finest results of the 12 months, a feat he replicated on Sunday. Regardless of the most effective efforts of the workforce, Trevor was unable to participate in Sunday’s race.
Chase Black: “Total it was good first race. I used to be working with the entrance group and will see the rostrum combat simply forward. I used to be pushing onerous and was making an attempt to get forward of the fellows round me however sadly, I hit the bumps and went down. It’s irritating as I had podium tempo. It was a stable second race. I didn’t make the most effective of begins however I dug deep and ran high six the complete race. We had a small problem in the direction of the tip of the race however after the crash on Saturday it’s a confidence constructing high six forward of the subsequent race in California.”
Liam MacDonald: “I’m so pleased with how this weekend has gone. Lastly, issues got here collectively, and I used to be in a position to deliver it house for the workforce inside the highest ten not as soon as however twice. All season now we have pushed and labored onerous to shut the hole to the leaders and while we nonetheless have so much to do, this consequence means a lot to me. It was so scorching on the market on each days, however Sunday was insane, and my occasions had been somewhat slower than the day earlier than. The subsequent race is at Laguna Seca, a observe that I actually get pleasure from, and I’m eager to maintain this momentum going there. A giant because of the entire Pure Perspective Racing crew – that is only the start.”
Trevor Standish: “We had been having a extremely stable race till by way of no fault of my very own I crashed. We made a number of modifications and actually began to go in the best course. I made an honest begin and was not too far behind my workforce mate when the lights went out. The character of the category signifies that everyone seems to be pushing for that little bit further and one in every of our rivals blew up, dumping oil that claimed me and several other others. It might have been good to complete tenth which is the place I used to be working once I went down however it’s what it’s. The workforce did a wonderful job fixing the bike however sadly, I used to be unable to race on Sunday after I used to be sidelined with a recurring problem that I believed we had mounted earlier than Saturday’s crash. I’m disenchanted to depart The Ridge with no factors however that’s racing, and I’m going to Laguna trying to construct some momentum for the second half of the season.”