MotoAmerica: recent tests boost Kyle Wyman’s confidence – roadracing world magazine


KWR Ducati team ready for round three of Superbike in Wisconsin

TUCSON, Ariz. (June 8) – The KWR / Panera Bread Ducati team will travel to Road America this weekend in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the third round of the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Kyle Wyman will not only compete in Superbike. , but will also compete in Round 2 of the King of the Baggers Championship, in which Wyman will ride the Factory Harley-Davidson Screamin ‘Eagle Road Glide.

The KWR team have just completed a solid second round at the Virginia International Raceway, where the team finished in 7th and 6th place, while posting a steady pace in the second Superbike race, where Wyman fought for the podium throughout.

Since the VIR weekend, the team has been able to complete a two-day private test at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex on May 31 and June 1. Wyman ran Pitt-Race 156 laps over two days and the team made steady progress on the 2021 Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbike.

“I look forward to a busy double-serve weekend in Wisconsin,” said Wyman. “Road America is my favorite track on the schedule. I love the scenery, the people and the town of Elkhart Lake. Last year we put our Ducati Superbike on the podium in both races so we expect a lot from us to fight at the forefront and even try to improve these results. My goals for this weekend are not just to be in the battle for the podium, but to win the battle for the podium. I want to see a race victory and put myself in a position to execute it. I feel great on the bike after our two days in Pittsburgh.

With the podium results of the previous year, the KWR team hopes to fight for victories in MotoAmerica Superbike. This week’s event will be a true indication of the progress the KWR team has made over the past 12 months, according to chief mechanic Dave Hopkinson.

“Having time in Pittsburgh last week was invaluable to our program,” Hopkinson said. “Not only am I watching the race there in the coming weeks, but I’m also heading to the Road America weekend. It gave us the chance to test things we usually don’t have time for, or don’t dare to test during a race weekend. It gave us a whole new understanding of the new bike and its favorite setups after completing 156 laps and trying huge changes.

“We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for giving us this opportunity, an opportunity that is normally beyond our reach,” Hopkinson added. “I’m looking forward to the weekend after having had some great results at Road America last year. This will hopefully give us the first real indication of how far the bike and the program have come in the past 12 months. “

In King of the Baggers, Wyman occupies 2nd place in the series standings after the first round at Road Atlanta. With just three rounds in total, race two at Road America will be the championship’s most pivotal moment, and directly into Harley-Davidson’s backyard.

“I’m intensely focused on winning the baggers race for Harley-Davidson this weekend,” said Wyman. “We’ve had three days of testing since our last outing at Road Atlanta, where we narrowly missed out on the race victory. We have new parts and a new setup for our bike which has already proven to be stronger and more durable in hot conditions in testing. I have no doubt that we will have the machine capable of winning this weekend and I can’t wait to ride it again and fight for the win here at Road America. “

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