AMA Pro Road Racing restricts testing

Superbike and Sportbike classes limited to three tests

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jan. 14, 2009
AMA Pro Racing competitors will be restricted to three sanctioned test sessions in 2009 for the AMA Pro American Superbike and AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike classes.

The three test sessions, one each in the East, West and Midwest, will be the only opportunities for competitors to test on AMA Pro sanctioned tracks after Feb. 15. Following that date, private testing will no longer be allowed on tracks hosting AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2009. Thursday test days leading to each race weekend have been eliminated.

The three testing dates have been tentatively scheduled, pending contract approvals. The first sanctioned test is scheduled for April 20-21 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio is scheduled to host the second test June 10-11. The third test session is scheduled for July 21-22 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ.

AMA Pro Racing will provide technical inspections, timing and scoring and air fence safety barriers. Participants will e responsible for track rental costs, tires and fuel.

Testing regulations will be enforced and violators will face a $10,000 fine and will be placed on a one-year probationary period. The restrictions do not apply to track days open to the general public or race events organized by American Federation of Motorcyclists, Championship Cup Series, or WERA.