Weekly Motorcycle Racing and Events Viewing Guide: July 6-13
Upcoming Weekly Motorcycle Racing and Events: July 6-13
Here’s our weekly guide to the upcoming motorcycle races and events that are happening within the next week and how to watch. Don’t see a race or event that’s happening in your neck of the woods? Leave a comment to let us know.
|July 7|| AMA Pro Motocross|
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross racing is survival of the fittest as well as the fastest every weekend; it’s where legends like Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto were built.Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross is the pinnacle of pure motocross. The 12-round series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana’s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, New York, Maryland and Indiana. The pro riders meet up on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc bikes, and one for 450cc machines.
|RedBud – Buchanan, MI – Click here to watch|
|July 7|| American Flat Track|
The American Flat Track Series, formerly known as the AMA Grand National Championship and the AMA Pro Flat Track Series, is an American motorcycle track racing series that originally encompassed five distinct forms of competitions including mile dirt track races, half-mile, short-track, TT steeplechase and road races. The championship was totally revamped and is currently the fastest growing sport on two wheels.
|Weedsport, NY – Click here to watch|
|July 7|| World Speedway|
One gear and no brakes. World Speedway racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or dolomite. Competitors use this surface to slide their motorcycles sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 mph.
|Hallstavik, Sweden – Click here or here to watch|
|July 8|| FIM World Motocross MXGP|
FIM Motocross World Championship is the premier championship of motocross racing, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), currently divided into two distinct classes: MX1 and MX2. Race duration is 30 minutes plus 2 laps per moto. The series runs 18 events with two motos at each round.
|Semarang, Indonesia – Click here to watch|
|July 8|| British Superbike|
The British Superbike Championship (BSB) is the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom, and is widely acknowledged as one of the premier domestic superbike racing series in the world.The series typically races over twelve rounds from April to October, with the series concluding in a three-round ‘Showdown,’ where the top six riders are awarded points based on their podium finishes from the previous nine rounds and then compete over three rounds and seven races for the title. The Showdown format was introduced in 2010 in order to prevent a rider from making a runaway victory in the championship.
|Knockhill – Click here to watch|
|July 8|| World Superbike|
The World Superbike Championship consists of a series of rounds held on permanent racing facilities. Each round has two races and the results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers. The motorcycles that race in the championship are tuned versions of motorcycles available for sale to the public, by contrast with MotoGP where purpose built machines are used. MotoGP is the motorcycle world’s equivalent of Formula One, whereas Superbike racing is similar to touring car racing.
|Round 9 – Misano, Italy– Click here or here to watch|