SONOMA, Calif. — Evol Technology/Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider Travis Wyman maintained his bid for his first MotoAmerica championship Sunday at Sonoma Raceway.
Despite a difficult start the race, Wyman maintained his poise and was able to pilot the team’s BMW S 1000 RR to a third-place finish at the MotoAmerica Championship of Sonoma. Wyman remains one of two riders who have a realistic chance of winning the inaugural MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Class Championship.
Wyman got a mediocre start from second-place on the grid and had near-crash early in the first lap. He maintained his focus in spite of the early setbacks and quickly found himself in a four-way battle for the last two podium positions. The group was running a fast, aggressive pace. Wyman elected to hang at the back of the group and save his tires to make a big push at the end of the race. Just as Wyman was executing his strategy, the race was red-flagged and ended three laps early. Wyman had moved up to third place just before the race was stopped and ended up scoring his third podium finish of the season.
The 16 championship points Wyman earned at Sonoma have kept him within reach of the class title ahead of the series’ return to east coast. With three rounds remaining at tracks Wyman possesses ample experience racing on, he remains a strong contender to take home BMW’s first MotoAmerica title.
The Stock 1000 Class will next compete at the MotoAmerica Championship of Pittsburgh. Wyman’s experience racing at the circuit and its fast, flowing, 2.78-mile, 19-turn layout should be a good fit for the team’s BMW package.
Wyman and the entire Weir Everywhere Racing team would like to thank Evol Technology for stepping up to be the team’s title sponsor for the MotoAmerica Championship of Sonoma. Additional title sponsorship opportunities are available for the remaining three rounds of the MotoAmerica season. Contact Wyman at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Travis Wyman / #24
“I didn’t get the best start and was struggling with the bike’s new setup early in the race. The pace of the group I was racing was intense, so I decided to let them battle and make a push at the end of the race. Just as I was my making my move to the front of the group, one of them crashed and the red flag came out. It’s too bad the race ended early, as I felt I had a good chance of moving up another position. I am happy to get a strong finish after the bad luck we had at the last two rounds and am happy to be rounding out the season at tracks I know well. I had a really good pace going in the Supersport race at Pittsburgh last year and have done a lot of laps around that track. I think the track will really suit our BMW S 1000 RR package and I am aiming to be back on the top step of the podium there. I can’t thank Evol Technology enough for their increased sponsorship support this weekend. It was great featuring them as our title sponsor for Sonoma.”
Steve Weir / Crew Chief
“Overall it was a good weekend. We didn’t have the pace we were hoping for, but Travis was really coming on at the end of the race. Unfortunately, the red flag cut his charge to the front short, but Travis did well at a track he has not raced at in five years. I am really excited for the next round at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The track layout really suits our BMW package and I am expecting good things there.”
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