BRASELTON, Ga. — Travis Wyman’s fourth place finish at the 2019 MotoAmerica Championship at Road Atlanta wasn’t his best career result at the track, but it is perhaps his most impressive.
The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider and championship runner-up in the 2018 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Class who hails from Las Vegas, Nev., persevered through a challenging weekend to capture valuable championship points and establish himself among the class’ title contenders.
Wyman had a strong start to the weekend, topping the time sheets in the class’ Friday practice session. He finished Saturday’s qualifying session in the top five while the team worked to find an ideal set up for its BMW S 1000 RR package. After making major changes to their machine Sunday morning, Wyman ran second fastest in Sunday’s qualifying session.
Starting from fourth on the grid, Wyman got a good start in Sunday afternoon’s race and ran his fastest lap times during the closing stages of the race. He was able to break away from the riders behind him and was closing in on a podium finish by the end of the race.
While the Stock 1000 Class does not return to action until the series’ third round at VIRginia International Raceway on May 4-5, the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW squad will compete in the MotoAmerica Superbike races on April 13-14 during FIM MotoGP’s Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
The event is to mark Wyman’s MotoAmerica Superbike Class debut. A title sponsorship opportunity remains available for the two nationally televised races, which will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2. Those interested in learning more about this opportunity to promote their brand or cause are encouraged to contact the team as soon as possible.
Travis Wyman / #24
“The weekend started off well. We matched our time from last year in the first practice session and worked hard as a team to find a set up that would put us at the front of the field. We made some improvements during the two qualifying sessions and took a big gamble on set up for the race that really worked out well for us. I ran really consistent times today but unfortunately was not up with the race leaders like I expected to be. The next round at Circuit of the Americas is going to be a learning experience for us. We’re super excited to be competing on the world stage during the MotoGP weekend, and I think riding with the Superbike guys will push me to ride our BMW S 1000 RR even harder. It was a tough off-season and I think the extra racing will help me get my fitness up to where it needs to be.”
Steve Weir / Crew Chief
“Obviously we didn’t finish where we wanted to, but we persevered as a team and matched our fastest lap times from last season at this track in the first practice session. We made some pretty big changes to our suspension set up to help Travis push our BMW even harder as the weekend progressed. We will continue to progress with our program and it’s on to Circuit of the Americas next. We’re pretty excited about the opportunity to race in the series’ headliner class and I think the experience will make our team even stronger. It will also give us more track time to perfect our set up and I expect we’ll be right back at the front of the Stock 1000 field at VIR.”
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