GRANTSVILLE, Utah — While Travis Wyman’s start in Sunday’s Stock 1000 race wasn’t the best, the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider battled his way through the field to secure a top-five finish at the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah.
It was an event where Wyman thought he had the pace to take his first win of 2019, but he never gave up and kept charging forward despite how he started the Stock 1000 Class race at MotoAmerica’s first-ever event on Utah Motorsports Campus’ 2.2-mile East Course. Wyman’s comeback ride to a fourth-place finish allowed him to maintain fourth place in the class points standings.
The weekend started off well for the team, as Wyman claimed second place in qualifying. As the race got underway, Wyman struggled getting his BMW going off the starting line and was shuffled back to 12th place by the time the field reached Turn 1. By the end of Lap 1, Wyman had climbed up to ninth place on the tight, twisty East Course and continued his charge forward through the remainder of the 14-lap race.
The team has a three-week break before MotoAmerica is back in action alongside the FIM Superbike World Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on July 12-14. The event will mark Wyman’s first time competing at the iconic track on a BMW.
Travis Wyman / #24
“The weekend was going great right up until the race started. We showed great pace this weekend during practice and qualifying, and it felt like we would be in contention for our first win of the season. Unfortunately, I got a really poor start and quickly found myself way back in the running order. I realized there was nothing more I could do about the start and was determined to do everything in my power to pick the team up and get us the best result I could. I battled my way through the midfield and past some of my championship rivals to finish fourth. It ended up being a disappointing result to what had been one of our most stellar weekends with this BMW package. I’m confident we’ll have our BMW S 1000 RR back at the front of the Stock 1000 field at the next round.”
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