LAS VEGAS — The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW team capped off a challenging weekend at the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship of Sonoma with a podium finish and is aiming for similar success or better at the 2019 edition of the event.
The Las Vegas-based team is hoping rider Travis Wyman can build on the success he had at Sonoma Raceway last year and pilot its BMW S 1000 RR to similar positive result when the series returns to action Aug. 10-11 after a four-week break.
The team entered the 2018 event unsure of what to expect given Wyman’s lack of recent experience competing at Sonoma Raceway. After the Stock 1000 Class race started, Wyman maintained his composure despite getting a mediocre start and came out on top of a four-way battle for the last step on the podium.
“Last year’s Stock 1000 race at Sonoma was high point of the team’s 2018 season,” Wyman said. “There was a big experience gap between us and some of our competition, but came together as a team and worked very effectively toward a positive result. I’m hoping to build on what we learned racing at Sonoma last year to get the team as many championship points as possible.”
The Stock 1000 Class takes to Sonoma’s Raceway’s 2.52-mile road course for its only practice session of the weekend at 1:10-1:30 p.m. Pacific on Saturday and has two qualifying sessions on Sunday at 9-9:30 a.m. and 11:20-11:50 p.m. Pacific. The class’ only race of the weekend gets underway at 4 p.m. Pacific.
For those attending the Championship of Sonoma, don’t forget to stop by the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rig in the paddock or the team’s location on the fan walk to try out the same Backmate self-care products that have improved Wyman’s fitness and shortened his injury recovery time.
This weekend’s Stock 1000 race will be broadcast live exclusively on the MotoAmerica Live+ streaming platform. MotoAmerica is offering Live+ subscriptions for the remainder of the 2019 season for $39.99. To purchase a Live+ subscription, visit www.motoamericaliveplus.com.
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