MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW team made the step up to the Superbike Class for the MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey and successfully used the experience to improve its BMW S 1000 RR package.
Despite being down on horsepower compared to its Superbike Class competition, the team raced its lightly modified Stock 1000 BMW package Sept. 7-8 on New Jersey Motorsports Park’s 2.25-mile Thunderbolt course. Rider Travis Wyman scored a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s race and an 11th-place finish on Sunday, improving his best lap time by about half a second in Sunday’s contest.
The team used the opportunity to experiment with new parts that aren’t legal in the Stock 1000 Class to better understand how to best set up its BMW package for Wyman. Among the changes the team made to the bike for the New Jersey event was a new set of custom-machined triple clamps, courtesy of team sponsor Evol Technology. The team’s hard work is expected to pay big dividends when it returns to Stock 1000 competition for the 2020 MotoAmerica season.
The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW team isn’t done competing in MotoAmerica Superbike this season. Wyman will be back on the Superbike grid for the final round of the 2019 season Sept. 20-22 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Travis Wyman / #24
“I think we had as good a weekend as we could. We learned a lot more about how to best set our BMW S 1000 RR up for my riding style, and I ran the fastest laps of my career at this track. We tried some new parts this weekend that we hadn’t at the previous rounds we competed in Superbike at, including a great new set of triple clamps that Steve at Evol Technology designed and machined for us in less than 24 hours. We also tried new geometry and suspension settings that helped us lower our lap times over the course of the weekend. Obviously, we’d have liked to have been in the top 10 in both races, but overall, we accomplished almost everything we set out to at New Jersey. Barber is a track we struggled at last year, and we’re hoping to use the next round to find a set up that will work there for next season and beyond.”
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