It’s been a tough off-season for Travis Wyman Racing BMW, but the team is loaded up and on its way to the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis., where it will debut the 2020 BMW S 1000 RR in MotoAmerica competition. The Las Vegas-based team had difficulty getting the new BMW and the parts they need for it due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the bike is prepped and ready to race this weekend at the MotoAmerica Superbike at Road America 1.
“This off-season has been the most difficult I’ve endured,” said racer and team manager Travis Wyman, “It was a challenge just getting the bike, and we’ve only had a couple weeks to prep the motorcycle for its debut at Road America May 29-31. We haven’t had any track time with the new S 1000 RR, so the first couple on-track sessions will be our shakedown runs. I’ve ridden a 2020 BMW S 1000 RR while teaching for California Superbike School and am looking forward to showing MotoAmerica fans how impressive the redesigned model is.”
The team will compete in MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 Class for the third consecutive season, and Wyman is one of the riders who will compete in the new-for-2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Cup. The class-within-a-class Superbike Cup allows select Stock 1000 Class racers to take part in Superbike Class races at each event aboard their Stock 1000-spec motorcycles. The new program provides riders, like Wyman, with an opportunity to race in front of a national television audience and earn additional purse money by competing in multiple classes.
BMW Motorrad North America, Alpha Racing and Irv Seaver BMW Motorcycles of Orange, Calif., have supplied the team with a S 1000 RR and parts to compete with this year. Harv’s Harley-Davidson, which is owned by Wyman’s mother, Kim Wyman, returns as a major sponsor. And Keith Code and the California Superbike School—which uses the BMW S 1000 RR as part of its courses—return as a sponsor and will provide Travis with coaching and mentoring throughout the season.
Other sponsors include Fast Line Motorcycle Performance, Cortech Racing, Alpha 1 Vinyl Works, Excelsus Solutions, Arai, Velocity Calibrations, Ohlins, GB Racing, Evol Technologies, SBS Brakes, MotoOption, Motul, Brembo Brakes, Hustle Hard Racing, Frentubo, Full Spectrum Power, MedAge Group, Stomp Grip, ODI Grips, SoCal Superbikes and MotoSPEC.
Also returning for 2020 are the core members of the Travis Wyman Racing crew. The team’s on-track activities will again be led by Steve Weir, a BMW HP race support engineer. And Alex Torres of Fast Line Motorcycle Performance is back as the team’s mechanic.
The season-opening round is not open to spectators, and Saturday’s Superbike race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 2 at 4 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific. Sunday’s Superbike race will be live on Fox Sports 1 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, and all races will be broadcast live on MotoAmerica’s Live+ streaming service. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+, visit https://www.motoamericaliveplus.com/.