Travis Wyman’s broken left elbow won’t be fully healed by the time this weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta round kicks off on Friday, but the Las Vegas rider is excited to be racing his team’s 2020 BMW S 1000 RR at the Road Atlanta circuit.
Wyman is still recovering from the broken elbow he sustained in a mountain bike crash just days before the most recent MotoAmerica round at Road America on June 26-28. Though the surgery to reattach the broken-off piece of bone in his left elbow was successful, Wyman is still working through the six-to-eight-week recovery period for the injury. He is scheduled to race the team’s BMW S 1000 RR four times at the 2.550-mile, Braselton, Georgia, track, including two Stock 1000 Class races and two Superbike Class races as part of the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup program.
Road Atlanta has been the scene of two of Wyman’s five professional road racing victories, including his win in the first-ever MotoAmerica Stock 1000 race in 2018.
“I’m still dealing with a lot of stiffness in my elbow, but I owe it to my sponsors, team and fans to get out on track this weekend and get as many points as I can,” Wyman said. “Road Atlanta is a special place for me because of how much success I’ve had there. If I’m going to have to race injured somewhere, I’d rather do it at a track I know well and have been successful on. It’s going to be a tough weekend with four races on my plate, but I learned a lot about how to race with this injury at Road America 2. Hopefully starting the weekend with that knowledge will help us score podium finishes or better in the Stock 1000 races and top-10s in the Superbike races.”
This weekend’s Superbike races will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, and all MotoAmerica races and qualifying sessions can be viewed live or on-demand by subscribing to MotoAmerica’s Live+ streaming service. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+, visit www.motoamericaliveplus.com.
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