MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Travis Wyman Racing BMW team is still coming to grips with its latest-generation BMW S 1000 RR, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the results sheet. Though the team encountered more troubles with its motorcycle’s engine during the Sept. 11-13 MotoAmerica Superbikes at New Jersey event, rider Travis Wyman still found a way to score his fifth top-five finish in Stock 1000 competition and his sixth top-10 Superbike finish of the 2020 season.
Despite the team’s lack of off-season testing aboard its new bike and having endured several mechanical woes with the new package, Wyman has demonstrated a proper mix of determination and race craft and has enjoyed a steady improvement in his race results as the season has progressed. With several of his championship rivals not in action at the New Jersey round, Wyman was able to jump to fourth place in the Stock 1000 Class standings, as well as maintain his hold on second place in the Superbike Cup points.
Wyman qualified third for the weekend’s lone Stock 1000 race, but the team’s BMW began experiencing a lack of acceleration as the last qualifying session came to a close. In the Saturday Stock 1000 contest, Wyman pushed the bike as hard as he thought he could and claimed a fourth-place finish. The weekend’s Superbike races saw Wyman score an 11th-place finish on Saturday and a 10th place on Sunday as he continued to manage the motorcycle’s engine issue.
With the MotoAmerica series back in action next weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., the team will work quickly at its East Coast base of operations in Macedon, N.Y., to repair its BMW S 1000 RR before it heads to next round.
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“New Jersey Motorsports Park is a track we struggled to find an ideal set up on the old bike, but this 2020 BMW S 1000 RR felt like it was on rails all weekend. We collected a good amount of points in both Stock 1000 and the Superbike Cup, and next weekend we will be at another track that has been a challenge for us. We’ll have the bike fixed this week, and I think we will be at the front of the Stock 1000 field at Barber. I cannot say enough about how much my crew of Steve Weir and Alex Torres contributed to my good results at New Jersey.”