Bob’s BMW Jeremy Cook Racing, presented by Motorcycle Xcitement, scores points-paying finish in first time racing at Road Atlanta in MotoAmerica season opener

BMW rider places in top 20 in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 races on Saturday, Sunday

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May 3, 2021

BRASELTON, Ga. — For Jeremy Cook, his first full pro road racing season started at a track he’d never ridden on before. Despite enduring mechanical problems with his BMW S 1000 RR on Thursday and Friday, the Bob’s BMW Jeremy Cook Racing rider got a positive start to his first full MotoAmerica racing season when he finished in the points in Sunday’s Stock 1000 race.

Cook – who is an instructor for presenting sponsor Motorcycle Xcitement — first competed in a MotoAmerica race in 2015, and MotoAmerica’s season-opening Superbikes at Atlanta round marked the first of nine MotoAmerica rounds that Cook plans to compete in this year.

After encountering problems with his motorcycle’s clutch system Thursday night while prepping the BMW and Friday during the Stock 1000 Class’ Friday practice session, Cook qualified 23rd for the weekend’s two Stock 1000 races.

In Saturday’s race, Cook moved up three positions on the first lap, crossing start/finish in 20th-place. He got past another rider on Lap 2 and maintained 19th place to the end of the contest. In Sunday’s Stock 1000 race, Cook made another good start and was running in 15th place at the end of Lap 1. Though Cook dropped as far as 18th on Laps 8 and 9, he recovered in the latter stages of the race to finish 15th and claimed his first championship point of his 2021 campaign.

The next stop on MotoAmerica’s schedule is VIRginia International Raceway May 21-23. Though Cook has some bad memories of the Alton, Va., track from a severe crash he suffered there in 2009, the Maryland rider also has ample experience on the facility’s 2.25-mile North Course and will be targeting his first top-10 finish of 2021 that weekend.

Jeremy Cook / No. 81
“It was a bit of a struggle this weekend at Road Atlanta. We raced in several Championship Cup Series races at New Jersey Motorsports Park last weekend and thought we were fully prepared for what lied ahead. It was my first time racing at Road Atlanta, and it’s a steep learning curve with this very physical racetrack. Between trying to get the bike set up for a track we didn’t know and the mechanical issues we dealt with Thursday and Friday, it felt like we were behind the eight-ball most of the weekend. I have to give a huge shout out to Roger Lyle of Motorcycle Xcitement for helping us with track knowledge and technical support. I learned a lot about racing at Road Atlanta by going to school on the riders I was competing against and was able to use that knowledge to score Sunday’s points-paying finish. My bad memories of VIR still linger in my head, but I’m happy to be heading to a track my team and I know well.”

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Travis Wyman scores victory, podium at MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta

BMW rider leaves Road Atlanta round with championship points lead in Stock 1000 Class, Superbike Cup

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May 3, 2021

BRASELTON, Ga. — As Travis Wyman traveled to the Road Atlanta road course on Thursday for the MotoAmerica season opener, he was hoping his offseason testing program had done enough to help him get a good start to the 2021 MotoAmerica season. By the end of his fourth and final race of the April 30-May 2 event, the California Superbike School instructor had accomplished that goal and now sits atop the points standings in two MotoAmerica classes.

The Las Vegas rider kicked off his second season racing aboard a 2020 BMW S 1000 RR — with title sponsorship from Keith Code’s California Superbike School — with a victory and third place in the weekend’s two Stock 1000 races and was the top-finishing Superbike Cup rider in both MotoAmerica Superbike races.

Wyman was fast from start of the weekend, posting the fastest lap time in Stock 1000 practice on Friday morning. After having trouble getting a clean flying lap in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session due to a crowded racetrack, Wyman finished Saturday qualifying in second.

Saturday afternoon’s Stock 1000 race saw Wyman recover from a lackluster start to claim a podium finish. After falling back to fifth place at the end of Lap 1, Wyman battled with several other riders for the duration of the 13-lap race. The only lap Wyman crossed the start/finish line in third place was the last lap. Wyman also ended that race with an exclamation point, breaking the lap record for the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Class at Road Atlanta with a time of 1:26.949 on the final lap.

Later Saturday, Wyman lined up for the first Superbike race of 2021. After starting the race 12th on the grid, Wyman fell as far back as 14th before charging forward to ninth place by the end of Lap 3. Attrition farther up the field moved Wyman up the running order. He finished the race in seventh and secured the best finish among the Superbike Cup riders.

For Sunday’s Stock 1000 race, Wyman got a better start and gradually reeled in the race leader. After making a draft pass for the lead on Lap 9, Wyman built a commanding lead, taking the victory by a margin of 2.876 seconds. Later Sunday afternoon, Wyman scored his second top-10 Superbike finish of the weekend. Starting from seventh place on the grid, Wyman held off a challenge from another Superbike Cup rider to score a eighth-place finish and a second-consecutive first place among the Superbike Cup field. Wyman also lowered his personal best lap time around Road Atlanta when he posted a 1:26.690.

The next round of the 2021 MotoAmerica season takes place May 21-23 at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Va. The track is one of Wyman’s favorites on the MotoAmerica schedule, and he has recorded a win and a third-place in MotoAmerica’s last two Stock 1000 races on the facility’s 2.25-mile North Course.

Travis Wyman / No. 10
“The weekend at Road Atlanta went about as good as it could have. If I’d gotten a better start in Saturday’s Stock 1000 race, I think I would’ve been in contention to win that race too. I’ve had success here before, but I put this year’s good results down to being prepared for the start of the season. Thanks to my Irv Seaver BMW-sponsored offseason testing program, I felt comfortable pushing my BMW from the start of the weekend and had great pace from the first practice session. I got a better start in Sunday’s Stock 1000 race, and my team had my BMW dialed in. It’s been an amazing weekend, but there’s still a lot of racing to go this year. I really enjoy racing at VIR, and I think we’ll be in the hunt for more victories there.”

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Robem Engineering riders endure difficult race Sunday on final day of MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta

De Keyrel, Schultz, Khamsouk unable to take part in restarted Twins Cup race after suffering crashes at Road Atlanta’s Turn 1

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May 3, 2021

BRASELTON, Ga. — Saturday afternoon, the Robem Engineering team was celebrating the triumphant debut of the Aprilia RS 660 in MotoAmerica Twins Cup competition. About 24 hours later, the team’s three riders were unable to finish Sunday’s Twins Cup contest, as Kaleb De Keyrel, Hayden Schultz and Toby Khamsouk all crashed out of the race at the start of Lap 8.

Despite not claiming any championship points Sunday, all three Robem Engineering Aprilias were running in the top seven or better for the first seven laps of the race, with De Keyrel and Schultz locked in a battle for the race lead. The team leaves the first of nine MotoAmerica rounds in 2021 with a win and a podium finish in the books, as well as two riders in the top nine in the Twins Cup points standings.

Hayden Schultz (No. 49). Photo credit: Sara Chappell Photos

At the start of Sunday’s Twins Cup race, it was De Keyrel who grabbed the holeshot and led the field into Road Atlanta’s uphill Turn 1. From there, it was a four-way battle for the lead, with De Keyrel and Schultz taking their turns at the front of the quartet. De Keyrel was consistently fast, posting a 1:35.180 on Lap 4 – the fastest lap of the race at that point in time – then besting that time on Lap 6 with a 1:35.703. As De Keyrel was vying for the lead at the start of Lap 8, fluid began leaking from his bike, causing De Keyrel, Schultz, Khamsouk and another rider to crash as they entered Turn 1. The race was stopped and, due to damage all three bikes suffered in their respective crashes, none of the Robem riders were able to take part in the restarted race.

The Robem Engineering team will be back in action at Round 2 of the 2021 MotoAmerica season, which takes place May 21-23 at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Va. The tight, twisty nature of VIR’s 2.25-mile North Course should suit the good handling characteristics of the Aprilia RS 660, and all three riders will aim to further their goal of winning Aprilia’s first MotoAmerica title.

Toby Khamsouk (No. 27). Photo credit: Sara Chappell Photos

Robem Engineering’s technical partners for 2021 include The Center for Plastic Surgery, Velocity Calibrations, Bitubo Suspension, Dunlop, Woodcraft Technologies, Dymag, Vesrah, DNA Filters, Magura USA, Sara Chappell Photos, NGK/NTK, Blud Lubricants, Millennium Technologies and SC-Project.

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De Keyrel scores Robem Engineering’s first MotoAmerica victory while debuting Aprilia RS 660 in Saturday’s Twins Cup race at Road Atlanta

Schultz, Khamsouk claim podium, top-five finishes Saturday at season-opening MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta round

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May 2, 2021

BRASELTON, Ga. — When the season-opening MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta round got underway on Friday at Road Atlanta, none of the three Robem Engineering riders had turned a lap in the offseason aboard a race-spec Aprilia RS 660. By the end of Saturday’s MotoAmerica Twins Cup race, Robem Engineering rider Kaleb De Keyrel was celebrating his first victory aboard the Italian machine, and his teammate Hayden Schultz was standing next to him on the podium.

The pair of riders represented two-thirds of an all-Aprilia podium. The team’s third rider, Toby Khamsouk, finished in the top five – giving Aprilia four top-five finishes in the RS 660’s debut in MotoAmerica Twins Cup.

Hayden Schultz (No. 49). Photo credit: Sara Chappell Photos

Despite having no track time aboard their race-spec machines, all three Robem Engineering riders were up to speed aboard the newly-homologated-for-2021 Aprilias by the end of the class’ practice session on Friday, with 2020 Twins Cup runner-up De Keyrel finishing the session in second, Schultz in third and Khamsouk in fifth. By the time Twins Cup qualifying has wrapped up early Saturday afternoon, De Keyrel had secured second place on the starting grid, Schultz fourth place and Khamsouk sixth.

When the lights went out and the first Twins Cup race of 2021 got underway late Saturday afternoon, it was De Keyrel who was leading the field of 24 riders into Road Atlanta’s Turn 1. All three riders found themselves in race-long battles for the lead or the podium, with De Keyrel in a three-way scrap for the lead and Khamsouk and Schultz vying with another rider for a possible podium finish. After one of the lead trio dropped out of the race due to a penalty, it was De Keyrel who methodically built a small lead he maintained to the checkered flag. For Schultz, it was a last-lap, last-turn pass that allowed him to claim his third-place finish.

Toby Khamsouk (No. 27). Photo credit: Sara Chappell Photos

All three riders will be back in action on Sunday for the second and final Twins Cup race of the weekend. Coverage of the race starts at about 4 p.m. on MotoAmerica’s over-the-top steaming service, MotoAmerica Live+. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+ and to watch the Robem Engineering riders vie for another Twins Cup victory, visit http://www.motoamericaliveplus.com.

Kaleb De Keyrel / No. 51
“Overall, it was an epic race. I had a crash in qualifying, which left my crew with a lot to do before the race. The Robem Engineering team did an amazing job getting the bike back together, and I got a great start in the race. My plan was to get to the front and charge hard, and I was able to get the holeshot. I got passed by a rider on the first lap, and I could tell he was pushing really hard. I knew tire wear was going to be an issue later in the race, so I was patient and worked on figuring out where I could make a move for the lead. It ended up being a heated, three-way battle for the lead most of the race, but I was able to bring it home for the victory. It was an amazing first win for Aprilia in MotoAmerica Twins Cup and I was able to get Robem Engineering its first win. We have a lot of changes we’re working on for Sunday’s Race 2 to make the bike go even faster.”

Hayden Schultz / No. 49
“Saturday’s Race 1 was quite the experience. It’s been a challenging weekend for the whole team, considering we did not have any time on these new Aprilias before the first practice session. The fact that we’ve been been able to improve so much and put the bike on the podium is awesome. We didn’t really know what to expect this weekend, so to get a podium with an undeveloped bike is pretty amazing. It’s a long championship and we’re going to have lots more opportunities to score more podiums and wins this year. I’m looking forward to seeing what the team and I can do to continue improving the bike. We’ve got another race on Sunday, and I need to clean up a few things in my riding. I ran off track once in Saturday’s race and didn’t get the best start. If I can clean those things up, I think I can fight for the win Sunday.”

Toby Khamsouk / No. 27
“My start wasn’t the best, so I just put my head down and made some passes. I was happy to have posted the fastest lap of the race, and the Aprilia RS 660 was great to ride. I’m looking forward to Race 2.”

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Motorcycle Xcitement steps up to presenting sponsor of Bob’s BMW Jeremy Cook Racing at MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta

Rider training school’s support helps Maryland rider overcome mechanical woes at 2021 MotoAmerica season opener

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May 1, 2021

BRASELTON, Ga. — For the last decade, Jeremy Cook has helped novice road racers hone their riding skills as an instructor for the Roger Lyle’s Motorcycle Xcitement riding school. For this weekend’s season-opening MotoAmerica round at Road Atlanta, the school has stepped up to be presenting sponsor for Cook’s team as it battled mechanical woes Thursday and Friday.

The school, which was one of Bob’s BMW Jeremy Cook Racing’s several sponsors for the 2021 season, has provided the team with additional technical and financial support for Cook’s first time racing on the 2.55-mile Road Atlanta circuit.

When the team was getting set up on Thursday, a problem was discovered with its 2020 BMW S 1000 RR’s clutch assembly that required the system to be overhauled. On Friday, Cook’s machine experienced more mechanical gremlins with the clutch system. Lyle has been instrumental in helping Cook get the BMW repaired and has provided coaching to Cook to help him learn the track on Friday. With the clutch system repaired, Cook bested his best lap time from the Stock 1000 Class’ morning practice session by about four seconds in afternoon qualifying.

“I can’t thank Roger enough for helping my team when we needed it most this weekend,” Cook said. “He’s helped me track down parts we needed and has coached me on how to best approach riding a track I’ve never raced at before. I started riding with Motorcycle Xcitement in 2010 and, after winning some club races, Roger brought me onboard as one of his coaches. It’s been a blast using my experience to help new road racers learn to ride at their limit, and I’m happy to say that the school that helped me reach the pro level is continuing its support of my team.”

Founded by motorcycle industry veteran and safety advocate Lyle, Motorcycle Xcitement offers rider training courses and track day events for riders of all skill levels. To learn more about Motorcycle Xcitement, visit www.motorcyclexcitement.com.

Cook is slated to race today at 1:10 p.m. when the Stock 1000 Class takes to the track for the first time in 2021. Sunday’s Stock 1000 contest gets underway at noon. Both races will be broadcast live on MotoAmerica Live+, and Sunday’s race can be watched on Facebook Live. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+ and tune in to Cook’s races today and tomorrow, visit www.motoamericaliveplus.com.

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Jeremy Cook Racing welcomes continued support from Bob’s BMW for 2021 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship season

Maryland dealership to serve as title sponsor for Cook’s first full-time racing season

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April 29, 2021

PASADENA, Md. — Jeremy Cook kicks off his first full professional road racing season this weekend at MotoAmerica’s Superbikes at Atlanta round, and his long-time sponsor, Bob’s BMW, is set to be Cook’s team’s title sponsor for the 2021 MotoAmerica season. The Maryland BMW motorcycle dealership has supported Cook’s racing career for more than a decade, and its increased level of support will allow Cook to contest the full MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship this year.

Cook, who competed in his first MotoAmerica race in 2015 and has more than a dozen pro road races under his belt, will race a 2020 BMW S 1000 RR at all nine of this season’s scheduled MotoAmerica rounds. The Pasadena, Md., resident started racing BMW motorcycles in 2010 after he purchased his first BMW S 1000 RR from Bob’s BMW.

“As I look ahead to a year of crisscrossing the country to race against some of the most talented road racers in North America, I can’t help but think about my first customer experience at Bob’s BMW,” Cook said. “If it wasn’t for the exceptional customer service Bob’s staff showed me when I bought that first S 1000 RR, I probably wouldn’t be pursuing my racing career this vigorously. I can’t thank the ownership and staff at Bob’s enough for their generous support over the last 11 years. The dealership’s employees are like family to me, and I feel very fortunate to have them in my corner.”

Located in Jessup, Md., Bob’s BMW was founded in 1981 by Bob Henig and has grown to be one of the most respected BMW motorcycle dealerships in North America. The dealership has won several awards for overall dealer excellence, customer satisfaction, and community service, and prides itself on providing customers with an experience that exceeds expectations.

To learn more about Bob’s BMW, visit its website at www.bobsbmw.com or stop by the dealership, located at 10720 Guildford Road, Jessup, MD 20794.

For the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta round, there are two Stock 1000 races on the schedule. Both races will be broadcast live on MotoAmerica’s streaming platform, MotoAmerica Live+. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+ and watch Cook compete against the nation’s top motorcycle road racers, visit www.motoamericaliveplus.com.

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California Superbike School to be Travis Wyman Racing BMW’s title sponsor for this weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbikes at Road Atlanta

Wyman scores two victories in first time racing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park ahead of MotoAmerica season opener

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April 27, 2021

LAS VEGAS — When Travis Wyman took pole and a victory in the first-ever MotoAmerica Stock 1000 race in 2018, California Superbike School had already joined his team’s family of sponsors. Four years later, the Keith Code-founded school is the team’s title sponsor for MotoAmerica’s 2021 season-opening round, which takes place April 30-May 2 at the Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Ga.

California Superbike School uses the same BMW S 1000 RR model that Wyman races as part of its multi-level curriculum, and Wyman — who is one of the school’s instructors — has helped teach that curriculum at racetracks across the country and internationally.

“Keith and Dylan Code and the other coaches at the school have supported my racing career for years,” Wyman said. “I’m happy to promote a school that I’ve witnessed help so many motorcyclists become better, faster riders.”

Founded in 1976, California Superbike School’s step-by-step training methodology has been used by about 150,000 students through its in-person schools and countless others through Keith Code’s columns, books and more – including 65 world- and national-level motorcycle racing champions. The school also will have its fleet of BMW S 1000 RRs on display at Road Atlanta for attendees to check out.

After having little or no seat time aboard the team’s BMW the last two offseasons, Wyman has taken part in three racing events in the weeks leading up to the Road Atlanta round. Most recently, Wyman scored two victories and a fourth place – from 18th on the starting grid – during his first time racing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on Sunday. Road Atlanta is one of Wyman’s favorite tracks and is where he scored the first of his three wins aboard a BMW.

The team thanks Irv Seaver BMW of Orange, Calif., for its generous support of the team’s off-season testing and development program.

“I feel very well prepared for the season, much more so than I have the past three years,” Wyman said. “I have the confidence that I can start pushing the bike from the first lap of practice instead of having to get back into the grove of riding a motorcycle at its limit. My crew chief, Steve Weir, and mechanic, Alex Torres, are very excited at the pace we showed at Buttonwillow, and my past success at Road Atlanta has me feeling good about our chances of claiming at least one victory there.”

Wyman will be competing in the same two classes he did in 2020 – Superbike Cup and Stock 1000 – and is due to take part in four races at the Road Atlanta round.

The first Stock 1000 race takes place at 1 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, and Wyman will be back on Road Atlanta’s 2.55-mile road course at 3 p.m. Eastern for the first Superbike race of 2021. Sunday’s Stock 1000 contest gets underway at noon Eastern, with the Superbike Class taking to the track at 3 p.m. Eastern.

All races are aired live on MotoAmerica Live+, and the Superbike races are broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. For more information on MotoAmerica Live+, visit http://www.motoamericaliveplus.com.

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Khamsouk, De Keyrel, Schultz to race for Robem Engineering in 2021

Trio of pro racing veterans to campaign Aprilia RS 660 in MotoAmerica Twins Cup, Suzuki GSX-R1000 in N2/WERA Endurance series

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March 1, 2021

HAMILTON, Ohio — Robem Engineering will sport a three-rider lineup for the 2021 racing season, as Toby Khamsouk, Kaleb De Keyrel and Hayden Schultz will race aboard the team’s Aprilia RS 660s in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. The trio of riders – all of whom finished in the top five in the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup standings – also will race a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the N2/WERA Endurance by Dunlop series.

Last year marked the first time the Ohio-based Robem Engineering team took part in every round of the MotoAmerica Twins Cup, and both of its riders finished in the top five in the class standings. With its new rider lineup for 2021, the team’s sights are firmly set on claiming its first MotoAmerica No. 1 plate.

Team manager Carl Price also will take to the track aboard an Aprilia RS 660 at select MotoAmerica rounds. Price has taken part in MotoAmerica Twins Cup races each season since the class was launched in 2018.

Toby Khamsoukk at the helm of a Robem Engineering Aprilia RS 660. Photo by CaliPhotography

Khamsouk, who resides in Banning, Calif., raced for the team in 2020. He finished fifth in the class standings last season, with seven top-five finishes in 12 rounds.

“I had a great season with Robem last year, and I want to continue our progress together and make 2021 an even better season than 2020,” Khamsouk said. “I expect the Aprilia to be easy to adapt to, and I’m looking forward to riding the bike in full race trim.”

Newcomers De Keyrel, of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Schultz, of Fayetteville, Ark., bolster the team’s championship hopes. De Keyrel finished runner-up in the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup, scoring three wins and nine podium appearances.

“Last season, I was doing a lot on my own — traveling around in a van from round to round and getting things set up each weekend,” De Keyrel said. “By joining Robem Engineering, I’ll be able to spend more time on my physical training during the season, as well as focus more on racing and doing what I need to do to win. I rode a stock version of the RS 660 at Circuit of the Americas, and I really liked the way it handled. My goal is to win a championship and put the Aprilia at the front of the field this year.”

Robem Engineering rider Hayden Schultz pilots one of the team’s Aprilia RS 660s. Photo by CaliPhotography

Schultz finished third in the Twins Cup standings in 2020 with eight podium finishes.

“Robem is a really strong team, and I knew that working with them would give me the best chance to fight for a championship,” Schultz said. “The Robem bikes did really well last year, and I believe the team’s technical personnel will have the Aprilia ready for me to battle at the front with. My goal is to win a championship, and I expect to be contending for the podium or better at each round.”

The team received its Aprilia RS 660 machines in January, and Robem Engineering founder Matthew Spicer has been hard at work in his Hamilton, Ohio, shop designing and fabricating race-specific parts for the Italian middleweight sportbike. The team’s racing efforts help Spicer further develop Robem Engineering’s products, which are then made available for sale to racers across the nation.

Robem Engineering’s technical partners for 2021 include The Center for Plastic Surgery, Velocity Calibrations, K-Tech Suspension, Dunlop, Woodcraft Technologies, Dymag, Vesrah, DNA Filters, Magura USA, Sara Chappell Photos, NGK/NTK, Blud Lubricants, Millennium Technologies and SC-Project.

Follow Robem Engineering on social media at https://www.facebook.com/RobemEng and on Instagram at @robemengineering, or visit the company’s website at https://www.robemengineering.com.

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Header image caption: Kaleb De Keyrel rides one of the Robem Engineering Aprilia RS 660s. Photo by Kurt Bradley

Travis Wyman Racing announces Irv Seaver BMW as 2021 offseason title sponsor

Storied southern California motorcycle dealership helps team get ready for 2021 MotoAmerica Stock 1000, Superbike Cup championship bids

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Feb. 22, 2021

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Travis Wyman Racing is happy to announce it has renewed is marketing partnership with Irv Seaver BMW for 2021. The century-old dealership is the title sponsor of the team’s first offseason testing program since 2018.

Irv Seaver BMW’s support helped the team get the parts it needed to prepare one of its engines for the testing program, which kicks off Feb. 27 at the WERA Motorcycle Roadracing round at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The program will help the Travis Wyman Racing further develop its 2020 BMW S 1000 RR package in advance of competing in MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 and Superbike Cup classes in 2021. The team debuted the redesigned BMW literbike last season with no track time on the new machine prior to the opening round at Road America. Wyman finished the season third in the Stock 1000 standings and runner-up in the inaugural Superbike Cup.

“Irv Seaver BMW was one of my team’s new sponsors last year, and I’m delighted that they’ve upped their support for 2021,” team owner/rider Travis Wyman said. “I struggled a bit at the first couple rounds in 2019 and 2020, and I’m hoping this testing program will help the team recapture the early-season success we had in 2018.”

Located in Orange, Calif., Irv Seaver BMW was founded as a sporting goods store that began selling motorcycles in the 1910s. The dealership is no stranger to participating in racing, as it supported AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer David Aldana in years past. The dealership is currently owned by Evan Bell, who bought it from Seaver in 1979.

Wyman added, “Our testing program wouldn’t be possible without Irv Seaver BMW helping us get the parts we needed in time and the extraordinary efforts of the team’s mechanic, Alex Torres of Fastline Motorcycle Performance, to get the engine ready. Alex lives near Austin and finished repairing the engine last week while also dealing with the effects of the recent Texas snow storms on his ranch.”

To follow Travis Wyman Racing’s offseason testing program, follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/traviswymanracing or on Wyman’s Instagram feed (@twyman_10).

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Travis Wyman finishes 2020 MotoAmerica season runner-up in Superbike Cup, third in Stock 1000 standings

Klock Werks-sponsored rider also scores fourth place in King of the Baggers exhibition at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

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Oct. 27, 2020

It was a struggle to make it through the final round of the 2020 MotoAmerica season for Klock Werks Travis Wyman Racing BMW, but Wyman finished high enough at the Oct. 23-25 event to finish the season in second place in the Superbike Cup and third in the Stock 1000 championship.

Wyman also competed in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers exhibition race, scoring a fourth-place finish aboard a Trask Performance-prepared Harley-Davidson Road Glide. The MotoAmerica season finale took place at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

The event marked the end of the team’s first season competing with a 2020 edition BMW S 1000 RR. Though the team’s motorcycle experienced engine problems early in the weekend’s racing action, Wyman was able to nurse the bike through the four-race event.

Travis Wyman (No. 10). All photos by Brian J. Nelson

Wyman had a good start to the weekend, scoring third place in Stock 1000 — his fifth front-row starting spot of 2020. Things got difficult for Wyman in the event’s only Stock 1000 race early Saturday afternoon. After getting a good jump off the line, Wyman began drifting down the running order due to a diminished engine performance. Wyman finished Lap 1 in sixth place and remained in sixth for the rest of the 14-lap race.

In the Saturday Superbike race, the motorcycle engine issued got worse. Starting the race from 15th place, Wyman quickly began tumbling down the running order. He fell back to 17th by the end of Lap 1 and was running in 19th when he retired from the contest on Lap 8.

Sunday’s first Superbike race was run in wet conditions, and Wyman made the most of that opportunity. With the conditions making his bike’s lack of horsepower less of a problem, Wyman gradually worked his way up the running order, finishing the race in 12th place. In the third Superbike race of the weekend, Wyman was running 17th most of the race before pulling into the pits on Lap 17. After the team had checked over Wyman’s machine, he was able to rejoin the race, netting a 16th-place finish.

The team’s title sponsor for the event was Klock Werks. The South Dakota-based company makes a variety of parts and accessories for motorcycling and off-road enthusiasts, The company’s wide-ranging line includes handlebars, fenders, patented Flare windshields, klip hanger and ergo handlebars, stamp steel fenders, iOmount phone holders and Shine Werks cleaning products.

The Trask Performance Harley-Davidson Wyman rode was one of 13 custom-built motorcycles that took part in the King of the Baggers race. Trask Performance is based in Phoenix, Ariz., and built the turbocharged machine specifically for the event.

With the 2020 season having come to a close, Travis Wyman Racing BMW thanks its many sponsors and fans for their support during the challenging 2020 season.

Travis Wyman / #10
“This wasn’t the way we wanted to end the season, but – for all the adversity we faced this year – everyone on the team is happy with where we finished in both classes. It was a shame we didn’t get to show off the full potential of our BMW here at Laguna Seca, but I’m super proud of what Alex Torres, my mechanic, Steve Weir, my crew chief, and I were able to accomplish this year. We took a motorcycle we’d never raced before, campaigned it against talented grids of riders and finished in the top three in two MotoAmerica classes. It was easily the toughest pro racing season I’ve had between my elbow injury and racing three or four times at each round. I owe a big thank you to Brian Klock of Klock Werks for getting behind my team as our title sponsor this round, and hats off to Trask Performance for the opportunity to race their bike in the King of the Baggers race. I didn’t get a lot of seat time on the Trask bike before this event, but it was a blast pushing the bike as hard as it would let me around Laguna Seca.”

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