The charm of returning to the origins. That’s precisely what was in the press release recently issued by MotoAmerica, which confirmed a new category in three stages of the championship called the Heritage Cup Vintage, showcasing the motorcycles that gave rise to the SBK in the States.
In fact, SBKs manufactured before 1986 will be allowed at the starting line and, according to what was communicated by MotoAmerica, registrations are open giving priority to those who want to register motorcycles with a racing pedigree. So, we’ll be able to see the legendary maxi-naked bikes on which riders like Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, Freddie Spencer, and Kevin Schwantz took their first steps in racing.
The races will be held together with the Open Exhibition and will take place during the stages on the three main tracks of the calendar, namely: Road America at Elkhart Lake, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, and International Speedway in its Road Race version, meaning the road version of the famous Indianapolis track.
“We’ll try to bring some of our racing history to three of our events this season,” said Chuck Aksland of MotoAmerica. “Celebrating the tradition of the MotoAmerica series with vintage Superbikes will be exciting, and by racing together with the Open, we’re sure that we’ll bring some great entertainment to our events.”