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Sep 6, 2013

AMA Pro Racing: No TV Coverage For 2013 Series Finale Scheduled For September 27-29 At Laguna Seca

As Not Seen On TV: World Superbike races at Laguna Seca will be on TV, but Daytona SportBike (shown here in July) and other AMA Pro races on the same weekend won't. Photo by Brian J. Nelson/AMA Pro Racing
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Will Not Be Televised

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 6, 2013) - Officials from AMA Pro Racing and Chet Burks Productions regretfully announced today that the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing classes competing as part of the upcoming FIM Superbike World Championship event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will not be televised, due to unresolvable complications in the production arrangements for the event.

"We came into this with the sole intent of improving the sport of motorcycle road racing in North America and AMA Pro Racing has been a great partner," said Chet Burks, President of Chet Burks Productions. "Despite the best efforts of all involved, the unexpected contractual and financial elements that have arisen for this event aren't feasible. We really regret that this is happening but we simply can't come up with the funds we need to purchase production for this event. We're thankful for all of the sponsors that stepped up to support the broadcasts in 2013 and we're already hard at work lining things up for a successful, televised 2014 season without the likelihood of complications like this arising again.

"I also want to thank our television broadcast partner CBS Sports Network for their support this year. Although they are disappointed that we are not able to shoot the Monterey round, they are already working with us on the plans to provide an even better television broadcast package for the 2014 season."

The FIM Superbike World Championship event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is scheduled for September 27 - 29, 2013. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.mazdaraceway.com/buy-tickets.

For those that are unable to attend the event, AMA Pro Racing will offer Live Timing & Scoring of all on-track sessions alongside play-by-play commentary via Twitter on AMA Pro Live. Log on and tune in at www.amaprolive.com/rr/.

Stay connected with GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing on social media at twitter.com/AMAProSBK and www.facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
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