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Jan 9, 2017

MotoAmerica Releases Race Distances For 2017 Season (Updated)

The MotoAmerica Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 class will race for 21 laps around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta track in 2017. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

MotoAmerica has released the distances each class of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship will race during each round of the 2017 season.

At Circuit of The Americas (COTA), a shared event April 20-23 with the FIM MotoGP World Championship, only the Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 and Supersport classes (with selected Superstock 600 riders) will race. Pending approval by Dorna, the Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 15 laps around the 3.41-mile course, and the Supersport race will be 12 laps. The KTM RC Cup will not be active at COTA.

At the April 28-30 event at Road Atlanta, all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 21 laps around the 2.54-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 18 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover 11 laps. The Superstock 600 Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) races will each be 10 laps long.

At the May 12-14 event at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 23 laps around the 2.25-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 20 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover 12 laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be 10 laps long.

At the June 2-4 event at Road America, all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 13 laps around the 4.01-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 11 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover seven laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be six laps long.

At the June 23-25 event at Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC), all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 17 laps around the 3.06-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 15 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover nine laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be eight laps long.

At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a shared event July 7-9 with the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship, MotoAmerica’s Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport, and KTM RC Cup classes will race. Pending Dorna approval, the Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 23 laps around the 2.24-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 race will last for 19 laps, and the KTM RC Cup race will cover 12 laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be 10 laps long.

At the August 11-13 event Sonoma Raceway, all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 22 laps around the 2.52-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last 19 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover 12 laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be 10 laps long.

At the August 25-27 event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace), all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 18 laps around the 2.78-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 16 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover 10 laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be eight laps long.

At the September 8-10 event at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP), all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 23 laps around the 2.25-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 20 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover 13 laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be 10 laps long.

At the September 15-17 event at Barber Motorsports Park, all five classes (Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport/Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup) will race twice each. The Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 races will each be 21 laps around the 2.38-mile course, the Supersport/Superstock 600 races will last for 19 laps, and the KTM RC Cup races will cover 11 laps. The Superstock 600 LCQ races will each be 10 laps long.

For more information, go to www.motoamerica.com.

UPDATE: Some of the Motul Superbike/Superstock 1000 and Supersport/Superstock 600 race lengths for 2017 have been shortened by one to three laps compared with the 2016 season. This is to allow for "better packaging" for the TV broadcasts, according to MotoAmerica's Communication Manager Paul Carruthers.