Kyle Wyman, the rider/team owner of the One Cure/Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) Ducati team in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, says he will not be racing his Panigale V4 R Superbike in 2022.
“I’ve definitely given the bike its fair shake and had some success on it,” Wyman exclusively told Roadracingworld.com at New Jersey Motorsports Park. “Unfortunately, this year I missed the middle third of the season by missing three rounds [due to injury]. I would have loved to have put together a whole season on this thing, because we have a full Corse motorcycle this year.
“But we’re really struggling with things, and it’s not a cheap bike to run, as everyone knows. We’re thinking that it’s time to look for a new avenue because we feel that we have reached ceilings in some areas with this thing.”
Wyman wouldn’t say which brand of Superbike he will race with in 2022, but he talked about the things he’s taking into consideration in his decision.
“Marketability is a big thing for me, obviously. But certainly, something that is proven and that’s proven here in MotoAmerica, I think, would be a step in the right direction.
“Honestly, when you look back on these last three years on this thing, it’s literally been an impulse buy on two V4 Rs in February before the 2019 season. That’s where this started, and I went into it completely blind with completely stock motorcycles.
“I feel like I built something and brought Ducati back into the paddock in 2019 to have events here. Their truck is a mainstay now.
“We had two podiums in 2020 with [the Ducati]. We went all-in with it this year to where it’s a current spec [Ducati Corse Superbike], other than the electronics and a couple of tiny bits.
“It’s been a good journey. The team has grown around it. Like, the team has really grown to the point where on a more affordable, easier, more accessible motorcycle, the program I built can have more success, has a higher ceiling with a different manufacturer.”
Wyman also confirmed that he will defend his MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Championship on a Harley-Davidson in 2022