MotoAmerica: OrangeCat Racing Fielding Uribe, Travis Wyman In Stock 1000

MotoAmerica: OrangeCat Racing Fielding Uribe, Travis Wyman In Stock 1000

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By OrangeCat Racing:

Travis Wyman, Jayson Uribe to race for OrangeCat Racing in 2024 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship

Two-time Stock 1000 runner-up, European road racing journeyman to compete aboard BMW M 1000 RRs in team’s second season

CHICAGO — OrangeCat Racing had a promising first season competing in MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 Class in 2023, and the team’s sophomore season will feature an all-new rider lineup of two-time Stock 1000 runner-up Travis Wyman and former CEV Moto2 rider Jayson Uribe. 

The duo – which boasts about 25 years of combined pro road racing experience — will compete aboard a pair of BMW M 1000 RRs and aim to build upon the team’s immediate success in 2023 that saw its riders finished second and fourth in the Stock 1000 points standings. 

For Wyman, winning in Stock 1000 started from the class’ very first race in 2018. Wyman won the first two Stock 1000 races that year and finished runner-up in the Stock 1000 Championship in 2018 and 2021. He also finished third in the Stock 1000 points standings in 2020, 2022 and 2023 and has logged six victories, 19 additional podium finishes and 20 more top five finishes in Stock 1000 competition. 

“I am excited to return to racing in Stock 1000 for the seventh consecutive season,” Wyman said. “The OrangeCat team made incredible progress in 2023, and, with my years of experience racing BMWs, I’m confident we will be a contender for the 2024 Stock 1000 title.” 

Since his first pro road racing season in 2013, Uribe has raced in several European championships and MotoAmerica’s premier class. He started his pro racing career in the British Superbike Championship’s Motostar Class in 2013. He then finished third in the class standings in 2014 before moving to the 600 Cup in the French Superbike Championship for 2015 — where he became the first American to notch a race win in that series. Uribe then raced in the FIM CEV Moto2 European Championship for AGR Racing in 2016 and 2017 before returning to the United States to take part in five MotoAmerica Superbike races during the 2018 season. Uribe also worked as a test rider for Pirelli Tire North America in 2020 and competed in several FIM Superbike World Championship races in 2021. 

 

Jayson Uribe. Photo courtesy OrangeCat Racing.
Jayson Uribe. Photo courtesy OrangeCat Racing.

 

“I’m very happy to be able to work with OrangeCat Racing for the 2024 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 campaign,” Uribe said. “Being reunited with my former crew chief, Kirk Korenko, and riding a motorcycle that has all the support needed to win races is a dream come true. The BMW is a big change from the bikes I’ve been riding in recent years, but I felt comfortable with it in the first few sessions we had during testing. We were able to throw down some lap times that are up there with the Superbike boys after we found some setups we liked. Additionally, having a teammate like Travis who is very knowledgeable about the BMW M 1000 RR has been great. This year will be stacked in the Stock 1000 Class, but I’m confident that we have a winning package. I’m excited to bang bars and put OrangeCat on the top step!” 

OrangeCat Racing also is happy to announce it has renewed its technical and promotional partnerships with the Chicago-based motorcycle dealership Motoworks, Ohlins USA, and alpha Racing.

The arrival of Wyman and Uribe to the team’s ranks also marks the end of OrangeCat Racing’s collaborations with Kaleb De Keyrel and Ezra Beaubier. The team is grateful for the victories and championship runs both riders had in 2023 and wishes them well on their future endeavors.

The 2024 edition of MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 Championship features 10 races at five rounds like it did in 2023 – though several rounds are scheduled for different venues than last year. The Stock 1000 season kicks off May 17-19 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., followed by rounds at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn. (June 14-16), The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Wash. (June 28-30), Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. (July 12-14) and New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. (Sept. 27-29).

To follow Uribe and Wyman’s quest to clinch their first MotoAmerica Stock 1000 title, subscribe to MotoAmerica’s live streaming service, MotoAmerica Live Plus. Subscribers can watch races in all MotoAmerica classes live or on-demand, as well as view highlights, interviews and races from years past. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live Plus, visit http://motoamericaliveplus.com.  

To learn more about OrangeCat Racing, visit the team’s website at http://orangecatracing.com and follow the team on Instagram at @orangecatracing. 

Travis Wyman’s promotional partners for the 2024 MotoAmerica season include SP Connect, Klingler Thrillers, Fast Line Motorcycle Performance, Stomp Grip, On Any Moto, Bilmola USA and Alpinestars.

Jayson Uribe’s promotional partners for the 2024 MotoAmerica season include CT Racing, 4SR, San Jose Motorsport and Red Engine Brewing.

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