Cypress, CA – February 6, 2019 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is proud to announce its 2019 bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program, which features over $861,000 for Yamaha bLU cRU riders competing in national and club events aboard the YZF-R1M, YZF-R1, YZF-R6, YZF-R3, MT-07, and XSR700 models.
The MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship receives increased support in 2019, with over $600,000 available to bLU cRU riders competing in MotoAmerica Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000, Twins, and Junior Cup classes. Yamaha R1 riders who finish in the top five of the MotoAmerica Superbike class are eligible for contingency support. The payout structure is $10,000/$5,000/$2,500/$1,000/$500, with a total of $380,000 available over the course of a full MotoAmerica season for R1 Superbike riders.
Yamaha is also happy to announce that the new balancing strategy for the 2019 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship will allow the use of a Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) performance kit for the YZF-R3. Tested by Yamaha, the kit is approved by the FIM for competition use and includes pistons, camshafts, air funnels, gaskets and build specifications. It will be sold to licensed road racers only, with priority given to MotoAmerica Junior Cup competitors. Kits will be available in limited supply, and pricing and availability will be released shortly. Pre-orders for the GYTR kit can be placed by sending an email to Tom Halverson in Yamaha’s Racing Department ([email protected]).
In addition to MotoAmerica, Yamaha continues to offer support for bLU cRU riders competing in the 78th running of the Daytona 200 as well as multiple club racing events across the U.S. Yamaha has also increased support for American Flat Track across all three classes: AFT Twins, AFT Singles, and the all-new Production Twins Class.
“We are excited to have continued Yamaha bLU cRU road racing contingency support for both MotoAmerica and club events throughout 2019,” said Yamaha Racing Manager Mike Guerra. “It’s also going to be an eventful year for us with additional Contingency support in the American Flat Track series that extends to the Twins, Production Twins, and Singles classes. There’s no doubt we will see some of the talented Yamaha bLU cRU road racers capturing posted payouts there, as well.”
All bLU cRU contingency earnings will be paid directly to the riders’ reloadable bLU cRU VISA Debit Cards, and each bLU cRU rider will receive a $45 credit on http://www.bLUcRUswag.com, where they can purchase bLU cRU apparel and merchandise. Riders also qualify for a 10% rebate on GYTR parts and accessories.
For complete details on how to register for the bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program, along with specific information on which racing series, events, and classes are included, visit the Road Racing Contingency page on the Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Website at https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/pages/yam…
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More, from a press release issued by MotoAmerica:
Yamaha Posting Over $600,000 In MotoAmerica Contingency
Win A MotoAmerica Superbike Race And Earn $15,000
COSTA MESA, CA (February 6, 2019)– Yamaha Motor Corporation USA has announced its 2019 contingency program with $614,800 earmarked for the MotoAmerica Series.
Yamaha has posted over $600,000 in MotoAmerica contingency for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series with the program paying out in all five classes.
Yamaha’s biggest contingency is in the premier MotoAmerica Superbike class with the manufacturer to offer $10,000 for a win, $5000 for second, $2500 for third, $1000 for fourth and $500 for fifth. That means a victory in a MotoAmerica Superbike class on a Yamaha will earn the rider/team $15,000 when Yamaha’s $10,000 payout is combined with $5000 from MotoAmerica.
Yamaha is posting contingency in all five of MotoAmerica’s classes. In Supersport, the payout is as follows: $3000 for a win, $2000 for second place and $1000 for third. Stock 1000 and Twins Cup will feature identical payouts of $1000 to win, $750 for second and $500 for third. The Junior Cup program pays $2500 for a win, $1000 for second, $750 for third, $300 for fourth and $100 for fifth. Yamaha has also added a Top R3 program that will pay $250 to the top finishing Yamaha R3.
Yamaha has also announced that the new balancing strategy for the 2019 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship will allow the use of a Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) performance kit for the YZF-R3. Tested by Yamaha, the kit is approved by the FIM for competition use and includes pistons, camshafts, air funnels, gaskets and build specifications. It will be sold to licensed road racers only, with priority given to MotoAmerica Junior Cup competitors, according to Yamaha. Kits will be available in limited supply, and pricing and availability will be released shortly.
“Yamaha has stepped up again with a solid contingency program for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series,” said MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey. “And this is in addition to the rest of the support they continue to bring to the series with the factory Superbike team and their support of other teams and racers. It’s also good to see that they’ve come out with a race kit for the R3, which will bring even more parity to the Junior Cup class. We can’t wait to get this season started.”
MotoAmerica’s purse payout for the 2019 season is set at $1,430,000 across all five classes of racing.
The 10-round MotoAmerica Series gets rolling at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 5-7, and concludes at Barber Motorsports Park, September 20-22.
The 2019 MotoAmerica Series schedule is as follows:
April 5-7 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
April 12-14 – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
May 4-5 – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia
May 31-June 2 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 15-16 – Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, Utah
July 12-14 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
August 10-11 – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
August 23-25 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 7-8 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
September 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.