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Canepa and Wyman Are Ready To Race At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, A Favorite Circuit For The Westby Racing Teammates
Tulsa, OK – October 21, 2020 – The 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship concludes this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, and the Westby Racing team is determined to conclude the season on a high note.
Niccolò Canepa, the team’s fill-in Superbike rider in place of injured Mathew Scholtz, is ready for his return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna, which he considers to be one of his favorite racetracks anywhere in the world. With Niccolò’s familiarity and love for Laguna Seca, along with his vast experience aboard the Yamaha YZF-R1 both in sprint racing and endurance competition, the team is very much looking forward to the Italian’s feedback and input, in order to continue developing the Westby Racing Yamaha R1 Superbike for the upcoming 2021 season.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to ride the Westby Superbike this weekend,” the Yamaha World Superbike test rider said. “Laguna Seca is one of my favorite circuits in the world. The layout is unique, and the atmosphere is completely different from the racing in Europe. I came to Laguna with MotoGP and with World Superbike for many years. The last time I was there was in 2016, and I was the fastest Yamaha World Superbike rider across the finish line that weekend. I’m ready to compete aboard the number 59 Westby Racing Yamaha R1 Superbike and am 100% fit for this race weekend!”
Superbike race one is on Saturday at 3 p.m. Pacific, Superbike race two starts on Sunday at 11 a.m. Pacific, and race three is also on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Pacific. All three Superbike races will be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and Eurosport. In addition, all Superbike qualifying sessions and races will be streamed live and also available on Video On Demand through MotoAmerica Live+.
Westby Racing’s MotoAmerica Junior Cup rider Cody Wyman is also relishing his return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, a track that, like his teammate Niccolò, he counts among his favorites.
“It has a been a long and challenging year, but I’m really excited to get to Laguna Seca,” the rider of the number 34 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R3 said. “It’s such a fast and flowing layout that it should be a lot of fun on the Yamaha R3. I raced at Laguna back in 2015 and had a decent top-ten finish. My goal is to be fighting for a podium spot and stand on the box this weekend. Thank you to my team, sponsors, family, and friends for supporting me and believing in this program. I want nothing more than to finish the year off strong.”
Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. Pacific, and race two is on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. Pacific. Both Junior Cup races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+, and they will also be broadcast via tape-delay on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) on Tuesday, October 27th starting at 6 p.m. Pacific.
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