World Superbike rider Sylvain Guintoli has left the Effenbert Liberty ahead of the team’s home round in Brno, Czech Republic. Guintoli and members of his pit crew walked off the job, reportedly in a dispute over overdue pay cheques. Liberty Racing initially released a statement calling the crew’s departure as a “defection” born from a […]
AMA Road Racing From Laguna Seca Will Not Be Televised Or Online
AMA Pro Racing has confirmed that round four of the AMA Pro Road Racing series from the FIM Superbike World Championship, Geico Motorcycle U.S. Round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will not be available for live broadcast on FansChoice.tv or post-race viewing.
AMA Pro Racing engaged in good faith negotiations with the event’s rights holder (Dorna -TS), but, ultimately, was unable to reach an agreement in the best interest of all parties involved.
Unfortunately, AMA Pro Road Racing will also not be able to broadcast the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series races during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is run in conjunction with MotoGP.
[At least two regular AMA Superbike competitors, Larry Pegram and Chris Ulrich, have declared they intend to skip the AMA round at Laguna Seca and instead compete in the World Superbike series instead. This would allow sponsors for both teams to get much broader exposure, especially to a world audience. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team did a similar tactic at this round last year, when AMA announced the round would not be televised. -TS]
Through FansChoice.tv, AMA Pro Racing has broadcast each previous round of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track seasons and the races have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans. With its investment in FansChoice.tv, AMA Pro Racing has plans to broadcast additional races this season live in high definition for fans free of charge.
FansChoice.tv will resume broadcasting of AMA Pro Racing content the weekend of July, 19 with events from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Grays Harbor Raceway. For more information, please visit FansChoice.tv.