MotoAmerica At The Circuit Of The Americas

MotoAmerica had their first stop of the 2017 season at COTA.

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MotoAmerica revived American Superbike and Supersport motorcycle racing in 2015. The first stop of their 2017 season was held at the Circuit Of The Americas, in conjunction with MotoGP. The series doesn't garner the attention that its international brother does, and it's a bit of a shame. They feature exciting racing in multiple classes and talented riders that are as dedicated and fearless as any. 

There are 10 stops on this year's tour, many run on some of America's legendary road courses. Here's our look at Week one.

Even motorcycle racers have to revert to scooters in the MotoAmerica paddock. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Rider Jake Gagne talks with The Drive after Friday morning's practice session.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Garrett Gerloff on the Monster Energy Yamaha enters the star field at COTA. He'd finish third in Saturday's Supersport race.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Valentin Debise is a blur during the Supersport feature. He'd end up on the podium with a second place finish.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
JD Beach, also on a Monster Energy Yamaha, finished ahead of the pack and claimed the victory in the Supersport feature race. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Luca Silva eyes Turn 15 during the Supersport race.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The Superbike field was tight. They had races Saturday and Sunday at COTA.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Mathew Scholtz (11), Jake Gagne (32), and Jake Lewis (85) were bunched tight on Saturday. They'd finish in this order, just shy of the podium, third through fifth. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Scholtz and Lewis again. This time chasing down Josh Herrin on Sunday. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Toni Elias, Cameron Beaubier, and Roger Hayden Took the podium on Sunday at COTA. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved.