Superbike Cup Returns For 2023 MotoAmerica Season
2022 Superbike Cup competitors Brandon Paasch (96), Ezra Beaubier (16), Danilo Lewis (94), and Hunter Dunham (17) in action during Medallia Superbike race two at Barber Motorsports Park this past September. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
The Yuasa Stock 1000 class will feature two races on each of their five race weekends in 2023, including Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Barber Motorsports Park, Road America, Brainerd International Raceway, and Circuit of The Americas. But, in addition to those five rounds and two races, through the 2023 Superbike Cup, MotoAmerica’s literbike pilots also have an opportunity to compete in all 20 Medallia Superbike races. All told, that’s a total of 30 individual races in which the riders can compete in 2023.
Yuasa Stock 1000 riders who apply for and are issued a MotoAmerica Superbike Cup license will practice and qualify with the Yuasa Stock 1000 class at all five of the rounds where Yuasa Stock 1000 will have feature races, and those riders who post Superbike qualifying times will be added to the Medallia Superbike grid for those rounds, and there will be no additional cost to enter in Superbike at those rounds.
For each of the four rounds at which the Stock 1000 class is not scheduled to compete – specifically Ridge Motorsports Park, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, and New Jersey Motorsports Park – the Superbike Cup riders can apply for participation, and those riders who are ranked in the top five in Superbike Cup points will be guaranteed entry. Superbike Cup riders who are not ranked in the top five will be allowed entry on a case-by-case basis. All points earned in those Superbike races will count towards the Superbike Cup Championship. In addition, the provided Dunlop tires and other Superbike Cup benefits will be the same for the non-Stock-1000 rounds.
“We created the Superbike Cup three seasons ago for the express purpose of preparing our Stock 1000 riders to compete full-time in Medallia Superbike,” commented MotoAmerica Chief Operating Officer Chuck Aksland. “So, in addition to the five Yuasa Stock 1000 rounds and 10 races in that class, Superbike Cup participants will have an opportunity to compete in all 20 Medallia Superbike races in 2023. That’s 30 races this season. Those riders can participate in four races at each of the rounds where both Stock 1000 and Superbike are on the schedule, and for the rounds where Stock 1000 is not on the schedule, Superbike Cup enables those competitors to still compete in two races, and at Laguna Seca and Pitt Race, three races each. We’re pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to the Superbike Cup participants, and we appreciate Dunlop’s support of this program. Along with the experience of competing in Medalllia Superbike, the riders/teams also benefit from the added media exposure associated with racing in the Superbike class.”
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