MotoAmerica Goes Back to Brainerd, MN

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By Makenzie Shattler

After 17 years out of the superbike spotlight, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, MotoAmerica, is bringing Superbike racing back to Brainerd International Raceway located in Minnesota. This pitstop will be for round 7 of the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series, July 30-August 1, with the announcement that the series and all five of its classes will return.

This is not the first time Brainerd International Raceway has hosted AMA Superbike racing. Per Motorcycle.com, BIR was a host for the series from 1992 to 2004 in addition to hosting World Superbike Championship from 1989 to 1991. BIR is not an amateur in the superbike racing world.

MotoAmerica’s 2021 championship features 10 rounds of HONOS Superbike racing that will begin at the Circuit of The Americas, with the addition of the Brainerd round to the schedule for round 7.

MotoAmerica again will be joining MotoGP at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, April 16-18 – a round that was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The MotoAmerica series will come to a close September 17-19 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

“Going back to Brainerd brings back good memories,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “That event was always one of the best. It was an awesome track to race on with great atmosphere and a lot of fans. The track has changed a lot since I raced there, but it still looks like a lot of fun. A few of our riders may have club raced at BIR, but I imagine that the majority have never been there so it will be a new experience for them, the teams, and ultimately the fans. The track is located in a beautiful part of the country and we are really looking forward to getting up there at the …read more

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