AMA Superbike 2015 schedule Gets TV Coverage – Hooray!
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The resurrection of American motorcycle roadracing continues as MotoAmerica, the group taking control from the Daytona Motorsports Group, announced recently a new multimedia agreement for extensive coverage of the AMA Superbike 2015 schedule:
“All MotoAmerica events will be telecast on CBS Sports Network, as part of a multi-year agreement between Torque.TV and CBS Sports Network announced earlier this year. Programming will air on CBS Sports Network on weekend afternoons and in primetime. The 2015 television schedule will be released at a later date.
“Extensive digital coverage of the MotoAmerica Series, including event highlights, features and other content will also be featured on www.Torque.TV, North America’s new online destination for motorsports action and the high-performance lifestyle.
“’Having television and online coverage of our MotoAmerica series is key,’ said three-time 500cc World Champion and MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. ‘It’s important to our fans, our teams, our racers, and the entire industry. We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to finalize these arrangements, ensuring fans around the country will be able to watch and enjoy the on- and off-track action our series will provide.’”
While TV coverage may seem like something a major series could take for granted, the recent lack of such coverage was one of the signs that American motorcycle road racing was gasping for breath. That MotoAmerica has secured this coverage for 2015 is a great sign that the future is bright, at least relative to the darkness which had enveloped the series in recent years.
The provisional 2015 MotoAmerica Series schedule:
April 10-12: Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas
April 17-19: Road Atlanta – Braselton, Georgia
May 15-17: Virginia International Raceway – Alton, Virginia
May 29-31: Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 12-14: Barber Motorsports Park – Birmingham, Alabama
July 17-19: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, California
August 7-9: Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Indiana
Sept. 11-13: New Jersey Motorsports Park – Millville, New Jersey
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