ROCHESTER, N.Y. (June 19) — Kyle Wyman will return to action at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah this coming weekend for the fifth round of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Motovation USA will title sponsor the KWR team once again as Wyman rides his #33 Motovation USA/Lucas Oil/KWR Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike.
Wyman missed the fourth round of the series at Road America due to lingering concussion symptoms, after a crash in the European Supertstock 1000 series at Donington Park on May 27th. With four weeks of recovery time Wyman is keen to return at UMC with support from Motovation USA.
“I’m eager to come back, and pumped to welcome back Motovation USA as title sponsor,” Wyman said. “We started strong at COTA with their support, and I feel like this weekend is a fresh start as I come back from injury. I am 100% ready to go after the break and I can’t wait to continue where we left off.”
The Austin, Texas based parts and accessories retailer came aboard KWR to supply numerous race parts for the Superbike team, including the SC-Project exhaust system, cooling systems and control parts. Nearly every performance and aesthetic part on the KWR Superbike can be purchased through Motovation USA.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of Kyle and his team,” said Nate Seyer, General Manager at Motovation USA. “The entire KWR outfit has shown relentless dedication and determination to bettering the sport and MotoAmerica as a whole. We stand behind them with our support and we are happy Kyle has made a 100% recovery from his crash in England.”
Wyman’s recovery has been analyzed with close scrutiny due to the fragile nature of head injuries. After dissection of his crashed 6D ATS-1 Helmet from Donington Park, the 6D staff were able to study a helmet that experienced a severe frontal impact, with a secondary impact to the right temple area. Evidence showed a highly rotational event with indicators reflecting significant sheering between the two EPS liners and full compression of the system. Both liners experienced damaged EPS, indicating that significant work was done by the ODS system to manage the impact. Kyle feels strongly that the ODS system contributed to his accelerated recovery time and prevented a potentially worse outcome.
“Motorsports are a fast and furious arena, challenging athletes to push the limits to extremes during competition,” said Bob Weber, President and CEO of 6D Helmets. “Accidents happen and the responsible athletes pay attention to the established protocols regarding personal protection and their long-term well being. Kyle made the right decision to sit out the Road America round, and we fully support his interests in promoting awareness of brain injury, concussion and proper treatment of concussed athletes. We are glad to have provided him with the technology to reduce the severity of his impact.”
Follow Kyle at Utah Motorsports Campus this weekend starting at 11:20am MST, Friday June 23rd.
For more information about Motovation USA, visit www.motovationusa.com