TUCSON, Ariz. (Apr. 30)— Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) has formed a new partnership with Inde Motorsports Ranch, a private motorsports facility to title sponsor the KWR Ducati team for this weekend’s event at Virginia International Raceway. Wyman will ride the #33 Inde Motorsports Ranch/KWR Ducati Panigale V4 R in his third round on the new machine.
Inde Motorsports Ranch is a private motorsports oasis located outside of Tucson, Arizona in the small town of Willcox. Wyman is a member of the club that boasts a 2.75 mile, 21 turn road course in the desert hills, with garages, lodging, hospitality facilities, conference rooms and even a shooting range. Inde Motorsports Ranch is also the winter home for Champions Riding School, of which Wyman is a senior instructor.
The KWR team will come back to action for the third round of the series this weekend in hopes of capitalizing on a couple weeks off after round two at Circuit of the Americas. The KWR team has had the chance to refine the Panigale V4 R package and looks to climb the ranks and maximize the potential of the bike, which is still in largely stock trim.
“After a couple weeks to regroup, I’m looking forward to coming into the VIR weekend with a little less on my plate,” Wyman said. “We now have our final version of the custom fuel tanks, have been able to clean up and stock up on parts, and every member of our team has had a chance to gather our thoughts after the craziness of the first two rounds. We haven’t had the chance to test the bike still, but I’ve had time to digest and understand the bike and I want to come out swinging this weekend.”
The third round of MotoAmerica will be the first of four two-day events in 2019, where teams will not get a chance to ride and qualify all day Friday. Superbikes hit the track first thing Saturday morning for a pair of 45-minute qualifying practice sessions, a quick 15-minute Superpole session and then straight into Superbike race one. It will be important for the team to make quick work of the morning sessions to find a base setup for the race, all in one day.
“I’m looking forward to the two-day format,” Wyman added. “I’ve worked really hard the last few years on my ability to get up to speed quick, and this format is going to challenge all of the riders in that way. I can’t wait to see what the Panigale V4 R is capable of at VIR and I look forward to building on our progress from the previous events.”
First practice starts Saturday morning, May 4th at 8:35am EST. Live coverage begins right at the start of practice via MotoAmerica Live+, and both races will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 2 (FS2).