The Italian Company’s Middleweight Class Entry Meets Homologation
Requirements And Will Join The Grid In 2021
IRVINE, CA – February 26, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has met the AMA’s homologation requirements and is approved to compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship.
The 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has met the AMA’s homologation requirements and is approved to compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship. Photo by CaliPhotography.
“We are excited to have Aprilia race in our Twins Cup series with its new RS 660,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Our tech department has worked hard with Aprilia to make this happen while ensuring that the Twins Cup class continues to have parity between the manufacturers. We can’t wait to get to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and see how it all stacks up on the racetrack. This is going to be an exciting season in all our classes and the addition of the Aprilia in Twins Cup will be fun to watch.”
Of the 32 MotoAmerica Twins Cup races held in the three-year history of the class, Suzuki has won 20, Yamaha 10 and Ducati two. Suzuki has captured the title in all three seasons with Chris Parrish (2018), Alex Dumas (2019) and Rocco Landers (2020).
The Aprilia RS 660 will be required to meet balancing requirements set forth by MotoAmerica and the AMA from and including the opening round of the series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. Those requirements are as follows:
- Cylinders must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification
- Pistons must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification
- Piston Rings must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification. All piston rings must be fitted
- Piston Pins and Clips must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification
- Connecting Rods must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification. Rod bolts are free
- Cylinder Liner is free
“The RS 660 represents a new era of motorcycles for us at Aprilia,” said Mario Di Maria, President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas. “Today, we are very happy to offer the opportunity to American teams to race in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup with this incredible machine. The racetrack is and always will be the home of Aprilia, and the RS 660 reflects very well the origins of the brand, capable of winning 54 World titles while building motorcycles for very passionate riders. We look forward to starting this new adventure, giving a unique opportunity to a new generation of racers and hopefully champions too.”
2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule
|*March 30 – 31||Circuit of The Americas||Austin, TX|
|April 30 – May 1||Michelin Raceway Road America||Braselton, GA|
|May 21 – 23||Virginia International Raceway||Danville, VA|
|June 11 – 13||Road America||Elkhart Lake, WI|
|June 25 -27||Ridge Motorsports Park||Shelton, WA|
|July 9 – 11||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||Monterey, CA|
|July 30 – August 1||Brainerd International Raceway||Brainerd, MN|
|August 13 – 15||Pittsburg Int’l Race Complex||Wampum, PA|
|September 10 -12||New Jersey Motorsports Park||Millville, NJ|
|September 17 – 19||Barber Motorsports Park||Birmingham, AL|
*Dunlop Tire Test (all classes)
For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE
To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE
For information on how to watch the MotoAmerica Series, click HERE
MotoAmerica is the new North American road racing series created in 2014. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.