Officials from AMA Pro Racing announced today that the Buell 1125RR has been approved for competition in AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited, and one of the new motorcycles is entered in this weekend’s Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Buell 1125RR is the latest offering from the Buell Motorcycle Company and also the newest bike to be approved for competition in AMA Pro American Superbike. A total of 10 different motorcycles from seven different manufacturers are now approved and homologated for AMA Pro American Superbike competition.
The Buell 1125RR bikes will be debuted this weekend at Mid-Ohio. Taylor Knapp, who has been impressive on a Latus Motors Racing Buell 1125R in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL division this season, will ride the No. 44 Buell 1125RR under his own Taylor Knapp Racing banner at Mid-Ohio. The leading privateer has also campaigned a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in American Superbike this year and has ranked in the top-10 in the class point standings for the majority of the season. He has posted seven top-10 American Superbike finishes, including a season-best sixth in the Saturday final at Infineon Raceway. He has also earned a pair of fourths on the Buell Daytona SportBike in the Sunday final at Road Atlanta in April and at Race 1 last month at Road America.
The Buell 1125RR is the second motorcycle approved for premier class competition in AMA Pro Road Racing in the last three weeks. Just prior to the Fourth of July Weekend Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, AMA Pro approved the KTM 990 Super Duke for competition in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL. The bike was given its AMA Pro Road Racing debut by Tri-Valley Moto and rider Eric Gulbransen who finished 28th out of 39 entered bikes on the No. 394 KTM 990 Super Duke.
This weekend’s Honda Super Cycle Weekend features dual American Superbike and Daytona SportBike finals on Saturday and Sunday. Also on the schedule are rounds for AMA Pro SuperSport presented by Shoei East and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT.