Motorcycle Racing News Hacking to sit out AMA Superbike Topeka

Hacking to sit out AMA Superbike Topeka

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jamie Hacking has decided not to race the ninth round of the AMA Pro Road Racing Series at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas citing safety issues.

Hacking met with AMA officials to explain his withdraw and then met privately with Heartland Park Track Owner Raymond Irwin to discuss areas of concern around the track.

"I was introduced to Raymond (Irwin) and had the chance to go over a track map with him," said Hacking. "I think that he really respected my concerns and was very receptive to my suggestions."

Hacking will still take part in the autograph session during the fan party on Friday night.

"We support Jamie in his final decision," said Kawasaki’s Road Race Team Manager Mike Fisher. "Jamie is an experienced racer and has always been an advocate for track safety."

Teammate Roger Hayden plans on competing and will finalize his qualifying position during Saturday’s final session.


 

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring Review (9 Fast Facts)

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring: One For the Road Suzuki has taken the adventure-minded V-Strom 650XT (read the full test here) and added a few travel...

2019 Ironman Motocross National Results and Coverage (8 Fast Facts + Video)

2019 Ironman Motocross National Results: Frosting On Tomac’s Cake Three-time consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross AMA National Champion Eli Tomac capped off his year with an...

Marquez Claims Record Pole at Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying

2019 Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Results Marc Marquez could not touch Petronas Yamaha SRT's Fabio Quartararo Friday during the opening day of free practice at Silverstone. But...

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Second Look (+ 27 Photos)

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Second Look: It has been a month since this motorcycle was sneak previewed. Now we get a closer look.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Lineup Cut For 2020

While the Iron 883, Iron 1200, Forty-Eight, and Roadster will be 2020 Harley-Davidson Sportsters, the Forty-Eight Special, Superlow, and Custom are gone.

2019 British GP Preview: No Clear Favorite at Silverstone MotoGP

Honda's Marquez has a comfortable 58-point lead over Ducati's Dovizioso, but there is no clear favorite at Silverstone due to winners there over 5 years.