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Rainey on MotoAmerica: ‘Find the Old Feeling We Used to Have’

Rainey on MotoAmerica: 'Find the Old Feeling We Used to Have'
Wayne Rainey

Rainey on MotoAmerica

Three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey was recently in Spain discussing the new MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series with the promoters of MotoGP.

During his interview, Rainey – who spearheaded MotoAmerica with his colleagues in the KRAVE Group LLC. – told he believes the new efforts can reinvigorate stateside motorcycle racing.

Rainey has much support from Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, and believes MotoAmerica will promote participation in motorcycle road racing, and help foster talent to move to MotoGP.

”We were able to acquire the U.S. road racing championship from the AMA and so now we are in charge of the championship. I have changed the rules immediately to make it more in line with what World Superbikes are doing, so now the manufacturers are happier,” Rainey says. There is not so much manufacturer participation in the U.S. but now with the new rule changes there is much more interest than before.

“We hope we can make a very competitive championship and have manufacturer participation and that the racers can have big fights with each other like myself and Eddie Lawson and Kevin Schwantz. So then we can find the old feeling that we used to have from very long ago, in the near future.”

Rainey then spoke of the challenges of bringing more Americans into World Superbike or MotoGP: “This is my goal for sure. Because with MotoGP coming to America it is very popular, but to make it more popular inside America we must have an American racing for the podium at each race. I know that there is an American that can be this guy.”

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