MotoAmerica: Barber Motorsports Park Weekend Preview

May 18, 2023Ramon Jones

MotoAmerica heads to Barber Motorsports Park for round 2 of the MotoAmerica Championship Season. Round 2 will host 5 classes at Barber Motorsports Park. Medallia Superbike, Steel Commander Corp Stock 1000, Supersport, Junior Cup, Twins Cup and the Mini cup. This round offers a new twist because it is the introduction of the Supersport long races that will require at least one pit stop. The total race distance is extended to 37 laps in 2023; providing fans with an extended level of entertainment. Riders will need to tap into their endurance racing skillset to finish this race. Typically none of the classes see pit stops in the MotoAmerica Championship during the normal season. The exception is in the Daytona 200; the MotoAmerica season preamble.

Barber Motorsports Park is a technical circuit. The Park, which opened in 2003, has a 17-turn, 2.38-mile (3.83 km) road course. There are multiple passing zones and changes in elevation in three regions of the track. Barber Motorsports Park is home to the iconic Barber Museum which is home to over 1,400 motorcycles that span over 100 years of production.  More than 650 bikes can be seen on any given day, and 200 different manufacturers from 20 countries are represented in the collection – from Harley-Davidson, Honda, and Indian – to Showa, DSK, and Cagiva.

Rain is on the forecast. If the forecast holds we may seen multiple pits stops depending on how well riders can manage their tires in the wet. We will report back after qualifying is complete with your starting grids for each class.

How to Watch

You can find more information on how to live stream the races here: MotoAmerica Live+

Action gets kicked off at 8:30am EST on Friday 19May2023 with practice sessions in the morning followed by qualifying.