More information is flooding in regarding the new MotoAmerica roadracing series, including details on the KTM RC390 spec races, and the process for applying for a licence.
The KTM RC390 series will run on five weekends: The May 29 weekend at Wisconsin’s Road America, the June 12 weekend at Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park, the June 26 weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, the July 17 weekend at California’s Laguna Seca track (as a support race for World Superbike), and the Sept. 11 weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in New Jersey. It appears that each weekend except Laguna Seca is a double-header, if we’re interpreting their press release correctly.
The bikes will have upgraded fully-adjustable front and rear suspension from WP, Titanium Akrapovic exhaust, race bodywork, and aftermarket controls. They’ll be tuned to make 38 hp, and as we’ve said before, only mechanics from KTM partner HMC Racing will be allowed to service the sealed engines. Modified street-legal bikes will not be allowed in the national series, although they’ll be allowed to run in regional events.
KTM is offering contingency money for each race; first place gets $500, second place gets $400, third place gets $300, fourth place gets $200 and fifth gets $100.
The race-spec RC390s will cost $9,999 US, and be available for pre-order (with $1,000 down) from Jan. 19-Feb. 15. The race-spec bikes will not be street-legal.
Interested? You can check out the MotoAmerica site here for more details on licensing.