AUSTIN, Texas (Apr. 13) -- Millennium Technologies rider Kyle Wyman started off the 2015 MotoAmerica road racing season with a top-10 finish at this past weekend's series debut at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Wyman faced wet race conditions and piloted his #33 Millennium Technologies/KWR machine to a respectable 8th place on Saturday.
"I'm happy to have gotten the season started with a solid finish," Wyman said. "Although it's not where we feel we should be finishing as a team, whenever the conditions become dodgy like they were we can't leave too disappointed with a top ten finish. My crew is doing an amazing job and I didn't want to create more work for them by throwing my bike down the road."
The rain threat didn't become apparent until moments before the start of the 12-lap final, as crews were forced to change to wet condition tires while on the grid. The riders would only get to see one rainy warm-up lap around the 3.426-mile circuit before the green flag dropped for the start of the race.
"I was definitely looking forward to having a dry race after all of the progress we made on my Millennium Technologies machine," added Wyman, who started in 8th position on the grid. "We felt like we had a big advantage with our dry race setup, but didn't get an opportunity to give it a whirl. The beginning of the race I wasn't very comfortable at all, and lost touch with the leaders. Towards the end the rain came down harder and I felt more and more comfortable the wetter the track was getting. I only wish we had more laps towards the end. However I can't thank my sponsors enough and I'm super excited to get to Road Atlanta next week; it's my favorite track on our schedule."
MotoAmerica's next stop at Road Atlanta takes place this coming weekend, April 17-19, 2015 for the Honda Superbike Championship of Atlanta.