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Cycle News 2014 Issue 50 December 16

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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FEATURE W hile the respective achievements of four- time AMA Superbike king Josh Hayes and Daytona SportBike champ Jake Gagne were certainly notable, the unquestioned head- line story of 2014 in regards to the American roadracing scene was the blockbuster acquisi- tion of AMA Pro Road Racing by KRAVE Group LLC, who promptly rebranded the series the Mo- toAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship. The news was greeted with an immediate sense of genuine optimism–something long since miss- ing from the scene. And that initial positivity has only been further ingrained with each successive announcement. That said, it's far too early to tell if this particular blockbuster will prove more A New Hope or Mission Impossible. The general consensus seems to be 'if anyone can do it, they can,' and the Wayne Rainey-front- ed team is undeniably stacked with major players P92 MOTOAMERICA A look at MotoAmerica and challenges road to its recovery ROAD AHEAD THE

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