CMR took on the challenge, despite the short time frames. The team required the frames ready to build into complete bikes so they could be tested and tuned ready to ship to Australia from Oakland, California on November 2, 2015.
The races took place from January 20th through to the 24th, 2016 and the US Team did very well considering stiff competition from Team UK and Team Australia.
Here are some pictures of the various Team USA racers. The first set of four photos is of USA Team Captain Dave Crussell's big Yamaha FJ.
|Here is US Team Captain Dave Crussell's CMR framed Fi-FJ1250|
ridden by US SBK Specialist Pat Mooney
|Some close action in the International Challenge with John Allen #3 of Team UK,|
Glen Richards #26 of Team Australia and Pat Mooney #7 Team USA
|A nice picture of Dave Crussell's CMR-framed Yamaha F1-FJ1250|
before the racing numbers were attached
|The shipping deadline for Dave's Team USA bikes from Oakland, California |
by sea was November 2, 2015 for January 2016 arrival in Melbourne
|Assembler of the pieces in Portland, Oregon, September 2015|
is Joe Pethaud of Vicious Cycle
|Here we have Eirik Nielsen, owner and racer of the CMR-framed F1-FJ1250|
and his good friend Joe Pethaud of Vicious Cycle building the bike back home
in Portland Oregon
|Eirik going out for practice|
|Some tuning has to be done here and Eirik's thinking about it|
|Early morning practice. Let's go!|
|Publicity shot for Eirik's sponsors|
|Getting down to the business of racing|
Eirik posted the fastest speed on the back straight at Phillip Island of any of the US Team racers - 276 kph,
The next photos are of Joe Weir, also of Portland, Oregon, and his CMR-framed Suzuki XR69/GS1261 race bike.
|October 27, 2015|
|Practice at Thunder Hill in California. Joe is really smokin'|
|Joe built the prettiest bike and raced it very well|