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cartmen34

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Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilia?
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:13:52 AM »

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-mathew-scholtz-re-signs-with-westby-racing-which-may-be-racing-factory-backed-aprilias-in-2019/

Seems odd that they were testing their R1 on Monday if they're switching brands.  But I guess seat time is time well spent.

Also seems like Yamalube is gone.  Bummer.  Does anybody know if they've got alternate primary sponsors lined up?  Mr. Ruhe?  Mike Ruhe to the white courtesy phone please.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 04:44:10 PM »

I like this aprilia comment thing.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 06:41:08 AM »

No comment.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 05:46:41 PM »

What we really want to know is...if they are no longer a sponsor, will there be any of that beautiful Yamalube bodywork available??? LOL

If Aprilia is bringing some actual factory support that could be a really interesting opportunity. Either way I’m sure the kid will continue shaking things up in MA.


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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 09:39:08 PM »

I also saw something in the aprilia world I frequent about an 1100 factory rsv4 being released for 2019.  This is speculation but its supposedly leaked from aprilia.

Makes things interesting if thats true.  I'm guessing an 1100 wouldn't be allowed to race?  Not sure on the rules.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 10:56:48 AM »

Really glad to see the Westby team re-signed Scholtz!

Not sure about the Aprilia thing but if there's gonna be some R1 parts that aren't making their way to Ruhe's garage I'd love to hear about it!!
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 11:47:21 AM »

Yeah you are now 135,678th on the list Mike
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 02:32:04 PM »

No comment.

Haha!  Well, fair enough.  Had to try.

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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »

I think there are some very interesting things that could be happening next year. Lots of guys up in the air surprisingly. Guys you would think certain to have contracts locked down still waiting to see what’s up.
I know one gentleman that looks to be seeking a championship in two different forms of motorcycle racing.
This is the real silly season.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 04:04:30 PM »

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I know one gentleman that looks to be seeking a championship in two different forms of motorcycle racing.
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JD Beach would be my guess on that one.  He really seems to want to go dirt tracking next year.  But running superbike as well?  Wow.  That's ambitious.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 08:06:08 PM »

I believe we could call that old school. :)
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 12:07:45 PM »

 I was really hoping Scholtz would be headed to WSBK! I think he has the stuff for sure!

 
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilia?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 12:17:07 PM »

I was really hoping Scholtz would be headed to WSBK! I think he has the stuff for sure!

Agreed, he definitely has the chops, but I'm glad he's staying.  MotoAmerica needs superstars putting on a good race to attract attention and get more manufacturers involved.  Scholtz and the Westby privateer team dicing it up with the factories helps that quite a bit IMO. 

As sad as I'll be to not see the Yamalube R1s up front, if they can bring Aprilia to the front of the grid then that's awesome.
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilia?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 06:38:43 PM »

I definitely enjoyed watching him for the last two years in MA but I think the guy is good enough to make it at the next level. He came to the states and started mixing it up with the front Superbikes on a super stock 1000! What he did in Atlanta this year in the rain was incredible, and what he did at Barber last year the same!   SORRY GUYS BUT HE SHOULD BE GOING ACROSS THE POND TO PATA YAMAHA or another top team! I honestly feel he could run in the front even on the HONDA!

His race craft and patients reminds me of Mick Doohan. He is never panicked like some other riders that just have to get to the front as soon as possible, then end up taking out other riders in in the process. His maturity is well beyond his age! But I did cuss him out during the Barber race last year when he made the same mistake twice in the last laps! I thought for sure he was going to crash!
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Re: Scholtz back with Westby racing... with Aprilla?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2018, 06:51:02 PM »

JD Beach would be my guess on that one.  He really seems to want to go dirt tracking next year.  But running superbike as well?  Wow.  That's ambitious.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQcUMtBZat/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1rpiktxfgahfv

I wonder what class he'll be riding. Superbike I hope.
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