WERA National Endurance team tests at Talladega ANNISTON, Al.- Talladega Gran Prix Raceway was host to the Sirens on Monday as the team participated in a test session to prepare for the upcoming race season. The Sirens are an all-female ...
WERA National Endurance team tests at Talladega
ANNISTON, Al.- Talladega Gran Prix Raceway was host to the Sirens on Monday as the team participated in a test session to prepare for the upcoming race season. The Sirens are an all-female motorcycle roadracing endurance team organized by Maryland Motorsports.
Audrey Ghia, Shelli Langdale and Beth Wyse, the three Sirens who will compete in all nine rounds of the WERA National Endurance Series, were present at the test day. Several additional teams were invited to participate, as well.
The Ed Bargy Racing School, one of the Sirens’ sponsors, hosted the day and owner Ed Bargy provided endurance racing hints for strategies and pit stops. Bargy also gave helpful on-track assistance with race lines and techniques.
“ Ed assisted the Sirens in simulating starts, stops, re-fueling and rider changes. It was very helpful,” explained Langdale. “ I now have an idea of what to expect for the first race.”
The Sirens will be riding a Suzuki SV650 in the Lightweight Superbike class. For Ghia and Wyse, who are used to racing 600cc motorcycles, riding an SV for the first time was exhilarating.
“ I loved it! What a fun bike,” enthused Ghia. “ I think the bike will enhance our riding abilities. I think we’ll do great.”
The Sirens will compete in their inaugural race at the Grand Bayou Circuit in Belle Rose, La., April 6th. The endurance race will be four hours long. Sponsors of the Sirens include the Ed Bargy Racing School, The Plastic Dr., RacerSupply.com and SilkoleneStore.com. More information can be found at the Sirens website, www.sirenamoto.com. Digital images of the test session are available upon request.