MotoAmerica, the new home of AMA Superbike racing, has announced its lineup of talent for CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series. The team will be led by veteran race caller Jonathan Green, who will be joined in the booth by analyst and two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards. Noted motorsports TV personality Cristy Lee will round out the trio as pit reporter for the nine-round series that gets started at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, April 10-12.
The team will be led by broadcasting veteran Green, one of the world’s leading motorsports broadcasters with more than 20 years in the sport as producer, presenter, reporter and commentator. Green is one of a handful in his field who has covered both two and four-wheel motorsport from Formula One to Moto GP and World Superbikes to Indy Car.
“I am honored and excited to be part of this new era for the sport and wholeheartedly believe in what Wayne [Rainey], Chuck [Aksland] and the team are aiming to do over the coming seasons,” Green said. “I am delighted to be part of this excellent broadcast team. I’ve known Colin Edwards his entire career and have covered his World Superbike and Moto GP efforts as a reporter, commentator and presenter. Over the years we’ve become great friends and he is without doubt the most popular and charismatic racer in the world of motorsport. I can’t wait to help bring his insight of the sport that he loves so much to the fans.
“I’ve also worked with Cristy Lee many times before and she is a consummate broadcast professional with an unrivaled passion for motorcycles,” Green added. “I will be putting all of my well-known energy and enthusiasm into the job of helping making MotoAmerica the best National championship in the world and I can’t wait to get started.”
Edwards has been racing motorcycles since the age of four with a career that started in motocross before the Texan made the move to road racing. After a successful AMA Superbike career, Edwards moved to the world stage where he competed for eight years in World Superbike – ultimately capturing the World Superbike Championship in 2000 and 2002. Edwards then moved to MotoGP where he had a successful 12-year career at the top level.
“I’m very excited for this new adventure with MotoAmerica,” Edwards said. “I’ve always been a little vocal during my career and a big part of that is wanting people to feel like they know who I really am. Since retiring and looking forward to this new chapter, my plan is to continue being vocal so you all will know what’s really going on out there. I’ve got a little experience in this area and look forward to getting the ball rolling. See ya in COTA.”
Lee is a lifelong motorsports enthusiast, an amateur road racer and a broadcaster with 10 years of experience as a pit reporter in motorsports ranging from motocross to off-road trucks to AMA Superbike racing. She is also the host of the Barrett-Jackson auto auctions and the show All-Girls Garage.
“I’m really excited for a new road racing series with MotoAmerica,” Lee said. “I’m ecstatic to be part of this new series and be in the pits once again, as I have been for the past couple of years. I think it’s a great, fresh start for the series. I’m excited for the new class structure as well with the combination of Superbike and Superstock racing together in two different classes. I think it will bring a lot more exciting racing to the table for the fans. I’m thankful to be on board and working with Jonathan Green and, of course, Colin Edwards. I think we’re going to make a great team and overall it will be a great season. I couldn’t be happier.”
All MotoAmerica events will be telecast on CBS Sports Network, as part of a multi-year agreement between Torque.TV and CBS Sports Network. Extensive digital coverage of the MotoAmerica Series, including event highlights, features and other content will also be featured on www.Torque.TV.
The 2015 television schedule will be released at a later date.