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David Harris Discusses Motorcycle Physics
on Three Episodes of ‘Inside MotoAmerica’

MELBOURNE, FLA. — David Harris, an assistant teaching professor in Florida Tech’s Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences, will discuss the physics of lean angles, crashes and a particularly challenging stretch of the Laguna Seca racetrack during three upcoming appearances on the NBC Sports Network motorcycle racing program Inside MotoAmerica.

Harris’s first appearance will be a 3-minute segment on lean angles during the 1 p.m. broadcast of Inside MotoAmerica on Sunday, June 7. The program is scheduled to re-air at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.

NBC Sports Network is available on channels 49, 102 and 1152 on Charter Spectrum, channels 159 and 9466 on DISH Network, channel 220 on DirecTV, channels 640 and 1640 on AT&T U-verse, and multiple digital and streaming platforms.

Orlando-based Steve Radley, the show producer working for LDM Worldwide, and assistant producer James Ballerstein spent May 22 on the Florida Tech campus, taping multiple segments with Harris at a laboratory in the Olin Physical Sciences building.

Air dates for future episodes, which will feature Harris explaining the multiple forces at play when a motorcycle crashes and his analysis of the famous Corkscrew section of the Laguna Seca racetrack in Salinas, California, will be announced at a later date.

Inside MotoAmerica covers the various classes of motorcycle racing in MotoAmerica, North America’s premiere motorcycle road racing series. There are also lifestyle, strategy and technology segments.

The show is hosted by Hannah Lopa, who also serves as a MotoAmerica pit reporter.

Based in Costa Mesa, California, MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. It features five classes of road racing: Superbike, Stock 1000, Supersport, Twins and the Liqui Moly Junior Cup.

The top Superbike class features the best riders in the U.S. and from around the world riding production-based sportbikes that, with engine and chassis modifications, can reach top speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.

Information on MotoAmerica and Inside MotoAmerica is available at https://motoamerica.com/.

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