SuperMartxe VIP 125cc MotoGP
When Paris Hilton officially announced Monday that she will be fielding riders for the 2011 125cc MotoGP Championship, the media went mad, every outlet from the New York Times to the most notable journalist in the motorcycle industry vying for a better angle.
As coverage continued of this pop star entering the world of MotoGP racing, many eagerly awaited for the unveiling of the new SuperMartxe VIP by Paris Hilton team, which is a joint effort with the By Queroseno Racing (BQR) racing team out of Barcelona.
And this superstar premier came Saturday, as Hilton presented her new 125cc MotoGP team in the Spanish Capital of Madrid. Donned in skin-tight leathers, Hilton unveiled the pink, white and blue Aprilia RSA motorcycles alongside SuperMartxe VIP riders Sergio Gadea and Maverick Vinales.
Vinales, 15, won both the Spanish national and European 125cc championships this year.
The SuperMartxe team will be run by Raul Romero, who stated he will fight for the final 125cc title before the category is replaced by the new Moto3 class in 2012.
MotoGP states the sporting and technical director will be Ricard Jové whilst the highly accomplished Rossano Brazzi, who has previously worked alongside Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi, will be responsible for the preparation of the bikes.
Reports say that Paris Hilton was approached by BQR team partner Riccard Garriga and Nano Barea, the founder of SuperMartxe (an Ibiza-based dance-party series that Hilton has been affiliated since 2009). Hilton responded excitedly, and decided to become one of the team owners.
Under contract, Paris Hilton must attend five (out of 17) rounds of the MotoGP Championship. It has not been reported which races she will attend.
Although MotoGP races are the most popular across motorcycle racing, Hilton’s exposure is expected to bring an even wider audience to the sport.
Hilton will be another giant celebertiy within the motor-racing industry; the other most notable celebrity is Michael Jordan, who fields a team in the AMA Superbike series.