As the details of North America’s new road-racing series MotoAmerica continue to emerge, new teams keep jumping aboard.
The latest is an official entry into the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 series from no other than Aprilia USA. The new team – titled “Aprilia HSBK Racing” – will field two riders aboard RSV4 Factory machines. Aprilia HSBK Racing says it will announce the rider lineup soon.
Speaking of the news, Phil Read Jr., Marketing & Communications Director, Piaggio Group Americas, says “Aprilia is a racing brand, it is in our DNA. The passion for racing is what drives our ambitions and a relentless determination for success. The new MotoAmerica Superstock series offers a critical step to developing future champions and gives Aprilia USA the ideal opportunity to go racing with the RSV4 Factory. But this is only the first step of a longer plan and we look forward to some exciting racing this year.”
Bobby Shekarabi, Team Principal, HSBK Racing, also commented: “Since its conception, HSBK Racing has been focused on bringing the Aprilia RSV4 on the national racing stage. Partnering with Aprilia is a perfect fit as we are a franchised dealer for the brand with strong race experience. The Aprilia RSV4 is the premier bike in its class, we are excited to get this amazing bike on the grid and take it to the podium.”
MotoAmerica, spearheaded by three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey, debuts in 2015 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin April 10-12 alongside MotoGP. The Austin round is the first of nine scheduled so far for 2015.
As for Aprilia, it’s no stranger to titles. The Italian manufacturer holds a total of 54 titles – 38 in MotoGP, seven in World Superbike, and nine in off-road disciplines.