KTM Motorsports and MotoAmerica have announced a new partnership to bring the RC Cup Series to select rounds of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship Series.
KTM Motorsports and MotoAmerica have announced a new
partnership to bring the RC Cup Series to select rounds of the 2015
MotoAmerica AMA/FIM American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship Series.
the introduction of the new KTM RC 390, it is only fitting to launch a
series for the new race machine to stay consistent with KTM’s “Ready to
Race” philosophy. The spec-class is designed to give up-and-coming road
racers an entry point into professional road racing. In an effort to
develop youth road racing talent in the United States the series will be
open to racers aged 14-22 with licensing requirements currently being
developed by the AMA.
long-time partner, HMC Racing, will provide trackside service to racers
of the RC Cup. Technical support and pit hospitality will be graciously
hosted by HMC at all RC Cup events. The RC Cup racers will also get
advice from professional racer Chris Fillmore.
“We are really
excited for KTM to partner with MotoAmerica on this project with a clear
goal to help bring youth back into American road racing,” commented
Jon-Erik Burleson, President of KTM North America, Inc. “We are proud of
the effort MotoAmerica is putting toward reviving road racing in this
country and look forward to a season of exciting racing from our RC Cup
to the premier SuperBike class.”
“One of our main goals in
creating MotoAmerica was to find new talent and this is the start of
that,” three-time 500cc World Champion and KRAVE partner Wayne Rainey
said of the KTM RC Cup. “This is going to give a lot of young riders the
opportunity to feel the excitement of racing at a professional event on
top-level KTM RC 390 motorcycles while competing for a National
Championship. The KTM RC Cup is also going to give the teams a chance to
see new talent in a competitive environment. Our goal is to give these
riders the opportunity to move up through our championship classes in
MotoAmerica with a goal of making it to the World Championships.”