Earlier this week, Ducati North America introduced that it is going to be competing within the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship and the Daytona 200 in 2022. The producer partnered with the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York outfit and has signed native celebrity Josh Herrin as their rider.
Lately, MotoAmerica revised the foundations for its supersport class, permitting bigger twin and triple cylinder bikes to compete in a category that presently homes primarily 600cc inline-fours. This has allowed Ducati to enter the championship with the Panigale V2.
Moreover, Ducati can even be getting into the Daytona 200, which can even be underneath the sanctioning of the AMA (American Motorcyclist Affiliation) and MotoAmerica. Ducati mentions in its press launch that it’s been comparatively profitable on the Daytona Worldwide Speedway, with Jason DiSalvo claiming the 200 victory in 2011 on a Ducati 848 when the race was run underneath the Daytona Sportbike guidelines.
As we talked about above, piloting the 2022 Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V2 can be Josh Herrin. For these of you unfamiliar together with his accomplishments, the 31-year-old has raced in AMA Superbike, Inventory 1000, the 2010 Daytona 200 Champion, and even had a quick stint in Moto2. Herrin is among the most proficient riders within the US and has a considerable social media following for his hardcore using fashion.
Bobby Shek, Crew Precept at Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York, mentioned, “It’s very thrilling for us to be again within the Supersport class. We’ve put in a whole lot of years within the class and we all know what it takes to run up the entrance, so we anticipate nothing much less in MotoAmerica and the Daytona 200 with the brand new Ducati Panigale V2.”
“We’re additionally extraordinarily excited to have signed Josh Herrin. Josh brings a wealth of data, having raced a wide range of bikes and he’s a former Superbike and Daytona 200 champion, so it’s a win-win for each of us. It’s nice to welcome Josh to the Ducati household and for us to profit from all his years of aggressive racing within the Supersport class.”
Josh Herrin additionally commented on the event saying, “I spoke with Bobby (Shek) on the finish of the 2021 season and after I was knowledgeable of the prospect to journey the Panigale V2 within the new Supersport class, it was precisely what I used to be searching for.”
“I’ve all the time had a lot enjoyable in Supersport, and that’s what I need for 2022. When I’ve enjoyable on the bike, that’s after I go nicely. That’s been a key to my success up to now and I feel we’re heading in the right direction to copy that subsequent yr.”
“To affix the Ducati household is a giant factor for me. It’s a model I’ve all the time admired and to be a part of this new mission with the Panigale V2, bringing Ducati again into AMA/MotoAmerica Supersport competitors, is absolutely thrilling. I’ll be out using a Panigale V2 on the road over the approaching months to get a really feel for it and I’m wanting ahead to partaking with the American Ducatisti wherever we go throughout the nation.”
The primary race for the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Ducati Panigale V2 would be the 2022 Daytona 200 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway on March 12, 2022.