The AMA Pro Road Racing series is the premier motorcycling road racing series in North America having played influential roles in the rise of stars like like Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies. The Series is comprised of four production-based classes: AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. The AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike is the pinnacle running bikes from brands Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, BMW, Buell, EBR and KTM (for the 2011 season).
Hero MotoCorp will be backing Team Hero and AMSOIL Hero in AMA Pro Racing National Guard Superbikes Championship, two teams that run Erik Buell Racing’s EBR 1190RS.
Two time AMA Pro Daytona SportBike champion Danny Eslick for Team Hero and Geoff May for AMSOIL Hero will ride the EBR 1190RS bikes.
The Hero backed teams have their first races scheduled at the Daytona Speedway, at Daytona beach, Florida, USA between March 15th & 17th, this year.
Commenting on the tie-up, Mr. Buell said, “I deeply appreciate the support provided by Pawan and Hero MotoCorp to our two teams and this will only make Danny and Geoff perform better this season. As I kept meeting Pawan over the past several months, I realised his keen interest in moto-racing and the ‘Team Hero’ at AMA Championships is really a natural extension of our strategic collaboration. Top-class motorcycle racing is a very popular sport in the US, and the presence of the ‘Hero’ brand name is going to lend a lot of stature and excitement to all EBR fans out there.”
Unfathomable as Hero MotoCorp’s intentions and possible benefits of backing a team in the AMA Pro RR series are, Buell seems to have gotten the fairer share of the deal.
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