Josh Herrin and Xavi Forés will compete in 2023 MotoAmerica Championship • Complete Motorbike



Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Rider Lineup of Josh Herrin and Xavi Forés to Compete in 2023 MotoAmerica Championship

Herrin, the reigning MotoAmerica Supersport champion, reunites with the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York group to marketing campaign the 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R within the high class of America’s premier highway racing collection Forés will make his American racing debut, bringing world championship pedigree to the MotoAmerica paddock

Sunnyvale, Calif., December 15, 2022 — Ducati North America is happy to announce that Josh Herrin and Xavi Forés will compete within the 2023 MotoAmerica Championship for the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York group. Herrin, the reigning MotoAmerica Supersport champion, will contest the 2023 MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Championship aboard the Panigale V4 R superbike, and Forés will make his American racing debut, using the Panigale V2 in MotoAmerica Supersport Championship.

Final season, Herrin dominated the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship aboard the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V2, incomes 9 wins and 16 whole podiums on the best way to giving Ducati its first MotoAmerica Supersport title. Ducati Corse Sporting Director Paulo Ciabatti says that selling from throughout the household and rewarding Herrin with a experience on the Panigale V4 R superbike is logical given his success and expertise with Dunlop’s MotoAmerica spec tires.

Repeating Herrin’s success on the Panigale V2 is not any imply feat, however there’s little question that Xavi Forés has the expertise required to satisfy the problem. A busy 2022 noticed the 37-year-old Spaniard compete in a number of championships, together with the FIM Enel MotoE World Championship for Pramac Racing. He additionally competed within the Endurance World Championship (EWC) for Workforce ERC Endurance Ducati, and within the ultimate three rounds of the WorldSBK Championship with the Barni Spark Racing Workforce aboard a Panigale V4 R superbike. He beforehand raced with Barni Racing Workforce Ducati in WorldSBK from 2016–2018, reaching six podiums. Over his profession, Forés has raced all kinds of equipment in a number of courses, which must be a bonus as he will get acquainted with Dunlop rubber and the distinctive challenges of American highway racing circuits.

Josh Herrin (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York – Ducati #2)
“I’m excited to return to the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship and be reunited with the group with whom I loved a lot success final yr. The MotoAmerica Superbike class is de facto aggressive, however I’m assured that my group can ship a bike able to profitable. I’m actually wanting ahead to swinging a leg over the factory-prepped Panigale V4 R superbike and sporting Ducati crimson for an additional yr.”

Xavi Forés (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York)
“Competing in MotoAmerica, particularly as a part of a powerful group like Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York, has been a objective of mine for a while. At this level in my racing profession, I’d like to attain wins and podiums in probably the most aggressive home championships. I’m additionally wanting ahead to persevering with my lengthy relationship with Ducati, a union that has given me many completely happy recollections through the years. It is going to be a giant problem: all the pieces—the tracks and the tires, particularly—will likely be unfamiliar, however I feel I’m equal to the duty. The Panigale V2 gained the title final yr with Josh Herrin, so I’m excited to be in the identical field with him and see if we will replicate a few of his success.”

Bobby Shek (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Workforce Principal)
“As soon as once more, Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York is proud to companion with Ducati Corse and Ducati North America to contest the 2023 MotoAmerica Mediallia Superbike and Supersport championships. We’re excited to have Josh Herrin again for an additional yr and to welcome Xavi Forés to the group. After Josh’s unimaginable success in Supersport in 2022, we’re wanting ahead to seeing what he can do on the brand new Panigale V4 R superbike. We’re certain he’ll placed on one other present for us all this yr! We’re additionally excited to welcome Xavi to the group. Xavi has been a fixture in world championship racing for a few years and he’s ridden for a number of the high groups. His want to race right here reveals that the standard of competitors in MotoAmerica hasn’t gone unnoticed. That additionally means we’ll have our work reduce out, however we wouldn’t have it some other manner.”

Jason Chinnock (CEO, Ducati North America)
“We welcome the world-class rider Xavi Florés to the HSBK Racing Ducati New York group,“ mentioned Chinnock. “Xavi’s expertise will assist him shortly adapt to the U.S. tracks and tires and we’re assured that he’ll proceed the momentum that Josh championed final season. Josh earned his seat for this yr’s Superbike program after debuting the dominance of the Panigale V2 in MotoAmerica’s Supersport Championship. We’re elated to have him aboard the 2023 Panigale V4 R difficult probably the most aggressive discipline in U.S. nationwide highway racing and placing on a present for our Ducatisti and highway racing followers alike,” mentioned Chinnock. “We thank Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York and our colleagues at Ducati Corse as we anticipate one other thrilling season.

2023 MotoAmerica Calendar
March Sep 11 Daytona Seaside Worldwide Speedway Daytona Seaside, Fla.
April 21-23 Highway Atlanta Braselton, GA
Might 19-21 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Ala.
June 2-4 Highway America Elkhart Lake, Wis.
June 23-25 Ridge Motorsports Park Shelton, Wash.
July 7-9 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, Calif.
July 28-30 Brainerd Worldwide Raceway Brainerd, Minn.
August 18-20 Pittsburgh Worldwide Race Complicated Wampum, Pa.
Sept. 8-10 Circuit of The Americas Austin, Texas
Sept. 22-24 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, N.J.

About Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York
Based in 2011, HSBK Racing partnered with Pennsylvanian dealership North American Warhorse/Ducati New York in 2020 to convey Ducati again to the forefront {of professional} Superbike competitors in North America.N

About MotoAmerica
For 2023, MotoAmerica enters its ninth season as North America’s premier highway racing championship.

MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership between three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Corridor of Famer, Wayne Rainey; former Vice President of Motorsports Operations on the Circuit of The Americas (COTA), and former Managing Director of Workforce Roberts in MotoGP, Chuck Aksland; Government Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Terry Karges; and power sector investor and businessman, Richard Varner.



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