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Satellite Team Trackhouse Racing Enters MotoGP with a Bang!
In a surprising turn of events, the American outfit, Trackhouse Racing, has taken over the grid slots previously occupied by the now-defunct RNF Racing team for the upcoming MotoGP season. The demise of RNF was due to repeated infractions and breaches that tarnished the public image of MotoGP.
A Controversial Unveiling Sparks Excitement
The unveiling of Trackhouse Racing’s new livery on Friday night in Los Angeles left fans in awe. The eye-catching red, white, and blue color scheme is an evolution of the design showcased when they first announced their entry into MotoGP back in December. This bold move signifies their determination to make a mark on this prestigious racing series.
A New Partnership Forms between Aprilia and Trackhouse
This new era sees Trackhouse forming a closer working relationship with Aprilia than its predecessor had. As Aprilia’s satellite outfit, Trackhouse will retain all previous personnel and structure from RNF, including talented riders Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez.
An Ambitious Season Ahead for Oliveira
Miguel Oliveira faces an exciting year ahead as he gears up to ride a factory bike for Trackhouse in the upcoming season. Previously limited by running two-year-old RS-GPs with mediocre results under RNF, Oliveira’s move to Trackhouse promises to provide him with better machinery and support.
Trackhouse Racing Joins MotoGP’s Push into the North American Market
MotoGP is expanding its presence in the North American market, and Trackhouse Racing aims to capitalize on this opportunity. With former NBA chief Dan Rossomondo now leading Dorna as Chief Commercial Officer, there is a clear push for growth in this key region.
A Penalty Looms over Oliveira
Prior to their debut race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin for the Americas GP, Trackhouse already faces a minor setback. Miguel Oliveira carries a penalty from last season after a collision during the Qatar GP resulted in a long lap penalty. Unfortunately, an injury forced him out of competition for the remainder of 2023 which means he will have to serve his penalty at the start of this new campaign.
A Competitive Season Lies Ahead
The introduction of Trackhouse Racing adds even more excitement and competition to an already thrilling sport. With Gresini, factory Ducati squad, VR46, and now Trackhouse unveiling their liveries for 2024 within weeks of each other, fans eagerly anticipate what these teams bring to the table as they go head-to-head on tracks around the world.