Posted: 12 Dec 2013
Erik Buell Racing will become the first ever American manufacturer to enter the World Superbike series in 2014 as Team Hero EBR step up from the American Superbike championship AMA.
It’s long been rumoured EBR was planning to make the step up to the World Series in 2014 although there were doubts about whether the EBR 1190RX would meet homologation requirements. However the recent announcement confirms the team’s entry with the experienced rider line up of Geoff May and Aaron Yates.
Both riders have ridden in the American championships for a number of seasons, with May taking a podium on the EBR machine in 2012 on his way to fifth in the championship. Yates, who has over twenty years racing experience, joined the squad in 2013 and finished eighth in the championship, one point ahead of May.
At the head of the team will be Claudio Quintarelli (Team Owner) and Giulio Bardi (Team Manager).
“More than three decades of racing, engineering, and manufacturing experience goes into every EBR motorcycle” said Erik Buell, a former racer.
“The EBR 1190RX has some very unique engineering technology and how to optimize this for each race series is something that takes time to learn. With the winter testing ban, we will have to wait and see where we are in terms of current pace and performance. Nobody is expecting podiums but we will be hard at work, learning and improving. We are confident EBR will bring a fun and exciting story to the series and know the results will come.”