Newbury Park, CA. Manuel “Manu” Rivas, Spanish Supercross Champion and one of last season’s surprises in the AMA Supercross class, will be coming back to America in 2008. He will be racing thanks to the support of Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) and Synergy Racing Technologies (SRT).
The team will be working directly with Mike Fisher and Kawasaki to ensure that Manu has bikes and OEM replacement parts. Performance support will be provided through MDK Speed while Ross Maeda at Enzo will continue to provide state-of-the-art KYB suspension technology.
Manu is currently in Madrid, Spain and will be joining and training with his other WWR stable mates, AntonioBalbi and Andrew Guzman, in Riverside, CA. Manu and his family thank the Guzman Family for welcoming them into their home.
Manu made six of seven main events (he received the RacerX Gas Card in the other race) and was in 13th place overall when he returned to Spain in 2007. The team expects great results from Manu this year. Said Darrell Saldana, Race Director, “Manuel Rivas is hands down one of the top privateers in our sport. We have 15 support spots allocated in the WWR/DeCal Works Hog Haven program and it is our pleasure to select Manu in 2008.”
Rivas stated, “I have been training hard all summer and know that I’ve raised my game, to the point where I feel top 10 results are possible. In addition, it’s going to be a lot of fun working with the WWR program as they really want to help for the right reasons. I’m looking forward to 2008 and know the team and I will represent our sponsors, countries, and the privateer well. (rough translation from Spanish)
Manu will be involved in this year’s promotional program, which will feature a Weekly Spanish Q&A with Manu and Andrew Guzman. The Spanish speaking fans will be able to directly ask the riders questions and get insight into the lives of these privateers striving for greatness.
About Wonder Warthog Racing:
Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross. WWR is comprised of two distinct entities: the not for profit Team Warthog Foundation, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at supporting the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Enterprises (WWE), which focuses on merchandise and entertainment products based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character. The WWR website is at www.WonderWarthogRacing.com
About Synergy Racing Technologies:
Synergy Racing Technologies is a group of sponsors and individuals whose mission is to: conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at supporting the Privateers thus helping to progress the sport we love. SRT is focused on providing their riders with the best platform to succeed while making optimal use of race team resources to maximize sponsorship value.
Synergy Racing Technologies would like to acknowledge the continued support of its partners: Wonder Warthog Racing, MDK, P-LoK, No Fear, Motocrossgiant.com, Cytomax, Mastercraft, DeCal Works, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, DRD, Smooth Industries, Vortex, MyMotoSpace.com, Dana K Business Parks, MB2 Raceway, Beckermoto, CheapHousePayments.com, ThePlumberinc.com, winmoreraces.com, United Martial Arts, ICW. Each of these great companies shares a common belief — supporting programs aimed at helping to progress the sport we love. Synergy Racing Technologies welcomes you to “Support those that support our sport.
About MDK Motorsports and MDK Speed Equipment:
MDK Motorsports, LLC and MDK Speed Equipment, LLC are privately held companies and part of the MDK brand family of motocross related products and services. With 30 years of experience in Aerospace Engineering and a passion for high performance 4-stroke motocross bikes, MDK Speed Equipment delivers technology and products that have not been previously available to the general public.
AS 9003 aerospace manufacturing protocols are usedd, along with countless hours of dyno, flow bench, and track testing to enable MDK SE to provide products and services that deliver great performance and durability. MDK Motorsports and MDK Speed Equipment are located in San Jose, California. For more information go to www.mdkmoto.com or www.mdkspeed.com