Corona, CA¿There have been plenty of rumors circulating in the industry as to whether or not Troy Lee Designs has a Supermoto Team in the works or not. Well it’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag and confirm all the rumors¿¿ Team Troy Lee Designs is a reality!
Mounted on Honda CRF450’s, our team will consist of 3 marquee riders, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Ward and Troy Lee. Riding bikes built by former Factory Honda mechanic, Chad Watts in conjunction with Pro Circuit. The Team will be traveling to each event in the official Team Troy Lee Designs “Supermoto-Home” pulling a prototype 24′ box trailer provided by Sponsors Giant RV and Weekend Warrior. Other officially confirmed sponsors at this time include Timex Corporation, American Honda, and Mattel Hot Wheels.
Supermoto is the latest rage to hit the professional racing scene since Supercross. Born from the made for ABC TV “Superbikers” events run in the late 1970’s, and a racing segment with a huge following in Europe. Supermoto is a blend of on-&-off-road competition that runs on a track consisting of both pavement and dirt. Courses are approximately 80% pavement and 20% dirt with at least one jump incorporated into the track. The average course is between .6 and 1.1 miles in length, with a mix of tight turns, fast straights, and at least one man made jump.
The 2003 AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship will consist of six rounds with the inaugural event run in conjunction with the AMA Superbike Championship event at Laguna Seca Raceway July 11th through the 13th.
“We are so excited about the whole program! To have my good friends Jeff and Jeremy on board is a dream come true! What better way to establish our first professional race team than with these two guys? They have 15 major AMA championships between them, and hopefully we can add a couple more! I’m looking forward to some good racing and just having a whole lot of fun!” says Troy Lee.
Troy, Jeff, Jeremy, and the entire staff of Troy Lee Designs would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions and efforts to assist us in pulling this exceptional race program together.
Troy Lee Designs is a major supplier of premium motorcycle, ATV, and bicycle competition apparel designed for the “World’s Fastest Racers”, as well as the most recognized custom helmet paint shop on the planet.
For additional company information visit our web site at www.troyleedesigns.com.