Nov 25, 2013
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From a press release
issued by American Green Technology:
Gino Rea (8) in action during the 2013 FIM Moto2 World Championship.
South Bend, Indiana – American Green Technology® (AGT) is marketing internationally to a worldwide audience in 2014 as the title sponsor of one of the racing teams in the Moto2 division of the MotoGP, which is considered the premier motorcycle racing World Championship. Motorcycle racing is recognized as an elite sporting event dominated by names like Honda, Yamaha and Ducati. The MotoGP Championship consists of an eighteen-race series across fourteen countries starting in Qatar, crossing Spain, France, Italy, Germany, stopping in Austin and Indianapolis in the U.S., hitting Australia, Japan and ending in Valencia. Rich in history, it is the oldest motorsport championship in the world entering its 65th year having started in 1949.
According to Danny Bogar, CEO of AGT, the combination of that rich history and the innovations in technology that are required to compete at an elite level, is how he sees AGT transforming the lighting industry, “Competing in business and sports is like anything else, you have to stay in the game and anticipate your next move and your competitors’ next move. Build a better bike or your competitor will build a better, faster bike. I like the parallels. It’s a fun sport that draws an international audience. We are happy to be a part of it.’
Dave Peterson, President and CEO of World Motors, Inc., based out of Austin, Texas, has joined forces with Team Director, Martin R de Rooy, in conjunction with Dave and Gino Rea of Rea Racing, to create the team called World Motors Rea Racing, which will be the only American-based Moto2 World Motorcycle Grand Prix Racing Team.
“We are excited to support our partner and rider Gino Rea in his quest for Moto2 glory in the 2014 World Championship,” states Peterson. “We’d like to thank AGT for all of their support and sponsorship. We look forward to a fun-filled and successful campaign”
World Motors Rea Racing rider Gino Rea is off to a promising start in his career. After debuting in Moto2 in 2012, he found the podium with a second place finish in Malaysia. Unfortunately, his team withdrew just before the 2013 season and he was forced to run his own team and budget. Gino joined forces with the Montáže Brož European Superstock 600 team for the latter part of the 2013 season, benefitting from a more professional set up and the support of a bigger crew. However, Gino’s talent had not gone unnoticed to other teams and was invited to cover for an injured rider in the Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team. Despite the challenge of getting to know a new bike, Gino more than proved his worth, scoring the team four valuable Moto2 World Championship points and delivering their best performances of the season.
Gino had this to say about the new partnership, “I couldn’t be any happier right now! 2013 was a difficult year for me and I’m over the moon that my hard work has brought me this amazing opportunity. Joining forces with Dave Peterson of World Motors Inc. and Martin R. de Rooy with the support of AGT (American Green Technology), to race in the full Moto2 Championship as a permanent team is just incredible. I am so grateful and I can’t wait to get started. It’s a very exciting time for us. We have worked extremely hard to make this happen and I believe we have the potential to do great things in 2014.”
Peterson further states, “After years of dreaming about this, it’s wonderful to see it become a reality. I’ve always had such a great passion for MotoGP. With Gino’s considerable talent and AGT’s quest for world markets, the decision to form a world class Moto2 Grand Prix team was easy and finally a realization of my dreams.”
The 2014 MotoGP season kicks off at Losail International Circuit on March 23, 2014 in Qatar.