Mar 18, 2013
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From a press release
issued by GR Motosport
American Tommy Aquino and GR Motosport's WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R. He will race the machine in the 2013 British 1000cc Superstock Championship.
American Ace ‘Tommy Aquino’ joins Team WD-40
AMA rookie of the year and Daytona SportBike race winner Tommy Aquino will be racing in the British Superbike series for 2013.
Aquino will be riding number 31 on a GR Motosport-prepared Kawasaki ZX-10R in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship back by The WD-40 Company.
Tommy will ride alongside teammate Jon Railton #40 Superstock 1000 who won his first event last weekend at Brands Hatch.
The team plans to participate in the entire British series with an eye on the Superstock Championship Title.
Aquino brings with him the experience of running up front in one of the most competitive classes in motorcycling, 600cc Daytona SportBike and is looking forward the new challenge of riding the 1000cc machine.
Aquino will continue his long time relationship with Cortech leathers and Shoei Helmets in his new venture overseas.
Tommy Aquino: “It’s going to be a great year of racing and learning with Team WD-40. They are a great group of guys so between Jon and I we should be very competitive this year.”
Brent Gladwin: “We were looking for another great young rider to join Jon and Joe in Team WD40 we were introduced to Tommy via Geoff Crust and Wayne Rainey. Tommy’s history speaks for its self and the American affinity to WD40 made perfect sense. His arrival from the warmth of California to a very cold UK must have been a shock to the system for him. We can’t wait to see Tommy on a bike as soon as possible and are really looking forward to a great season.”
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