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Jan 17, 2001

Corbin To Back Filice And World Sports In AMA 250cc Grand Prix

World Sports will field Jimmy Filice in the 2001 AMA 250cc Grand Prix Series with backing from Mike Corbin, a manufacturer of custom motorcycle seats and electric vehicles. The official team name will be Team Corbin Racing.

World Sports owner James Siddall, himself a former racer, will manage the effort and has signed Ed Toomey as race engineer and Mike Montoya Sr. as mechanic.

The combination of Filice and Toomey won the AMA 250cc Grand Prix Championship in 1991 and 1993.

Filice has won 23 AMA 250cc Grand Prix races as well as winning one 250cc World Championship Grand Prix race at Laguna Seca and winning a Ducados Open 250cc race at Jerez. He has also won four AMA Grand National dirt track races.

World Sports won the AMA 250cc Grand Prix Championship with rider Chuck Sorensen in 1999 and 2000. Sorensen is now riding for GP Tech Yamaha in the AMA series.