Jan 19, 2011
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Campbell, CA January 19th- GP Bike Parts Racing will re-sign AMA Top Gun Champion Tyler O'Hara to compete in the Daytona Sportbike series and is proud to announce Jett Chandler as a new team rider to contest the Supersport West Division championship.
"After a very successful 2010 AMA season with Tyler we are excited to compete with him in the Sportbike series this year," notes GP Bike Parts Racing team owner Ameen Sajjadi. "He has been training extensively in the off season, both physically and mentally, and we know he is ready for the new challenges ahead." Moreover Sajjadi comments, "We are also looking forward to working with Jett this season in the Supersport class, seeking another championship. As the team grows we can only expect great things."
O'Hara who will make his debut in the Daytona Sportbike class in March at the legendary Daytona International Speedway says, "I like the intensity Sportbike will bring this year because I like battling for every point. The harder it is to achieve, the more I want it. I know our race program is getting better and better and I am really excited about the new challenges."
Jett, who will be making his first AMA appearance also in Florida states, "I am looking forward to going pro this year, racing Supersport with the GP Bike Parts Racing team. I know I will try my best, learning from every experience and expecting the unexpected. I look forward to a fun season."
Along with the two rider team, GP Bike Parts Racing has developed a rider support program that will give trackside race support to two AMA West Division Supersport riders.
One of the two riders is young gun Travis Ohge who had his first AMA pro race last year at Infineon raceway the day he turned 16. Never riding on the track before Travis finished a respectable 6th place. Oghe comments, "I am super excited to work with a team that has so many young and talented riders, I am hoping to get a couple wins and with the teams support program I know I can contest for a national title."
Having much experience within the local club racing scene and on a national level, Sebastiao Ferreira is the second rider part of the rider support program, who will also be seeking to finish at the top of his class in the Supersport series. "I know that it's not going to be easy with the amount of talent in the league, but I have been working extra hard during the off season to prepare. I thank God for the opportunity to work with Ameen and his team this year. I have faith that I can rise to the many expectations placed before me," says Ferreira.
For more info about the team and the riders please visit Gpbikepartsracing.com
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