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LaVaughn Montgomery Daniel will campaign the Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology project Aprilia RS250 in the 2001 Aprilia Cup Challenge Series, run at Formula USA Series events. Daniel, 29, of Chino Hills, California, won the 1999 WSMC 125cc Grand Prix Championship and finished second in the 1998 NASB 125cc Grand Prix Series, riding a Honda RS125. Daniel was also the first woman to win a WSMC race for production-based motorcycles, on a Yahama FZR400 in 1996.
The motorcycle Daniel will ride in 2001 carried John Hopkins to the 1999 Aprilia Cup Challenge Championship. In 2000, Aaron Clark rode the machine in the final round of the series, to clinch the 2000 Aprilia Cup Challenge Championship. A series of articles in Roadracing World detailed the races run by Hopkins and Clark, including machine set-up. A similar set of articles will chronicle Daniel's adventures on the machine.
"I'm really excited about competing in the entire Formula USA Series on this proven, title-winning motorcycle," said Daniel. "It's a great series and I'm sure it's going to be fun."