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Jan 5, 2011

Updated: Muresan To Join Parkalgar Honda World Supersport Effort

Robert Muresan, a 19-year-old Romanian, will join the Parkalgar Honda Supersport World Championship team in 2011 and race in PTR Romania colors, according to the official website of the Championship, www.worldsbk.com.

Muresan made his International racing debut in 2007 by competing in the FIM 125cc GP World Championship. That year his best finish was a 16th at Donington Park. Muresan continued in the series in 2008, achieving a best finish of 21st at Valencia.

In 2009, he switched to the Supersport World Championship and rode a Triumph Daytona 675 in seven rounds for Team MS Romania Racing, scoring a best finish of 16th at Brno and again at Misano. Last year, Muresan only did a single race, a European Superstock 600cc event at Valencia, where he finished 14th.

"Romania does not have any team or rider competing at the top of the World Championships," Parkalgar Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster was quoted as saying by www.worldsbk.com. "Our aim is to change that. We are setting up PTR Romania to cater to the performance motorcycle market and bring our class leading tuning service to the country. We have identified a young talented rider from Romania to take to World Championship success, his name is Robert Muresan. It is critical for us to expand into Romania and that means nurturing a local racer to the very top, something we have a proud record of achieving. We are working with Romanian business and partners to develop this project and are looking forward to putting Romania on the map of World Championship motorcycle racing."