Taylor Knapp/Ducati Detroit Ready To Defend Title At 3rd Annual “Barber Cup” Pro Challenge
Taylor Knapp and Ducati Detroit return to Barber Motorsports Park looking to repeat their 2018 victory in the Barber Cup Pro Challenge.
This year Knapp will be riding The Racing Factory’s (Portugal) Panigale R superbike, which is the same machine he won the WERA F1 National Championship race with in 2017.
With $10,000 up for grabs, there will be no shortage of fast, world class riders battling for the podium. Fellow competitors include current MotoAmerica racers and former World Champions Scott Russell (Boulder Motorsports/Pierobon X85), Geoff May (Ameris Bank/Factory EBR Superbike) and Steve Rapp (Iconic Motorsports/Panigale R) among several other top riders.
Taylor Knapp: “I can’t be any more excited about this year’s Barber Cup. It didn’t look like we were going to have a bike, but in the final hour it all came together. I can’t thank Aloisio Monteiro from The Racing Factory in Portugal enough. Without his bike we would not be here. Also, our title sponsor this year ABTEK made it all happen in a short period of time and for that I’m grateful. I’m very familiar with the Ducati Detroit team and we’re going to come out swinging. Those other boys on the high dollar bikes better be ready come race time, because we will be!”
Ducati Detroit is located in Birmingham, Michigan and is the only exclusive Ducati dealership in the State. The dealership opened in 2013 and has received the Top Sales Volume award in the Midwest Region from Ducati North America for all 6 years they’ve been open. Ducati Detroit would like to thank the following sponsors and partners:
ABTEK, The Racing Factory Portugal, Dainese/AGV, Sonic tools, Brembo, Spiegler, Dunlop, Superlite sprockets, KTech, Woolich racing and Von Zipper
ABTEK – Incorporated in 1986 as American Bankcard Processing, the Abtek name was trademarked in 1998 to reflect the company’s commitment to service and expertise in changing technology with credit card processing and retail solutions. Our founder’s goal was to set Abtek apart from it’s competitors by offering state-of-the-art products and unmatched service.
The Racing Factory is Portugal’s #1 rally motorsports team and factory. They compete in the ERC and support rally teams in Portugal as well as all of Europe. In the U.S. they also offer Superbike team support and rental options for racing and track riding. #theracingfactory