The now all-American Racing Team unveils last week the 2022 livery during the presentation at the team estate in Hidden Hills, California, along with the start of an exciting new project.
In an event hosted by TV personality Barry Weiss, riders Cameron Beaubier and Sean Dylan Kelly revealed the brand-new graphics on their red, white and blue 2022 machines to a host of special guests, including family and friends of the team as well as sponsors and journalists.
To round off the week, Cameron, Sean, and the rest of the team took part in several days of filming across various famous locations in the ‘Sunshine State,’ including the Mulholland Highway and the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, for promotional purposes as well as a new special feature – soon to be revealed.
The team is also proud to announce the beginning of a brand-new venture: a dedicated home & training facility of the American Racing Academy.
The American Racing Academy Farm is a 10-acre property located next to the iconic Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Once constructed, it will include oval and TT flat track circuits, a motocross track, as well as accommodation facilities.
This ambitious project will serve the Academy Riders in their training and be capable of hosting a number of Pro riders from across the globe for special training camps. Updates on its progress to follow.
Eitan Butbul – Team Owner
“After only three years, we have achieved our mission. In 2018, we started something special, sometimes I say sometime ‘by mistake’ because I didn’t plan to be in the position I am today as a team owner!
We didn’t call the team ‘American Racing’ just because we’re from the US. The purpose was to eventually have a team for American riders and build a platform that allows American talent to come into the World Championship, and this year, after many years, it’s finally happened – we have two American riders directly from MotoAmerica.
That’s why we decided to have an ‘unconventional and special’ team launch, let’s say, to celebrate properly, for the first time here in Los Angeles. This is our home and our life and it’s nice to combine what we are doing in our day-to-day life with racing.
Also, we are very exciting for our new project of building the home of the American Racing Academy in Austin, Texas. This is something we’ve been thinking to do since we start with the Academy and was a long shot but the opportunity came and we decided to move forward with the project.
The Farm will allow us to have a proper training facility, to have training camps for the Academy riders and the option to invite Pro racers to special events.”
Cameron Beaubier – Rider #6
“I’m definitely looking forward to the year. Last season, we had some really good moments but it was also really tough. We had a lot of crashes but a couple of top fives as well and a handful of top-10s. I’m pumped to have Sean on the team too and it to be two Americans, but I must admit that it feels a little weird because coming up in racing, I was always the young gun that had older teammates. But now, it’s reversed on me! I’d been teammates with Josh Hayes in the past and I had a chance to learn a lot from him, but now the roles are reversed. I’m so excited about the next year, and I hope to make everyone proud.”
Sean Dylan Kelly – Rider #4
“It’s a dream come true for me. This is something that felt really far away only a year ago. Right now, it still feels unreal for me to be looking at this beautiful bike with my new number four on it – even though I always raced with #40. We know how life and careers go up and down, and it felt like something hard to reach, but last year was unbelievable and I achieved one of my goals to be national champion. Then, shortly after, I signed with the team for Moto2™! My family and I, we dreamed of this since I was a kid starting out racing at five years old! I want to say a huge thanks to team owners, Eitan & Avner, and John Hopkins of course for everything, and I’m really excited to get going!”