Josh Herrin, the newly crowned 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion, will ride a Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC Panigale V4 R Superbike at the 2022 MotoAmerica season finale September 23-25 at Barber Motorsports Park.
The announcement, however, came in a strange way.
Instead of making a big, separate announcement about Herrin racing in the MotoAmerica Superbike class at the finale, Ducati North America simply let the news out by including it in Herrin’s quote in its press release following MotoAmerica Supersport Race Two September 11 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
In the press release, Herrin was quoted as saying: “I’m happy to go into Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama and have a chance to ride the Ducati Panigale V4 SBK, which will be a real treat.”
Racing in Superbike is nothing new to the Californian, as he did so for many years of his career and he won the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Championship on a Yamaha. It will, however, be Herrin’s first time racing a Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbike.
Herrin’s teammate Danilo Petrucci, meanwhile, will be trying to capture the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on his Ducati Panigale V4 R at Barber Motorsports Park. He currently trails Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha’s Jake Gagne by four points.