MotoAmerica: More From The Mini Cup By Motul Races At PittRace

MotoAmerica: More From The Mini Cup By Motul Races At PittRace

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Forza GP:

Rossi Moor #92 Sweeps Round 2 190cc Class Races of MotoAmerica MiniCup by Motul

The ForzaGP Snipers Junior Team rider continues to lead the competition by taking pole position and winning heat and main races in the 190cc class.

Seattle, Washington – Rossi Moor (Portland, OR) again put the incredible performance of the Ohvale GP-0 and his raw talent on display during Round 2 of the MotoAmerica MiniCup by Motul series at Pitt Race by pushing the bike and PMT tires to the limit every lap.

The twelve-year old ForzaGP Snipers Junior Team rider secured pole position for the 190cc heat race with a blistering 1:00.237. After a restart due to a red flag incident, Rossi was able to get a good start off the line and gradually increased the gap over the rest of the field. The final margin of victory was 10.895, with Jesse James Shedden coming in second. For the main, Rossi got the hole shot and steadily pulled away, ultimately winning the fourteen-lap race with a 13.850 second margin of victory. Rossi lead the series in the 190cc class going into the final round.

The ForzaGP Snipers Junior Team was able to put a strong 190cc bike and solid setup under Rossi for the weekend. The team opted for a full front and rear Ohlins package for round two, rather than the stock DMN suspension used in round one. After some minor adjustments to gearing and geometry, Rossi’s confidence in the bike allowed him to push his race pace to consistent 1:00s.

“It was an awesome race weekend, but with some minor challenges,” Rossi explained. “No matter what happens, I always enjoy racing motorcycles. We were able to get a good setup on the bike through free practice, and I felt confident going into qualifying that I would be able to secure pole. Then I was able to keep the pace and win the heat and main races.

“Thank you to everybody who helped me throughout the weekend. Thanks to my managers, Nathan Fitzgerald with ForzaGP and Stefano Favaro with Snipers Junior Team. A very special thank you to the Banish family, my tech Ed Billet, my moto family Ed Enriquez, Kuni Matsudaira, and Rueben of 35 Motorsports! And of course, thank you to Dainese, AGV, and Ohvale USA.”

Team manager Nathan Fitzgerald commented on round two; “It’s very cool to see the MotoAmerica MiniCup series find its footing and evolve into a formidable testing ground for young racers. I’m seeing the other competitors really rise to the challenge and get very quick as their confidence increases. Even though Rossi had incredible pace, he’s always pushing for that extra tenth. He really wanted a :59 second lap, but in the end, we just needed to focus on consistency, which Rossi was able to accomplish. I think this is only the beginning for Rossi’s career and a very exciting future of motorsports in the US thanks to Ohvale and MotoAmerica.”

Round three of the MotoAmerica MiniCup by Motul will take place at Ridge Motorsports Park kart track in Shelton, Washington on August 28-29 during round five of the MotoAmerica Superbike series.

Founded in 2018, ForzaGP and its subsidiary, ForzaSBK, operate one of the largest Ohvale GP-0 fleets in the U.S. ForzaGP supports local racers and offers opportunities to train or race using fleet bikes, while ForzaSBK is the Pacific Northwest’s official Ohvale dealer and custom bike builder and tuner.

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