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Mar 2, 2019

MotoAmerica: Richie Escalante Returning With Hudson Motorcycles And HB Racing For 2019 Supersport Championship

Richie Escalante (54), as seen during the 2018 season. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Hudson Motorcycles is thrilled to return to the MotoAmerica Paddock with Richie Escalante on a Yamaha R6. With a renewed drive the team has their eyes set on the 2019 Supersport Championship Title. The team is excited to partner with HB Racing’s Humberto Baca who is returning to the paddock after a two year hiatus.

"I'm excited to be back in MotoAmerica with Hudson Motorcycles and Richie Escalante for the 2019 series. With the field of racers competing in the SuperSport Championship, it may turn out to be the premier class for fans to watch. With the return of American and former World Championship contender PJ Jacobsen. former SuperSport contender Bobby Fong and 2018 SuperSport runner up Hayden Gillim; the competition will be exceptional."-Humberto Baca

The 2018 season was Hudson’s first in the MotoAmerica paddock, where Escalante finished 6th overall, with 2 podium finishes. During the off-season the team has been focusing on streamlining their program to focus on the championship. The team is pleased to announce Curtice Thom as their crew chief for this season and know that his invaluable expertise will help them advance in this year against some strong competitors.

“Following the immediate success we had at a post season test, I am positive the new team chemistry will provide Richie with the opportunities his talent is due. Returning to the duties of crew chief, I look forward to working hard and listening to the whole team’s input as we strive to win a championship. “ Curtice Thom

Alongside HB Racing, Hudson Motorcycles is proud to have partnered with exceptionally strong parts suppliers in the industry. Akrapovic Exhaust has joined Hudson supplying the team with all of their exhaust needs for 2019. Vortex EK has returned and been a strong supplier for the race team as well as their brick and motor service shop. Hudson Motorcycles would also like to thank Motion Pro, Sprint Filters, Vesrah, Pitbull, Capit Performance, Lighttech, T.A.W Performance, BelRay Lubricants, DynoJet, Galfer USA, ZeroGravity for all their efforts in the off-season to put our 2019 program together. 

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