Rodio Racing and Warhorse HSBK Racing Partner for 2022
Rodio Racing is proud to announce its partnership with Warhorse HSBK Racing for the MotoAmerica 2022 Race Season.
The partnership will put SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup front runner Gus Rodio, and returning two-time Twins Cup race winner Anthony Mazziotto on Warhorse HSBK Racing-prepped Aprilia RS 660 machines. Rodio is adding this additional class while also competing in the Junior Cup for 2022.
“We’ve seen the level of professionalism Rodio Racing has brought to the paddock over the years, understand the success Mazziotto has had in the class, and appreciate the value of teamwork.” HSBK Racing principal Bobby Shek said. “We have a long history with Aprilia Racing and it was in our best interest to make sure this brand gets the recognition it deserves in the MotoAmerica paddock. It seemed natural to extend our family to the Rodio Racing team, and give them the support they deserve with the Aprilia platform.” In its maiden year, the Aprilia RS 660 won more than half the Twins Cup races last season.
Rodio and Mazziotto have been long time friends on and off the track, with Mazziotto serving as a mentor for several years. The pair both live in Hammonton, New Jersey, train together and share pits whenever their schedules allow.
“It’s an obvious fit for us,” Kevin Rodio, team owner at Rodio Racing said. “We’ve known Mazz since our NJMiniGP days, so this is just a natural evolution. Having Warhorse HSBK Racing trust us with their Twins Cup program means a lot to us, and we’re excited to get the season started.”
When asked about doing double-duty between Junior Cup and Twins, Gus was nothing but excited. “I’ve only raced the Aprilia one weekend at Daytona so far, but it was a killer weekend, and I just want more,” he said. “You have to ride each bike a bit differently, but what racer doesn’t want more seat time, more competition and more opportunity in a race weekend?”
As for Mazziotto, “Gus is like my little bro, and I’m beyond stoked to be sharing the track with him. Kevin has always been a source of support for my racing, and I’m grateful Warhorse HSBK Racing is giving us the opportunity to attack the Twins class together.”
Catch the new team at Daytona International Speedway for the MotoAmerica season opener on March 10th.