MotoAmerica: Rodio Racing Fielding Di Mario, Rodio In Twins Cup

MotoAmerica: Rodio Racing Fielding Di Mario, Rodio In Twins Cup

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Rodio Racing - Powered by Robem Engineering:

Rodio Racing – Powered by Robem Engineering to field Gus Rodio, Alessandro Di Mario in 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup

2023 Twins Cup runner-up, 2022 MotoAmerica Talent Cup champion to vie for Twins Cup title aboard Aprilia RS 660s

Rodio Racing – Powered by Robem Engineering riders finished second and third in the 2023 MotoAmerica Twins Cup standings, and the team is aiming to go one step higher in 2024 with returning rider Gus Rodio and accomplished Twins Cup rookie Alessandro Di Mario.

The team will field two Aprilia RS 660s at all six MotoAmerica Twins Cup rounds this year.

2023 marked Gus Rodio’s first full season competing in Twins Cup, and he put in a stellar rookie campaign. Despite adverse circumstances at a couple rounds, Rodio produced some very strong performances and finished the season with three wins and seven additional podium finishes in 14 races. The 19-year-old from Hammonton, N.J., also was the runner-up in the 2022 MotoAmerica Junior Cup.

“I’m super excited to be back with the Robem-Rodio team for 2024,” Gus Rodio said. “We had a lot of success in 2023, and things just clicked. Last year we just came up short on a championship, so I felt like it was the right move to have another go at it. I can’t wait to use everything I learned last season toward our championship effort this year.”

Though Di Mario is new to Twins Cup competition, the Lexington, Ky., resident boasts a formidable racing resume at just 15 years of age. He started road racing in 2019 and was named the 2020 AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year. He followed that accomplishment by earning the 2022 Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award and clinching the 2022 North American Talent Cup title. He made his MotoAmerica debut in the Junior Cup in 2023, scored two podium finishes at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex round and finished eighth in the class standings.

 

Alessandro Di Mario (79). Photo by Sara Chappell Photos, courtesy Rodio Racing.
Alessandro Di Mario (79). Photo by Sara Chappell Photos, courtesy Rodio Racing.

“I’m really excited that I’ll be racing in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup series this year with Rodio Racing – Powered by Robem Engineering on an Aprilia RS 660,” Di Mario said. “I am very proud to race alongside Gus and be part of the team.  Thank you to Matt [Spicer], Kevin [Rodio] and Aprilia for giving me this great opportunity. I will do my best to get the best results possible. This year, the Twins Cup will be a really competitive championship with a lot of fast riders. I will have to try my best every step of the way.”

The 2024 edition of the MotoAmerica Twins Cup features 12 races at six rounds. The season kicks off March 7-9 at the world-famous Daytona International Speedway, followed rounds at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. (April 19-21), Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. (May 17-19), Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (May 31-June 2), Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn. (June 14-16) and Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (Sept. 13-15).

To follow Rodio and Di Mario’s 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup title chase, subscribe to MotoAmerica’s live streaming service, MotoAmerica Live Plus. Subscribers can watch races in all MotoAmerica classes live or on-demand, as well as view highlights, interviews and races from years past. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live Plus, visit http://motoamericaliveplus.com.

Rodio Racing – Powered by Robem Engineering’s technical partners for the 2024 season include Spellcaster Productions, Luxestar VIP, Geoscape Solar, MAR Contractors, Blud Lubricants, Spiegler Performance, Woodcraft Technologies, Dymag Performance Wheels, Millennium Technologies, Sprint Filter, Dunlop, SC Project, MVR Endeavor, GRG Designs, REB Graphics, NGK Spark Plugs, EvolveGT and N2 Racing.

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