RBoM Racing, based in Raleigh, NC, has been resurrected with some new misfits and, like all things racing, doesn’t seem to be getting any smarter. The purse money up for grabs in the N2/WERA National Endurance Series is way too good to be sitting on the sidelines, so RBoM Racing is dusting off an old Suzuki SV650 and headed to Road Atlanta for round 1 of the series. Giacomo Manera and Ryan Wolfe have been recruited for the riding duties as RBoM Racing looks to take on the seasoned Lightweight teams with this talented pair of young riders.
23-year-old Italian transplant Giacomo Manera, now residing in Greenville, SC, comes from a background of downhill bicycle racing and professional Supermoto racing, both in the US and Italy. With only limited road racing experience under his belt, Manera graduated to Expert status halfway through his 2022 novice season and is looking to build up his road racing resume with some endurance racing seat time.
Ryan Wolfe, an 18-year-old hailing from Mechanicsville, MD, was Giacomo’s archnemesis in 2022 as they battled for race wins on similarly prepared Suzuki SV650s. Although Manera chose to go Expert before the end of the 2022 season, Wolfe completed his Novice season with multiple Regional and National WERA Championships, including several wins at the 2022 WERA Grand National Finals. For 2023, in addition to contesting the N2/WERA National Endurance series, Wolfe is testing the waters in several East Coast MotoAmerica Twins Cup races against some of the best twins riders in the country.
Manera and Wolfe recently completed a successful test at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and should pose a serious threat for the Lightweight class win at Road Atlanta. The VIR test caught the eye of some savvy observers and trackday participants and an incentive-based support deal has been put together to put the pressure on Giacomo and Ryan to finish well. As the motto goes for endurance racing, “plan for the worst, hope for the best.” The RBoM Racing effort is back in full swing in support of the N2/WERA National Endurance series.
RBoM Racing seems to have been around longer than it should have but is still enthusiastic about Lightweight Twins racing. With various levels of support from companies like Kaufman Trailers, Blud Lubricants, DP Brakes, and potentially others, expectations are high and the results will speak for themselves.
N2 Trackdays has a practice/trackday event on Thursday May 25th before the first 4-hour race of the N2/WERA National Endurance series kicks off at 1:00pm Eastern Time on Friday May 26th. The weather forecast could not be better and RBoM Racing expects to take home its share of that free money!