• Aprilia HSBK Racing Team Announces Rider Line-up For MotoAmerica

On the heels of its announcement signalling its intention to compete in the inaugural MotoAmerica season, Aprilia HSBK Racing has announced its rider lineup that will compete in the SuperStock 1000 class. With the new Aprilia RS4 serving as the team’s official ride this season, supporters of the team should be thrilled to know that Dustin Dominguez and Devon McDonough have both signed up as the team’s official riders, carrying with the fortunes of the Aprilia HSBK Racing ahead of the upcoming season.

In addition to Dominguez and McDonough, the team has also tapped the services of RSRacecraft’s Ronnie Saner to be its crew chief. Part of Saner’s task will be to help in engine development and technical services, ensuring that the team is up to task with the demands of the inaugural MotoAmerica season.

The hiring of Saner doesn’t come as a surprise to a lot of people. He’s already worked with Dominguez in the past and brings with him the experience that comes with being a grizzled veteran in the motor racing scene.

Things are definitely looking up for the Aprilia HSBK Racing team as it takes up its position as one of the teams competing to become the first ever MotoAmerica champion.

Click past the jump to read more about the Aprilia HSBK Racing Team’s driver lineup.

Why it matters

The Aprilia HSBK Racing Team picked up two quality riders to stake its fortune ahead of the 2015 MotoAmerica season.

Dustin Dominguez, for one, has some pretty strong credentials to his name. He has close to 30 regional championships under his belt and on top of that, he’s also won a handful of AMA Supersport races with pole positions added in for good measure. He may not be on the level of a MotoGP rider just yet, but Dominguez is an up-and-coming star that will definitely make some waves in the inaugural MotoAmerica season.

Joining him on the starting grid will be Devon McDonough, a 19-year old hotshot who spent the 2014 season competing - and winning - in OMRRA, WERA, and AFM. Unlike Dominguez who has ridden with Aprilia in the past, McDonough is a top prospect that a lot of racing teams have been eyeing before Aprilia basically won the rights to his signature.

Aprilia HSBK team principal Bobby Shek now has a complete lineup ahead of
MotoAmerica. “I believe in our bikes, crew, and riders and know that they will be able to bring the results we are expecting,” he said in a statement. “We have been campaigning to run the Aprilia RSV4 for three seasons and it’s great to see the hard work pay off and to have built such a great support network in the process. Our riders boast impressive resumes and have a wealth of untapped potential. I can’t wait to see what the season has in store.”

So do I, Shek. So do I.

Source: Road Racing World

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