Giaccmoto Racing will field a two-rider team in the 2024 BellissiMoto Twins Cup Championship, with incumbent rider Dominic Doyle joined by newcomer Sonya Lloyd. Both riders will be aboard Giaccmoto Racing-prepared Yamaha YZF-R7 motorcycles with full support from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. The announcement was made by Chuck Giacchetto, owner of Giaccmoto Racing and Giaccmoto LLC.
This will be Doyle’s second year working with Giacchetto and his third year of racing a Yamaha R7 in the Twins Cup Championship. The South African-born rider finished fourth in the final standings last year with five podiums on the season highlighted by a win in race one at Ridge Motorsports Park. Doyle began his MotoAmerica road racing career in 2017 and previously competed in both the Junior Cup and Supersport Championships.
“I am super-excited to be back on board a Giaccmoto-prepared Yamaha R7 for 2024,” Doyle said. “I think we learned a lot from last year that we can use to have a strong season in Twins Cup class in 2023. I can’t thank Chuck Giacchetto enough for the opportunities he has given me, and I’m determined to bring him and the team the results we deserve.”
Lloyd steps up to the Twins Cup Championship after a successful year in the Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. (BTR) program. The Georgian, who will graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in Bioengineering this May, finished as runner-up in the BTR final standings after reaching the podium in all but one of the seven races on the season. Lloyd finished 2023 with a three-race runner-up streak in her very first season as a motorcycle road racer.
Lloyd said, “I am incredibly excited to join Chuck Giacchetto and the Giaccmoto Racing team for a full Twins Cup season. This past year, as a part of the BTR program, it was my first season in road racing after coming from a flat tracking background. I was able to grow as a racer by leaps and bounds. With nothing but success with the team at our first two tests on the Yamaha R7 so far, I am confident that there will be exciting results and growth this season, as well. This is a big opportunity for me, and I look forward to putting my best foot forward with Chuck and the team.”
Looking forward to the season Giacchetto commented, “This is going to be a great season for Giaccmoto Racing. Dom is back after a really good 2023, and we expect him to notch even better results this year after the valuable experience he gained with our team aboard the Yamaha R7 last year. Also, we’re happy to welcome Sonya to the team. She advanced her road racing skills by leaps and bounds in BTR, and it’s going to be exciting to help her improve her racecraft even more in 2024. The Yamaha R7 is the perfect step-up for her, and we’re looking forward to getting the season under way.”
Tom Halverson, Assistant Department Manager, Racing, at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. added “All of us at Yamaha are pleased to be able to offer our support to Giaccmoto Racing. We’ve had a close and very productive relationship with Chuck Giacchetto for more than a decade, and he and his riders always do a great job showcasing our brand and motorcycles in MotoAmerica competition. We’re looking forward to cheering them on and supporting them this coming season.”
Giaccmoto Racing and riders Dominic Doyle and Sonya Lloyd will be in action starting on March 7 through 9 at Daytona International Speedway as they compete in two Twins Cup feature races at the “World Center of Racing.” Along with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Giaccmoto Racing is supported by Attack Performance, BARTCON Racing, Bowstone Metal Fabrication, Core Moto USA, Coronado Rentals, Divergent Works, GBRacing, GMD Computrack, Öhlins, RK Excel America, Suter Racing Products, VP Fuels, World Wide Bearings, and Yoshimura R&D of America.
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