The following is from Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York…
Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York is proud to announce two key partners in the assault of the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series: global parts distributor Parts Unlimited and Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino Resort.
“Our partnership with Parts Unlimited and Mount Airy Casino Resort are real signs that road racing in the U.S. is headed in a good direction,” says team principal Bobby Shek. “Parts Unlimited is involved in racing and MotoAmerica, so we are excited that they are back supporting a Ducati effort, something that hasn’t been done since the time of the Ducati 999R!”
“The team at Parts Unlimited is excited to be ‘supporting the sport’ with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York and Mount Airy Casino Resort,” said Jeff Derge, Vice President of Sales at Parts Unlimited. “We look forward to an exciting year of racing.”
Mount Airy Casino Resort, Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four Diamond-rated casino, is also excited to debut as a sponsor in the world of motorcycle road racing.
“We are very excited to enter into this partnership with Ducati New York, as we see many synergies between these two luxury brands and share demographics with high-end clientele,” said Glenn Cademartori, Vice President of Marketing at Mount Airy Casino Resort. “With the resurgence in guests visiting from New York City, southern New York, and northern New Jersey, this partnership makes perfect sense to us for continued growth in these markets.”
Team manager Eraldo Ferracci commented, “It’s great to see these two powerhouses supporting the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York team. As Bobby and I have said since day one, the ultimate goal is to have Ducati fight for a title. This type of support will help us achieve our mission.”
Piloting the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V4 R during the nine-round Superbike Series is 28-year-old Frenchman Loris Baz, who spent three years in MotoGP (2015-2017) and six years in World Superbike (2012-2014; 2018-2020). During the 2020 WorldSBK season, Baz scored four podiums and finished the season eighth overall, the second-best of independent riders. Throughout his WorldSBK career, he achieved two wins, two poles, 18 podiums, and three fastest laps.
The team is powered by Warhorse HSBK Racing, North American Warhorse, Ducati New York, and Horsepower HD.