After finishing seventh in the 2017 MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Series with a best finish of fourth at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Pure Attitude Racing’s Trevor Standish endured a difficult 2018 season in MotoAmerica’s Liqui Moly Junior Cup class. Undaunted, the lanky Georgian is hoping that an influx of additional sponsors and a switch to a Kawasaki Ninja 400 will give his program a major boost towards the front of the field in the 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship.
Standish, who will turn 18 next month, commented, “I have a great feeling coming into this year. We have some new sponsors on board that are just as excited to help us as we are to help them. Kent Soignier from GMD Computrack Atlanta has joined our program, and he brings with him years of knowledge and experience in bike geometry and suspension setup. Also, Orient Express and K-Tech Suspension have come on board this year, and they join our returning sponsors, which include Arai, Yoyodyne, Motion Pro, SBS, Core Moto, WRP, Superbike Unlimited, Yoshimura, and Roswell Bicycles.”
Off-season testing with the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 has been promising for Standish and his team. His father Dean said, “A cold and wet day in February at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway did not dampen our testing results. We were really happy with how quickly Trevor was able to get up to speed on the new Kawasaki Ninja 400. By the second session, he had already beaten his best previous laptime at Talladega by a full two seconds. We know we have more work to do to get Trevor and his bike ready for MotoAmerica, but it was really good to see how quickly he was able to connect to the bike and new equipment.”
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is Pure Attitude Racing’s home track, and it also happens to be where the 2019 MotoAmerica season begins on April 5-7. Standish is thankful that he is able to start his 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup campaign close to home and in front of his friends and family.