A new team in MotoGP

A new team in MotoGP

Following the exclusion of the RNF team due to financial problems, the American Trackhouse Racing team, powered by Aprilia, will make its MotoGP debut in 2024 with Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez as drivers.

Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez were waiting, they now have a team. The Portuguese driver and the Spanish driver found themselves without handlebars the day after the last Grand Prix of the season, following the exclusion of their team, RNF, due to financial problems. But both men were confident, as rumors in the paddock pointed to a probable takeover by an American millionaire.

The news was made official this Tuesday: Trackhouse Racing will be the eleventh team on the MotoGP grid for the 2024 season. Created in 2020 and based in North Carolina, the team belongs in particular to the rapper Pitbull and until then it officiated in the Nascar Cup Series , the largest automobile competition in the United States (36 races this season). But she will therefore embark on the motorcycle adventure next year, with an Aprilia engine.

“Helping the growth and amplification of this extraordinary sport”

“Joining the MotoGP World Championship is a very exciting step for our young company. From day one, Trackhouse has strived to identify unique and compelling opportunities in motorsport and being able to expand to a global series like MotoGP represents an important step in the expansion of the business. We believe deeply in the mission of Dorna (the promoter of MotoGP) and are committed to bringing something new and exciting to the championship while working hard to help grow and amplify this extraordinary sport for millions of new people. fans across North America and beyond,” said Trackhouse Racing founder and owner Justin Marks. You have to go back to 2013 to see an American team in MotoGP. If the bike presented this Tuesday in Milan displayed the American flag, we will have to wait until the February tests at Sepang in Malaysia to see the Trackhouse Racing livery. And find out if she can join the fight for points, knowing that Oliveira and Fernandez have just finished 17th and 20th in the 2023 season.

The 2024 MotoGP grid

Aprilia (Aprilia manufacturer) : Maverick Vinales (ESP) and Aleix Espargaro (ESP)
Ducati (Ducati) : Enea Bastianini (ITA) and Francesco Bagnaia (ITA)
Pramac (Ducati) : Franco Morbidelli (ITA) and Jorge Martin (ESP)
Gresini (Ducati) : Alex Marquez (ESP) et Marc Marquez (ESP)
VR46 (Ducati) : Fabio Di Giannantonio (ITA) and Marco Bezzechi (ITA)
LCR (Honda) : Johann Zarco (FRA) et Takaaki Nakagami (JAP)
Honda (Honda) : Luca Marini (ITA) and Joan Mir (ESP)
Tech3 (KTM) : Augusto Fernandez (ESP) and Pedro Acosta (ESP)
KTM (KTM) : Brad Binder (AFS) and Jack Miller (AUS)
Yamaha (Yamaha) : Fabio Quartararo (FRA) et Alex Rins (ESP)
Trackhouse Racing (Aprilia) : Raul Fernandez (ESP) and Miguel Oliveira (POR)

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