Trackhouse Racing reveals American-themed livery for 2024 MotoGP

Trackhouse Racing reveals American-themed livery for 2024 MotoGP

Trackhouse Racing has revealed its colours for the 2024 MotoGP World Championship season as they prepare for their first campaign in the premier class.

Trackhouse Racing settled on a patriotic scheme to serve as their definitive livery as they unveiled their 2024 MotoGP team at a high-profile launch event in Los Angeles, marking their debut season.

The American-based team unveiled the RS-GPs that Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez will race for 2024 MotoGP following its announcement at the end of 2023 that it will replace Razlan Razali’s RNF Racing as Aprilia’s new satellite partner.

The team, which also fields entries in NASCAR, unveiled a very patriotic launch livery in November. Since then, they have maintained the design with a similar “stars ‘n’ stripes” theme, with the RS-GPs featuring a dominant red, white, and blue colour scheme along with sponsorship from Sterilharda, GoPro and SC Project.

The majority of the branding on the front and bottom fairings of the bike is attributed to the Italian dairy produce firm Sterilgarda as the squad does not yet have a title sponsor.

Trackhouse will use Aprilia machinery that meets all factory specifications all year round in contrast to its predecessor. Miguel Oliveira will begin 2024 on a current-spec RS-GP while Raul Fernandez will start racing on the most recent version of the bike in June. As a result, the Spaniard will begin the year riding the 2023-spec bike.

“I’m obviously super happy to be in the US launching this American team in MotoGP,” Oliveira said. “It’s a great pleasure to be a part of the Trackhouse family.

“I can’t wait to get started with the new season, new colors, exciting colors, very racy and competitive ones. I can’t wait to get on the new bike during the test in a few days and get the season started.”

Raul Fernandez added: “Today you saw our livery for this year. For me it’s really nice and it’s a great opportunity to show the American flag.

“I think it’s great that America will have a MotoGP team, so for me it’s a huge pleasure to be here and show this flag. I really like the US and its people.

“The presentation was just amazing. To be here in Los Angeles is just a dream! I’m really happy and have a great feeling for this season. I think I’ll enjoy it a lot. See you on track!”

Based in Concord, North Carolina, Trackhouse Racing is a NASCAR team owned by Trackhouse Entertainment Group. Justin Marks founded Trackhouse Racing in 2020 following a full-time career as a race car and NASCAR driver and began running Chevrolets in the NASCAR Cup Series the following year.

“This launch is an incredible moment. It’s the combination of an incredible amount of work that everybody at Trackhouse, MotoGP and Aprilia have put together in a very short period of time to make a little bit of magic happen,” Justin Marks said.

“That’s basically in the space of two or three months, we set up a MotoGP team, ready to compete and to be able to do something great on the racetrack.

“We’ve got a group of people that are all very, very talented and passionate about the season ahead of us. It’s also special, because we are an American team.

“We are a global brand, but an American company and to be able to celebrate the formation of this team and debut these incredible bikes in an iconic American city like Hollywood is truly a special, special thing. I look forward to the season.

“We don’t really know what to expect, I think as far as performance on the racetrack. All I know is that we’ve got great equipment with Aprilia, great people and very, very motivated, healthy and happy riders.

“Typically, that equals speed in this type of sport, so it’s going to be a big learning experience for me and Trackhouse Racing that is used to working in Nascar.

“We’ve got a group of people that are very experienced in MotoGP, two great riders, a bunch of great mechanics and incredible partners in Aprilia. So, I really think the sky is the limit for this team.”

It is believed that Trackhouse Racing’s role as a multimedia promoter would help rally greater support for MotoGP in the US after a gradual drop in recent years.

The United States has not produced a full-time rider in MotoGP since the late Nicky Hayden’s final season in 2015.

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