Attack Performance Racing and GPTech made history this year as the first teams to build and enter motorcycles under MotoGP’s Claiming Rule Team rules as a wild card entry. Both teams will race again, receiving wild card invites to all three U.S. rounds in the 2013 MotoGP season.
Attack Performance debuted at the Laguna Seca round but failed to qualify due to a fuel pump problem, but returned weeks later for the Indianapolis Grand Prix, finishing 14th overall and earning two championship points with Steve Rapp riding a Kawasaki ZX-10R-based race bike. Indianapolis Motor Speedway also saw the debut of GPTech‘s Suzuki GSX-R1000-based machine which Aaron Yates piloted to 16th place.
Next season, the two American outfits will try to enter the three U.S. rounds. Both teams received wild cards for the July 21 U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, the July Aug. 18 Indianapolis Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, at the brand new Circuit of the Americas.
Neither Attack Performance or GPTech have named a rider for any of their wild card entries.
[Source: GPTech, Attack Performance]