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Melissa Paris To Race FIM CEV Superstock 600 In 2014 Aboard Kawasaki ZX-6R
With the recent turmoil in the AMA Pro Roadracing series lately, many teams and riders are looking at other options for the 2014 racing season. Among those is Melissa Paris, who recently announced she would be taking her talents to Spain next year to race in the highly competitive FIM CEV Superstock 600 class, aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R prepared by Stratos Racing.
The Spanish Roadracing championship will be run under the guidance of the FIM for the first time starting next year, which will have the side benefit of exposing Paris to more international teams and competition. The championship is comprised of seven event weekends with a total of 10 races for each category.
Paris has already had some practice time in Spain, participating in the FIM Women’s Roadrace Training Camp at Albacete, which took place during the European Championship. In that event the Stratos Racing Team came out on top of the Superstock 600 class, winning the championship aboard the same Kawasaki ZX6-R which Melissa will pilot for 2014.
Clearly, Melissa is excited about the opportunity.
“I am so excited for this new adventure,” she says. “Racing in the Spanish Championship will be a great opportunity to raise my level. I feel very blessed to be riding for a team with a history of so much success. Thank you so much to Stratos and also to the Women’s Sports Foundation for making this happen. I’m also very grateful for Joe Rocket and all of my personal sponsors who continue to support me!”