January 14, 2011—Newport Beach, CA—Cycle World, America’s leading motorcycle media brand, is pleased to announce the formation of Team Cycle World Attack Performance. Under the guidance of crew chief Richard Stanboli and with the support of Phil Baker of BCS Management, this newly created roadracing team will compete at the opening round of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing season March 10-12 at the “World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway, in both the American SuperBike and Daytona SportBike classes.
Four-time AMA national champion Eric Bostrom will anchor the team aboard the all-new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R in American SuperBike. Bostrom will also compete in the Daytona 200 on a Kawasaki ZX-6R, which, for two years running, has won Best Middleweight honors in Cycle World’s prestigious Ten Best balloting. Rising star JD Beach will line up alongside Bostrom in the 200 on a second Attack Performance-prepared ZX-6R.
“This new program builds on the success last year of our four-race-weekend American SuperBike project, during which rider Eric Bostrom and crew chief Richard Stanboli proved that a stock motorcycle built with over-the-counter parts can be competitive at the national level,” said Managing Editor Matthew Miles. “We now want to explore what it will take to make Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R competitive on the racetrack.”
Making its U.S. racing debut this year at Daytona, the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R features a potent blend of high-performance engine and chassis specifications combined with an exceptional electronics package to create this year’s most significant new liter-class sportbike.
“We are so excited that Cycle World selected the Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-6R to race at Daytona,” said Chris Brull, Director of Marketing Communications for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. “Eric and JD are two of the most talented racers on the circuit, and we are looking forward to watching these guys make it happen on the track.”