Knapp’s Superbike Deal

Press Release | February 1, 2010

The following is from… has signed last year’s top finishing AMA American Superbike privateer Taylor Knapp to ride this year’s AMA American Superbike series under a full title sponsorship. Having scored several important finishes in AMA Pro Racing last year, Knapp is approaching a promising season with With Thom Godwin operating as Crew Chief, Knapp will be riding a Yoshimura prepared Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike with Ohlins suspension.Named Roadracing World’s “Young Gun” in 2005, Knapp has been racing as a privateer since turning pro in 2004. During the 2009 AMA American Superbike series, Knapp scored his first top five finish and consistently placed in the top ten. Taylor also enjoyed success in the 2009 AMA Daytona Sportbike series, with four top five finishes and his first Superpole.This will be’s third year working with Taylor Knapp, with 2010 as the team’s first year becoming a full title sponsor. Last year Knapp rode a supported GSX-R1000 in the American Superbike class, and has supported Taylor since 2008. “This is a great opportunity for both of us,” says co-owner Kent Gormat. “We’re looking forward to seeing how our heightened sponsorship, particularly the Yoshimura bike, gives Taylor the right platform to really showcase his talents.”

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