It was confirmed at the Malaysian MotoGP that the Caterham team that will field 2013 AMA Superbike Champion Josh Herrin in the Moto2 World Championship next year is the newly formed Caterham Moto Racing Team.
Herrin will ride a Suter Racing Technology chassis in the Honda-spec engine class with the team set to develop its own chassis over the next two years.
“I could not be more excited about the opportunity to race with the Caterham Moto Racing Team,” Herrin said in a team release. “It has been a goal of mine since I was young boy to race in the World Championship and it seems almost surreal now that the opportunity is finally here. I have been training very hard and I am ready to fight for great results in the super competitive Moto2 class. I can’t thank my manager Bob Moore enough for working so hard to get me on the best team for next year, and I want to thank everyone at Caterham Moto Racing Team for helping make my dream come true.”
Speaking at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Dato’ Kamarudin explained why Caterham Group is expanding its motorsport interests into the two-wheel arena, in addition to four wheels: “I am delighted to confirm that we have had our entry into Moto2 accepted, and to be able to make this announcement at our home track of Sepang is a proud moment. Through AirAsia, Tony Fernandes and I have been passionate supporters of motorbike racing for many years and the establishment of our own team in Moto2 is the natural next step for Caterham Group.”