Road racer Bobby Fong has signed a multi-year contract with the Triple Crown Industries/Richie Morris Racing team with the 22-year-old Californian set to compete in both the AMA Daytona SportBike and Vance & Hines XR1200 Series next year.
"I'm very excited about the new team and looking forward to unloading at Daytona with the expectation of winning," said Fong in a team release. "My concentration this off season will be training and testing. I'm thankful to Richie and Dave for believing in me and looking forward to working with my new crew."
Fong rode for Meen Motorports in the 2012 Daytona SportBike Series, finishing eight in the series with three podium finishes. Fong won the Virginia International Raceway round of the series in 2010.
"We are very excited to have signed a front-running rider in November," said team owner Richie Morris. "This allows time for testing new ideas, equipment, and crew right away. I have been watching and talking to Bobby a few years now and I honestly feel he is one of the most naturally talented riders in the paddock. We feel confident that with the proper preparation he will be a championship contender next season."
Fong will ride a Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson in the XR1200 class.
"Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley-Davidson has been a long time supporter of motorcycle racing along with being a sponsor of RMR since 1994," said Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe. "We are very excited about the partnership of Richie [Morris] and Dave [Brite] and are as equally excited to have a rider the caliber of Bobby Fong join our team."