GPTech to field second CRT wildcard of the season at Indianapolis

Friday, 10 August 2012

In addition to Attack Performance’s CRT machine, another CRT wildcard will be lining up on the Indianapolis grid entered by Indiana-based GPTech.

The racing outfit is no stranger to the MotoGP™ championship, having fielded Moto2™ entries in both 2010 and 2011 with an FTR chassis. Their greatest success came in their first outing when they finished ninth. This year however, they are making full use of the new CRT regulations to have a stab at the premier class.

The chassis they will be using is a custom built design, manufactured with the help of BCL Motorsports of Ontario, Canada, fitted with a highly tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine. GPTech has utilized the help of MCJ Motorsports to assists with the engine development (see photo with GPTech test rider Taylor Knapp on board).

Riding the machine will be 38-year-old Aaron Yates from Milledgeville, Georgia, who is a four-time AMA National Champion. Yates suffered severe leg fractures in a crash at an AMA Superbike race in 2010 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, yet is back o full race-fitness once more.

GPTech team owner Geoff Maloney has for long been vocal about wanting to stamp an impression on the world stage about U.S. racing, including all areas from riders, mechanics and companies manufacturing race parts. And following Attack Performance’s difficult start in Laguna Seca, having failed to make the qualifying time for the race, GPTech will no doubt have their work cut out when they descend on the Brickyard.

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