ATLANTA, GA – May 13, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Latus Motors Racing team and rider Bobby Fong put the month-long break since the last 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship round at Road Atlanta to good use. Fong expects to be in good riding health for this weekend’s race at the Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia, May 15 – 17.
Fong, riding the #50 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph Daytona 675R, was forced to sit out all of the races at last month’s Road Atlanta round from a lingering shoulder injury. The injury was from the season opening Circuit Of The Americas race where he fell while in second place in the closing laps. After a month of physical therapy and training, Fong is confident that he’s ready to compete for the win again.
“It was a disappointing and tough decision to sit out of the Road Atlanta races, but I’m ready to charge hard at VIR,” said Bobby Fong. “The Latus Motors Racing team has shown they can run up front, and I’m excited to give the fans what they want, a Triumph on the podium.”
The Latus Motors Racing team is proud to announce the hiring of injured warfighter Sgt. Chad C. onto its team as a crew member for the entire MotoAmerica season. Through Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund, this will earn VETMotorsports a $250 bonus per weekend with the possibility for more bonuses through the team’s on-track performance.
The MotoAmerica Supersport races will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 1:00pm EDT and Sunday, May 17 at 1:30pm EDT. Fans can watch all the action from Virginia International Raceway live online via FansChoice.TV. Television coverage will follow on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, May 24 at 4:00pm EDT. For live timing and more information on the race weekend, visit www.MotoAmerica.com.
Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
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Founded in 2012, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that embeds qualifying warfighters with existing race teams to provide them with unique motorsports experiences. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. To date VETMotorsports has helped more than 65 injured warfighters participate in 35 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.