From a Press Release issued by KTM North America:
Murrieta, CA – The KTM/HMC Factory Superbike Racing Team is excited to announce it will be competing in the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Series rounds with rider Chris Fillmore.
Fillmore will race the KTM 1190 RC8 R in the three-round series that kicks off at Auto Club Speedway on April 26-27, 2014. Fillmore is eager to compete in the new series, stating, “I’m excited for the Superbike Shootout Series to start. It falls between a big gap in our normal AMA SuperBike schedule and takes place at tracks that we no longer get to race on as part of the AMA circuit.”
Fillmore had his first professional race at the Fontana track which brings back positive memories for the now seasoned racer. He mentioned, “I had my inaugural start to AMA Pro Road Racing in 2009 at Auto Club Speedway. I am also excited about racing in Sonoma for the second round as it is one of my favorite tracks and is well-suited for our 1190 RC8 R race bike. It has hard-braking and a flowing layout that I love. The event is also a Pro-Am event so I am looking forward to the camaraderie in the pits between the professional and amateur level riders.”
KTM Product Development Manager, John Hinz, added, “KTM is excited to be a part of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Series. The format will showcase a lot of road racing talent and we believe the most exciting racing will be in the Superbike class with the KTM/HMC Factory Superbike team fighting for the series championship. This is a great opportunity for our fans to come out and cheer for Fillmore while enjoying three weekends of racing on the west coast.”
For more information on the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Series, please visit www.superbikeshootout.com.