Jeremy McWilliams will ride for joint Warr's/Hal's dealer effort
EAST TROY, Wis. (May 15, 2006) - Buell Motorcycle Company announced
today that a joint dealer-sponsored race team will enter their Buell
XBRR in the Formula Xtreme class during Round 4 of the 2006 AMA
Superbike Championship May 19-21 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.
Warr's of London Harley-Davidson/Buell (Great Britain) and Hal's Harley-Davidson/Buell ( New Berlin, WI), which fielded separate entries in the Daytona 200 season opener in February, will team up to enter a single XBRR with Irish MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams aboard. McWilliams qualified 8th aboard an XBRR at the Daytona 200 before a mechanical problem forced an early retirement.
"We just started delivering XBRR motorcycles to dealers. It's very exciting to see one of the first bikes shipped heading to Sonoma with a rider and team of this caliber. Many of our dealers have a passion for competition and a history of racing at a high level. It's great to see Warr's and Hal's step back up to the challenge of Formula Xtreme, and I'm sure many more will join the battle as their XBRRs are built and delivered," said Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Erik Buell.
The joint team is receiving support from Pirelli Tires, Sentry Insurance, Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Screamin' Eagle SYN3 Synthetic Motorcycle Lubricant, and Harley-Davidson Visa.
XBRRs have also been built and shipped to other dealer teams, including H-D/Buell of Vallejo and Classic H-D/Buell-Millville H-D/Buell. The H-D/Buell of Vallejo team is expected to contest the AMA Formula Xtreme race at Infineon with AFM veteran Shawn Reilly, while the east-coast based Classic H-D/Buell-Millville H-D/Buell-Innovative Motorcycle Research team and rider Mike Hale are targeting the AMA round at Road America for their XBRR-debut.
The Buell XBRR is a limited-edition production racing motorcycle based on the Firebolt XB12R and designed exclusively for closed-course competition. It offers private racers a professional-level, race-ready, production-based platform.