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Paris Joins All-Female Endurance Race Team

First World Endurance Championship to be comprised only of women

Melissa Paris will be part of an all-female racing team competing in the 2011 World Endurance Championship.

The AMA Daytona Sportbike racer will join Italy’s Paola Cazzola, Guatemala’s Vania Medrano and reserve rider Nina Prinz of Germany to form Team Weronica. The team will race on a BMW S1000RR prepared by a former British Superbike Racing crew of engineers.

Weronica will be the first all-female team to compete in the Endurance Championship, and all four members have impressive racing resumes. Paris is the highest placing woman in the history of the Daytona 200 and also the first woman to qualify for a World Supersport race. Cazzola is the first woman to enter a World Supersport season. Medrano is a ten-time motocross, enduro, and supermotard champion. Reserve ride Prinz is a former women’s European Superstock 1000 champion and German Superbike racer.

Melissa Paris

The team will also race using biofuel supplied by its sponsor Euro-Pacific Fuels Tech Corporation.

The 2011 World Endurance Championship begins April 16-17 at the Magny-Cours circuit in France with the 24 Hours Bol D’Or.

Weronica BMW S1000RR

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