Buell XBRR Returns to Racing at Infineon.
Jeremy McWilliams will ride for joint Warr's/Hal's dealer effort
EAST TROY, Wis. (May 15, 2006) - Buell Motorcycle Company announcedtoday that a joint dealer-sponsored race team will enter their BuellXBRR in the Formula Xtreme class during Round 4 of the 2006 AMASuperbike Championship May 19-21 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.
Warr's of London Harley-Davidson/Buell (Great Britain) and Hal'sHarley-Davidson/Buell ( New Berlin, WI), which fielded separate entriesin the Daytona 200 season opener in February, will team up to enter asingle XBRR with Irish MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams aboard. McWilliamsqualified 8th aboard an XBRR at the Daytona 200 before a mechanicalproblem forced an early retirement.
"We just started delivering XBRR motorcycles to dealers. It's veryexciting to see one of the first bikes shipped heading to Sonoma with arider and team of this caliber. Many of our dealers have a passion forcompetition and a history of racing at a high level. It's great to seeWarr's and Hal's step back up to the challenge of Formula Xtreme, andI'm sure many more will join the battle as their XBRRs are built anddelivered," said Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Erik Buell.
The joint team is receiving support from Pirelli Tires, SentryInsurance, Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Screamin' Eagle SYN3Synthetic Motorcycle Lubricant, and Harley-Davidson Visa.
XBRRs have also been built and shipped to other dealer teams, includingH-D/Buell of Vallejo and Classic H-D/Buell-Millville H-D/Buell. TheH-D/Buell of Vallejo team is expected to contest the AMA Formula Xtremerace at Infineon with AFM veteran Shawn Reilly, while the east-coastbased Classic H-D/Buell-Millville H-D/Buell-Innovative MotorcycleResearch team and rider Mike Hale are targeting the AMA round at RoadAmerica for their XBRR-debut.
The Buell XBRR is a limited-edition production racing motorcycle basedon the Firebolt XB12R and designed exclusively for closed-coursecompetition. It offers private racers a professional-level, race-ready,production-based platform.
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