Jason DiSalvo Update

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
No sooner has the Year 2000 season just finished yet the Cruise America Grand Prix Racing Team are well on their way with some ambitious plans for their rider Jason DiSalvo in 2001.

Armed with a pair of brand new 2001 RS250 Hondas, 16 year old DiSalvo from Batavia, New York will contest the European and Spanish as well as selected rounds of the British and American 250cc Championships next season.

After securing additional backing from legendary world champion Freddie Spencer once again, team owner Jim DiSalvo can't wait to get started...

"We've decided to move on from the 125's as I think we proved ourselves in that class so we've stepped up to the 250's. The larger bikes seem to suit Jason's style better and the class has a much higher profile" said Jim.

In addition, DiSalvo has managed to secure some factory parts to aid his bid to move into Grand Prix racing in 2002.

"Honda have agreed to supply us with some special parts for next season which should be a big help. Despite Jason's experience on 250's to date, we see this as a learning year, which is why we want to race in the four best championships in the world. That way, we get to learn as much as we can and hopefully get the right results to allow us to move up to the World Championship in 2002," enthused the New York Businessman.

The team kicks off their hectic pre-season winter schedule with a test at Las Vegas International Motor Speedway on January 10th/11th before taking in a race at Willow Springs, California the following weekend (19th - 21st). Thereafter, it's off to Homestead in Florida on February 9th - 11th before another test at Marosa in preparation for the Daytona Bikeweek Festival at the beginning of March.

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