Paris Hilton Starting 125GP Team

Famed socialite goes into the racing business

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 13, 2010
American socialite Paris Hilton is launching a new 125GP racing team for the 2011 World Championship.

The infamous tabloid mainstay and great-granddaughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton will officially present the SuperMartxé VIP by Paris Hilton team Dec. 18 in Madrid, Spain with partners Nano, Xavi Montero and Ricard Garriga.

The SuperMartxé VIP team will have experienced Grand Prix racing support from the BQR Race Team and Rossano Brazzi, former crew chief of Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri in their 250cc GP Championship-winning years with Aprilia.

Paris Hilton motorcycle

The team will enter experienced grand prix racer Sergio Gadea and European and Spanish National 125cc Champion Maverick Viñales.

It remains to be seen how the team will do in 2011 for the final year of the two-stroke 125cc class, but Hiltons participation will certainly help to attract mainstream attention to the Grand Prix World Championship racing.