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STK1000: AMA hot-shot Aquino in British switch

18 March 2013

AMA rookie of the year and Daytona Sport Bike race winner Tommy Aquino will contest the National Superstock 1000 Championship this season on a GR Motorsport-prepared Kawasaki.

Aquino joins fellow Superstock rider Jon Railton in the team, which is backed by new sponsor WD-40.

Joe Francis will also ride in the WD-40 colours for the team in the Motostar British Championship.

AMA hot-shot Aquino is ready to make the step up to the 1000cc class after competing in the 600cc division in the Daytona Sport Bike series.

Aquino said: “It's going to be a great year of racing and learning with Team WD-40.

“They are a great group of guys so between Jon and I, we should be very competitive this year.”

Team owner Brent Gladwin added: “We were looking for another great young rider to join Jon and Joe in Team WD-40 we were introduced to Tommy via Geoff Crust and Wayne Rainey.

“Tommy's history speaks for its self and the American affinity to WD-40 made perfect sense.

“His arrival from the warmth of California to a very cold UK must have been a shock to the system for him!

“We can't wait to see Tommy on a bike as soon as possible and are really looking forward to a
great season.”