Paris to join BSS ranks at Brands Hatch

AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike rider Melissa Paris will make her British Supersport Championship debut at Brands Hatch in October.
Melissa Paris will make her Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship debut at the Brands Hatch season finale, it has been confirmed, with a view to making a full-time switch in 2011.

The American is currently competing in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series, but will cross the Atlantic to sample British Supersports aboard a Motodex Yamaha YZF-R6, which has been acquired from SMR Performance.

From here, Paris will decide whether to follow in the wheeltracks of John Hopkins and Jake Zemke and make the full-time switch to the British racing scene in 2012.

"I am so excited to ride the Motodex Performance First Yamaha R6,” she told the BSB website “I know that learning a new circuit on the fly will be a challenge but I look forward to it. I owe a huge thanks to HT Moto and Yamaha and all of my sponsors here in the US for being so supportive as well as Tony Dexter for putting together this incredible opportunity for me."

Paris, who rides an HT Moto Yamaha in the United States, is currently 25th in the standings with a best result of 16th at Miller Motorsports Park.

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Paris, Hayes, USA WSS Race 2010
Paris, USA WSS 2010
Paris, USA WSS Race 2010
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glenn Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jakub Smrz, Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jakub Smrz, Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Westmoreland, Gearlink Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Billy McConnell, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Matt - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 5:24 PM

Best of luck to her, but based on the little this article gives, she is currently ranked 25th with a best of 16th. I would guess this is on tracks she knows. Going to turn up in the UK on a track she is learning as she goes. Doesn't read that she will set the meeting alight

JT - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 3:46 AM

More interesting is that if she is going there with the view of next season, does that mean that her Husband reigning AMA Superbike Champ Josh Hayes is going over???

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