During a May 27 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
, Paris Hilton spoke briefly about the first race win for 'her' 125cc Grand Prix team.
Maverick Vinales gave the 'Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing' squad its first win with a daring final-turn victory over 125cc world championship leader Nico Terol last time out in France - in only his fourth grand prix start.
"I have my own racing team. A real racing team. We just won first place at the huge race in France. I'm very proud," said Paris, who entered the TV studio on the back of a motorcycle.
"Maverick won. He's 16 and incredibly talented.
"[Motorcycle racing] is so exciting. It's such an amazing sport."
When asked by renowned motorcycle fan Leno about her own two-wheel experience, Hilton added:
"I have a pink Vespa... I didn't want to hurt the audience, so I didn't trust myself to ride out here.
"The fastest I've gone is, like, 50."
Vinales is now sixth in the world championship. Team-mate Sergio Gadea, who finished third in round one at Qatar, is seventh.