Paris Hilton, whose 'Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing' team claimed its first 125cc victory of the season last time out in France, is to attend this weekend's Catalunya Grand Prix.

The visit will mark the first time the American socialite's has been present to support her team at the racetrack.

After arriving at the Barcelona circuit by helicopter on Sunday morning, Hilton will take part in a photo call before accompanying her riders Sergio Gadea and Maverick Vi?ales to the starting grid. Hilton will watch the race from the pits.

Grand Prix rookie and Le Mans winner Vinales insists he won't be distracted by all the extra attention.

"The fact Paris Hilton will be here on Sunday should not get us distracted but it will clearly be an extra motivation even if I think what is truly important is to keep focused on what we have to do and disregard what is going on outside the track," said the 16-year-old.

With scattered showers predicted throughout the Catalunya weekend, Hilton may be glad of her umbrella on the grid.