Dorna has hailed the announcement that Erik Buell Racing will enter the World Superbike Championship in 2014, in doing so becoming the first American manufacturer to pledge its commitment to the series.
The iconic brand, which comes with significant backing from Indian motorcycling giant Hero MotorCorp, this week announced it will enter a pair of its 1190RX Superbikes for American riders Aaron Yates and Geoff May after two years competing in the AMA Superbike series.
Racing under the 'Team Hero EBR' banner, the entry ensures there will be at least eight manufacturers represented across the main class and the new EVO class in 2014, alongside Kawasaki, Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, BMW and fellow newcomers MV Agusta.
The first American manufacturer to make the jump into World Superbike competition, Dorna's Javier Alonso is pleased to see a new name bolstering the WSBK field.
"It is a great pleasure for WSBK to welcome an attractive and unique brand like EBR to the series. The American Manufacturer is the eighth different brand to compete in this new and challenging edition of the Championship, and we are equally confident that their involvement will add to the show.
“It is really good to have two American riders on the starting grid again representing a strong nationality in the history of the series.”