According to the folks at Motocuatro, socialite Paris Hilton will be picking up where Antonio Banderas left off, and is set to unveil her 125GP team next Saturday. Officially Team SuperMartxé VIP by Paris Hilton, the unveiling of the team is to be held at the Hotel ME in Madrid, Spain. It’s not clear at this time where Hilton’s interest in motorcycle racing stems from (perhaps she is taking a page from, and one-upping, Kim Kardashian’s sponsorship of a NASCAR Sprint Cup team), but the Hilton fortune heiress has put together a very strong team, making her entry into the 125 GP very compelling.
Hilton is reported to be partnered with Nano, Xavi Montero, and Ricard Garriga, while Ricard Jové will be the Technical Director to the team. Riding for the SuperMartxé VIP by Paris Hilton team will be Sergio Gadea (formerly with the Pons Racing Moto2 team) and Maverick Vinales (the 2010 Spanish 125 GP Champion). Also on-board the team are Christian Lundberg and Rossano Brazzi, making the team well-founded with technical expertise, along with its promising young riders. Let’s all collectively cross our fingers and hope that pink colored bikes won’t be a staple on the 2011 125 GP grid.