The folks at GP Tech are no strangers to running wild card entries at Indy, as the American motorcycle parts seller fielded one-off wild card rides in the Moto2 Championship at both the 2010 and 2011 Indianapolis GP’s. Using FTR-built bikes, GP Tech raced with Jason DiSalvo in 2010, were the American rider finished a very respectable 9th place, while in 2011 Jake Gagne rode to a forgettable 31st spot.
Stepping up to the big-boy leagues, GP Tech has been granted a wild card entry for the 2012 Indianapolis GP, and will run a Suzuki GSX-R1000 motor in a billet aluminum frame that is being prepared by BCL Motorsports. GP Tech has also tapped Vesrah Suzuki/MCJ Motorsports to help with the project, which should give us some clues as to whom the unnamed rider will be for the Grand Prix race.
Saying it began its CRT project back in January, GP Tech would seem to have a bit more progress under its belt than fellow American CRT wild-carders Attack Performance, who announced their entry into both US Grand Prix races back in April, but have yet to begin testing their Kawasaki-powered race bike.
“The new CRT rules have allowed us the freedom to develop a complete program that is worthy of being on the MotoGP grid,” said GP Tech Owner Geoff Maloney. “A big thanks goes out to everyone behind the scenes helping!”
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