SuperBike Champ Herrin Headed To Moto2
SEPANG, Malaysia – American Josh Herrin, the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike champion, will join Caterham’s new Moto2 squad in 2014.
The official announcement was made Sunday prior to the start of the MotoGP event at the Sepang Int’l Circuit. The team is owned by the same group that operates the Caterham Formula One team. Both operations will be based in Leafield, England.
The team has formed a partnership with Suter, which will serve as the squad’s chassis supplier.
“It’s a proud day for us to announce our entry into Moto2,” said Caterham co-chairman Kamarudin Meranun. “We are partnering with Suter for two years and have signed Josh Herrin, champion of the American SuperBike series.
“It’s a great day for Caterham. After Formula One this is our next step in motorsports, but through Air Asia we have already been sponsoring Zulfahmi [Khairuddin, in Moto3]. So hopefully through this entry we will also be able to develop a lot more Malaysian riders and engineers.
“We hope to develop something great for the country and the sport.”
“I could not be more excited about the opportunity to race with the Caterham Moto Racing Team,” Herrin said. “It has been a goal of mine since I was young boy to race in the World Championship and it seems almost surreal now that the opportunity is finally here.
“I have been training very hard and I am ready to fight for great results in the super competitive Moto2 class. I can’t thank my manager Bob Moore enough for working so hard to get me on the best team for next year, and I want to thank everyone at Caterham Moto Racing Team for helping make my dream come true.”
Thus far Herrin is the only rider announced for the new Caterham team. Team officials are currently negotiating with Frenchman Johann Zarco about filling the second seat at the new team.