Trackhouse Racing: Taking Over the Grid Slots from RNF Racing

In a surprising turn of events for the MotoGP world, the American racing outfit Trackhouse took over the grid slots previously occupied by the RNF Racing team after it folded due to repeated infractions and breaches of the Participation Agreement. RNF’s title partner and majority shareholder, CryptoDATA, failed to pay bills to the championship and various suppliers, leading to the team’s collapse. Trackhouse had been considering a MotoGP entry for 2025 but accelerated its plans to take over the old RNF team for the 2024 season, becoming Aprilia’s satellite outfit.

Building on the foundation of RNF, Trackhouse retained all of RNF’s personnel and structure, as well as riders Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez. The team launched its 2024 season in Los Angeles with a striking red, white, and blue colour scheme, solidifying its entry into the MotoGP world. Furthermore, Trackhouse is forming a closer working relationship with Aprilia than RNF had and is set to field a factory bike for Oliveira in 2024.

As the series looks to expand in the North American market, Trackhouse’s entry aligns with efforts to increase engagement in that region. The team’s home debut is set for the Americas GP at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Although carrying a penalty from a collision in the Qatar GP last November, Trackhouse is gearing up for its MotoGP debut in March and has already unveiled its 2024 livery, joining the ranks of other teams preparing for the upcoming season. With a mix of old and new, the 2024 MotoGP season promises to be an exciting and transformative one with the introduction of Trackhouse Racing as a major player in the field.

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