She’s famous as an American “socialite” or “media star”, Paris Hilton who has put her money and endorsements into a two rider MotoGP 125cc team World Championship for the year. The team, called the “SuperMartxé VIP Paris Hilton Team” with riders Sergio Gadea and Maverick Viñales (at 15 years old, won the Spanish national and European 125cc championships 2010) will be the pilots during the 2011 season.
The reality is this is in conjunction with the Barcelona-based team By Queroseno Racing (BQR) and joint efforts were what resulted in the Super Martxé VIP team by Paris Hilton. The name refers to an Ibiza-based dance-party series with which Paris Hilton has been affiliated since 2009.
Are you wondering how the unlikely pairing of Hilton and BQR came to be? Well, Joan Xufre a BQR company spokesman said that Hilton was approached by Riccard Garriga, a team partner, and Nano Barea, the founder of SuperMartxé to gauge her interest in lending her image to the proposed team. “The prospect of being involved really excited her to the point that she became one of the team owners, in addition to lending her image,” Xufre stated. She posted a tweet on her official Twitter page on shortly after saying: “This is going to be fun!” and an earlier Tweet read: “I love motorcycles.”
Xufre of BQR stated that Hilton is contractually obligated to appear at five sanctioned races (there are 18 MotoGP races during the 2011 season), but it has not been confirmed which ones.