Seven women racers selected by Royal Enfield for the brand's Build, Train, Race (BTR) program will prepare and race specially-built Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 motorcycles in three rounds of the 2021 MotoAmerica series. The BTR participants will build their own race-prepped Continental GT 650 motorcycles, and will also be interacting with fans at the opening round of the MotoAmerica series in Braselton, Georgia from April 30 to May 2. The three rounds will be held in Minnesota (July 30 - August 1), Pennsylvania (August 13-15) and in Alabama (September 17-19).
"I think it's great that we are working with Royal Enfield and its program to get more women involved in road racing," said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. "I know our fans are going to be stoked to see what these talented women racers come up with in their design and preparation of their motorcycles, and to see them battle on the racetrack will be the icing on the cake. We look forward to meeting them all at Road Atlanta and watching them race at Brainerd, Pitt Race and Barber later in the season."
Professional road racer and current BTR Flat Track program participant Melissa Paris has agreed to mentor the women during every phase of the BTR Road Race program. She will work with each participant on creating a design for their builds, creating sponsorship decks, and training off and on the track.
"The women who are participating in this program have never built a race bike or raced before. This is literally a dream come true and they are anxious to get training and get out there with the rest of the MotoAmerica paddock. The Continental GT 650 Twin is the perfect motorcycle for people looking to get into road racing and MotoAmerica and the BTR program is the perfect partnership to showcase that," said Bree Poland, Royal Enfield's Global Brand Manager, Continental GT Platform.
Seven female motorcyclists have been chosen for the road racing program under Royal Enfield's Build Train Race program in the US, to prepare their own bikes, and participate in road racing events. Royal Enfield launched the BTR program in 2019, challenging four women to build flat track motorcycles and compete in select exhibitions during American Flat Track events. After a strong response to the program, the second phase of BTR will showcase the road racing capabilities of the Continental GT 650 and the abilities of seven female motorcyclists to build, train and race the motorcycles they create.