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Tuesday 12 January 2021

AFT SuperTwins

H-D to Back Latus/Rispoli for AFT SuperTwins Effort

In race team terms, the first outcome from Harley's decision to part company with Vance & Hines (in favor of direct factory support for dealership AFT and other race endeavors) comes in the shape of confirmation that Gladstone, Oregon based Latus Motors H-D and James Rispoli will follow-up their 2020 Production Twins Championship win by campaigning with factory backing in the senior AFT SuperTwins class in 2021.

"During this past season James showed grit, determination and skill in winning the AFT Production Twins Championship," said George Latus.
"Additionally, he provides great rider feedback, which will be extremely helpful as we move up to the ultra-competitive AFT SuperTwins class. The entire team is really excited to further develop the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R. James is a big part of our program and we're pleased to have him return as our rider for the 2021 season." 

During his storybook 2020 season, Rispoli seemed in a class of his own at times as he dominated the Production Twins class with a five-race win streak and total of seven victories. "His lap times showed him to be consistently performing at a premier-class level." Based on their best laps in their respective Main Events, "The Rocket" proved to be the fastest H-D-mounted racer in any class in six of the season's final nine races.
"I am very excited to continue with Latus Motors Racing for 2021," said Rispoli. "The team is like a family to me, I am pumped that everyone is staying on board for this year. We know racing in AFT SuperTwins is going to be a huge challenge, but I feel like we can be competitive if we keep on the gas. I am very excited to get to work."