Blake Young is making the move from AMA Superbike to MotoGP, where he will ride for Attack Performance as a wild-card entrant in several of the rounds.
Young, who was the AMA Superbike runner-up in the past season, wasn’t re-signed by his Suzuki team after the 2012 motorsports series came to a close. Instead of switching to another team, he set his sights on moving up to a more competitive league
“[Attack] gave me a call and asked if I’d be interested,” Young told Cycle News. “At this point I’m pretty much interested in anything and I think this is a good opportunity. To be in that [MotoGP] paddock and to learn from those guys … I’m fairly young and that’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
Attack Performance had some success last year with rider Steve Rapp, who had several top-20 finishes in rounds. His best was a 14th place finish at the Red Bull Indy Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which Young will attempt to best. He will be racing in at least three U.S.-based rounds for Attack, although it is unclear if anything else will come of that.