Skinner Moto2 wildcards confirmed for Britain, Austria

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Rising British Superbike star Rory Skinner has confirmed he will put in two Moto2 wildcard apperances for the American Racing team this season.

The Scotsman will ride for John Hopkins’ team at Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring on the Triumph-powered Kalex.

“I am so excited to confirm that I’ll be wildcarding for American Racing at the British and Austrian MotoGPs in Moto2,” he said.

“A huge thank you to my FS-3 Racing team for allowing me to take this opportunity and for their utmost support through the process.”

“Supporting young talent is in the DNA of our team,” an FS-3 statement confirmed on Sunday. “Taking on Rory for two years to develop his skills on a superbike in the British Championship was a perfect fit for us.

“We got to know Rory during his time in the British Talent Cup and a dominant year in the British Supersport championship. We always knew that Rory’s goal was to get back to the MotoGP paddock and we’ve been working closely with John Hopkins and American Racing to help make that happen.

“Rory has impressed many people with the way he’s got to grips with the ZX-10RR. He has become a regular on the podium and is currently lying fourth in the BSB championship standings, up against some very experience riders. The fact that Rory is now on the verge of his first Grand Prix start demonstrates the strength of our championship, and our team.

“We all wish Rory well in his Moto 2 wildcard, and expect him to surprise a few people. We’re rooting for you Rory.”