The American Racing team has announced that Rory Skinner will join the US squad for two wildcard appearances in the Moto2 world championship in the British and Austrian Grands Prix.
Skinner is 20 years old and races in the British Superbike championship, where he is currently lying fourth in the championship standings with several podiums to his credit. The Scottish rider has already raced and won in the Rookies Cup, the British Talent Cup and British Supersport, winning the British Talent Cup championship in 2018 and then the British Supersport title in 2020, becoming the youngest ever champion in the series.
Skinner said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started on a Moto2 bike. To be wildcarding at the British Grand Prix and do my first Moto2 round at home, it’ll be really cool to race in front of my home crowd. I want to thank Darren and Nigel at FS-3, and John and Eitan for all making it happen. It’s an awesome opportunity for me and something that I’ve wanted to do since forever. Riding in Grand Prix has been my goal and always been my aim since I started riding as a kid so to finally get to do two wildcards - it’s awesome!”