Attack Performance will be wildcarding in all three American MotoGP rounds in 2013.
Along with GPtech the CRT machine debuted in 2012 with wildcards, and they will be back in 2013 for another crack in Austin, Laguna and Indy.
Attack Performance’s CRT Kawasaki ZX-10R (with CNC frame) was only three months old and had only one test prior to this year’s Laguna Seca round – but the fledgling machine had fuel pump issues during qualifying which stopped Steve Rapp from meeting the 107% qualifying cut off mark and the team was forced to skip the race.
After the summer break the Daytona 200 winner was back at the Indianapolis GP, Rapp was not only able to meet the qualifying regulations (22nd) he also finished in 15th place to pick up a World Championship point, which will have undoubtedly been used as evidence to support their 2013 wildcard applications.
Team owner Richard Stanboli has yet to announce the name of the his rider for the three 2013 rounds.
With 24 full time riders, and at least two wildcard in the American rides there should be 26 riders for the second race of the season, and the subsequent two American rounds.