Hurricane Sandy Has Lasting Effects on Triple Crown/RMR Team
NEWS May 17, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 16, 2013) - After a recent announcement made by Triple Crown/RMR on David Brite's (owner of Triple Crown Industries) departure from the team and the possibility of them not racing at the upcoming Road America round, we spoke with RMR's Richie Morris on the team's status and where they head from here.
In a release made by the team Thursday evening, David Brite said, "It breaks my heart to leave the riders and crew right before Road America. Richie and I have been discussing this since mid-April and it was the hardest decision I have ever made. Richie graciously understands my current situation and is in full support. We had an amazing season opener in Daytona, but, due to Hurricane Sandy my New York businesses have suffered greatly and require the majority of my time. I have been in the AMA Pro paddock out of love for the sport. However, from a business stand point, everything is based on speculation. At the present time I cannot afford to move on in such a manner."
With the topic of sponsors, riders and crews being discussed, Richie Morris wanted to ensure fans that the heartbreaking decision was not sponsor related. "The most important thing I want everyone to know is that the decision had nothing to do with any of our sponsors. They are all stand up companies and have kept their end of the deal. Everyone will be in the loop and a joint decision will be made as to how we can move forward."
With Round two of the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing series quickly approaching, Morris' concern is on his riders, sponsors and crew members. When asked if fans will see RMR at Elkhart Lake, WI, Morris said, "It will take a miracle to pull it off, but I have to try. After that, I can look at the remainder of the season."
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