Maley Motorsports is proud to announce Angels & Airwaves (also known as "AVA") as a new corporate partner to the Maley Motorsports Racing Team. The team will now be known as Team Angels and Airwaves/Maley Motorsports.
Maley Motorsports and Angels and Airwaves first developed a relationship in 2008 during a test session at Laguna Seca Raceway inNorthern California. For 2009 Maley Motorsports decided to go ahead and support four time, and reigning WORC’s Women’s Champion, Maria Forsberg in a number of this season’s WMA Championship races. Maria represented the U.S.A at the 2008International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Serres, Greece, and claimed a gold medal and 2nd overall while on the Women’s World Cup Team. Also, she is the only woman to compete at the RED BULL Last Man Standing and the only woman to compete in and finish the Mexican FunEnduro.
Angels and Airwaves guitarist, David Kennedy, has been instrumental in pulling everything together and came up with a concept to bring Angels and Airwaves and Maley Motorsports together to support not only Maria but to team her with WMA Pro Stephanie Cancilla and to support Road Racer Frankie Garcia.
“I spoke with David for a long time before we came to a concept we were both happy with. We were really impressed with the pride Maria displayed in representing the U.S. at the ISDE and also with her WORC’s Team, RPM RACING TEAM. I spoke with Team Manager Mike Hurlbert at length and he agreed to lend Maria to us for select WMA Races. I think this is a great idea and a unique opportunity for us to bring the two worlds of music and motorcycles together. We have started work on some radio stuff already and are in talks with some Television Exec’s about other projects involving the team and sport.” Said Maley Motorsports Manager, Justin Maley.
“Angels and Airwaves is excited to go into a partnership with Maley Motorsports and their other strong motorsport properties enabling us to reach more a community worldwide.. This program will allow us to activate our brand efforts within these communities with the help of Maley Motorsports and at the end of the day motorcycles and rock 'n roll are perfect together,” said Angels and Airwaves, David Kennedy.
The ANGELS & AIRWAVES/Maley Motorsports race team has a solid line up of professional racers for 2009 that are dedicated to promoting the team and its lifestyle in the following series: WMA Championship and the American Federation of Motorcyclists, 600 Superbike, 600 Production, Formula 1 and Formula Pacific classes along with various other projects throughout the year.
About MALEY MOTORSPORTS
Maley Motorsports, founded in Australia in 1996, has been involved in many projects world wide including assisting in the design and development of the Bermuda Motorsports facility and helping riders from the small island race in the U.S, Canada and around the world. After working at factory teams in Europe and the U.S Maley Motorsports has dedicated itself to building bikes for all levels of competition and to promoting not only the sport of motocross but motorcycles and the lifestyle that many of the riders lead.
Proven successes in worldwide competition including the Women’s World Cup of Motocross, Canadian Nationals and AMA Supercross are embodied into the design and function of each of our race bikes. MALEY MOTORSPORTS has done R and D work for many manufacturers and aftermarket companies and is building on that success.
About Angels & Airwaves
Angels & Airwaves (also known as "AVA") is an alternative rock group fronted by Blink-182and former Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge. The band includes guitarist David Kennedy, notably from Over My Dead Body, Hazen Street and Box Car Racer, former Rocket From the Crypt and Offspring drummer Atom Willard, and former 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Matt Wachter. The band has released two albums thus far: We Don't Need to Whisper and I-Empire. They released a documentary entitled Start the Machine on June 17, 2008, and are currently recording a third album to be released along side a feature film