Honda Italy to Sponsor Lions Bay Motorcycle Racer
LIONS BAY, B.C. – She’s broken through the “biker babe” stereotype, she’s earned the respect of her male peers, and she’s been signed to teach at one of north America’s premier motorcycle riding schools.
And now, local racing phenomenon Misti Hurst has an international sponsorship opportunity with Honda Italy.
Hurst, 28, will ride her inaugural 600cc race in the Italian CBR Cup Series on a new Honda CBR600RR this September at a local track in Italy. Race dates and locations to be finalized at a later date.
“I’m so excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m currently training hard and mentally preparing myself for this amazing experience. I’m going to go out and ride my best and see where it takes me,” says Hurst.
She will travel to Italy late August to test out the bike on a number of local tracks before the actual race day. She’ll also meet with local media, motorcycle company executives, and other industry professionals for additional sponsorship and race opportunities.
Juggling the current racing season, race instructor duties, and sponsorship commitments, Hurst is on a tight schedule. Currently, as one of only two female instructors at Keith Code’s Superbike School, Hurst has traveled to California, New York, and Pennsylvania to teach with the school on their 2004 Kawasaki 636’s. In July and August, she will go to racetracks at Laguna Seca, Mid Ohio, Pocono and West Virginia with the Superbike School to instruct during their rider training programs.
“Working with Keith Code and their amazing group of instructors has been an incredible experience that has helped technically improve my riding and has given me the opportunity to work on my skills at different race tracks, and to pass those skills forward to others. With schools in Europe and Australia, I now have employment options internationally,” says Hurst
Misti would like to say a special thanks to CLS West (www.clswest.com
) for sending her to the Keith Code Superbike School as a student. It was their generous sponsorship that opened the doors for becoming an instructor with the school!
Misti would also like to thank her sponsors; CLS West, SV Motorcycle world, Clixx Motorsport, Remus, Bitubo, Mr. Quick Lube & Oil, Fitness World, Flying Swan
Coffee House, Radar Hill Technology, Graphic FX Signworks, Bardahl, and Vector Machining, and Explosive Fight Wear for their generous support throughout the years.
For more information on Misti Hurst, visit her website at www.mistihurst.com
or contact her directly at 604 202 7931