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League To Become Youngest American MGP Rider

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Aaron League is set to become the youngest ever American rider to contest the Manx Grand Prix next month.

The 23-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina will ride a Suzuki SV560 for Lancashire-based Rea Racing in the Newcomers B and Supertwin categories.

League is planning an assault on the 2015 National Superstock 600 Championship in a bid to break in to the British short circuit racing scene, having started racing in the US Championship Cup series in 2013, so far taking 12 podiums and six wins in the Lightweight division. He currently sits on top of the GTL class championship standings aboard a Suzuki SV560.

Despite wanting to break in to the short circuit scene, League has always wanted to tackle the 37.73mile Snaefell Mountain Course and 2014 has presented the young American with the chance to compete on the Island.

“I’ve been wanting to race on the Isle of Man for years now, and I finally created the right opportunities to make it happen,” said League. “It’s not going to be easy, and the work is going to continue full-stick until the very end of the fortnight, but I am absolutely up for the challenge.

“Huge thanks go out to Ben Rea and Rea Racing for setting me up with a top-notch supertwin. With a great machine under me, I’ll be able to focus solely on learning the course and getting around quickly and safely. The Manx is my priority at this point, but I do want to use this as a potential springboard into the British series because I think the UK’s racing scene is the best in the world, and as I still plan on pursuing the short circuit route, racing in the UK is vital to the direction I want my racing career to go.”

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