Splitlath Take Buells To Macau GP
Fresh from an inspiring 3rd place in the Le Mans 24hr race John Dimbylow and Derek Redmond are taking a new team east to Macau, China, for the 60th Anniversary of this historic racing event.
Two thoroughly western riders - Americans Mark Miller and Brandon Cretu – along with its most exciting partnership of the year, the Erik Buell Racing 1190RS superbike, make Splitlath Redmond the team to watch.
Mark Miller has ridden for us since 2011 while young Brandon Cretu is widely considered as a rising star and will make a perfect partner to the more experienced Miller, both learning from and pushing harder the elder rider.
Since splitting from Harley Davidson Erik Buell has been free to develop his motorcycle as he wished it to be. The result is the 1190RS. Only 100 are being made, so this is a very special machine. At less than 176kgs and with more than 175hp from a torque-rich twin cylinder Rotax-derived engine this a perfect motorcycle for the tight Macau Grand Prix circuit.
John Dimbylow – team co-owner:
“Daring to be different means we can bring a motorcycling legend, and someone with a very similar outlook to us, Erik Buell to Macau with his exotic 1190RS. Everyone knows how fast Mark Miller can be, and with the charging Cretu alongside him, this will be a very exciting Eastern adventure.”