DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – German motorcycle racing team Team Penz13 has announced plans to compete in the Daytona 200 with rider Sheridan Morais.
Morias is scheduled to compete in the event, scheduled for March 12-14 at Daytona Int’l Speedway, aboard Yamaha R6. The South African has been racing for Penz13 in the FIM Endurance World Championship the last two years.
Morias was able to test at Daytona Int’l Speedway last year, but the 79th edition of the Daytona 200 will be the first time he’ll get the chance to race at the historic venue.
”I already had a chance to test in Daytona last year but couldn’t race due to other commitments,” Morias said. “Therefore I am even more eager to finally race there and with my trusted partner, the Penz13 team, the combination is just perfect. They have all the experience you need to race endurance. We are expecting two to three pit stops over there and they have converted a Supersport Yamaha into a World Endurance model. So the excitement is all there to go into the Daytona bends.
“Of course, my aim is to win, like everyone else. The competition is much tougher now than a couple of years ago, probably based on the decent price money they are offering. I am in pretty good shape and will get another couple of laps under my belt down here in Kyalami before we are heading over to the U.S.”
The team will continue to have sponsorship from Puraglobe Syntainics during the Daytona 200, with the team’s official name slated to be Puraglobe Syntainics powered by Penz13.
”There were always two more races I wanted to enter as a team, Pikes Peak and the Daytona 200,” said team owner Rico Penzkofer. “I am very happy that Puraglobe Syntainics continues to support us and fulfilling this dream. Being a kind of home race for them gives us additional motivation. I have raced there by myself when it was still classified as Formula Extreme. Today the capacity of the bikes is limited to 600cc production bikes, but they are still very fast. We have the experience in pit stops and are be able to provide Sheridan with a very competitive bike. We are also pleased to have our regular sponsors on board as well as Prokasro’s Uwe Reinhardt that helps us tremendously with logistical support.”