For years, the MotoGP racing series has been looking for an aging socialite to bring inherited capital and a complete lack of knowledge into an owner’s box. Since Joan Collins was busy and Lily VanderWoodsen isn’t a real person, the association called up their “Plan C” and made things happen.
According to the New York Times, “The world’s premier motorcycle race series, MotoGP, confirmed on its Web site Monday that Paris Hilton is fielding riders for the 2011 125cc World Championship season in conjunction with the Barcelona-based team By Queroseno Racing (BQR).”
Hilton, who will become the first cast member of The Hottie and the Nottie to own a motorcycle racing team, plans to celebrate her foray into GP ownership by putting together an 18-month financial responsibility plan and revamping her team’s practice facilities.
Just kidding, she’s actually going to throw a party at a fancy nightclub for her underage driver. “Hilton’s entry into MotoGP will be feted on Saturday night at the Madrid dance club Fabrik, where BQR racers Sergio Gadea and Maverick Viñales will also be in attendance. Viñales, at 15 years old, won the Spanish national and European 125cc championships earlier this year.”
Las Vegas currently lists "fiery death" at 3/1 on the "How will this partnership end?" betting futures board.
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