Robem Engineering will have an Aprilia RS 660 development rider at the helm of one of its bikes for the remainder of the MotoAmerica season, as Tommaso Marcon is set to join the team for the upcoming MotoAmerica rounds on Sept. 10-12 at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Sept. 17-19 at Barber Motorsports Park.
The Italian brings a wealth of knowledge from his years competing in several prominent European and international road racing championships that will help the team continue the development of its Aprilia RS 660 package.
“We’re very excited at the opportunity to be working with Tommaso for the final two rounds of MotoAmerica,” Robem Engineering team owner Matthew Spicer said. “As a team, it will be interesting to get Tommaso’s feedback from racing one of our RS 660s at New Jersey and Barber. We are also grateful to Aprilia for helping facilitate Tommaso joining the team for the next two rounds of the championship. We’ve seen how competitive the RS 660 has been already up till this point in the season, and we believe others will also see the Aprilia platform to be on in MotoAmerica Twins Cup in 2022.”
Born in Cittadella, Italy, in 1999, Marcon’s experience includes racing with the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team in the FIM MotoE Championship, as well as stints racing in the CIV Moto3 and Moto2 European championships. Marcon also has several FIM Moto2 World Championship races under his belt and became the development rider for the Aprilia RS 660 in 2020.
“I’m really excited about this new opportunity,” Marcon said. “The new RS 660 has already reached a very good level in MotoAmerica, despite being a newcomer in the field, and we’ll use the next races to continue developing the project. I want to thank Robem Engineering, Aprilia Racing, and Piaggio Group Americas for the opportunity to compete in one of the best championships for factory derivatives.”
The Robem Engineering team found immediate success when it switched to the newly-homologated-for-2021 Aprilia RS 660 for this season. Rider Kaleb De Keyrel won his first race with the team in the Aprilia RS 660’s first MotoAmerica race – which also featured an all-Aprilia podium – and the team has recorded four wins and nine podium finishes this season. De Keyrel currently leads the MotoAmerica Twins Cup points standings by 53 points with three races remaining and is in an excellent position to clinch Aprilia’s first MotoAmerica title.
MotoAmerica Twins Cup races are broadcast live on MotoAmerica’s proprietary streaming, MotoAmerica Live+, and are often live-streamed on Facebook Live.
To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+ and make sure you can tune in for Marcon’s MotoAmerica debut, visit http://www.motoamericaliveplus.com.
Robem Engineering’s technical partners for 2021 include Aprilia Racing, Piaggio Group Americas, The Center for Plastic Surgery, Velocity Calibrations, Bitubo Suspension, Dunlop, Woodcraft Technologies, Dymag, Vesrah, DNA Filters, Magura USA, Sara Chappell Photos, NGK/NTK, Blud Lubricants, Millennium Technologies, Suter Racing and SC-Project.
Header photo courtesy of Piaggio Group Americas