• Dec 15, 2010
We wish we were kidding. We really do. It's not anywhere near April 1st yet, and the reports seem to be true: Paris Hilton – yes, that Paris Hilton – is launching her own motorcycle racing team.

How on Earth did we arrive at such a situation, you ask? The deal apparently stems from a – sigh – "dance party series" (whatever the heck that is) called SuperMartxé VIP. She of the constant "wardrobe malfunctions" lends her name and likeness to the series, which has now embarked on title sponsorship of a MotoGP team. According to reports, when the celebrity heiress was approached with a licensing agreement, she got so excited that she bought into the team to become a part owner.

Fortunately, Hilton won't be riding the racing bikes herself. Or actually running the team, for that matter. Those tasks fall to the hands of By Queroseno Racing, its technical director Ricard Jové and its riders Sergio Gadea and Maverick Viñales. Paris will, however, be appearing at five of the MotoGP 125cc races in which the team will be competing in the upcoming season. Seriously, we're couldn't make this stuff up.

[Source: MotoGP via The New York Times | Image: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what she'll look like when she gets old. She doesn't do anything for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      & famous grandfather started an international hotel chain that has some pretty crappy hotels actually. Starwood Hotels FTW...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would be much, much funnier if she WAS riding the bike...
      showroomkikis
      • 4 Years Ago
      that's cool, all she have is her name and status,so why not use it to make more money with sound investment. she is not responsible for nothing but her parents money and a good smile.good move paris and good-luck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well its good and bad!we will get all the Paris clones! But she does have money to throw @ a team...Maybe she can get elanena myers to race for her....that chic can ride! But I'd hate to see Paris turn it into a powder puff circus! But all in all, how much damage can she do?
      • 4 Years Ago
      She's pretty good on bike though, surprised she's not willing to ride for the team.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94mGl-aEK0E
        • 4 Years Ago
        It would of been funny if that were Paris Hilton, but it isn't. That's Kimberly Stewart.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope she doesn't think of it as an investment. Apparently nobody might have told her that to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a large one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      will the bikes be fitted with stick shifts?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy Cow, that wench is finally doing something useful!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Crotchless racing leathers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Racers do not really care where their money comes from in my opinion, as long as they have tires...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like a plot to a really crappy movie.

      I guess in the end, anything that gets people racing is fine by me. I can't say I'd be ecstatic to be on that team if I raced bikes, but I guess things could be worse (like not racing at all).
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