It's Raining Sponsors - Team KR Hits Paydirt Again

Only a month after threatening to pull out of MotoGP due to funding problems, Team KR now seem to be welcoming new sponsors on an almost weekly basis. After showing up at Jerez sporting a livery funded by Treasure Island casino and sports management company F1 Max-X, today Team KR announced that Top Oil, a provider of oil products will be sponsoring them for the rest of the season. While this is good news for Team KR, and very encouraging for the rest of the paddock, it is also extremely ironic. Last year, Kenny Roberts Jr rode around bearing the livery of Venture Petroleum, a fictional oil company, as part of a movie about motorcycle racing. And this year, fiction became reality.

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