Team Norris Racing Expands in 2019 with Michael Gilbert and Caroline Olsen

Team Norris Racing is proud to announce an expansion of its rider lineup for the 2019

MotoAmerica season. Returning for his sophomore year in the Supersport class is Benjamin

Smith, the 2017 MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup champion. Joining the Supersport effort is

Norwegian rider Caroline Olsen. The pairing of Smith and Olsen, both aboard Yamaha

YZF-R6s, will make for a competitive duo on the middleweight class.

Michael Gilbert is also set join Team Norris Racing, bumping up to the Stock 1000 class aboard

a Kawasaki ZX-10R. The Californian is excited for his transition to the literbike and is aiming to

reach the top step of the podium in 2019.

“I am more than ready to get the 2019 season started,” Gilbert said. “I’m so thankful for the

opportunity that Team Norris Racing has given me to go after the Stock 1000 title on

competitive machinery. I couldn’t think of a better group of people to be surrounded by this

coming season and will give them every bit of effort possible”

Caroline Olsen is excited to return for another year of Supersport, now surrounded by a team

that instills confidence in her that 2019 will be her best season yet.

“I couldn’t be happier to partner with such a great team” Olsen said. “I’m so excited and ready to

go racing. It’s been a tough last couple of years, but I’m confident that this team is a platform we

can build on in 2019 and beyond. I’m going to give it everything I have to show my true

potential. Thank you to Team Norris Racing, Jason Pridmore, MotoVixens, Loxy, and Ringstad

for making this year possible.”

Benjamin, who is back for another year with Team Norris Racing, is looking to use his

experience from the past season to achieve better results in 2019.

“I’m really excited for my second season in Supersport! Having the experience of riding the 600

last year and now being able to learn from Michael and Caroline gives me confidence that I can

improve on my results from 2018.”

Angie and Kelly Norris, team owners of Team Norris Racing, is pleased with the expansion of

the team in 2019.

“We’re so happy to expand the Team Norris Racing presence in the MotoAmerica paddock!

Bringing in Caroline Olsen and Michael Gilbert will add a level of knowledge and experience that

will complement Benjamin and the existing team in its second year of competition. 2019 is set to

be a great year.”

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