For her first year of being a motorcycle owner, Paris Hilton did a pretty good job. Both riders on the Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team finished in the top 10 at the end of the 2011 125cc MotoGP championship. Maveric Vinales took the final win of the season to claim third in the championship while Sergio Gadeo also had a good season to finish in 9th.
“OMG!!! My Paris Hilton Racing Team Rider Maverick Vinales just won First Place in the #Motogp Grand Prix Finals! #YESSSS!!!!! So exciting!”
Hilton spent the weekend in Valencia with her MotoGP team. She even worked as a grid girl for Maverick before the race.
Paris celebrated the accomplishments of her team at Valencia, but she also paid tribute to fallen rider Marco Simoncelli.
“In honor of The #MotoGP Legend Marco Simoncelli, I am wearing his #58. You are in all our hearts & minds.”
Hilton also presented a painting in honor of Marco.
“Standing up on the podium at The #Motogp Finals with all the winners felt amazing! So proud of my rider for winning First Place! #YES!”
Hilton hasn’t announced any specific plans for 2012, but it doesn’t look like she’ll be leaving the MotoGP.
The star tweeted:
“I love expanding my business empire. Especially in the field of MotoGP sports. So exciting to watch!”
Hilton got a lot of criticism for starting a MotoGP team at the start of the year, because, well, she’s Paris Hilton. And apparently being a reality star negates your ability to own a team. But Hilton brings attention, money, and racing talent to the sport. If she can continue to put riders on the podium, any criticism of Hilton in the motorcycle world should start to vanish.