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As a long-time member of the motorcycle roadracing community, Rising Sun Cycles is proud to give back to the sport by helping some great racers. Some are young and upcoming racers that have a bright future in the sport. And others are more seasoned veterans and great ambassadors of the sport, both on and off the track. We love to be associated with all of these quality racers!

2021 Sponsored Racers:

Eli Banish (#33)

Eli Banish is a 12-year-old motorcycle road racer with 6 years of racing experience under his belt. He is passionate and driven, with a goal of becoming MotoGP World Champion. Eli is an Honor Roll student in the top portion of his class. He started racing flat track where he flourished and in 2017, he won the AMA Dirt Track Grand Nationals in the 50cc Modified class. When Eli transitioned to road racing, he propelled forward and was awarded AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year in 2019.

For 2021 season, he is focused on tackling the multiple race series on his Honda NSF250R Moto3 powered by Rising Sun Cycles. Eli will also train and race internationally as allowed by border regulations in 2021.

Alessandro Di Mario (#72)

Ale DiMario is a 12-year-old motorcycle road racer that started racing at 5-years-old. He has only been riding 'big bikes' for 1 year now, but has already won 28 of the 32 races entered!! He is primarily racing in the WERA and CCS race series across the east coast. Ale was even awarded the 2020 AMA Youth Roadracer of the Year. Despite his late season start on the NSF250R, Ale is already showing that he has the pace to run with the other kids on GP bikes as well as a few of the 'old guard' too. With kids like Ale on the way up through the ranks, the future of motorcycle roadracing in the USA is looking bright for sure!

For 2021 season, he is focused on tackling the multiple race series on his Honda NSF250R Moto3 powered by Rising Sun Cycles, but will also campaign his Yamaha R3.

Look for Ale as he races in the MotoAmerica series and possibly a few wild-card rides in the Italian CIV series or European Moto3 talent cup.

Tony 'Pags' Pagliaroli
Tony Pags is an recently graduated Novice racer that will be sporting a shiny new white set of number plates for the 2021 season. When not racing mini's with his son Max, Tony likes to terrorize the local Moto3 class on his new Honda NSF250R that he found through us at RSCycles. We look forward to watching Tony as he progresses through the ranks of the expert class!
Pags is already starting to build his racing reputation as he successfully won both the 2020 CCS Amateur Moto3 and LW-F40 Atlantic region championships.