Paris Hilton is getting into racing.
Yes, this is where we are now, people. Only good news in all this, at least if you're a fan of four-wheel racing? It's not NASCAR, it's MotoGP.
Hilton has announced that she's involved with — but not in that way, we're assuming — a new team in the 2011 125cc World Championship season called, deep breath: "SuperMartxé VIP by Paris Hilton." ("SuperMartxé VIP" is a "dance party series" based out of Ibiza. Yes, really.) The dance series decided to get into the racing business, and brought Paris along for the ride.
The formal announcement will come Saturday. Hilton was reportedly so excited about the idea that she bought in as a part owner of the team. (Sample Tweets from Ms. Hilton: "This is going to be fun!" and "I love motorcycles.")
The team, run in conjunction with By Queroseno Racing, will field two drivers, Sergio Gadea and Maverick Viñales, and I hope these poor suckers know what they're getting into. The 125cc level is MotoGP's entry series, with Moto2 and MotoGP comprising the higher levels.
Part of her contract stipulates that Hilton has to appear at five sanctioned races during the 2011 season. Please oh please oh please let her
massacre sing the National Anthem of whatever country she's in. Do this for us.
Suddenly having to deal with Danicamania doesn't seem so bad, does it?