Imola, 15 february 2020. The World Championship project of Gresini Racing is an ever-growing process and this year is no exception: along with the confirmation of reigning MotoE World Cup champion Matteo Ferrariand Moto3 ace Gabriel Rodrigo, four more or less new faces are joining the #GresiniFamily.


Alongside the aforementioned Matteo and Gabri, there will be Alessandro Zaccone for Team Trentino Gresini MotoEand Jeremy Alcobafor the Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 outfit: two raw diamonds that Fausto Gresini selected between the CIV and CEV championships – and strongly wanted on board. If the 21-year-old Italian will make his world championship debut this year, for the Catalan #52 this is true only partly: Alcoba earned his full-time spot last year after doing well as substitute rider for Rodrigo in Austria and doing even better in England.


The most ambitious project becomes the middleweight class one, where everything has changed: first of all, the team will be back to a two-rider line-up with Edgar Ponsand Nicolò Bulegaforming a duo of young age but great potential. If the Spaniard already has two world championship seasons under his belt – and makes his return as reigning CEV Moto2 champion – Bulega has already shown last year to be ready for this category. The team will have Federal Oil as main sponsor – for one of the longest-running partnerships in the world championship.





“Let’s say that I’ve been thinking about changing my number for a while. 2019 was a really tough year, both on and off the track. Many crashes and injuries from one side and especially the passing of my brother Juan at the start of the year had a huge impact, even though I tried to keep this pain for myself. I would have liked to change it last year already, but it was too late, so I chose #2 which represents my brother and I, and also if you turn it upside down it looks like a “J” for Juan. It will be a way to have him always with me. We are working well also with Jeremy, who’s a great addition to the team. He might be shy, but he’s a very quick rider so I think we can complement each other well. For me this year it will be about changing my mentality, be calmer and therefore make less mistakes. If we can do that, then we’ll be near the front and battle with the best riders.”



“I gelled immediately with the Team. Ivano is a very relaxed guy – a bit like me – and we understood each other straight away. I thought it would have taken longer to familiarise with the team given the different nationalities, but I must say they’re all very professional and they always wear a smile on their faces. I’m still trying to fully understand the Honda as I’m still riding it as it was a KTM… but this is only a matter of time. I got along very well with Gabri immediately, and I must admit that whenever I need some advice he was always available. Now it’s only about staying focused and wait for the start of this great opportunity that is the world championship – and for this I would like to thank Team Gresini from the bottom of my heart.