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GRESINI RACING: SIX STARS CHASING FOR GLORY IN 2020  

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.

 

EDGAR PONS #57

“It’s been a long winter, in which together with my trainer we tried to improve some aspects that may help me on my return to the world stage. The training has been very positive and the desire to jump back on the bike is huge. The Triumph engine makes the bike a lot more fun compared to what I was used to, but I will need to adapt my riding style. It’s always difficult to set goals, but we want to get into the top-ten as soon as possible and then step by step make our way into the top-five. Obviously the first races will be crucial to get comfortable in this championship, but then we will aim at the positions we think we should be in.”

 

 

NICOLÒ BULEGA #11

“I trained hard throughout the winter and I’m charged up. There’s a lot of confidence and I believe the path we’re in is very positive. With the team there has been great synergy straight from the get-go, both in November’s test and in the one performed last week. There’s a relaxed atmosphere and a great amount of professionalism in the team and I believe this is exactly what I needed. Obviously there’s a lot of work to do and we’re discovering the new bike bit by bit, but already in Jerez we managed to makes some step forwards and the confidence grew with it.”

 

FAUSTO GRESINI – TEAM MANAGER

“The Gresini Family keeps growing and this year we will have six riders across three classes by adding one rider in Moto2 – which is something crucial to be competitive. We’re reigning champions in MotoE and we know it won’t be easy to repeat the same achievement, but there’s no better way to try it than by confirming Matteo to begin with. Alongside him there will be Zaccone, a young rider who followed on Matteo’s footsteps first in the CEV and now here: this is an innovative category in which I believe young riders are key. Regarding Moto3, we come from a year of great disappointment, but we know we have a very competitive team. We strongly wanted Rodrigo as our first-choice rider, and I must admit I saw him in great form in this preseason. Sharing the pit-box with him will be Alcoba, who will need to adapt to the Honda after racing with a different bike – but he’s already on the task. I’m fully convinced we can do very well in this category and race at the front. Finally, Moto2 is the category in which we invested the most and finally we’ll have an Italian rider to defend our colours. With Bulega and Pons I believe we have a strong and competitive line-up. I would like to end by thanking all of our sponsor – who believe in us. We would like to repay them with a high-level season.”


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