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Alzamora makes Derbi debut in Almeria

Alzamora makes Derbi debut in Almeria

Alzamora makes Derbi debut in Almeria

Emilio Alzamora made his first appearance in Derbi colours at the Almeria circuit in Spain this week in a first test with his new team. The Spaniard lapped alongside new team-mate and compatriot Jorge Lorenzo, under the watchful eye of the new technical Director of the Caja Madrid Derbi Racing Team Olivier Liegeois.

´I have realised that I have signed for a winning team, with very professional staff who are ready to work to their maximum in order to provide me with the best possible material,´ said Alzamora at the end of the two day test. `My debut has been very positive. I was pleasantly surprised by the cycle part of the engine and during the winter we will have to continue to push hard to be at the highest possible level when the World Championship begins´.

Team Manager Giampiero Sacchi echoed the optimism of the former 125cc World Champion: ´This last couple of days has seen the start of a new era for Derbi which we all head into in high spirits. We are all very happy with how things have gone and we hope it continues into the 125cc World Championship 2003. From now on we have a lot of hard work ahead of us, not only Emilio Alzamora but also Jorge Lorenzo and Olivier Liegeois on the technical side, but we enjoy a challenge and we will be trying our best to do well´.

Tags:
125cc, 2002

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