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Sylvain Guintoli ready for 250 return

Sylvain Guintoli ready for 250 return

Sylvain Guintoli ready for 250 return

I am currently on my way to Valencia, where tomorrow I will test with my new team, Campetella Racing, for the first time. Since the distance is not too far from my house, I decided to make the trip in the car. This is an official test organised by Aprilia and it is the perfect opportunity for me to get to know my new team. I have spoken with them a few times since we closed the deal but it will be good to finally get down to work, meet the staff and also my new team-mate, Franco Battaini.

Obviously, I have met Franco before on the track but I don´t know him personally. I know that he is a rider with plenty of experience in the category and I am convinced that we can form a compact team. For my part, I am excited to be joining this team and returning to the quarter-litre class. As you know, I have spent the last year as a test rider for a MotoGP team, which was a very positive experience, but I missed racing and am happy to be starting a new chapter in my career. For me, the Valencia test is a case of making that first contact on every level. I will be riding an Aprilia kit in a very professional structure and this is enough to convince me that we will be very competitive throughout the season.

Over the next few days I will be gathering together all my first impressions and I promise that after a few days in Spain I will be back to let you all know how the 2003 preseason has started for me.


250cc, 2003, Sylvain Guintoli

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