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Giampiero Sacchi explains preseason objectives of Derbi and Gilera

Giampiero Sacchi explains preseason objectives of Derbi and Gilera

Giampiero Sacchi explains preseason objectives of Derbi and Gilera

We are really happy with the progress we are making this winter, particularly in the Technical Department at Mollet, near Barcelona. The team is going for it 100% and perhaps the most positive thing is that everything we have completed is all our own work, developed with our own efforts and equipment, basically it is a job done at Derbi. I have just visited the Racing Department and I feel really satisfied with what I have seen there. Also, it has all been organised in a way that things don´t depend on individuals, but on a co-ordinated structure.

At the moment we are making up for delays which have accumulated in our programme. Some of the causes of these delays are well know, and I don´t have to discuss them any further. I can say that we are approaching matters with serenity and force, conscious of our limits and also of our strengths. We are on the doorstep of the IRTA tests and I hope that all this is reflected there. It is a significant date on the calendar but we also have another two months to continue development. $$$ There is not a definite date on our programme for a full test with the 2003 machines. The riders will gradually receive the material as it becomes available. It could be, for example, that in Jerez we mount new cylinders and at Estoril a new crankshaft. It is a gradual process and I think the motivation of the technicians and riders will ensure that we will have very competitive bikes come April.

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125cc, 2003

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