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Gibernau signs new deal with Telefónica Movistar and Honda

Gibernau signs new deal with Telefónica Movistar and Honda

Gibernau signs new deal with Telefónica Movistar and Honda

Telefónica MoviStar have announced that they have agreed a fresh deal with Sete Gibernau and Honda for the next two seasons. The Spaniard, who currently lies second in the World Championship with four race victories, has had a dream first season aboard the RC211V and was keen to continue alongside current team boss Fausto Gresini. Today, he revealed his delight at the swift completion of a new deal, which provides a huge boost to his title challenge ahead of final four decisive rounds of the 2003 season.

"At this point of the season there is always a lot of speculation about the movement of riders and factories," commented Gibernau. "In order to quash any rumours and to leave myself free to concentrate on the remaining races of the current season, I was keen to confirm my future with Telefónica MoviStar and Honda.

"I think I am with the best sponsor and the best factory and with them I will be in a position to fight for the World Championship title for the next two seasons. I am very satisfied and once again I would like to thank them for their support and for giving me the opportunity to fight for the top positions this season. I would also like to thank Fausto Gresini for the passion and belief he has always given to this project".

Meanwhile, Gresini also expressed his satisfaction at sealing the services of a top rider and an important sponsor, with whom he won the 250cc World Championship with Daijiro Kato in 2001. "I am very happy with the agreement between Sete and Telefónica MoviStar," commented the Italian. "We are having a great season together this year and I am sure that, working as we have done up to now, we will continue fighting to win races. The whole team is happy to have Sete with us and, as always, we will do everything we can to help him go from strength to strength."

MotoGP, 2003

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